About Star Ratings
CANSTAR star ratings are a consumer-friendly benchmark that help you compare financial products based on their rates and features. We evaluate literally thousands of products from hundreds of finance institutions using a sophisticated ratings methodology which is under constant review by our financial analysts to ensure its accuracy and validity in the current market.
Products offering outstanding value are awarded five stars. As a consumer, this is your guarantee of a high-performance product.
Other products are awarded star ratings from four star through to one star.
The rising star status is given to products which do not meet the criteria for being rated (perhaps they have only been on the market for six months), but show potential to score highly in the near future.
We do the research to save you time! Star ratings help you to efficiently narrow down your product choice to a few options which might best suit your needs.
When calculating star ratings, CANSTAR takes into account a huge number of details in relation to each product. for full details on how we can calculate star ratings, click on the relevant “Methodology” at the bottom of this page.
Star Rating and Award Methodology Reports
Use the menu at the top of our site to browse through the various sections for home loans, personal loans, savings accounts, term deposits, credit cards, rewards programs, car insurance, health insurance and more. Use the star ratings links on each product page to compare, or take a look at our free interest rate comparison to see today’s interest rates for everything from home loans to credit cards!