Latitude Gem Visa | Details, Reviews & Comparison

Latitude Gem Visa

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Card features
balance transfer
purchase rate
annual fee
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Latitude Gem Visa
Get 0% interest on purchases of $250 or more.
Long term low interest available on purchases at thousands of stores.
Up to 55 days on purchases.
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24.99% p.a.
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$99
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Pros & cons

What's good?

What's not so good?

0% interest on purchases of $250 or more.
Longer term interest-free promotions available at thousands of stores nationwide.
Up to 55 days on purchases.
$99 p.a. annual fee is on the high side compared with other low interest cards.
$30 late payment fee.
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User reviews

3.0 out of 5.0 based on 33 reviews55% of reviewers would recommend this card

Rates and fees
Rewards
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Convenience
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Reviews from users

The interest rate is killing me

Reviewed and not recommended by Tasha on 30 Apr 2017

This card has such a high interest rate, I feel I can never reduce the balance. I am tempted to find a low interest credit card to transfer over to, so i can save $$$$$.

It is convenient, but it’s not good when the interest rate is so high. At least if it was a lower rate there would be more chance of customers spending on it, as they wouldn’t be paying it off so much.

It was a big mistake

Reviewed and not recommended by Letisha on 04 Apr 2017

I have only this card – my first one – big mistake: high interest, no rewards, no way of getting ahead. It’s slow and painful, costing a lot more than I thought. It makes me feel sick.

I can’t wait to get it down a little, and change through Credit Card Compare to one that will reward me and have lower interest.

Charges are astronomical

Reviewed and not recommended by Pauline on 08 Jan 2017

It is convenient, but the charges are astronomical and there are more charges than actual spending. You never seem to be able to reduce the balance amount as the charges are over and above what is necessary, even if you pay more than the amount owing per month. I am not happy at all.

Straightforward and easy all the way

Reviewed and recommended by Tamara on 25 Nov 2016

Gem Visa has been the best credit card company to go through. I have certain issues with overdrawing and have never been hit with a large fee. Payments are a breeze to make — a simple transfer every pay is a simple task. It takes no time at all out of your day. Paying each month leaves you with no existing fees, with no hassle of overdrawing.

On applying for the credit card, the customer service team was a blast to talk to. All my questions were answered, everything was a breeze, and in no time I was sent my card in the mail.

I have never had an issue with credit theft or any hassles with my bills. Everything has been straightforward and straight sailing.

I would never choose another credit card company.

Exorbitant fees

Reviewed and not recommended by Danielle on 24 Nov 2016

It has excellent customer service and is a convenient card to use. But It has high rates and fees and few rewards.

The late fee is $25. The annual card fee is $99. It costs $0.95 to pay your bill. This is unethical and exorbitant. I would not recommend to anyone. I will pay it off and close it as soon as I can. Never again will I obtain a card through Gem Visa.

Interest-free furniture purchase

Reviewed and recommended by Morgan on 29 Sep 2016

I only got this card for finance on some furniture. It was very helpful in that regard, but otherwise I don’t use it. There are quite a few extra charges on it.

The customer service has been fairly good, apart from a few hiccups in miscommunication at first. They try to send me offers occasionally but I have never purchased with the card itself to receive any of the deals.

No longer interest free

Reviewed and not recommended by Monica on 27 Sep 2016

This card was good to start with and they were very helpful when I was in hardship, but now the interest-free period is at an end, so everything they were doing for me, now they are not.

Charges are the highest I have ever seen and there are no rewards with this card either, so I am looking for a new one.

High interest rate with this card

Reviewed and not recommended by Shane on 26 Sep 2016

This card is good if you can manage to pay the debt off within the 6 to 12 months interest-free period. After that the rate is fairly high, and unaffordable on low incomes.

The staff and help lines are reasonably efficient and easy to deal with, to make payments or set up payment instalments.

Great for emergencies and 0% interest purchases.

Reviewed and recommended by Lori on 26 Sep 2016

I got this card so I could buy a gold chain for my partner’s birthday on an interest-free period. I loved the convenience and ease of getting it. I didn’t have to pay the annual fee initially because I was employed with a company that it was waived for.

I have been very happy so far with the ease of managing my account and billing information.

I would only use this card if I could pay it off in the interest-free period as the rates are very high. It is great for people who need to have emergency funds available and have no other options available to them.

Security can be over-zealous

Reviewed and not recommended by Stephen on 25 Sep 2016

This card came free when we purchased a couch from Super Amart. I have been using the card since that purchase. We pay the full amount off each month to reduce the card’s interest.

We have received calls from time to time blocking overseas purchases. This has its pros and cons as at times it has blocked purchases that were authentic.

The high yearly fee is an issue.

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The basics

About this card

Card setup
Single
Card tier
Standard
Card type
Visa
Card use
Personal
Credit rating
N/A
Gambling transactions allowed
No
Joint application
No
Minimum age
18 years old
Minimum income
N/A
Minimum income for pensioners
Same as standard
Pensioners
Rewards program
None
Temporary residents
N/A

Cardholders

Additional cardholders
9
Additional card fee
$0 p.a.

Credit limits

Minimum credit limit
$1,000
Maximum credit limit
N/A

Repayments

Interest charged from
N/A
Interest free period
Up to 55 days on purchases
Minimum repayment
whichever is greater, $25 or 3%

Rates & fees

Ongoing interest rates

MonthlyAnnually
Cash advances 2.08% 24.99% p.a.
Purchases 2.08% 24.99% p.a.

Fees

Annual fee
$99 p.a.
Cash advance fee
3%
Dishonour fee
N/A
Duplicate statement fee
$2.50
Foreign exchange fee
3%
Late payment fee
$30
Over limit fee
$0
Overseas ATM balance fee
$0
Overseas ATM withdrawal fee
$4
Overseas emergency card replacement fee
$10
Transaction verification fee
N/A

Minimum criteria for this card

What you need before applying

Be over 18 years old
You are a resident or citizen of Australia
You have your personal details ready to complete the online application
Have not applied for multiple credit cards recently
Age Pension, Disability Pension, Overseas Pension, Veteran's Pension and Widower's Pension are acceptable.
Carer's Allowance, Child Support Payments, Family Tax Benefits and Parenting Payments and Foster Care Allowance are acceptable.
Joint applications are not allowed
Austudy and Youth Allowance are not acceptable.
Disclaimer: The minimum criteria are intended only to be a guide. Your application may still be rejected by the bank even if you can answer 'Yes' to all the minimum criteria. The final decision regarding your application is up to the bank.

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