Bankwest is one of the oldest banks that is operating in Australia. This bank was then called with a different name that is The Bank of Western Australia. Today’s article is for those customers of the bank. Who wants to close the bank account they have with the Bankwest. I will explain to you everything that you need to know while closing down a bank account in Australia.
Before you proceed with the process to close down your bank account. I highly recommend you to open a new bank account. New bank account should be opened with another bank if you don’t have an alternative account. Then you should make sure that there is no negative balance in your account. The negative balance can also be a due in your bank account.
If you have any kind of due in your bank account. Then the Bankwest officials will not allow you to close down the account. Until you settle all the dues. If you have due in your account and you don’t know the reason why this due has appeared in your account. Then you can talk with the bank officials and ask them. The bank officials will explain to you the exact reason of the due or negative balance in your account.
Then taken steps to clear the dues or negative balance you have in your bank account. Then you have to update the details of your new bank account in every place from you receive money. And all the automatic payments should be set up using your new bank account. This is very important to make sure that your payments don’t bounce. After that, you have to transfer your funds from the Bankwest account to your new bank account.
|Headquarters||Bankwest Place, Perth, Western Australia|
|Net Income (2015)||A$ 752 Million After Tax|
Methods to Close Bankwest Account
So the methods that can be followed by you to close the Bankwest account are as mentioned below. Don’t transfer all your funds from your Bankwest account to your new account well in advance. Transfer the funds only on the day you are closing the bank account. There are multiple methods that can be followed by the account holders to close the account. But I recommend you to visit the branch of the bank to close the account.
I am telling you this because the most successful method to close down the account is visiting the branch. This is not only in the case of Bankwest. But also in the case of other Australian Banks as well. And you can consider banks like AMP Bank, CommBank, Bank of Queensland, Bendigo Bank, National Australia Bank, ANZ Bank, Suncorp Bank, Bendigo Bank, etc. for your new bank account.
Calling the Customer Support of the Bank
Visiting the Branch of the Bank
Using the Bankwest Mobile Banking Application
How to Contact Bankwest?
You can use the below-mentioned contact information to contact Bankwest. I also recommend you to verify the information mentioned here with the bank. Before you use it personally. Don’t use the information without confirming it with the bank.
These are the methods that can be followed by you to close Bankwest account. Other than these 3 you can also use the online banking feature to raise your bank account closing request. It works just like a mobile banking application. Use the messages feature to send your request to the bank.