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Which banks allow free ATM withdrawals?

Which banks allow free ATM withdrawals?

Commonwealth Bank caused a stir on 24 September when it eliminated ATM withdrawal fees for non-customers – forcing other lenders to follow its lead.

ANZ, NAB and Westpac responded later that day by also removing ATM fees for non-customers.

Since then, other lenders have done the same.

Below is a list – regularly updated – of which lenders allow non-customers to use their ATMs for free.

LenderEffective fromNumber of ATMs (approximately)Conditions
ANZEarly October 20172,300Excludes overseas cardholders
Bank of Queensland1 October 2017192Only applies to ATMs at BoQ branches
BankwestEarly October 2017297Excludes overseas cardholders and anyone using ATMs in 7-Eleven stores
Commonwealth BankSeptember 20173,400Excludes overseas cardholders
NABOctober 20171,300Excludes overseas cardholders and anyone using NAB-branded rediATM machines
SuncorpEarly December380
Westpac Group (Westpac, St George, Bank of Melbourne, BankSA)October 20172,925Excludes overseas cardholders

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