Westpac Low Fee Platinum Credit Card

Westpac Low Fee Platinum Credit Card

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Westpac Low Fee Platinum Credit Card
Apply by 26 jun 19
20 reviews
Westpac Low Fee Platinum Credit Card
0% p.a. on purchases for up to 9 months from card approval.
Cheap credit card from Westpac with no annual fee to pay for the first year (a $90 saving).
Up to 55 days on purchases.
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9 months
0% p.a.
then 20.09%
$0
1st year
then $90

Pros & cons

What's good?

What's not so good?

0% p.a. on purchases for up to 9 months from card approval.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year, and $0 p.a. in subsequent years when you spend $10,000 or more on purchases in the previous year using your card (saving $90).
Up to 55 days on purchases.
Tap & go™ quickly and easily using your Mastercard® for a faster transaction.
Free personal concierge service.
Free insurance covers for travel and shopping.
No introductory balance transfer offer.

Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.

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User reviews

3.8 out of 5.0 based on 20 reviews85% of reviewers would recommend this card

Rates and fees
Rewards
Customer service
Convenience
Trust

Reviews from users

No annual fee, ever

Reviewed and recommended by Susan on 23 Oct 2016

The best thing about this card is there’s no annual fee for the life of the card. The downside of this is that it’s not a rewards card, therefore you can’t earn points when using this card.

The Westpac mobile banking app is quite easy to use and very stable. It has also been quite safe to use this card so far.

High rate but good insurance and security

Reviewed and recommended by Catherine on 20 Oct 2016

While the interest rate is high, I have found that Westpac’s credit card insurance is good.

They provide alerts when a charge is atypical and they promptly investigated when I told them that a thief had placed certain charges against my card. Much to my relief, they investigated the dodgy business, reported it to the police who also investigated the matter, and removed the incorrectly charged amounts on my credit card.

Platinum benefits at no extra cost

Reviewed and recommended by Ann on 21 Sep 2016

I have had the Westpac 55 Day Platinum Visa Card for about five years now and have no complaints whatsoever. It wasn’t always the platinum card but I received an offer from Westpac not long ago to upgrade to platinum at no cost to me. Of course I accepted.

The card comes with all the extra benefits you expect from platinum, such as complimentary travel insurance.

I love my Westpac Platinum Visa and would not consider changing for anything.

Great for travelling

Reviewed and recommended by Judith on 20 Sep 2016

I travelled to the Mediterranean for a holiday and I ended up in hospital with a mild stroke. The travel insurance I got with my card would have come in handy for my expenses, but fortunately Malta has an agreement with Australia. For the first six months in the country, medical care is free. But QBE insurance company were going to support me all the way if needed.

Good for everyday purchases and overseas travel

Reviewed and recommended by David on 20 Sep 2016

It’s a good card with no frills. We have had this since the bank introduced it. We pay all our bills on it, and book airfares and cruises on it, and it has the benefit of added travel insurance as we travel a lot. We can use it overseas in most countries.

Bonus travel insurance and extended warranty

Reviewed and recommended by Dianne on 21 Aug 2016

Good card if I pay on time, which I always do. I like the bonus travel insurance and extra warranty. I don’t pay fees because my home loan is attached as part of the package. I would recommend to my friends and family if they pay on time and have a home loan package attached to their card.

Convenient and helpful

Reviewed and recommended by paul on 22 Jul 2016

I travel overseas about three months a year and this card saves me a lot in insurance fees as it is a free extra. Also, no annual fee as I always exceed their spend amount. I have been with Westpac for over 50 years and they have always resolved any queries in my favour.

Points cap

Reviewed and not recommended by Kym on 15 Jul 2016

The points on this card are capped at 7500. I have one credit card with a limit of $3100. I will be deleting this card soon as the debt (even with full balance available) is seen as a liability, and it outweighs any rewards. If the rewards were higher, I would consider keeping it.

Simply the best!

Reviewed and recommended by Ann on 02 Jul 2016

This is my very favourite Visa card. I use it all the time as my major credit card and have all my direct debit payments made from this card. Their consumer support is second to none and the very few problems I have had have been sorted very quickly by courteous and knowledgeable staff.

I particularly like the complimentary travel insurance too. Some of the other cards have this insurance, but only for international travel. My card covers me for inter-state travel and I use it a lot. Great card!

Not a bad card

Reviewed and recommended by Anthony on 01 Jul 2016

For what it is, there are no frills, but there are no extras to pay for either. There is a basic annual fee, there’s the added security of insurance, and there’s the 55 day interest-free period. There is no rewards package, but that is all made very apparent in the documentation from the bank. Very useful.

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The basics

About this card

Card setup
Single
Card tier
Platinum
Card type
Mastercard
Card use
Personal
Credit rating
Any
Gambling transactions allowed
No
Joint application
No
Minimum age
18 years old
Minimum income
$30,000
Minimum income for pensioners
Same as standard
Pensioners
Rewards program
None
Temporary residents
Yes

Cardholders

Additional cardholders
1
Additional card fee
$0 p.a.

Credit limits

Minimum credit limit
$6,000
Maximum credit limit
$100,000

Repayments

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

Rates & fees

Promotional interest rates

Interest ratePeriodFeeLimitRevert rate
Balance transfersN/AN/AN/AN/A N/A
Purchases0% p.a.9 monthsN/AN/A 20.09% p.a.

Ongoing interest rates

MonthlyAnnually
Cash advances 1.79% 21.49% p.a.
Purchases 1.67% 20.09% p.a.

Fees

Annual fee
$0 p.a.
Annual fee 2nd year
$90 p.a.
Cash advance fee
whichever is greater, $2.50 or 2%
Dishonour fee
$9
Duplicate statement fee
$2
Foreign exchange fee
3%
Late payment fee
$15
Over limit fee
N/A
Overseas ATM balance fee
$0
Overseas ATM withdrawal fee
$2.50
Overseas emergency card replacement fee
$0
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 $30,000 per year
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, Veteran's Pension and Widower's Pension are acceptable.
Austudy, Child Support Payments, Family Tax Benefits and Parenting Payments, Foster Care Allowance and Youth Allowance are acceptable.
Joint applications are not allowed
Overseas Pension is not acceptable.
Carer's 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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