You can use the Commonweath Bank Low Fee Card anywhere in the world where MasterCard is accepted - that's over 32 million locations around the world in case you're wondering. It also comes with a 5% cash back offer on PayPass transactions, so you can just "tap and go" for purchases under $100 and receive something for nothing. Just keep in mind the cash back offer is only available for the first 3 months and you'll need to apply by 30 September 2015 and activate by 31 October 2015.
The purchase rate is 19.74% so this is not a card that you'll want to have a high ongoing balance on. Pay off your card in full each month and you'll get to enjoy up to 55 interest free days. If you have debt that you want to transfer over from another credit card you will get a 5.99% balance transfer rate for 5 months. Just be sure to knock down that debt in the low interest period as any remaining balance will get rolled over to the high 21.24% cash advance rate.
If you are a Sydneysider or want an excuse to visit Sydney, as a Low Fee cardholder you will get access to the MasterCard Priceless Sydney service which gives you access to exclusive dining, entertainment and sporting events in Sydney.This card also comes with innovative lock, block and limit features. What are they? The lock feature allows you to temporarily lock the card if you have misplaced it. The card blocking feature means that you can block set transactions such as overseas instore purchases or even online purchases when you are not travelling or shopping online. You can unblock them at any time via NetBank or the CommBank App. You can also use the blocking feature to stop ATM cash withdrawals with the credit card (a highly recommended thing to do) and finally you can also put a limit on purchase amounts so you can avoid big budget blowouts or spontaneous shopping expeditions.
Who it's good for:
This credit card is good for those that want the convenience of a credit card but don't want to pay for extras like concierge services or rewards points.
The Low Fee card also has a low minimum credit limit of $500 so it is a good card for anyone who wants to limit their monthly credit spending.
Be sure to keep a close eye on your repayment date as there is a $20 late payment fee, and try to pay your balance in full every month to avoid the hefty 19.74% interest rate.