Qantas launches a new credit card with “unparalleled benefits”, but does it actually offer value?

Ceyda Erem

12 Feb 2019

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If you’re a big spender who’s being holding out for the right piece of plastic to come along, we’ve got good news.

Qantas has launched a new credit card, the Qantas Premier Titanium, which according to the credit card provider, offers “unparalleled benefits” compared to the existing Qantas Premier Everyday and Qantas Premier Platinum cards.

The luxe card features a 19.99% purchase rate, a 21.99% cash advance rate and an eye watering $1,200 annual fee, one of the highest on the market.

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Spenders will earn 1.25 points per dollar on Mastercard, up to $12,500 per month, then 0.5 points per dollar on Mastercard, uncapped.

But for rewards lovers who like to take their plastic overseas, you’ll earn 2 Qantas points per AUD $1 equivalent spend.

If you spend $5,000 within the first 90 days of approval, card holders will be rewarded with 150,000 bonus Qantas Points.

There’s also two complimentary Qantas First Class Lounge invitations every year, plus two complimentary lounge invitations for use at the domestic Qantas Club Lounges or Qantas operated International Business Lounges.

A complimentary Qantas Wine Premium Membership, valued at $99, is also up for grabs as well as a 10% saving on eligible Qantas flights for up to two bookings per year for two people on all fare classes, as well as a 20% bonus on Status Credits on Qantas operated and marketed flights.

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“While these flashy plastic perks are a rewards lovers dream, Aussies need to keep in mind that this is not a card for everyone,” warned Mozo Director, Kirsty Lamont.

“Seeing as you’ll need to budget for a $1,200 annual fee and have an annual income of $200,000 to apply, I imagine that small number of Aussies fit the bill. This is a card designed for high earners who are able to spend enough each month to offset the high annual fee.”

Getting down to the nitty gritty, the Qantas Premium Titanium credit comes comes with the rewards card perks you’d expect as standard, including complimentary travel insurance and concierge service.

Does the Qantas Premier Titanium actually hold value?

If there’s one thing that might be on the mind for many Aussie credit card holders, it’s knowing whether the Qantas Premier Titanium card will stack up in terms of reward value.

According to the Mozo database, based on a $60K annual spend, or $5,000 per month, the card has a rewards net value of $572.

And if you think the new Qantas Premier Titanium card isn’t for you, our credit card comparison tool compares a range of credit cards from platinum cards to low rate cards.

6 credit card offers

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  • 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

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  • American Express Qantas Ultimate Card

    No current offer

    20.74% p.a.

    $450

    Receive 120,000 bonus Qantas Points plus 120 Status Credits when you apply, are approved, and meet the minimum spend criteria of $4,500 in the first 3 months. T&Cs apply. Available to new Card Members only.

    • 20.74% p.a.

    • -

    • No current offer

    • 44

    • 3.00%

    • $450

    • $30.00

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  • Apply By 30 November 2021

    St.George Vertigo

    0% p.a. for 30 months and then 21.49% p.a.

    13.99% p.a.

    $55 $0 in the first year

    0% p.a. for 30 months on balance transfers requested at card application. 0% balance transfer fee applies. Rate then switches to applicable variable cash advance rate. No annual fee for the first year, $55 thereafter. New cards only, Eligibility criteria and T&Cs apply. Offer ends November 30th 2021.

    • 13.99% p.a.

    • -

    • 0% p.a. for 30 months and then 21.49% p.a.

    • 21.49% p.a.

    • 55

    • 0.0

    • 3.00%

    • $55 $0 in the first year

    • $15.00

    • 2%, Min $2.50

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  • Great Southern Bank Low Rate Credit Card

    0% p.a. for 25 months and then 21.74% p.a.

    11.99% p.a.

    $49 $0 in the first year

    0% balance transfer rate for 20 months and up to 55 interest free days. No annual fee for the first year and $49 after. Mozo Experts Choice Balance Transfer Platinum Credit Card Winner 2020^

    • 11.99% p.a.

    • -

    • 0% p.a. for 25 months and then 21.74% p.a.

    • 21.74% p.a.

    • 55

    • 0.0

    • 3.40%

    • $49 $0 in the first year

    • $12.50

    • 2.00%, Min $3.50

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  • Apply By 30 November 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. New Cards only. Offer ends November 30th 2021. T&C's and exclusions apply.

    • 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

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  • Bankwest Breeze Mastercard

    0% p.a. for 15 months and then 9.90% p.a.

    0% p.a. for 15 months then 9.90% p.a.

    $49 $0 in the first year

    Enjoy 0% p.a on balance transfers for 15 months then 9.90% thereafter. No annual fee for the first year. Limited time only. Other fees, T&Cs apply. New Breeze Mastercard customers only.

    • 0% p.a. for 15 months then 9.90% p.a.

    • 0% p.a. for 15 months

    • 0% p.a. for 15 months and then 9.90% p.a.

    • 21.99% p.a.

    • 55

    • 0.0

    • 2.95%

    • $49 $0 in the first year

    • $25.00

    • 2%, Min $4.00

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