The $2.50 ATM fee. Isn’t it glorious? Don’t you love it?
No? You and the rest of Australia.
In fact, it’s our No.1 most hated fee. For a country that doesn’t get angry much, it’s making us pretty angry. Like Steve here. Not only is Steve angry about paying it, he goes out of his way to avoid it, too.
Well, Steve’s not alone.
- 50% of people are wearing out their sneakers on countless missions to avoid paying that $2.50 ATM fee.
- 97% of Aussies will even take some action to avoid paying the fee, like getting cash out from the corner store.
- 42% of people are buying weird and unnecessary items like gum, sour worms and copious cartons of milk to do just that.
Worse of all, every now and then, they’re giving in and succumbing to the pesky $2.50 fee.
Enough is enough, we say – which is why we’ve taken a stand against Australia’s most hated fee. Now, with our Orange Everyday bank account, you can use every ATM in Australia for free. Yup, all 32,100+ of them. All you need to do is deposit your pay of $1,000 or more into your account each month and you’ll get access to all ATMs in Australia on the calendar month following your deposit.
And just to reiterate – they’re all absolutely free.
We’ll send each ATM fee straight back into your account. That means no more long walks to find your bank’s closest ATM and avoid the fee, and no more unnecessary purchases from the corner store with a $10 minimum for cash out.
From now on, you’re getting money out at the pub ATM, proudly selecting that you’ll pay the fee, knowing it’ll be straight back into your account in no time – smug face and all. (Sorry Steve).
Source: Galaxy Research’s Hated Fees Report (March 2016)
Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA) Transaction Statistics (June 2016)
ATM Rebate Offer for Orange Everyday Customers
The ATM Rebate offer will apply for the next calendar month when a deposit of at least $1,000 from an external bank account is made to any personal ING DIRECT account in your name (excluding Living Super) by the last day of the preceding calendar month. The ATM fee charged by the ATM operator is rebated immediately following the transaction. The ATM Rebate offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time at ING DIRECT’s sole discretion.
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