Accounts

The CDF offers a 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:

Terms are available from 3 to 12 months.

  • The minimum investment is $500
  • Interest is compounded or paid to a nominated bank account on request
  • Term Investments can be repaid early. Up to 1% less interest may be paid.

Download the ‘Term Investment’ information brochure here.


An all purpose Savings Account where your money is always on call. Withdrawals do not incur restrictions, penalties or fees.  They can be made during business hours in person, by phone or VIA CDF On-line. Your money earns the on-call rate of interest which is calculated on a daily basis and paid six-monthly.

  • No minimum deposit is required
  • Make lump sum deposits or save regularly
  • No fees charged.

Download the information brochure here.


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

  • No minimum deposit required
  • Make lump sum deposits or save regularly
  • No fees charged.

Download the ‘Christmas Club’ brochure here.

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

  • Automatically pay your child or grandchild’s school attendance dues
  • No minimum deposit required
  • Make lump sum deposits or save regularly
  • Withdrawals made during business hours for educational purposes
  • No fees charged
  • Internet withdrawals made anytime.

Download the’Education Account’ brochure here.

Funeral Savings Accounts provides your family peace of mind, knowing you have set aside money for funeral expenses.

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

Download the ‘Funeral Savings Account’ brochure here.