Short Access to Term Deposits

Investors will need to provide the bank with 31 days notice if you access the funds in your term deposit before the maturity date.

Investors in term deposits will often be confused by the excessive detail provided (often after the deposit is made).  The bank will go to great length to explain how difficult it will be to redeem the deposit only.  Only rarely will this matter.

If you have less than 31 days remaining on your term deposit, the earliest you can access funds is at maturity.

If you don’t provide the bank with alternative instructions, on maturity, your term deposit will automatically roll over for the same term at the applicable interest rate offered on the maturity date.  This is often where the bank wins (and you lose).  The rate you chose on first investment will often be less than the rate for a different term.  So be alert and prepared to continually change the term of investment (as well as bank).

Exceptions are if you are experiencing hardship.

Cristy Houghton

Embarketing, 48 Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

Cristy's unique career has taken her from country NSW to the city lights of Clarendon Street South Melbourne and back again. With an early career in radio as a copywriter and creative strategist, she is now a Jill of all trades as a graphic designer, website builder, blog writer, video editor, social media manager, marketing strategist and more. 

In fact, give her any task and this chick will figure out how to do it! Go on, we dare you!

No, really, we DARE you!!

Cristy has won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) for Best Ad and Best Sales Promotion, and even has an 'Employee of the Year' certificate with her name on it.

Cristy and her husband James have traveled extensively through Russia, China and South East Asia, and have two fur-babies, Sooty (cat) and Panda (puppy). Cristy loves drinking coffee, meeting people to drink coffee, coffee tasting and coffee flavoured cocktails. She also enjoys road trips, TED Talks and watching cat videos on youtube.