A multinational Financial services company, Westpac became the largest bank in Australia after it took over St. George Bank, and it is the second-largest bank in New Zealand. The bank is one of the Australian 'big four' banks, joining ANZ, NAB, and the Commonwealth Bank. The bank has 10 million customers, Australia's largest branch network with almost 1200 branches and an ATM network with more than 2800 ATMs after the merger with St. George in December 2008.
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The bank is Australia's second largest provider of home lending and wealth platforms by funds under Administration. The bank is Australia's second largest business banking lender and Australia's second largest bank by assets. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index recognized Westpac as the most sustainable bank in the world for five years running, until ANZ who shared the title in 2007 was solely awarded in 2008. Westpac was founded in 1982.
As the Bank of New South Wales, Westpac began trading on 8 April, 1817 with a single office in Macquarie Place, Sydney. It changed its name to Westpac Banking Corporation in 1982, with the merger of the Commercial Bank of Australia. Westpac was registered as a public company under the Australian Corporations Act (2001) on 23 August 2002.
Features and benefits of Westpack:
Manage your finances in the one place
- Display your accounts, current balances and available funds
- View your transactions for the last 100 days 1
- View and print your last 7 years' statements at no extra cost. 2
With Westpac Protect SMS Code, enjoy increased security. You are allowed to increase your daily transfer limit up to $10,000 by this and this alerts you to any unauthorized online activity.
Pay bills the easy way with BPAY®
- Pay bills to over 16,000 providers
- Schedule payments for a later date and choose the account you pay from - cheque, savings or credit card.
Manage your bills with BPAY View®
- See a summary of your bills and their due date in one place
- Manage and view your bills online 24/7
- Cut down on paper work by opting to receive your bills online.
View accounts you have elsewhere
- Display your non-Westpac accounts securely on the same screen as your Westpac accounts
- View online accounts you have elsewhere including other banks in Australia and overseas, credit and department store cards, phone companies and reward and loyalty programs.
- Move money between linked Westpac accounts instantly. Top up your savings, pay your credit card, home or personal loan and check your balances
- Transfer money overseas.
Manage your BT Super for Life
- You will have simple access to your super and bank accounts with one password
- Manage your super with easy investment options, monitor your transaction history and fund performance, and make top ups and withdrawals with a few clicks of your mouse.
Check your net worth
Get a picture of your net worth in an easy to understand format with our Balance Sheet tool.
Change your personal details including your password, address, phone number and email address securely online.
Opt out of paper statements
- Opt out of paper statements for eligible accounts and instead receive an email to let you know when your statement is available online.
- Register now and start enjoying the convenience of banking with Westpac Online.
- View all fees and charges for Westpac Online.
How to login at www.westpac.com.au:
Existing members can login at www.westpac.com.au by visiting there. Click on “sign in” option and enter your customer ID (with the use of your keyboard), enter your password (by using the given buttons) and then click on “sign in” option. if you have forgotten your password, then click on “forgot your password” option. New customers can register by clicking on “register now” option and following instructions.
How to switch your bank accounts to Westpac:
You are allowed to generate switching forms (PDF 56kb) (Opens in new window) for recurring credit and debit payments with 4 simple steps to switch your bank account to Westpac:
Step 1 - Open a new account
Select the Westpac bank account that suits your needs and either:
- Apply online
- call 132 032 or
- visit your nearest branch.
Step 2 - Identify your regular inward and outward payments from your old account
You can consider switching regular payments like salary credits, share dividends, mobile phone bills, insurance premiums, energy bills, gym memberships and council rates.
For providing a regular payment summary (PDF 193kb) (Opens in new window), ask your previous financial institution. A regular payment summary along with your new Westpac BSB and Account number, includes all the information you require to switch to Westpac.
Step 3 - Online application
To generate a form, which you need to sign and forward to it, use its online application. Then Westpac do all the work in notifying your service providers of your new Westpac account details.
You can forward the signed forms by:
- Faxing the switch form(s) to 1300 138 388.
- Mailing to Westpac operations team IBN 18, PO Box 3433, Sydney 2001.
- Visiting your local Westpac branch for on forwarding to the Westpac Operations team.
Cancel those on your old account with periodical payments and then set up a new periodical payment by simply calling 132 032 or use its Online Banking.
Step 4 - Close your old account
Before contacting your previous financial institution to close your old account, ensure you allow time for your regular payments, salary deposit and periodical payments to transfer to your new Westpac account.
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