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6 ways to know you need a new bank

  • September 21 2020
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6 ways to know you need a new bank

By Grace Ormsby
September 21 2020

Unhappy with your current bank? Here’s how to know if you need to make a change.

6 ways to know you need a new bank

6 ways to know you need a new bank

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  • September 21 2020
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Unhappy with your current bank? Here’s how to know if you need to make a change.

6 ways to know you need a new bank

After conducting analysis of JD Power’s 2020 Australia Retail Banking Satisfaction Study and a separate pulse study undertaken during the pandemic, the consumer intelligence company has acknowledged that banks may not be doing enough to support their customers and provide financial wellbeing through the latest crisis.

With a particularly high number of Millennials especially having switched banks in the past 12 months, JD Power has revealed a number of reasons as to why people are spurred to make a move, including: uncompetitive interest rates, the charging of too many or high fees, the accessibility of the bank, convenience, and life-changing events.

It’s led the company to consider a number of questions that Australian banking customers should ask if they are unhappy with their current bank, or could potentially be considering a move and don’t know what they should be looking for in a new service provider.

Here are the six questions you should consider:

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  1. Is your bank increasing or decreasing your level of financial stress?
  2. Does your bank provide useful tools to manage your budget and spending?
  3. Are you with a bank that can help you as you go through different stages in life?
  4. Are you satisfied with your bank’s mobile offering?
  5. Is there the opportunity to get a better interest rate or to save on fees?
  6. At times when you want to speak to someone in person, does your bank have conveniently located branches?
6 ways to know you need a new bank
6 ways to know you need a new bank
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Grace is a journalist on Momentum Media's nestegg. She enjoys being able to provide easy to digest information and practical tips for Australians with regard to their wealth, as well as having a platform on which to engage leading experts and commentators and leverage their insight.

About the author

Grace is a journalist on Momentum Media's nestegg. She enjoys being able to provide easy to digest information and practical tips for Australians with regard to their wealth, as well as having a platform on which to engage leading experts and commentators and leverage their insight.

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