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What's the difference between Bump and Life?

When you turn 18, your Bump account automatically becomes a Westpac Life account. If you have a signatory on your account (such as your parents or guardians) they’ll be removed and your new Life account will be all your own. You don’t need to do a thing. The switch between accounts will happen automatically.

A Life account is like a grown-up version of your Bump account. It has all the same good things such as no account fees, personalised savings goals and a mobile app – plus an extra Spend&Save feature to help boost your savings.

Earn up to 2% p.a. on your savings* with Spend&Save bonus interest

How your interest adds up

Earn a standard variable base rate on your savings: 0.15% p.a.
Get a bonus each month you grow your savings:1 0.35% p.a.
Get a bonus for 5+ debit card uses a month:2
1.50% p.a.
Total interest including bonuses: 2.00% p.a.*

All interest rates are variable and subject to change. Spend&Save applies to eligible card purchases only and to balances held in Life accounts up to $30,000. The 1.50% p.a. bonus does not apply to amounts above that balance.
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Your new Life account can help you hit your savings goals

Set up to six savings goals
Saving for more than one thing? Bucket your savings into up to 6 different goals with just the one account.^

Put your savings on autopilot
Make saving easier by setting up recurring transfers from your Choice account after every payday.

Track your savings on the go
With the Westpac App, you can check your balance and savings progress anywhere, anytime.

You can make payments with3

Get access to exclusive offers and discounts

Your Westpac Choice account is more than just a bank account – it also gives you easy access to exclusive discounts across a vast range of retailers. We’ve partnered with some major brands to provide you with savings across travel, entertainment, fashion, your everyday shopping, and more

Our range of discounts are regularly updated, to bring you seasonal and limited time offers.4 To find out what offers are currently available – simply sign in to Online Banking and go to Rewards & Offers

Fees & Rates

  Fees
Westpac Life savings account $0
Westpac Choice bank account $5 (criteria for fee waiver below)
This fee is waived for:
 


Other fees and charges may apply. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions (PDF 805KB)

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^ Savings Goals: Both an account holder and an authorised user can use the Savings Goals feature, including to view, add, edit and delete the savings goals on a Westpac Life account.
* 2% p.a. variable interest: earn up to 2% p.a. variable interest when you meet the criteria for both Westpac Life variable interest and Spend&Save Bonus variable interest. For bonus interest qualification, a month is the period from close of business on the last business day of the prior month to close of business on the last business day of the current month.
1.  Westpac Life variable interest: includes a standard variable base rate plus a variable bonus rate. To earn the variable bonus interest you must make a deposit to your Westpac Life account, ensure the account balance is higher at the end than the beginning of the month and keep the account balance above $0. Interest is calculated on the daily balance of your Westpac Life account and paid on the last business day of the month.  
2.  Spend&Save bonus variable interest: to earn the bonus variable interest, you must make 5 eligible purchases with the debit card linked to your Choice account and have these settled (not pending) within a calendar month. The following transactions are ineligible: ATM transactions, BPAY, EFTPOS cash out only transactions and purchases settled to a credit card account. Interest is calculated on the daily balance of your Westpac Life account(s) up to $30,000 and paid to your Westpac Life by the 20th day of the next month. If the account is closed, the interest payable will be paid into an alternate open Westpac transaction or savings account in your name by the end of the next month. 

Available to individuals aged 18-29 on new and existing sets of Westpac Life and Choice accounts from 1st July 2020 and may be varied or withdrawn at any time in accordance with the deposit account terms and conditions. Westpac Choice and Westpac Life sole or joint accounts must be opened in the same customer name(s). Eligible on a maximum of 3 sets of Choice and Westpac Life sole and/or joint accounts.

Westpac Deposit Accounts for personal and self-managed superannuation fund customers Terms and Conditions apply. (PDF 805KB)
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Beem It is a facility provided by Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL 234945 and made available through its authorised representative, Digital Wallet Pty Ltd ABN 93 624 272 475. Before downloading the app please consider the  Product Disclosure Statement and Terms and Conditions, available at  beemit.com.au. As this advice has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs, you should, before acting on it, consider the facility's appropriateness to your circumstances. Before making a decision about any of our products or services, please read relevant terms and conditions available at westpac.com.au. Fees and charges apply and may change. A Debit Mastercard attached to a Westpac Choice account is required to use the Beem It app.
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Financial Claims Scheme: payments under the FCS are subject to a limit for each depositor. For more information visit  www.fcs.gov.au
Safe Online Banking guarantee: ensures that customers will be reimbursed for any unauthorised transactions provided that the customer has not contributed to the loss and contacted Westpac promptly. Refer to the Westpac  Online Banking Terms and Conditions (PDF 236KB) for full details, including when a customer will be liable.
Global ATM: A 3% Westpac Foreign Transaction Fee applies to overseas debit card withdrawals. A list of Global Alliance members is available. To ensure access to savings and/or cheque account funds when overseas obtain a Debit Mastercard®.