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NAB Low Fee Card

Card features
balance transfer
purchase rate
annual fee
NAB Low Fee Card
Low $30 p.a. ongoing annual fee.
Complimentary purchase protection insurance.
0% p.a. for 6 months on balance transfers. (2% balance transfer fee applies). Reverts to cash advance rate.
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6 months
0% p.a.
then 21.74%
with a 2% fee
19.74% p.a.

Pros & cons

What's good?

What's not so good?

Low $30 p.a. ongoing annual fee.
Complimentary purchase protection insurance.
0% p.a. for 6 months on balance transfers. (2% balance transfer fee applies). Reverts to cash advance rate.
Additional cardholder at no extra cost.
Handy payWave “tap and go” technology to make in store purchases even faster.
There is no promotional balance transfer offer.

*NAB may vary or end this offer at any time.

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User reviews

3.6 out of 5.0 based on 48 reviews92% of reviewers would recommend this card

Rates and fees
Customer service

Reviews from users

Great card and service, but too tempting for me

Reviewed and recommended by Tara on 19 Dec 2016

I had previously obtained this card because I have been through NAB for a number of years, and it was offered. At first I was questioning whether or not I wanted a credit card, because we all know they can be tricky little things to have. I researched and researched I weighed up pros and cons (not that there were many) and decided I’d give it a go.

It was my first credit card, and I could not have been happier. NAB has been such a blessing to deal with — friendly staff that offer to help as much as possible, they talk to you like a person and not just a customer. They help you find what product is best suited for your needs. I recommend NAB to everyone I know. However, since obtaining this card I have paid the outstanding balance and requested it to be closed, because I was always finding it too tempting to buy the latest technology, or the little decor touches that make a house feel like home. Things that were unimportant and I didn’t need them.

No frills card from good bank with good service

Reviewed and recommended by Julie on 03 Dec 2016

Got to love a bank that doesn’t keep its customers waiting. It’s a great card with no frills, just a low rate. I would recommend the NAB, and this card is definitely worth looking into getting, simply due to the low fees they charge compared to other cards and banks. Service is great too.

Competitive low fees, exceptional service

Reviewed and recommended by Emily on 21 Oct 2016

This was my first credit card with my major bank. I have had no troubles with them over the years and fees and charges remain competitive and low. Linking to my main bank account makes keeping on top of everything easy.

They have also offered exceptional Australian-based customer service when issues have come up. I have never been left feeling like I was not a valued customer.

Nine months interest free, interest still low

Reviewed and recommended by Jess on 17 Oct 2016

I would not go with any other bank. These guys always keep me informed about interest rates, etc. I love my NAB credit card.

I got nine months interest free, and the interest is still low.

I have this card for things that pop up that I might not think about, like fixing my spare tyre and booking a trip home really quickly. Credit cards are wicked.

I would tell my friends about this for sure — well, actually I do.

Credit in a hurry can be a lifesaver

Reviewed and recommended by Pauline on 15 Oct 2016

The credit card is great for using online, or when there’s a bargain and pay day is too far away.

It’s also good for when something breaks and needs to be repaired or replaced in a hurry, for example your fridge or freezer, which has actually happened to me. So having this card in my purse can be a life saver at times.

Low cost, good for emergencies

Reviewed and recommended by K on 29 Sep 2016

It’s easy to use, monthly repayments are in the middle range between high and low, and it has a low interest rate. I have this card because it comes in handy in case of emergencies or if anything unexpected happens. I don’t generally carry cash on me unless i know i am buying something.

i would recommend NAB to everyone as I always get great customer service.

Provides cash when needed

Reviewed and recommended by Lisa on 26 Sep 2016

This card allows me to always have cash when needed, for groceries, holidays and anything that randomly pops up.

I definitely recommend this card to friends and family.

NAB is well-known for low fees and charges.

Reviewed and recommended by Steven on 25 Sep 2016

I don’t use it as a credit card but use it as a convenience instead of carrying cash. NAB is known for low fees and charges and it is recognised as one of the major banks so it is accepted anywhere in the world. Some airlines especially are selective about which cards you can use.

'Low fee' not as low as I expected

Reviewed and recommended by Lua on 22 Sep 2016

I liked the name 'NAB Low Fee Card’ as I expected the fees to be low, as per its name. The convenience is fair, which helps when an emergency arises. However, the fees are not. It would be great if NAB considered lowering them, to help low income earners manage and pay it off when it gets maxed.

Good for people on a budget

Reviewed and recommended by Katie on 20 Sep 2016

This card is great because it has a really low annual fee.

The customer service I have received from NAB regarding the card has been really good too.

It’s a great card for people not concerned with frequent flyer points. It’s suitable for those who want a simple, no-hassle card, and perhaps those who are on a budget.

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The basics

About this card

Card setup
Card tier
Card type
Card use
Credit rating
Gambling transactions allowed
Joint application
Minimum age
18 years old
Minimum income
Minimum income for pensioners
Same as standard
Rewards program
Temporary residents


Additional cardholders
Additional card fee
$0 p.a.

Credit limits

Minimum credit limit
Maximum credit limit


Interest charged from
Purchase date
Interest free period
Up to 44 days on purchases
Minimum repayment

Balance transfers

The offer

Interest ratePeriodFeeLimitRevert rate
Balance transfers0% p.a.6 months2%90% of credit limit21.74% p.a.

Balance transfers to this card

Balance transfer earns rewards
Balance transfer fee payment due
First statement
Balance transfer from personal loan
Balance transfer processing time
10 - 14 days
Interest free days with unpaid balance
0 days
Maximum balance transfer
90% of credit limit
Available to existing customers

Banks you can't balance transfer from

You can't balance transfer to the NAB Low Fee Card at the promotional balance transfer rate from:

  • NAB Business
  • NAB

Rates & fees

Promotional interest rates

Interest ratePeriodFeeLimitRevert rate
Balance transfers0% p.a.6 months2%90% of credit limit 21.74% p.a.
PurchasesN/AN/AN/AN/A N/A

Ongoing interest rates

Cash advances 1.81% 21.74% p.a.
Purchases 1.65% 19.74% p.a.


Annual fee
$30 p.a.
Cash advance fee
whichever is greater, $2.50 or 2%
Dishonour fee
Duplicate statement fee
Foreign exchange fee
Late payment fee
Over limit fee
Overseas ATM balance fee
Overseas ATM withdrawal fee
Overseas emergency card replacement fee
Transaction verification fee

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
Temporary residents are eligible
Age Pension, Disability Pension, Overseas Pension, Veteran's Pension and Widower's Pension are acceptable.
Austudy, Carer's Allowance, Child Support Payments, Family Tax Benefits and Parenting Payments and Foster Care Allowance are acceptable.
Joint applications are not allowed
Youth Allowance is 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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