Starting work

There are loads of things we can do to help you manage your money. So all you need to worry about is earning it.

Top things to get you started

When you start your first job, there are a few things you really need to do. Here’s how we can help.

Open a transaction account for your pay to go into

One of the first things you’ll be asked for when you start work is your bank account number. To be ready, make sure you have opened a transaction account with us. We have a great range of accounts whether you’re excited about low fees or earning interest on your money.

You can compare our everyday transaction accounts here.

Choose a savings account

We all know we should get into the habit of saving. Our range of savings accounts are tailored to how much you want to save and how easily you want to get to your money.

You can compare our savings accounts here

Choose the right kind of card for you

We all know and love Eftpos but if you want to buy things online or over the phone, you’re going to need a different kind of card. Select from our range of prepaid and credit cards and the Debit MasterCard® to let you buy how and wherever you want.

Take a look at our range of credit and debit cards here.

Stay on top of your money

When you bank with us there are always plenty of ways to keep track of your money:

  • access your money 24/7 with Online Banking
  • use Phone Banking to access your accounts 24/7 – and all you need is a touch-tone phone.
  • if you’ve got a smartphone, bank on your mobile with our mobile-optimised Online Banking.
  • use Txt banking to check your balances, and transfer funds between accounts.
  • set up automatic payments so you don’t forget to pay your bills

This information is general in nature and is not intended to constitute advice, Westpac recommends obtaining independent advice in respect of your particular circumstances.
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