Banks cut savings rates to ‘rock bottom’

 · According to the latest Westpac Banking Corp (ASX: WBC) weekly economic report, its economists believe the Reserve Bank will cut the cash rate to 0.75% in October and then down to 0.50% in February. Westpac chief economist, Bill Evans, said: “We are bringing forward the timing of our forecast for the next cut in the overnight cash rate by the RBA from November to October.

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Challenger banks continue to push rates up from their rock-bottom levels. On tax-free accounts, the best easy-access rate is 1.21% from Virgin Money Easy Access Cash Isa. AA Savings, Leeds Building. The Bank of England has acted due to the slump in the euro since 2010, when the 85,000 limit was set.

 · The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cut the official cash rate at the start of the month to 1.25% – its lowest level ever. What’s worse, we don’t seem to be out of the woods yet, with many.

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NAB and Commonwealth Bank passed on the full 0.25 per cent cut, while ANZ and Westpac each announced they would lower interest rates on mortgages by 0.18 and 0.20 per cent respectively. But they.

It looks like the 2.99% fixed rate party just keeps getting bigger and bigger, as Bank of Queensland and Virgin Money have both cut their three year fixed rate to a rock bottom 2.99% (4.19% comparison rate and 3.53% comparison rate respectively*), effective today.

Savers have had little to shout about in recent years as rates have dropped to rock bottom. Spanish bank Santander recently cut its interest on 123 current. For those with ISA savings, rates rose. The rate cuts are effective immediately from 14 June 2019, and only apply to new borrowers. greater bank previously cut it’s fixed rate home loans as well, bringing the one year fixed rate to 2.99% (4.42% comparison rate*) as well.

Both banks – who passed on June’s full 0.25 per cent RBA cash rate cut – have reduced the base rate on their online savings accounts by 0.20 percentage points, leaving them at 0.30 per cent.

Despite a decade of rock-bottom interest rates on savings accounts, customers mostly give their banks and credit unions high marks, with a general satisfaction rating of 4.42 for credit unions and 4.24 for banks, on a scale of 1 to 5.

The cut will probably be accompanied by a pledge to keep rates at rock bottom for even longer. of banks’ excess reserves,