Money management in the Bankwest App

Split your money into ‘buckets’ (different accounts) to help with budgeting. Use the Bankwest App to create, shuffle and nickname accounts in a way that works for you.

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Before you get started

Crunch the numbers

Decide how much of your income goes into each bucket, each payday. Let our budget planner do the maths for you.

Download the app

Once you’re a customer, you can set up your buckets and track it all within the Bankwest App.

Bucketing in the app

1. Add new accounts

To open a new account, from the home screen in your app tap 'More' and then scroll down to 'Open or browse products'.

2. Give them nicknames

Go to the ‘Manage’ tab of each account to change their names.

3. Shuffle their order

Keep an eye on your most important accounts. Hold them down and drag to the top.

How bucketing helps your home loan

Slice and dice to save on home loan interest

For a less lazy home loan, pair an Offset Transaction Account with your eligible home loan, use it like an everyday bank or savings account, and you could save on your home loan interest. Open up to nine offset accounts and know that your money is always working hard. Use our home loan offset calculator to see how much you could save.

How an offset account works

An offset account is one that’s linked to your home loan, and some or all of the money in it is ‘offset’ against the amount you owe on your home loan. Your home loan interest is calculated on this reduced amount. The more money you keep in your offset account, the less home loan interest you pay. Keep in mind that you can only open an account with people you share your home loan with.

Don't have an offset account with us yet?

See how our Offset Transaction Account works with our eligible home loans, find out your home loan's offset potential and check any fees that might apply. If you don't have a Complete Home Loan Package, you can still link an offset account to any eligible home loan. If you have a regular Bankwest transaction account, you can ask us to switch it to an offset account and use your existing balance to save on home loan interest.

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Frequently asked questions

Info at your fingertips

It’s another way of managing your money. You can split your money into ‘buckets’ (different accounts) to help manage where your money goes and to help with budgeting. You might have a bucket for everyday spending, bills, travel, and so on.

It’s completely up to you and depends on your budget or whether you might be saving for something in particular (like a house deposit, car or holiday).

Here are a few tips that could help:

It really depends on how you’d like to split your money and which account you choose.

You could have an account for:

  • everyday spending
  • eating out
  • bills
  • travel
  • a rainy day or emergency
  • something special, like a house deposit or car
  • and more.

Make sure to check how many accounts you can have for each transaction account or savings account.

It’s easy in the Bankwest App and online banking. You can either transfer your money manually between accounts, or you can make saving automatic and set up scheduled payments

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Consider the PDS from Bankwest and whether the product is right for you. You can have up to 10 Easy Transaction Accounts per person. Other fees may apply.