Hi KarenI'm with St George for current account - St.George Bank - personal and business banking - transaction and savings accounts, home loans, credit cards and more.
It hardly pays any interest, we don't pay any fees since we have a mortgage with them, ATM withdrawals are free at St George or Westpac ATM's (but any where else there is a change). I have a visa debit card that I can use in the same places as a visa credit card. I do everything via internet banking.
I've been with them since 2004 (we set it up from the UK initially) and when I've looked at other current accounts they are all fairly similar and I've not found another one worth changing for (yet ).
For savings accounts I use UBank (https://www.ubank.com.au) which has good saving rates (currently 5.62%) and if you put away $100+ a month gives you slightly higher interest rate.
Savings Accounts | Search & Compare the Best Savings Accounts at InfoChoice gives a list of savings and term deposit account but always check with the banks website too to make sure the details are accurate.
Hopefully some other members will add what they think of their banks so that you can some idea of what's over here.
Back in 2004 when we were living in the UK we bought property in Australia and used a mortgage broker. At that time the best mortgage for us was with St George and we set up the current account through them.Hi Karen
I really value your comments when it comes to regarding Australia. Is there any particular reason why you didn't choose the so called big 4 banks?
Maybe we can start with this link?Hey " Kaz101" , thank you very much for your precise info on Aussie banks...this is really worth reading for new movers like us..