Saver Plus is a matched savings (up to $500) and financial education program that can assist you to:
• reach a savings goal
• become a regular saver
• build your money management skills.
Saver Plus provides an opportunity to have every dollar saved (up to $500) matched with an additional dollar for your own or your family’s education-related expenses.
Participants make regular deposits towards a savings goal over a 10-month period and attend workshops to build their financial management skills. When participants reach their savings goal, ANZ matches the amount – up to $500 – towards education costs including uniforms, text books, laptops, sports equipment, music tuition, TAFE or apprenticeship costs, and much more.
Who is eligible?
You may be eligible to join Saver Plus if you:
• have a Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card
• are at least 18 years old
• have some regular income from work (you or your partner) including casual, part-time, full-time or seasonal employment
• have a child at school or attend vocational education yourself.
The program will set a 10-month savings goal with help from your Saver Plus Worker after you open an ANZ Progress Saver account.
The program also includes 10 hours of fun, informal financial education workshops.
If you successfully complete the program, ANZ matches your savings dollar-for-dollar, up to $500. This money can be used for education costs (either your children's or your own) such as computers, uniforms, books and sports equipment.
Over 32 000 people have previously participated in the program which is available in 60 locations around Australia. The Smith Family manages the program in South Australia with several face-to-face “Saver Plus” workers in locations around Adelaide to assist you in every aspect of the program. These are in:
- Adelaide Northern region.
- Port Adelaide, Enfield and Charles Sturt.
- Salisbury and Playford.
- South Adelaide