Day to day banking
Our Everyday Account is a simple bank account for anyone who wants flexible options for their personal banking.
- Rural Bank Visa Debit Card to access your funds through ATMs, EFTPOS or online shopping
- Transact at Australia Post retail outlets displaying the Bank@Post™ symbol
- Optional personal cheque book
- Unlimited EFTPOS, Rural Bank, Bendigo Bank, personal cheque withdrawals, BPAY®, Internet and Phone Banking, Direct debits and Credits and 4 Bank@Post™ transactions per month (a monthly service fee may apply – see our Schedule of Fees and Charges)
- Six-monthly, quarterly or monthly statements
All Australians should have access to affordable banking.
Rural Bank customers can access a range of affordable banking products through Bendigo Bank, including accounts with low or no standard fees and charges. One such account is the Concession Account which has no account keeping fees, free monthly statements and is available to holders of eligible Commonwealth government concession cards.
For more information on affordable banking and basic bank accounts visit Australian Banking Association
How do I apply / find out more?
Frequently asked questions
Everyday Account interest rates
$500 to $4999
$5,000 to $9,999
$10,000 to $49,999
$50,000 to $149,999
$150,000 to $249,999
Interest rates quoted on a per annum basis and subject to change without notice. Interest on Everyday Accounts is variable, calculated daily on a tiered basis and credited on the first day of the following month. Minimum opening balance is $1.
Overdrawn interest rate
Overdrawn interest rate
All overdrawn balances
Applies to any unauthorised overdrawn balance on Everyday, Gold Cash Management, Money For Living, Interest Earning at Call, Seasonal (with no credit facility) and Seasonal Plus accounts. Quoted interest rate is on a per annum basis, variable and subject to change without notice. Interest is calculated daily on the closing balance and charged monthly.
Financial Claims Scheme
The Financial Claims Scheme protects depositors through the provision of a guarantee on deposits (up to a cap) held in Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions (ADIs) in Australia and allows quick access to their deposits if an ADI becomes insolvent. As such please note the following information:
- As Rural Bank is a part of the Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Group, deposits with Rural Bank are covered by the Financial Claims Scheme;
- You may be entitled to a payment under the Financial Claims Scheme in the event of Bendigo & Adelaide Bank becoming insolvent;
- Accessibility to the Financial Claims Scheme is subject to eligibility criteria.
The following has been provided to inform you on the Financial Claims Scheme.
1. What is the Financial Claims Scheme?
The Financial Claims Scheme (FCS) is an Australian Government scheme that provides protection and quick access to deposits in banks, building societies and credit unions in the unlikely event that one of these financial institutions fails. Under the FCS, certain deposits are protected up to a limit of $250,000 for each account holder at any bank, building society, credit union or other authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI) that is incorporated in Australia and authorised by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).
The FCS can only come into effect if it is activated by the Australian Government when an institution fails. Once activated, the FCS will be administered by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). In an FCS scenario, APRA would aim to pay the majority of customers their protected deposits under the Scheme within seven calendar days.
2. How is the FCS limit applied?
The FCS limit of $250,000 applies to the sum of an account holder's deposits under the one banking license. Therefore, all deposits held by an account holder with a single banking institution must be added together towards the $250,000 FCS limit, and this includes accounts with any other banking businesses that the licenced banking institution may operate under a different trading name.
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited’s network of brands and joint ventures provide a wide range of products and services, and those that are covered by the FCS are Bendigo Bank, Adelaide Bank, Community Bank®, Alliance Bank, Community Sector Banking, Rural Bank and Delphi Bank.
3. Where can I get further information on the FCS?
Fees and charges
For all Rural Bank fees and charges, download the Schedule of fees and charges document.
Interest rates quoted are subject to change without notice. This information has been prepared without taking into account your personal circumstances, objectives, financial situation or needs. Terms, conditions, fees and charges may apply. Full details are available on application, by phoning our Customer Service Centre on 1300 660 115, online or by visiting your local branch. All information is subject to change. Products are issued by Rural Bank.