Products And features On Offer For Agribusiness

Outstanding products and features on offer from each of the institutions rated by CANSTAR in the 2016 Award for Bank of the Year – Agribusiness.

Each year CANSTAR researches and rates the agribusiness products and services on offer by Australian institutions, and in 2016 we have rated 7 providers:

  1. ANZ
  2. BankWest
  3. Bendigo Bank
  4. Commonwealth Bank
  5. NAB
  6. Suncorp Bank
  7. Westpac

Each of these institutions has something different to offer agribusinesses, so we’ve compiled a list of one outstanding product or feature of each institution rated.



ANZ: Outstanding Value Award Winner for Credit CardsANZ Bank

ANZ’s Agri Finance product is a flexible loan for agribusiness, with seasonal payments available.


Bankwest’s Business Zero Transaction Account is a business transaction account with no ongoing fees and no fees for everyday transactions.

Bendigo Bank: Outstanding Value Award WinnerBendigo and Adelaide Bank

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank is present in regional Victoria and South Australia, and they offer a very complete solution to agribusinesses – including farm insurances.

Commonwealth Bank

Commonwealth Bank: Outstanding Value Award WinnerCommBank’s Agribusiness Line of Credit product is a long-term debt facility.


NAB: Outstanding Value Award WinnerWith NAB’s Business Package, agribusiness owners can choose a package that delivers the products they need, with the flexibility to change or rearrange these products as the business evolves.

Suncorp Bank

Suncorp Bank: Outstanding Value Landlord InsuranceInterest rates on Suncorp’s At-Call Farm Management Deposits (FMD) can be as low as 0.01% p.a., especially on small balances. Suncorp is offering 1.5% on balances from $1,000 to $400,000. Their Fixed-Term Farm Management Deposit (FMTD) rates are very competitive, too.

Product Minimum Balance Annual Interest Rate
At-Call FMD $1,000 – $400,000 1.50% p.a.
1 month FMTD $1,000 – $49,999 2.35% p.a.
6 month FMTD $1,000 – $49,999 2.95% p.a.
12 month FMTD $1,000 – $49,999 3.00% p.a.
24 month FMTD $1,000 – $49,999 3.10% p.a.
Source: Suncorp Bank


Westpac: Outstanding Value Award WinnerThe Westpac Altitude Business Platinum credit card offers some handy features:

  • Earns 3 points/$1 on the American Express and 1 point/$1 on the Visa.
  • No limit on the number of points that can be earned in a year.
  • Annual fee of $295/year, but no annual fee for the first year currently.

Does your current banking institution measure up? To find the right mix of features and price for your farm, compare agribusiness banking solutions with our report for the Bank of the Year – Agribusiness Award.


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