St.George Vertigo Platinum Credit Card | Review & Apply

St.George Vertigo Platinum Credit Card

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St.George Vertigo Platinum Credit Card
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St.George Vertigo Platinum Credit Card
0% p.a. for 18 months on balance transfers. Reverts to cash advance rate. (0% balance transfer fee applies).
Low ongoing variable purchase interest rate of 12.99% p.a.
$49 p.a. annual fee for the first year.
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12.99% p.a.
ongoing
$49
1st year
then $99
18 months
0% p.a.
then 21.49%
with a 0% fee

Pros & cons

What's good?

What's not so good?

0% p.a. for 18 months on balance transfers. Reverts to cash advance rate. (0% balance transfer fee applies).
Low ongoing variable purchase interest rate of 12.99% p.a.
$49 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($99 p.a. thereafter).
Complimentary insurance for overseas travel for 6 months.
Price Protection insurance and Purchase Protection insurance.
Extended warranty on purchases.
Visa Platinum Concierge Service.
The cash advance rate of 21.49% p.a. is much higher than the low rate on purchases which could hurt if you used the card for cash advances.
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User reviews

3.6 out of 5.0 based on 6 reviews100% of reviewers would recommend this card

Rates and fees
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Customer service
Convenience
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Reviews from users

It's worked OK for me

Reviewed and recommended by Kathryn on 31 Aug 2016

My St George Vertigo Platinum Credit Card is a reliable card. It’s convenient to use for online shopping, buying concert tickets, travelling etc. I’ve had no trouble with it at all and would have no hesitation to recommend it to others. In fact, I already have to my family and friends.

One of the lowest interest rates, but no rewards

Reviewed and recommended by Poizon on 18 Jul 2016

It has one of the lowest of interest rates out there. Who’s 100% happy paying interest? I could do without an annual card fee, or maybe the fee could be reduced.
I haven’t had any issues in all the years I’ve had it. It’s the only card i’ve ever had, so I can make no comparison.
They are quick dealing with fraud.

Great balance transfer facility

Reviewed and recommended by Darryl on 25 Jun 2016

It really helped save me money on the interest I would have needed to pay had I not been able to do a balance transfer with this credit card! It was really easy to make payments to the card having a St.George Complete Freedom account as well. It was also very easy to apply for balance transfers.

Saved me getting hit with interest

Reviewed and recommended by Joshua on 09 Jun 2016

Due to unforeseen circumstances I had to use a large sum of the credit card from my own bank. Due to financial pressures I could only pay back the bare minimum. At this point I started getting hit with interest fees. I applied for the Vertigo Platinum for the 0% interest-free window. The balance transfer was quick and convenient. I am now re-paying St.George without the hassle of interest.

I saved a lot of money with this card

Reviewed and recommended by Winnie on 09 Jun 2016

The St.George branch staff recommended this card to me. I used it for the balance transfer and saved around $600 a year in interest repayments. I also save money on the annual fee for the first year. I recommended this card to my family and friends and some of them got this card as well.

Great credit card

Reviewed and recommended by Nasrin Azizi on 05 Sep 2014

It is a great card with a low interest rate from a trusted lender. The most suitable card for our needs, we worked out that the pros outweigh the cons and we are better off with this card. Minimum limit on the card is $6,000, which is suitable for us.

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The basics

About this card

Card setup
Single
Card tier
Platinum
Card type
Visa
Card use
Personal
Credit rating
Any
Gambling transactions allowed
No
Joint application
Yes
Minimum age
18 years old
Minimum income
$15,000
Minimum income for pensioners
Same as standard
Pensioners
Rewards program
None
Temporary residents
Yes

Cardholders

Additional cardholders
3
Additional card fee
$0 p.a.

Credit limits

Minimum credit limit
$6,000
Maximum credit limit
$40,000

Repayments

Interest charged from
Purchase date
Interest free period
Up to 55 days on purchases
Minimum repayment
2%

Balance transfers

The offer

Interest ratePeriodFeeLimitRevert rate
Balance transfers0% p.a.18 months0%80% of credit limit21.49% p.a.

Balance transfers to this card

Balance transfer earns rewards
No
Balance transfer fee payment due
First statement
Balance transfer from personal loan
No
Balance transfer processing time
10 - 14 days
Interest free days with unpaid balance
0 days
Maximum balance transfer
80% of credit limit
Available to existing customers
No

Banks you can't balance transfer from

You can't balance transfer to the St.George Vertigo Platinum Credit Card at the promotional balance transfer rate from:

  • Bank of Melbourne
  • Bank SA
  • St.George

Rates & fees

Promotional interest rates

Interest ratePeriodFeeLimitRevert rate
Balance transfers0% p.a.18 months0%80% of credit limit 21.49% p.a.
PurchasesN/AN/AN/AN/A N/A

Ongoing interest rates

MonthlyAnnually
Cash advances 1.79% 21.49% p.a.
Purchases 1.08% 12.99% p.a.

Fees

Annual fee
$49 p.a.
Annual fee 2nd year
$99 p.a.
Cash advance fee
2%
Dishonour fee
$9
Duplicate statement fee
$7.50
Foreign exchange fee
3%
Late payment fee
$15
Over limit fee
N/A
Overseas ATM balance fee
$0
Overseas ATM withdrawal fee
$5
Overseas emergency card replacement fee
$52.50
Transaction verification fee
$0

Minimum criteria for this card

What you need before applying

Be over 18 years old
You are a resident or citizen of Australia
Earn a regular income of more than $15,000 per year
You have your personal details ready to complete the online application
Have not applied for multiple credit cards recently
Joint applications are allowed
Temporary residents are eligible
Age Pension, Disability Pension, Overseas Pension and Widower's Pension are acceptable.
Family Tax Benefits and Parenting Payments is 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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