The CDF offers a small, but varied range of products to members. We endeavour to appeal to a wide cross section of the Catholic community, so that everyone has the opportunity to share in our mission.

To arrange for our CDF representative to contact you, please click here.
Or phone us on 03 366 9869 or 0800 403 863.

The CDF offers the following accounts:


Term Investments

Terms are available from 3 to 12 months. The minimum investment is $500.

  • The minimum investment is $500.
  • Interest is compounded or may be paid to a nominated bank account on request.
  • If a Term Investment is required to be repaid early, up to 1% less interest may be paid.

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On-Call Savings Account
An all purpose Savings Account where your money is always on call. You can request a withdrawal anytime in business hours in person or by phone with no restrictions, penalties or fees. Or use CDF Online to withdraw over the internet. Your money earns the on-call rate of interest which is calculated on a daily basis and paid six-monthly.

  • There is no minimum deposit required.
  • You may make lump sum deposits or save regularly.
  • No fees are charged by the CDF.

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Christmas Club Account
A CDF Christmas Club helps you save up for Christmas and the summer holidays. Interest is paid at the CDF On-Call rate, calculated on a daily basis and credited to your account on 30 November each year.

  • There is no minimum deposit required.
  • You may make lump sum deposits or save regularly.
  • No fees are charged by the CDF.

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Education Savings Account
Helps you set aside money for your child’s future education expenses, whether primary, secondary or tertiary. Interest is paid at the On-Call rate, calculated on a daily basis and credited to your account quarterly.

  • Your child’s or grandchild’s attendance dues at any Catholic school may be paid from your account automatically.
  • There is no minimum deposit required.
  • You may make lump sum deposits or save regularly.
  • Withdrawals can be made anytime in business hours for educational purposes.
  • No fees are charged by the CDF.
  • Internet withdrawals may be made anytime.

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Funeral Savings Account
A CDF Funeral Savings Account provides peace of mind, knowing you have set aside money for your funeral expenses. It gives you the freedom of choice of funeral director.

  • You are helping the mission of the Church instead of benefiting a private company.
  • Interest is paid at the 12 month Term Investment rate and is calculated on a daily basis.
  • Interest is credited to your account on 31 March each year.
  • Statements are issued annually and anytime on request.
  • There is no minimum deposit required.
  • You may make lump sum deposits or save regularly.
  • No fees are charged by the CDF.
  • Withdrawals are not permitted during the account holder’s lifetime.
  • The CDF Funeral Account meets the current WINZ policy for the elderly in a rest home as a pre-paid funeral.

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