5 new credit card incentives you need to know about

Ben Tosi

02 Nov 2017

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Providers are upping their game ahead of the Christmas shopping season with the Mozo database seeing a range of inviting changes to existing credit card products over the past few days.

The incentives include new cashback offers, extensions to 0% balance transfer periods, cuts to purchase rates and special bonus point offerings from no less than five credit card providers.

“Credit card providers might be looking to entice customers with these special offers, ahead of the festive season,” said Mozo Director, Kirsty Lamont.

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“This time of year represents a good chance for Aussies to nab a deal on their new credit card, but which one you choose really does depend on what you plan on using the card for. Make sure you consider not only the freebies on offer, but whether the card is a good choice for you in general,” said Lamont.

Find out who have headlined the most recent changes and what is now on offer:

1. Bonus point offering

If you’re after a quick way to accrue some serious points, ANZ have upped the bonus point offer for holders of its Frequent Flyer Platinum Card. Travel lovers can now earn a whopping 65,000 Qantas Points simply by spending $2,500 on the card within the first three months.

2. Exclusive membership

Spend a lot of money on wine, especially heading into the festive season? Yesterday saw Mozo’s Provider of the Year, American Express add a completely new feature to its Experts Choice winning Qantas Ultimate Card - complimentary Qantas epiQure Premium Membership.

Choose from a range of boutique wines and produce that won’t just taste great but will also earn you bonus Qantas Points.

3. Budget savvy

If you’re after something a little less extravagant, then the newly renamed Bank of us has made some fresh and frugal alterations to its Visa Credit Card. The changes include waiving the $39 annual fee in the first year and a three basis point cut to its purchase rate which now sits at a low 9.99%.

4. Cashback offer

Australia’s biggest banks have also been getting in on the action with Commonwealth Bank making an attractive cashback offer across its Low Rate and Low Rate Gold credit cards. If you want to earn a smooth $300 back on your purchases, you’ll have to apply for the card before the 4th of February 2018 and spend $1,000 within 90 days of the card being activated.

5. Balance transfer offer

If you’ve got existing debt on your current credit card but are looking to make the switch, HSBC recently extended the 0% balance transfer period from 6 to 12 months on its Platinum Qantas Credit Card. This means that you will have a whole year to pay off the debt you’ve moved across from your old card before you start paying the pricey 21.99% cash advance rate.

Nothing here that takes your fancy? Check out Mozo’s dedicated credit card comparison tables to compare a range of products and their features before deciding which piece of plastic is best for you.

Other credit cards on the market

Rates updated daily. Advertiser disclosure.

  • Apply By 30 June 2021

    Bendigo Bank Low Rate Credit Card

    0% p.a. for 24 months and then 11.99% p.a. (2.00% balance transfer fee)

    11.99% p.a.

    $45

    0% p.a. balance transfer for 24 months (Reverts to 11.99% p.a). Low annual fee of $45 and no fees for additional cardholders.

    • 11.99% p.a.

    • -

    • 0% p.a. for 24 months and then 11.99% p.a. (2.00% balance transfer fee)

    • 13.99% p.a.

    • 55

    • 3.00%

    • $45

    • $15.00

    • 0.50%, Min $3.25

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Low Rate Credit Card

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  • Apply By 07 September 2021

    Westpac Low Rate

    0% p.a. for 28 months and then 21.49% p.a. (1.00% balance transfer fee)

    13.74% p.a.

    $59 $0 in the first year

    Enjoy a super low rate of 13.74% with 55 days interest free plus 0% balance transfer for up to 28 months at 1% BT fee. No annual card fee for the first year, $59 thereafter.

    • 13.74% p.a.

    • -

    • 0% p.a. for 28 months and then 21.49% p.a. (1.00% balance transfer fee)

    • 21.49% p.a.

    • 55

    • 0.0

    • 3.00%

    • $59 $0 in the first year

    • $15.00

    • 2%, Min $2.50, Max $150

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Low Rate

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  • Defence Bank Foundation Credit Card

    3.99% p.a. for 6 months and then 8.99% p.a.

    3.99% p.a. for 6 months then 8.99% p.a.

    $45

    Defence Bank Low Rate Credit Card offers a 3.99% p.a. 6 month introductory rate on balance transfers, purchases and cash advances. Up to 55 days interest free on purchases.

    • 3.99% p.a. for 6 months then 8.99% p.a.

    • 3.99% p.a. for 6 months

    • 3.99% p.a. for 6 months and then 8.99% p.a.

    • 8.99% p.a.

    • 55

    • 3.00%

    • $45

    • $20.00

    • 4.1

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Foundation Credit Card

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  • American Express Cashback Credit Card

    No current offer

    20.74% p.a.

    $120

    Enjoy up to 6% cashback on eligible purchases in the first three months. Additional 1.5% cashback with American Express Shop Small Campaign (conditions apply). Complimentary perks and insurances. Eligibility criteria and T&Cs apply.

    • 20.74% p.a.

    • -

    • No current offer

    • 55

    • 3.00%

    • $120

    • $30.00

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Cashback Credit Card

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  • St.George Vertigo

    0% p.a. for 28 months and then 21.49% p.a.

    13.99% p.a.

    $55

    0% p.a. for 28 months on balance transfers requested at card application. 0% balance transfer fee applies. Rate then switches to applicable variable cash advance rate. New cards only, Eligibility criteria and T&Cs apply. Offer ends September 28th 2021.

    • 13.99% p.a.

    • -

    • 0% p.a. for 28 months and then 21.49% p.a.

    • 21.49% p.a.

    • 55

    • 3.00%

    • $55

    • $15.00

    • 2%, Min $2.50

    Read our Mozo Review to learn more about the Vertigo

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