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Welcome to SPARK!
All big things start with a single spark.
At Greater Bank, we want to help every child spark their future. We want to spark their imagination. We want to give their savings the spark they need so they can grow into something big!
What is SPARK?
If you wanna play, you've gotta fuel. If you wanna solve, you've gotta think. If you wanna spend, you've gotta save. It's that simple.
SPARK can show you how.
Your place to learn
SPARK is a place for the young and young at heart to play, interact and learn about money and saving.
Support at every stage
We started SPARK to make sure kids have the right tools, support and information they need to save for the things they want in life.
Let's get started!
It doesn't matter whether you're just getting your head around money, or you're starting to earn a bit of your own coin - SPARK is here to help.
Hey - I'm Sparkie!
I'm kinda like your guide around here. I'm full of energy, and my batteries never run out.
There's not much I don't know about saving, so look out for me and my helpful hints and tips to SPARK your imagination!
Now, let's have some fun!
Meet Sparkie - SPARK - Greater Bank
Helping you save at any age
What sparks someone's curiosity might be obvious to others. That's why SPARK is here - we've got answers to your questions and ways to get you thinking about saving no matter how old you or your kids are.
School, study, work - there's a lot going on right now. As you grow, your power to earn becomes greater, but so do the potential responsibilities. As you start to make your way in the world, we can help with the basics of earning and saving money.
We all want the best for our kids. But giving them the best start isn't just about giving them a helping hand - it's about letting them learn on their own. We've got hints and tips to help all parents to empower their children to understand money.
Why partner with Newcastle University to promote financial literacy?
A report released by researchers at The University of Newcastle Business School as part of our Financial Literacy partnership has produced a detailed look at the current state of financial know-how among Australians, as well as the impact of financial education on general wellbeing and life satisfaction.
The report finds that financial literacy, supported by financial planning leads to greater financial wellbeing.
Our curriculum-based Finance Academy program teaches students about money, saving, planning, and investing, as well as the benefits and potential pitfalls of credit cards, after-pay options and other financial products.
While the amount that you choose to save is up to you, a good guide is to get to know how your chosen account works, and plan your savings activity around making sure you meet the periodical account requirements in order to earn interest. For example, our Bonus Saver rewards you with interest when you make at least one deposit and no withdrawals in a calendar month.
Another good way to know how much you need to save is to work towards a savings goal. If you’re saving for something big, you’re more likely to be motivated to stick to a savings plan. Luckily, you’re able to plot and track your savings goal using our handy Savings Goal Calculator – get started now!
And if you simply want to know how much money out of your pay packet you’ll have leftover for saving, you’re able to track this using our Budget Calculator – try it now to see where you stand.