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Why the American Express Westpac Altitude Black Card?

You can earn your Altitude Points fast and continue to pool your points1.

  • Special offer: Receive 40,000 bonus Altitude Points when you apply by the date specified in your invitation, are approved and spend $3,000 on eligible purchases within 90 days of Card approval 2.
  • Annual Card fee: $199

Issued and serviced by American Express.

Accelerate your points earning.
Earn 5 Altitude Points for every $1 spent on eligible purchases in foreign currency, 3 Altitude Points for every $1 spent on eligible purchases in Australia.
Plus enjoy uncapped points1.

Earn bonus points.
Receive 40,000 bonus Altitude Points when you apply by the date specified in your invitation, are approved and spend $3,000 on eligible purchases within 90 days of Card approval2.

 

Points pool.
Keep earning accelerated Altitude Points into your existing Altitude Rewards account.

Access to American Express benefits.
Take advantage of American Express privileges including two entries per year to the American Express Lounge4 at Sydney or Melbourne International Airports and access to Amex Offers & Invites.

Earn Altitude Points fast and continue to pool your points.

  • Receive 40,000 bonus Altitude Points when you apply by the date specified in your invitation, are approved and spend $3,000 on eligible purchases within 90 days of Card approval2.
  • Earn 5 Altitude Points for every $1 spent on eligible purchases in foreign currency1.
  • Earn 3 Altitude Points for every $1 spent on eligible purchases in Australia1.
  • Earn 1 Altitude Point for every $1 spent at government bodies in Australia such as Australia Post and the Australian Taxation Office1.

No points capping1.

Earn unlimited points which means you can take your rewards even further2.

So many exciting rewards to choose from:

  • Gift vouchers
  • Homewares
  • Technology
  • Holidays
  • Frequent Flyer Points from 5 different programs5:
    • Virgin Australia - Velocity
    • Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
    • Malaysia Airlines - Enrich
    • Air New Zealand - Airpoints
    • Cathay Pacific - AsiaMiles.

Correct as at 5 October 2018.

More reasons to choose the American Express® Westpac Altitude Black Card.

Complimentary insurance covers3.

The range of insurance covers are set out in the American Express Westpac Altitude Card Insurance Policy.


Overseas travel insurance3.

For overseas trips up to 6 months, overseas travel insurance includes cover for:

  • Specified medical expenses incurred overseas
  • Loss or damage to personal property (limits apply)
  • Up to $2.5 million of personal liability cover
  • Up to $5,500 rental vehicle excess cover as specified in the policy for loss or damage to rental vehicle

You, your spouse and your dependent children could be automatically covered for  Overseas Travel Insurance on your journey when each of you prepay $500 of travel costs on your American Express Westpac Altitude Black Card. See Policy for eligibility criteria and full terms and conditions.


Transit accident insurance3.

Get up to $750,000 transit accident insurance cover against specified accidental death or injury sustained while riding as a passenger in a plane, bus, train or ferry – when you have purchased the tickets for the journey using your American Express Westpac Altitude Black Card before you leave.


Purchase security insurance3.

When making purchases with your American Express Westpac Altitude Black Card, you can buy with confidence. That’s because you’ll get 4 months cover against loss, theft or accidental damage for a range of personal items, purchased in Australia and overseas.


Extended warranty insurance3.

Get up to 24 months extended warranty insurance cover (in addition to the manufacturer's expressed Australian warranty) on a range of personal items purchased, using your American Express Westpac Altitude Black Card.

 

For more information about the complimentary insurance covers (including information about terms, conditions, exclusions and any applicable excess), refer to the American Express Westpac Altitude Card Insurance Policy.

Fees payable to American Express (these may change) Amount
Annual Card Fee $199
Additional Card Fee $0
Dishonour Fee $6 for each dishonour or direct debit rejection.
Late Payment Fee $30
Currency Conversion Fee 3.0% of the converted amount.

Record of Charge Fee

Payable if you or your additional Card Member request a copy of an individual charge.

$7 for charges in Australia.

$10 for other charges.

Additional Statement Fee

Payable if you or your additional Card Member request a copy of an additional posted monthly paper statement.

$10

Over the Counter Fee

Payable if you pay your Card account in person at Australia Post.

$3
Transaction Interest rates
Purchases 20.24% p.a.
Cash advances
Cash advances not available.
Interest-free Period Up to 45 days

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Things you should know

Altitude Rewards Terms and Conditions (PDF 124KB)

American Express Westpac Altitude Credit Card Compensation Deed Poll (PDF 152KB)

American Express Credit Card Conditions, Privacy Statement, Credit Guide and Financial Services Guide

American Express Westpac Altitude Cards Points Terms and Conditions

American Express Westpac Altitude Card Insurance Policy

The invitation to apply for the American Express Westpac Altitude Card is for the intended recipient only and this invitation is not transferable. You must apply by the invitation expiry date displayed in the email or letter you received.

Credit criteria, fees and charges apply.

Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL and Australian credit licence 233714.

American Express Westpac Altitude Cards are issued and administered by American Express Australia Limited ABN 92 108 952 085, Australian Credit Licence No. 291313® Registered Trademark of American Express Company..

American Express will pay a monthly commission to Westpac in relation to your account. As the commission is dependent on all American Express Westpac Altitude customers' use of their Cards, the amount is not ascertainable. Applicable fees and charges on your American Express® Westpac Altitude Card will be payable to American Express. You will not pay any fees or charges to Westpac in relation to your American Express® Westpac Altitude Card.

1. Points: The earning of Altitude Points and bonus Altitude Points using an American Express issued Altitude Card is subject to the American Express Westpac Altitude Cards Points Terms and Conditions available at americanexpress.com/australia/altitude-points-t&c. Redemption of Altitude Points is subject to the Altitude Rewards Terms and Conditions available at altituderewards.com.au. You may not be able to redeem Altitude Points if your Card account is in arrears for 2 consecutive statement cycles and in other circumstances. Eligible purchases: do not include cash advances, interest, balance transfers, fees and charges for traveller’s cheques and foreign currencies. For the full list of exclusions, please refer to the American Express Westpac Altitude Cards Points Terms and Conditions available at americanexpress.com/australia/altitude-points-t&c. Government: Merchants classified as “government” include the Australian Taxation Office, the Australian Postal Corporation (Australia Post), federal/state and local government bodies.

2. Bonus points promotion: Offer only available to selected Westpac Altitude cardholders who apply online for the new American Express Westpac Altitude Black Card between 28th November 2018 to 2nd April 2019, or by the dates specified in your invitation, whichever comes first, are approved and spend $3,000 on eligible purchases on their new Card within 90 days from Card approval. Bonus Altitude Points will be awarded to the eligible Card Member’s account 8-10 weeks after the spend criteria have been met. This advertised offer is not applicable or valid in conjunction with any other advertised or promotional offer and is only available to customers who have received a direct communication from Westpac about the offer. This is a limited time offer which may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice.

3. Complimentary insurance covers: The American Express® Westpac Altitude Card insurance is subject to terms, conditions and exclusions (such as maximum age limits, pre-existing medical conditions and cover limits) - see the full terms and conditions available at  americanexpress.com/australia/altitudecard_insurance_policy. You must use your American Express Westpac Altitude Card to prepay $500 of travel costs in order to be covered under the overseas travel  insurance.  AWP Australia Pty Ltd ABN 52 097 227 177, AFSL 245631 (trading as Allianz Global Assistance) under a binder from the underwriter,  Allianz Australia Insurance Limited ABN 15 000 122 850, AFSL 234708, has issued an insurance group policy to Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL and Australian credit licence 233714 (Westpac).  This communication does not take into account your objectives or financial situation.

4. Lounge access: Entry into The American Express Lounges is governed by the full Terms and Conditions available at amex.com.au/airportlounge. All entrants must adhere to the General Conditions of Entry. American Express Westpac Altitude Black card members are entitled to two entries per calendar year to the American Express Lounges, located at Sydney International Airport or Melbourne International Airport. The total entitlement of two entries per calendar year applies across both Sydney and Melbourne Airport Lounges. Complimentary access is available for the Card Member’s children between the ages of 2-17. Card Member’s wishing to bring additional guests may be subject to a charge that is to be processed on the Card Member’s American Express card.  

5. Frequent Flyer Program: You must be a member of the relevant frequent flyer program to redeem Altitude Points for frequent flyer points. The Altitude Rewards Terms and Conditions and the terms and conditions of the relevant frequent flyer program apply. A joining fee may apply. Availability of award flights may be limited. For more information on the Altitude Rewards program, visit altituderewards.com.au.