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BankSA abolishes ATM withdrawal fees

Sunday, 24 September 2017

BankSA today announced that non-BankSA customers will no longer be charged an ATM withdrawal fee when they use one of BankSA’s ATMs.

BankSA Foundation opens funding round with grants of up to $50,000 each

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

BankSA Foundation is calling on small organisations dedicated to making a big impact in the community to apply for funding grants of up to $50,000 each, with applications now open.

Business confidence plummets following State Budget

Wednesday, 02 August 2017

Deteriorating business conditions, coupled with the South Australian Government’s controversial State Budget, have triggered an alarming increase in pessimism for the future, and a significant drop in business confidence amongst South Australians, according to the latest BankSA State Monitor released today.

BankSA Foundation announces major grant funding

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

BankSA Foundation has today announced major funding grants worth $108,000 to help four deserving charitable organisations in South Australia continue their outstanding work.

Media Statement on South Australian bank levy announced 22 June 2017

hursday, 22 June 2017

Today's announcement in SA is not only bad public and economic policy, it is not in the interests of South Australians. This distortionary policy could influence decisions banks make about investments in SA.

BankSA announces changes to interest rates

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

BankSA today announced an 8 basis points reduction in variable interest rates for new and existing customers paying principal and interest on their owner occupier home loans. This will take the standard variable rate for owner occupiers to 5.21% p.a.

Horticulture boom on the back of wine grapes

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

The immediate future of a popular hospital visitation program for South Australian kids with cancer and their families has been secured, thanks to a generous funding grant from BankSA Foundation.

Hospital visitation program for kids with cancer receives crucial funding lifeline

Wednesday, 20 April 2017

The immediate future of a popular hospital visitation program for South Australian kids with cancer and their families has been secured, thanks to a generous funding grant from BankSA Foundation.

BankSA Foundation opens funding round with grants of up to $50,000 each

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

BankSA Foundation is calling on small organisations dedicated to making a big impact in the community to apply for funding grants of up to $50,000 each, with applications now open.

BankSA announces changes to variable interest rates

Friday, 24 March 2017

BankSA today announced changes to interest rates across a range of variable lending products for home owners and investors.

Collapse in state pride leads consumer confidence to lowest level in 20 years

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Pride in South Australia has plunged to its lowest level in 20 years, driving confidence amongst South Australian consumers to a worrying low, according to the latest BankSA State Monitor.

Top tips for Fringe fun on a budget

Friday, 10 February 2017

Fringe time is arguably the best time of year to be in Adelaide, but the multitude of activities and events can be a drain on household budgets.

South Australians embrace Adelaide as the nation’s first Gig City

Friday, 20 January 2017

South Australians are behind Adelaide’s push to establish ultra-fast internet in local innovation precincts and become Australia’s first Gig City, according to a new BankSA study.

BankSA Foundation opens funding round with grants of up to $50,000 each

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

BankSA Foundation is calling on small organisations dedicated to making a big impact in the community to apply for funding grants of up to $50,000 each, with applications now open.

Increased rainfall a mixed blessing for SA farmers

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Relatively high rainfall across South Australia in the past year has proven to be a mixed blessing for the State’s farmers, according to the latest BankSA Rural Price Index.

Sector reinvents itself and gives professionals more reason to stay in SA

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

A turnaround in South Australia’s professional services sector has seen the creation of more jobs and greater opportunity, BankSA’s Trends economic bulletin has revealed.

More South Australians plan to increase spend this Christmas

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

More South Australians will increase their Christmas budget this year, despite an overall increase in financial pressure, BankSA’s latest consumer research has found.

$80,000 in grants to benefit South Australian kids

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Three unsung South Australian organisations with a passion for helping local children grow and develop have been chosen by BankSA Foundation to share in $80,000 of funding.

BankSA transformation delivers strong result in a challenging market

Monday, 7 November 2016

BankSA today announced an 8% increase in net profit after tax to $199 million for the year ended 30 September 2016.

Call to action as business confidence rises but consumers show caution

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Business confidence in South Australia is at its highest level in three years, the latest BankSA State Monitor survey has found.

BankSA provides disaster relief package for customers affected by storms in South Australia

Friday, 30 September 2016

BankSA today announced a relief package to assist customers suffering hardship as a result of the severe storms across South Australia.

Much needed left in consumer and business confidence leads to increased spending

Friday, 5 August 2016

Confidence in South Australia has grown leading to increased spending among consumers and businesses, the latest BankSA State Monitor survey has shown.

BankSA reduces interest rates and boosts deposit rates

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

BankSA today announced a reduction in interest rates across a range of variable lending products for home owners and small businesses, while increasing a range of term deposit rates for savings customers.

Parental leave recognition for home loan applicants

Friday , 18 June 2016

BankSA has announced an 8% increase in net profit after tax for the six months to
31 March 2016, compared to the same period last year.

BankSA delivers strong half year result on back of growth strategy

Monday, 2 May 2016

BankSA has announced an 8% increase in net profit after tax for the six months to
31 March 2016, compared to the same period last year.

BankSA cuts business and home loan interest rate

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

BankSA today announced a reduction of 25 basis points in its standard variable home loan rate for owner occupiers to 5.42% per annum (comparison rate 5.59% per annum*). The standard variable rate for investment loans will also decrease by 25 basis points to 5.67% per annum (comparison rate 5.83% per annum*).

Lock in for a low rate

Friday, 11 March 2016

Homeowners have regularly grappled with whether to go with a fixed or variable rate home loan as they try to save money and pay off their home loan as quickly as possible.

Business and consumer confidence converges to near all-time lows as business waits for consumer confidence to improve 

Wednesday, 3 March 2016

Business confidence in South Australia has dropped despite consumer confidence remaining steady, according to the latest BankSA State Monitor survey.

Port Adelaide banks on BankSA

Friday, 29 January 2016

BankSA and Port Adelaide Football Club have today announced a three-year premier partnership, which will see BankSA become the club’s official banker.

BankSA delivers faster call centre support with ‘Connect’

Friday, 8 January 2016

An enhancement to BankSA’s mobile banking app is expected to reduce customers’ call centre wait times by 25 per cent.

Dollar driven recovery in South Australian rural sector 

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Overall prices for farm products have begun to rise for the first time in four years, according to the latest BankSA Rural Price Index.

Premium food could underpin South Australia’s economic future

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

South Australia’s food and agriculture industry could become the largest employer in the State, with the demand for premium food both internationally and domestically set to increase enormously over the coming decade.

BankSA provides disaster relief package for customers affected by bushfires in South Australia

Thursday, 26 November 2015

BankSA today announced a relief package to assist customers suffering hardship as a result of the bushfires in South Australia.

Better aligning branch network and services to customers 

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

BankSA today said that with more than 95 per cent of all BankSA transactions now taking place outside of branches, and only five per cent of customers banking over the counter, it was making changes to its branch network.

BankSA increases variable home loan rates

Friday, 23 October 2015

BankSA today announced an increase to the standard variable interest rates for all owner occupier and residential investment property home loans.

BankSA gives customers flexibility to set ATM withdrawal limits

Monday, 14 September 2015

BankSA customers can now set their own ATM withdrawal limits straight from their mobile banking app or via internet banking, removing the need to visit a branch or telephone a banker.

Agricultural innovators win BankSA’s search for the next big thing in business

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Two fledgling agricultural companies have beaten a hot field of emerging local businesses to win BankSA’s 2015 Jump Start Your Start Up competition.

BankSA offers $100,000 in bushfire recovery grants to Adelaide Hills communities

Friday, 7 August 2015

BankSA has announced today it will commit up to $100,000 in grants to provide financial assistance to Adelaide Hills communities still recovering from the January 2015 Sampson Flat bushfires.

FEAST banks on a new partner

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Recognising the importance of diversity in the arts and across the wider community, BankSA has been announced the principal partner of South Australia’s largest and internationally-renowned queer arts event, FEAST.

State of defence: Trends reports South Australians should be alert, but not alarmed

Friday, 29 May 2015

South Australia’s defence manufacturing industry, and the debate surrounding the State’s level of involvement in the nation’s Future Submarines program, is the focus of BankSA’s latest economic bulletin, Trends.

Is South Australia moving from a ‘mining boom’ to a ‘dining boom’?

Friday, 29 May 2015

In a result that has outpaced the national rate of increase, the latest BankSA Rural Price Index shows that South Australia’s exports of unprocessed foods have more than doubled, from $1.1 billion in 2009-10 to $2.4 billion in 2013-14.

BankSA’s search for the next big thing in business

Friday, 8 May 2015

In its hunt for the next big thing in business, BankSA is offering local entrepreneurs the chance to win a $10,000 cash injection to help turn their business idea into reality.

BankSA puts banking on your wrist

Friday, 24 April 2015

BankSA today announced that its customers will be among the first in the world to use mobile banking at the touch of the wrist, through Apple’s ground breaking Apple Watch.

High tech swing to be one of this year’s hottest Fringe experiences

Friday, 13 February 2015

In a first for Adelaide, and only the second time in Australia, the BankSA Waterfall Swing is shaping up to be the hottest attraction at this year’s Adelaide Fringe.

South Australia’s small business sector can drive economic prosperity

Thursday, 12 February 2015

For South Australia to grow, we need innovation and innovation comes from small business, says BankSA Chief Executive Nick Reade.

New director appointed on BankSA Advisory Board

Thursday, 15 January 2015

BankSA today announced the appointment of Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (Rtd) to the BankSA Advisory Board, effective immediately.

Australians are much more savvy when it comes to spending and saving this Christmas

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

BankSA extends support to Adelaide Hills’ communities affected by bushfires.

BankSA provides disaster relief package for customers affected by bushfires in South Australia

Monday, 5 January 2015

BankSA today announced a relief package to assist customers suffering hardship as a result of the bushfires in South Australia.