Despite the cash rate being held in the Reserve Bank of Australia's latest meeting, a number of banks and lenders have continued to increase their term deposit rates.

Last week, Macquarie Bank lifted term deposit interest rates for the second time in two weeks, while Suncorp cut its term deposit rates.

As for this week, many term deposit rates have been lifted once again, but some were also cut.

Judo Bank increases term deposit rates by up to 65 basis points

Judo Bank has generally increased its personal term deposit rates on a number of its term deposit products.

A few notable rate increases included:

  • Personal Term Deposit, payment end of term (4 years): 65 basis point increase to 1.85% p.a.
  • Personal Term Deposit, payment end of term (5 years): 55 basis point increase to 1.95% p.a.
  • Personal Term Deposit, payments monthly (4 years): 65 basis point increase to 1.75% p.a.
  • Personal Term Deposit, payments monthly (3 years): 40 basis point increase to 1.45% p.a.

The bank also decreased three term deposit rates by five basis points each.

Heritage Bank varies term deposit rates 

Heritage Bank also increased a number of its term deposit rates by up to 28 basis points, while cutting a few products by up to 25 basis points.

Notable rate movement included:

  • Term Deposit, payment end of term (8 months): 28 basis point increase to 0.58% p.a.
  • Term Deposit, payment semi-annually (8 months): 28 basis point increase to 0.53% p.a.
  • Term Deposit, payment end of term (9 months): 25 basis point decrease to 0.3% p.a.
  • Term Deposit, payment monthly (9 months): 25 basis point decrease to 0.25% p.a.

Australian Unity increases SMSF and personal term deposit rates by up to 69 basis points

Insurance company Australian Unity lifted its rates on personal and SMSF term deposits, with no rate cuts in sight.

SMSF term deposit rate activity included:

  • SMSF Term Deposit, payment annually (3 years): 51 basis point increase to 0.95% p.a.
  • SMSF Term Deposit, payment annually (4 years): 60 basis point increase to 0.95% p.a.
  • SMSF Term Deposit, payment annually (5 years): 65 basis point increase to 0.95% p.a.
  • SMSF Term Deposit, payment semi-annually (5 years): 69 basis point increase tot 0.94% p.a.

Personal term deposit rates were also hiked:

  • Term Deposit, payment annually (36 months): 51 basis point increase to 1% p.a.
  • Term Deposit, payment annually (48 months): 60 basis point increase to 1% p.a.
  • Term Deposit, payment semi-annually (36 months): 51 basis point increase to 0.99% p.a.
  • Term Deposit, payment semi-annually (48 months): 60 basis point increase to 0.99% p.a.

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5.20% p.a.
At Maturity, Annually
6 months
$5,000
$1,000,000
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5.30% p.a.
At Maturity, Monthly
6 months
$25,000
$1,000,000
31 days
5.20% p.a.
Annually, At Maturity
6 months
$1,000
$500,001
31 days
5.25% p.a.
At Maturity
6 months
$1,000
$1,000,000
8 days
5.25% p.a.
At Maturity
6 months
$1,000
$1,000,000
31 days
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5.05% p.a.
At Maturity, Annually
6 months
$25,000
$10,000,000
31 days
5.00% p.a.
At Maturity
6 months
$100,000
$200,000
5.00% p.a.
At Maturity
6 months
$500
$1,000,000
31 days
5.00% p.a.
Annually, Semi-Annually, At Maturity, Monthly
6 months
$5,000
$99,999,999
5.00% p.a.
At Maturity, Annually
6 months
$5,000
$24,999
31 days
5.00% p.a.
Annually, At Maturity
6 months
$5,000
$5,000,000
7 days
5.00% p.a.
Annually, At Maturity
6 months
$1,000
$2,000,000
31 days
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