Image source: Xinja
Image source: Xinja
Xinja will soon cut the maximum interest-earning balance limit on its savings account by two-thirds.
In a note sent to customers today, the neobank today told customers that as at November 23, it is lowering the cap on the maximum interest rate from $150,000 to $50,000.
This means that for any deposits above $50,000 in Xinja's stash account, no interest will be earned.
On the maximum interest rate of 1.50% p.a, that's roughly $1,500 in potential interest lost on a $150,000 deposit in a single year.
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Xinja also told customers it would not be cutting its Stash interest rate - making it one of the few banks to do so - but this interest rate is only available for existing customers.
There are no conditions to earn this 1.50% p.a interest rate, aside from being an existing customer, making it one of the highest ongoing savings account rates on the market.
Banks to cut savings account interest rates so far this month include:
- Macquarie Bank: Cut from 1.35% p.a to 1.20% p.a;
- ME Bank: Cut from 1.35% p.a to 1.20% p.a;
- UBank: Cut from 1.46% p.a to 1.31% p.a; and
- ING: Cut from 1.50% p.a to 1.35% p.a
The table below shows a snapshot of special savings account interest rates that are available.
86 400 also recently halved its maximum deposit limit to a maximum of $50,000 per account for three accounts, giving it a total deposit limit of $150,000.
This change from Xinja means it now has the joint lowest deposit limit among its fellow neobanks:
- Up has a maximum limit of $50,000 across all accounts;
- 86 400 has $50,000, allowed for a maximum of three accounts;
- Xinja has $50,000 across all accounts; and
- Volt has $245,000, although Volt still hasn't left its Beta stage as of today.
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