??!
2 photos
ME Bank Online Savings

ME Bank Online Savings

1.9 from 17 reviews

Reviews

(2)
(1)
(1)
(3)
(10)
  • Incentivised Review Yes (0%) · No (100%)
  • Transparency
    2.3 (4)

Horrible.

published

Always unable to login. Transfers take longer than any other bank. Its never a constant and reliable service. Such a shame, I had high hopes. Unfortunately I cant rely on them.


Woody

WoodyHunter Region, NSW

  • 5 reviews

Not to be trusted

published

On the 11/11 I my term deposit matured and I had instructed them to deposit the total back into my account. Even though I had provided my TFN they still deducted tax. I have sent five emails asking them when the money will be in my account and I ave had five replies say how sorry there are and the funds will be in my account with-in 5 days. Each email is the same script but different CS name. Shameful service. Never again

service poor and misinformation

published

Made mant calls to this bank when they failed to return calls they said they would. It also seems that alot depends on the customer service person on the phone - some have experience while others seemed not to - with one part of the bank placing responsiblities on another part of the bank and vica versa.

Transparency
Rocket88

Rocket88South East Queensland, QLD

  • 8 reviews
  • 4 likes

Good experiences with ME Bank

published
Transparency

Chelsea K.

Chelsea K.Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

  • 2 reviews

Transfer times belong in the 90s

published

Honestly. Money transfers times are beyond a joke. My weekly pay is always deposited at least 24hours after everyone elses clears and usually doesnt appear till Friday afternoon. Transferring to another bank, while the same account every week takes yet another 2-3 days. Its 2019. What other reason do they have for holding onto my money for so long other than the extra interest they can get due to old technology loopholes.

Transparency

4 weeks for a $5000 personal loan

published

I thought ME bank would be a breath of fresh air, instead, I am disgusted at leaving RACQ bank for this immature bank. They need to learn so much more.

Transparency

TPT

TPTMELBOURNE

  • 83 reviews

It's a good thing I see little value in stealing.

published

trompfy

trompfyGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 156 reviews
  • 3 likes

The worst bank

published

I wouldn't recommend opening any accounts with them because they obviously couldn't careless about their customers and they obviously don't want your business so I definitely would recommend going to ANZ or Westpac where you are felt welcome and treated with respect.

Bonus Interest rate decreased with no notification

published

I complete agree with review from Jack from Sydney. These bank all the way to fool people around. How difficulty it is to notify existing customer that Bonus interest will decrease and now customers will only get 2.85% and not 2.95% before. I recently moved my money into ME Bank account but I guess I will take somewhere else now.
Cheat banks don't deserve my business.

Jack

JackSydney

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like
  • Verified customer

Bonus interest rate variable without notice

published

Bonus Interest Trap

published

I had an Online Savings Account, which accrues bonus interest if you use TapNGo on their Mastercard "weekly". The interest is credited at the end of the month. The use of the word "weekly" is misleading and ambiguous, as you MUST use the card EVERY seven days to get the bonus. If you just average out four transactions per month, you'll miss out. The bank says it's a "loyalty" measure, but it really is a scam to avoid paying the interest - surely a loyalty measure wouldn't differentiate the definition of weekly in this narrow way? Stay away.


This bank is appalling in every possible way

published

I had my money with these incompetents for 6 months and that was enough. Every month there was a problem with the bonus interest. They kept changing the rules and finding excuses not to pay it. They are liars. They took weeks to reply to messages online. I kept asking for a statement and they kept using excuses re technical problems that never seem to end. Avoid them at all costs.


Truereviewer

TruereviewerVictoria, Australia

  • 4 reviews

Online Savings Account - Dreadful and Incapable Bank

published

I've opened an online savings account that consists of two components : base interest of 1.3% and bonus interest of 1.75% . The so-called " online " bank credits only the base rate and no bonus rate at the end of the month . First month it took me 3 phone calls and 2 emails to resolve the issue . Second month and the same issue occurs all over again . I've decided to vote with my feet and to close the account . Very unprofessional financial institution with inefficient online systems in place . I'd suggest to stay away and to consider other banks .


Notappyjan

NotappyjanSydney, NSW

  • 8 reviews

Long term customer - moving on

published

I was annoyed and disgusted after many years of banking with ME to find that they would not continue their online savings interest rate for us on our three figure savings. Said it was only for new customers. They have not even replied to my email four days ago now. Pathetic service. We are going back to St George.
Good interest rate
No branches, inflexible, inefficient

Shifting goal posts

published

This account when it was first conceived was an excellent product, low fees, reasonable interest rates but over the last few years has become more expensive to keep. The bank only has one ATM in South Australia although you can use other bank's ATMs ME charge you $1 per ATM transaction better off with an everyday transaction acc. and an online savings.
Used to be a good cheap account to run
Now charge for every ATM use, there are cheaper alternatives around ME keep changing term and conditions

heytherek

heytherek

  • 369 reviews
  • 31 likes

Excellent

published

I like this savings account as you have ready access to your money while earning a fairly decent interest rate. The account is very easy to manage online and you have no fees to pay.
This is not one of the big banks and offer some great accounts like this one where you do not have to pay a single fee. It is easy to set up and easy to manage online. The interest rate on offer is not too bad when you consider you have instant access to your money and no set term or penalties to get it out.


shellfreak

shellfreak

  • 168 reviews
  • 21 likes

Good

published

We've never regretted switching our savings to this account. We know we are getting one of the best rates of interest around, and are with a good bank generally with their other products and services.
Extremely competitive savings rate, and as the advertising says, you know what you're getting, with too many other banks attaching gimmicks to their rates. No minimum amount required to open an account, and a really easy online application process.
The interest rate doesn't always move up (when rates are rising generally) quickly enough, leaving you feeling frustrated that you could be doing better elsewhere.

Questions & Answers

Monica Gray

Monica Grayasked

What is the best interest rate for a term deposit for $287,000 for a period of 6 months?

1 answer
TPT
TPT

About 100 billion %. That is about the best you will ever get. I don't know who pays it though. Perhaps you could look up all the banks websites yourself, and come back here and tell us all yourself.


Monica Gray

Monica Grayasked

What is the best interest rate for a term deposit for $287,000 for a period of 6 months?

No answers

Get an answer from our members and ME (Members Equity) Bank representatives

ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.