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Bendigo Bank Low Rate Mastercard

Purchase rate
11.99% p.a.
Balance transfer rate
0% p.a. for 6 months and then 13.99% p.a.
Annual fees
$45 $0 in the first year
Interest free days on purchases
55

Mozo editorial review Bendigo Bank Low Rate Mastercard

Last updated: 3 August 2020.

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What's hot
  • 2019 Mozo Experts Choice Award winner
  • 0% on purchases for 6 months from account opening (reverts to 11.99% purchase rate after 15 months)
  • Low $45 annual fee
  • Earn a $150 Woolworths gift card, if you spend $1,000 within 60 days from account opening.
What's not
  • $15 late payment fee
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The Bendigo Bank Low Rate Mastercard is a bundle of good, bringing you all you could want in a low rate credit card. From its 11.99% purchase rate to a very reasonable $45 fee, right through to its up to 55 interest free days, this is a card that has your back. Not to mention that if you apply before August 2 2020, you'll receive a 0% interest rate on purchases for the first 6 months. And if you spend $1,000 within 60 days of opening the account, you'll earn a $150 Woolworths gift card.

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Key features

If you apply for Bendigo Bank's Low Rate Credit Card before August 2 2020, then you'll snag a 0% interest rate on purchases for the first 6 months! After that the rate will revert to 11.99%, which is still considerably lower than a number of credit cards, which can come with purchase rates of 19% or over. The $45 annual fee won't break the bank either. 

While some low rate interest cards can trip you up with their 0 day interest period, you'll get up to 55 interest free days with this card, which means you have almost 2 months to pay off your balance before you get stung with any extra costs. Bendigo bank also offers a fairly unique interest option, as the interest is charged from when you receive your statement, rather than when you initially make the purchase, saving you on your interest.

If you intend to share the credit card with someone else then you’re in luck, because you’ll incur no fee for having additional cardholders, allowing you and another to both use the same account.

And with a low 13.99% cash advance rate you won’t break the bank if you get get stuck running to the ATM outside your favourite cash only Thai place. 

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Who is it good for

The Bendigo Bank Low Rate Mastercard is a great card for anyone who is in need of a credit card that is there to assist them with their daily purchases, either necessities or a bit of fun.

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Any catches

All around the Low Rate Mastercard has a lot of positives, but don’t get too relaxed about making payments, because you’ll be slapped with a $15 late payment fee if you miss the due date.

Details

Rates and fees information correct as at 29 September 2020 Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
Rates
  • 11.99% p.a.

  • none

  • 0% p.a. for 6 months and then 13.99% p.a.

  • yes

  • 13.99% p.a.

  • 55

Fees
  • $45.00

  • $0 in the first 1 year

  • none

  • none

  • $15.00

  • 0.50%, Min $3.25

  • 3.00%

  • $5.00

  • $10.00

  • $0.00

Features
  • $10.00

  • 3.0

  • yes

  • none

Payment options

Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Fitbit Pay, Garmin Pay

Other benefits

Earn a $150 Woolworths gift card, if you spend $1,000 within 60 days from account opening.

Customer Reviews

How are Bendigo Bank credit cards rated by the Mozo community?

Overall
8.1/10
Price
7.2/10
Features
6.7/10
Customer service
8.3/10
Convenience
8.1/10
Trust
8.4/10

Latest reviews of Bendigo Bank Low Rate Mastercard

  • Overall 4/10
    I was very let down by Bendigo

    I felt i was treated as a second class citizen when applying for my first credit card when i have been with this bank over 25 years! I had one default against me over 6 months ago, which was payed within that week and still i was treated as a risk.

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    I felt i was treated as a second class citizen when applying for my first credit card when i have been with this bank over 25 years! I had one default against me over 6 months ago, which was payed within that week and still i was treated as a risk.

    Price
    3/10
    Features
    3/10
    Customer service
    1/10
    Convenience
    5/10
    Trust
    4/10
    Less
    Juanita, Queensland reviewed 6 months ago
  • Overall 9/10
    Customer Service is superb, low premiums

    I like the support, time and effort that the staff provide, supplying information and answering questions in a friendly and pleasant manner. I found that the Bank may have over-reacted to the possibility of fraud. They sometimes queried small payments of $1 or $2, and closed the account until I had responded. On the other hand they did not want me to be caught out with scams, and helped out with thorough investigation and repayment when fraud was involved. This intense support was never judge-mental or patronising. Instead it was very encouraging.

    Read full review

    I like the support, time and effort that the staff provide, supplying information and answering questions in a friendly and pleasant manner. I found that the Bank may have over-reacted to the possibility of fraud. They sometimes queried small payments of $1 or $2, and closed the account until I had responded. On the other hand they did not want me to be caught out with scams, and helped out with thorough investigation and repayment when fraud was involved. This intense support was never judge-mental or patronising. Instead it was very encouraging.

    Price
    8/10
    Features
    7/10
    Customer service
    10/10
    Convenience
    6/10
    Trust
    9/10
    Less
    Max, Victoria reviewed over 1 year ago
  • Overall 9/10
    Good

    Bendigo Bank is open on Saturdays.

    Read full review

    Bendigo Bank is open on Saturdays.

    Price
    10/10
    Features
    6/10
    Customer service
    10/10
    Convenience
    10/10
    Trust
    10/10
    Less
    Darren, Victoria reviewed over 2 years ago
  • Overall 9/10
    Great

    Just simply the best...

    Read full review

    Just simply the best...

    Price
    10/10
    Features
    10/10
    Customer service
    10/10
    Convenience
    10/10
    Trust
    10/10
    Less
    Montgomery, Queensland reviewed over 2 years ago
  • Overall 10/10
    Bendigo is the best bank I have been with.

    Bendigo is the best bank I have been with

    Read full review

    Bendigo is the best bank I have been with

    Price
    8/10
    Features
    8/10
    Customer service
    10/10
    Convenience
    10/10
    Trust
    10/10
    Less
    Aaron, Western Australia reviewed about 4 years ago
Bendigo Bank

About Bendigo Bank

Bendigo Bank is a community focused bank that's all about customer satisfaction. Over the past 22 years, Bendigo Bank has given back $230 million to help communities build the things they need to thrive. With a national presence and an innovative digital experience, Bendigo Bank offers a full range of financial services including credit cards, personal loans, home loans, savings and bank accounts to help Aussies meet their money goals.

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