What are Bank Interest Rates?
Bank interest rates can vary from bank to bank. What the bank over on Main street may have as their interest rates may not be the same as the bank right across the street from it. However, they will most likely be close in their rates. And bank interest rates also apply to various different items. Some of those items will be the same from bank to bank. It just depends on the economic state at the time and what the "powers that be" decide the interest rates at the time should be.
What the rates are in Australia right now may not be the same in a week or in a month, but they will be close. Below is a list of the current bank interest rates, or base rates, that you will find when looking for various products at your bank:
- Credit card interest rates are ranging anywhere between 12.49% and 18.99%. This is something that is based upon the particular bank.
- As for savings accounts, there are several different kinds. Your standard interest that you will gain on a savings account is .01%. However, you can get pension accounts that will gain up to 4% interest depending on how much money is in the account.
- The interest rate on home loans is ranging anywhere between 6.9% and 7.9% on both fixed and variable rate mortgages.
- Investment accounts and Term Deposit Interest Rates are gaining anywhere from .01% to 4.5%, depending on how much money is in the account. The more money, the more interest you gain.
- Personal loans seem rather high in interest because their interest rates are ranging anywhere between 11.44% and 14.68%.
All of these are the interest rates based off of personal banking. However, there are different accounts and different rates that are used for business banking. For instance, the Bank of Queensland Bonds may be anywhere between 3.55% and 4%. This depends on if you are taking these bonds out quarterly or annually and how long the term is. The following are the business interest rates that you may see:
- Business accounts range from 0% to 2.35%. It depends on how much money you have in the account. The more money, the more interest.
- Business finance is ranging anywhere between 8.55% and 7.95%. These rates depend on if the financing is variable rate or fixed rate. It is also dependent on how long the loan term is.
- When it comes to investment accounts, you're looking at gaining anywhere between 0% and 5.00%. It depends on what sort of account you're dealing with and the term.
So this should serve as a guide for you when wondering what to expect when it comes to interest rates in Australia. Again, no two banks may be alike in what they decide to give a person. When it comes to savings and investment accounts, they should all be about the same. The rest depends on the banks discretion and what your current credit situation is when looking for some sort of financing.