How to Avoid Fees and Charges
The Credit Union is a member owned and controlled organisation providing financial services.
As such, we do not impose fees or charges in order to generate profit. Most of our fees are related to recouping some of the expenses which we incur in providing services to our members. By doing so, the costs of operating the Credit Union can be distributed more fairly.
Please compare our service charges with those of other financial institutions. We believe that when added to our competitive interest rates, they form a value for money package for all members.
Smart Ways to Avoid Paying Excess Transaction Fees
By making some simple changes to the way you manage your accounts, you can minimise and even avoid paying any excess transaction fees:
1. Paying Bills
Tip: Use BPAY via the Internet or Telephone Banking.
To pay bills without incurring additional fees use BPAY via the Internet or Telephone Banking. You can even future-date payments so your bills are paid on time, every time. These are all free transactions.
Tip: Take out extra cash when using EFTPOS, instead of at the ATM.
When you pay for a purchase using EFTPOS and you know you'll require additional cash for later, request additional cash-out as part of your EFTPOS transaction. This way you only make one EFTPOS transaction for many purchases.
Please try to avoid making transactions under $15 and limit cash withdrawal at EFTPOS.
Tip: Use the rediATM's when possible.
Tip: Make larger planned withdrawals rather than many small withdrawals.
All ATM fees are charged on a per transaction basis and not on the value of the transaction. Therefore, by simply budgeting, you can minimise the number of ATM withdrawals and the Excess Transaction Fees.
4. Avoid Payment Default Fees
Tip: Use Telephone Banking or Internet Banking to check your balances day or night. For convenience apply for a Credit Union Line of Credit for those unexpected expenses.
With Telephone Banking and Internet Banking it is easy to keep track of the available funds in your account(s). For those times when unexpected expenses do arise or you need to juggle funds, take advantage of a Credit Union Line of Credit.