How to break your Term Deposit
You'll need to apply to break your deposit early, as you'll be breaking the contract you made with us. If we agree that you can break your Term Deposit, a charge may apply.
Breaking a standard Term Deposit
 Before 30 days: You wonâ€™t receive any interest if you break your Term Deposit in the first 30 days after you set it up. This means you'll get your original deposit back, but with no interest.
 After 30 days: After the first 30 days, an early termination charge may apply to the interest you'll receive on the amount you want to withdraw early
Working out the early termination charge
The charge is a reduction to the interest youâ€™ll receive on the amount you want to withdraw early. It's the difference between what you would have received at your original interest rate and what you'd receive at the reduced rate of interest paid on the amount withdrawn.
The interest rate you'll receive on the money you withdraw early will be the lower of:
 The advertised rate on the day your application to break is approved, for the number of days the money was actually invested, less two percentage points; or
 The advertised rate on the day the term deposit was opened, for the number of days the money was actually invested, less two percentage points.
The advertised rate that applies is the one closest to the term completed, e.g. if your money has been in a Term Deposit for 11 months, then the 9month advertised rate applies. The reduced interest rate won't go below 0%.
Examples
John invested $11,000 on 1 January 2019 at 3.40% for 1 year with the interest to be paid at maturity. Today is 31 May 2019 and John needs to break his Term Deposit. He applies and we agree to break the Term Deposit.
John has had his money invested for 151 days (or 5 months). On 1 January the 5month rate was 2.80%. Today the 5month rate is 2.60%. Todayâ€™s 5month rate is lower than the 1 January 2019 rate so the 2.60% rate applies.
If John decides to break his Term Deposit in full:
Interest at original interest rate 

Amount requested to break 
$11,000 
Ã— Original interest rate 
3.40% 
Ã— (Days invested Ã· 365) 
(151 Ã· 365) 
= Total interest earned for 151 days at 3.40% 
$154.72 
Interest after the penalty interest rate 

Amount requested to break 
$11,000 
Ã— Penalty interest rate (advertised rate to apply for days invested âˆ’ two percentage points) 
(2.6% âˆ’ 2%) 
Ã— (Days invested Ã· 365) 
(151 Ã· 365) 
= Total interest received after penalty interest rate is applied (before tax) 
$27.30 
The charge is a $127.42 reduction to interest that is paid out ($154.72 âˆ’ $27.30). This means John receives his original $11,000 plus $27.30 worth of interest. By breaking early, John has missed out on $127.42 of interest. 
If John decides to take out $1,000 but leave $10,000 still invested in the Term Deposit:
Interest at original interest rate 

Amount requested to break 
$1,000 
Ã— Original interest rate 
3.40% 
Ã— (Days invested Ã· 365) 
(151 Ã· 365) 
= Total interest earned for 151 days @ 3.40% 
$14.07 
INTEREST AFTER THE PENALTY INTEREST RATE 

Amount requested to break 
$1,000 
Ã— Penalty interest rate (advertised rate to apply for days invested âˆ’ two percentage points) 
(2.60% âˆ’ 2%) 
Ã— (Days invested Ã· 365) 
(151 Ã· 365) 
= Total interest received after penalty interest rate is applied (before tax) 
$2.48 
The charge is a $11.59 reduction to interest that is paid out ($14.07  $2.48). This means John receives his $1,000, while his $2.48 worth of interest will be put aside and paid out at the maturity of his Term Deposit. By breaking early, John has missed out on $11.59 of interest. His remaining $10,000 stays in his original Term Deposit at 3.40% with the same maturity date. Money remaining in the Term Deposit If John had taken out more than $1,000, his remaining balance would have fallen below $10,000. In this case, his Term Deposit interest rate will drop to the rate that applies to this lower amount. John wouldnâ€™t be able to take out $10,001 as this would reduce his remaining balance in the Term Deposit to less than $1,000 (the minimum for a Term Deposit is $1,000). If John needed $10,001, he would have to break the whole Term Deposit. 
If John invested with the interest to be paid monthly instead of at maturity, and decides to break the Term Deposit in full:
INTEREST AT ORIGINAL INTEREST RATE 

Amount requested to break 
$11,000 
Ã— Original interest rate 
3.40% 
Ã— (Days invested Ã· 365) 
(151 Ã· 365) 
= Total interest earned for 151 days at 3.40% 
$154.72 
INTEREST AFTER THE PENALTY INTEREST RATE 

Amount requested to break 
$11,000 
Ã— Penalty interest rate (advertised rate to apply for days invested âˆ’ two percentage points) 
(2.60% âˆ’ 2%) 
Ã— (Days invested Ã· 365) 
(151 Ã· 365) 
= Total interest received after penalty interest rate is applied (before tax) 
$27.30 
The charge is applied against the whole amount of interest earned (including interest already paid out). In this case, the charge may result in a reduction to the original deposit paid out because we canâ€™t get back money John has already received. John has already received 5 monthly interest payments at the end of each month (including on 31 May 2019) that add up to $154.72, but is only entitled to $27.30 since he is breaking his Term Deposit in full. This means John receives $11,000 less $127.42 ($154.72 âˆ’ $27.30). By breaking early, John has missed out on $127.42 of interest. 
If John invested with the interest to be paid monthly instead of at maturity, and decides to take out $1,000 but leave $10,000 still invested in the Term Deposit:
INTEREST AT ORIGINAL INTEREST RATE 

Amount requested to break 
$1,000 
Ã— Original interest rate 
3.40% 
Ã— (Days invested Ã· 365) 
(151 Ã· 365) 
= Total interest earned for 151 days at 3.40% 
$14.07 
INTEREST AFTER THE PENALTY INTEREST RATE 

Amount requested to break 
$1,000 
Ã— Penalty interest rate (advertised rate to apply for days invested âˆ’ two percentage points) 
(2.60% âˆ’ 2%) 
Ã— (Days invested Ã· 365) 
(151 Ã· 365) 
= Total interest received after penalty interest rate is applied (before tax) 
$2.48 
The charge is applied against the whole amount of interest earned (including interest already paid out). In this case, the charge may result in a reduction to the principal paid out because we canâ€™t get back money John has already received. John has already received 5 monthly interest payments at the end of each month (including on 31 May 2019) that add up to $154.72 â€“ $14.07 of it is from the $1,000 he's breaking, but is only entitled to $2.48 of the $14.07. This means John receives $1,000 less $11.59 ($14.07  $2.48). By breaking early, John has missed out on $11.59 of interest. His remaining $10,000 stays in his original Term Deposit at 3.40% with the same maturity date and continues to pay monthly interest payments. The monthly interest payment amounts will now be lower as they're accruing on $10,000 instead of the original $11,000. 
Breaking a PIE Term Deposit
 Before 30 days: You can't break your PIE Term Deposit within the first 30 days.
 After 30 days: After the first 30 days, youâ€™ll get a lower rate of return on the amount you withdraw as youâ€™ll incur an early termination charge. If we agree to break the PIE Term Deposit:
 The amount you can withdraw must be at least $500; and
 You must either maintain a minimum balance of $10,000 or withdraw all of your balance.
Working out the early termination charge
The charge is a reduction to the return payable to you on the amount you want to withdraw early. The rate of return that'll be applied to the amount of money you want to withdraw will be your original rate of return less two percentage points, while the return payable to you will be calculated using the following formula:
Reduced return to be paid = amount to be withdrawn Ã— (days invested Ã· 365) Ã— (original rate of return âˆ’ two percentage points) where the original rate of return is the rate of return we agreed when you invested.
The reduced rate of return applied will not go below 0%.
Examples
John invested $11,000 on 1 January 2019 in a PIE Term Deposit at 3.40% for 1 year with the return to be paid when it matures. Today is 31 May 2019 and John needs to break his Term Deposit. He applies and we agree to break the PIE Term Deposit.
John has had his money invested for 151 days (or 5 months).
If John decides to break his PIE Term Deposit in full:
Return AT ORIGINAL rate of return 

Amount requested to break 
$11,000 
Ã— Original rate of return 
3.40% 
Ã— (Days invested Ã· 365) 
(151 Ã· 365) 
= Total return earned for 151 days at 3.40% 
$154.72 
RETURN AFTER THE PENALTY Rate of Return 

Amount requested to break 
$11,000 
Ã— Penalty rate of return (original rate of return âˆ’ two percentage points) 
3.40% âˆ’ 2% 
Ã— (Days invested Ã· 365) 
(151 Ã· 365) 
= Total return paid after early termination charge applied 
$63.71 
The charge is a $91.01 reduction to the return that is paid out ($154.72  $63.71). John receives his original $11,000 plus he also receives a return of $63.71. By breaking early, Johnâ€™s return is $91.01 lower than it would have been if heâ€™d kept his money in the PIE Term Deposit for the full term. 
If John decides to take out $1,000 but leave $10,000 still invested in the PIE Term Deposit:
RETURN AT ORIGINAL rate of return 

Amount requested to break 
$1,000 
Ã— Original rate of return 
3.40% 
Ã— (Days invested Ã· 365) 
(151 Ã· 365) 
= Total return earned for 151 days at 3.40% 
$14.07 
RETURN AFTER THE PENALTY Rate of Return 

Amount requested to break 
$1,000 
Ã— Penalty rate of return (original rate of return âˆ’ two percentage points) 
3.40% âˆ’ 2% 
Ã— (Days invested Ã· 365) 
(151 Ã· 365) 
= Total return paid after early termination charge applied 
$5.79 
The charge is a $8.28 reduction to the return that is paid out ($14.07  $5.79). This means John receives his $1,000, while his $5.79 worth of return will be put aside and paid out at the maturity of his PIE Term Deposit. By breaking early, John has missed out on $8.28 of return. His remaining $10,000 stays in his original PIE Term Deposit at 3.40% with the same maturity date. 
Apply to break your Term Deposit
We'll need to verify your identity to ensure the safety of your funds first. Your Term Deposit can only be broken to a New Zealand bank account.
To apply, you can:
 Log in to internet banking or our mobile app and send us a secure mail with the details of the Term Deposit you'd like to break
 Call us
 Personal banking customers: 0800 113 355
 Business banking customers: 0800 601 601 or talk to a business banking specialist
 Visit your nearest Kiwibank.
Standard terms and conditions
Units in the Kiwibank PIE Term Deposit Fund are distributed by Kiwibank and are issued by Kiwibank Investment Management Limited. See all investments terms and conditions or pick up copies from your nearest Kiwibank.
Access term deposit feature
We no longer offer the Access Term Deposit feature on Term Deposits opened on or after 3 April 2024. The Access Term Deposit feature (which is still available on a Standard or Business Term Deposit for a term of 2 years or more, opened before 3 April 2024) allows you to access a portion (up to 20%) of your initial investment at any time without reducing the interest you will receive on that portion. You can access money as many times as you like without charges, as long as 80% of the initial investment remains. If you have a Standard or Business Term Deposit for a term of 2 years or more, that was opened before 3 April 2024, this feature will continue until the maturity date of that Term Deposit.