St.George Bank currently has more than 9,000 employees and is considered to be one of the top 20 public companies in Australia. They got their start as a housing bank back in 1937 and have been expanding ever since. In 1992, they made the switch to a fully fledged financial services company whose credit cards and and other products are highly revered throughout Australia.
Yes. You can apply for a credit card from St.George and run your existing bank account as usual. You do not need to switch accounts.
Yes. St.George have had online banking for years. You can use it to perform all the usual tasks, e.g. review recent transactions, set up payments, etc.
Yes. Apart from the usual telephone banking service, they also have apps for your smartphone.
A selection of credit cards are available from St.George, offering choices such as no annual fee, low balance transfer rates and more. The Platinum Visa credit card offers a relatively low annual fee, a range of complimentary travel and purchase insurance covers, and the option for a low interest balance transfer. The St.George Amplify credit card provides access to a choice of two rewards schemes: Amplify Rewards or Amplify Qantas Rewards. It also has the option for a low rate balance transfer and a low annual fee.
You can save money when you transfer a balance from a non-St.George credit card to a new St.George credit card with lower interest rates for the introductory period. You should be aware that the rate returns to the standard purchase rate when the introductory period ends.
Yes, if you have an existing St.George credit card you can transfer a balance from a third party to your credit card.
No. If you have more than one St.George credit card, you can make payments between cards using standard repayment methods, but a balance transfer is a different type of transaction and can only be made from non-St.George credit cards and debts.
No, St.George balance transfers are free to make.
The bank provides a comprehensive range of services and products for business and corporate customers with 28 dedicated business banking centres and online and telephone services. Services include transactions, savings, credit cards, lending and finance, payment solutions, insurance and agribusiness.
St.George’s personal banking products cover a range of everyday and savings accounts, credit cards, personal loans, home loans, insurance and investments.
All customers can access their accounts through a range of online services, which include online, mobile and telephone banking.
The St.George Co-operative Building Society was in south Sydney in 1937. The society grew over the years and rapidly expanded during the post-war housing boom in the 1950s. In 1955, the Society became a Permanent Building Society, aiming to provide funds for members to buy houses.
In 1970, the society adopted the familiar dragon logo. In 1972, St.George became the first Australian building society to go online when it installed an IBM computer network. It was awarded full banking status in 1992 and in the same year acquired BankSA.
In 2008, St.George Bank shareholders approved a merger with Westpac Banking Corporation.