Term deposit rates increase sharply

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on May 20, 2022 Fact Checked
Term deposit rates increase sharply

This week, CBA, BOQ, ING, Suncorp and more increased term deposit rates by up to 165 basis points.

Term deposit movement ramped up this week following the RBA's cash rate hike earlier this month.

With another cash rate increase widely predicted to take place in June, could term deposits rise even further?

Let's go over some of the most notable term deposit hikes this week.

Suncorp term deposits spill over 3% p.a.

Suncorp increased many of its term deposits this week by up to 125 basis points.

  • 2 years, paid quarterly: 115 basis point increase to 2.55% p.a.
  • 3 years, paid quarterly: 125 basis point increase to 2.75% p.a.
  • 4 years, paid monthly: 125 basis point increase to 2.80% p.a.
  • 5 years, paid quarterly: 125 basis point increase to 3.00% p.a.
  • 5 years, paid monthly: 125 basis point increase to 2.90% p.a.
  • 5 years, paid annually: 125 basis point increase to 3.05% p.a.

Great Southern Bank term deposits push towards 3% p.a.

Great Southern Bank increased its term deposits by up to 140 basis points.

  • 18 months, paid end of term: 115 basis point increase to 2.00% p.a.
  • 2 years, paid end of term: 130 basis point increase to 2.50% p.a.
  • 2 years, paid monthly: 130 basis point increase to 2.40% p.a.
  • 3 years, paid end of term: 140 basis point increase to 2.80% p.a.
  • 3 years, paid monthly: 140 basis point increase to 2.70% p.a.

BOQ raises term deposit interest rates by up to 100 basis points

Bank of Queensland (BOQ) raised interest rates on a number of term deposits.

The bank also decreased term deposit rates by up to 135 basis points, lowering some of its interest rates to 0.15% p.a.

  • 12 to 24 months, paid monthly: 75 basis point increase to 1.65% p.a.
  • 24 to 36 months, paid monthly: 85 basis point increase to 2.15% p.a.
  • 36 to 48 months, paid monthly: 100 basis point increase to 2.40% p.a.

Bankwest lifts term deposits by up to 165 basis points

Bankwest increased its Gold Term Deposits and Online Term Deposits by up to 1.65%.

  • 48 months, paid annually: 165 basis point hike to 2.15% p.a.
  • 24 months, paid semi-annually: 164 basis point hike to 2.14% p.a.
  • 3 years, paid annually: 165 basis point hike to 2.15% p.a.
  • 2 years, paid quarterly: 163 basis point increase to 2.13% p.a.

ING hikes term deposits by up to 125 basis points

ING increased interest rates on a few of its term deposits, with terms ranging from 90 days to two years.

  • 270 days, paid end of term: 72 basis point increase to 0.90% p.a.
  • 1 year, paid annually: 118 basis point increase to 1.40% p.a.
  • 2 years, paid annually: 125 basis point increase to 1.25% p.a.

    Commonwealth Bank increases term deposits by up to 40 basis points

    For the second week in a row, CBA has increased interest rates on many of its short-term term deposits.

    Last week, CommBank raised its term deposit rates by up to 170 basis points, but this was mainly on its long-term products.

    • 12 months, paid annually: 30 basis point hike to 0.60% p.a.
    • 12 months, paid annually: 35 basis point hike to 0.65% p.a.
    • 12 months, paid semi-annually: 35 basis point hike to 0.65% p.a.

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    Lender

    At Maturity$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]5000$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]More details

    Term Deposit - 6 months

      Annually$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]100031$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]More details

      Personal Term Deposit - 6 months (Annually)

        At Maturity, Annually$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]1000031$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]More details

        Term Deposit - 6 months ($10k-$250k)

          Annually, At Maturity$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]100031$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]More details

          Edvest Term Deposit I20 ($1000-$499999) - 6 months

            Annually, At Maturity$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]100031$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]More details

            Term Deposit I10 ($1000-$499999) - 6 months

              Annually, At Maturity$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]250000$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]More details

              Term Deposit ($250k+) - 6 Months

                Annually, At Maturity$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]100031$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]More details

                Term Deposit (> $1000) - 6 months

                  Annually, At Maturity$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]1000031$product[$field["value"]]$product[$field["value"]]More details
                  FLEXIBLE INTEREST AND REPAYMENT TERMS
                  • Interest can be paid to other institution
                  • Automatic maturity rollover
                  • Early Withdrawal Available
                  FLEXIBLE INTEREST AND REPAYMENT TERMS

                  Term Deposit (<$1m) - 6 months

                  • Interest can be paid to other institution
                  • Automatic maturity rollover
                  • Early Withdrawal Available

                  Rates based on a $50,000 deposit for 6 months. Rates correct as of June 29, 2022. View disclaimer.


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                  Rachel is a Finance Journalist, and joined Savings in 2021. Coming from a background in the FinTech space, her interests include the innovation of lending technology, property, investing, and more. With a passion for educating and informing people about their finances, she hopes to increase the financial literacy of everyday Australians.

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