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Essentials

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Features

  • Annual card fee of $59 – the lowest fee of its type among our credit cards.
  • Take advantage of a low variable purchase rate of 13.49% p.a. (cash advance rate of 21.49% p.a.)
  • Up to 55 days interest free on purchases when you pay the closing balance (including any balance transfer amount) by the statement due date each month.
Westpac low rate credit card

Did you know that the Low Rate credit card is our most popular credit card?

Your choice of promotion

All special offers are for new cards only and are valid until 26th October 2017. See ‘Things you should know’ below.

0% p.a. for 18 months

on balance transfers requested at card application (2% balance transfer fee applies#)
 

Apply for balance transfer offer

or

$200 cashback

to your account when you spend $400 within 90 days from card approval.

 

Apply for cashback offer

Fees
(these may change)
Amount
Annual card fee $59
Foreign transaction fee A Foreign Transaction Fee is payable as a percentage of the Australian dollar value of any Foreign Transaction. The percentage will vary depending on the applicable credit card scheme:
  1. Transactions in foreign currency
    • Visa: 3.0%
  2. Transactions in Australian dollars and the merchant or financial institution accepting the card is located overseas:
    • Visa: 3.0%
Note: It may not always be clear to you that the Merchant or entity processing the transaction is located outside Australia. More about this fee.
Cash advances/withdrawals fee

An administrative charge of 2% of the value of the transaction will apply to each cash advance made on your card account, where your account has a negative (debit) balance after the transaction has been posted to it. A minimum charge of $2.50 and a maximum charge of $150 will apply in these circumstances.

Where your account has a positive (credit) balance after the transaction has been posted to it, a charge of $2.50 will apply to the transaction.

These charges will appear on your credit card statement directly below the relevant cash advance.

Missed payment charge A charge of $15 may be payable each statement cycle that the whole of the minimum monthly payment is not paid by the statement due date. If charged, the Missed Payment Charge will be debited to your account.
Over-limit fee If your card account was opened before 4 June 2012, a fee of $15 may be debited from your credit card account every time you exceed your credit limit during a statement cycle. It is debited from your account in that statement cycle, on or after the day(s) your credit limit is exceeded. This fee may also be charged whenever your account is over limit at the commencement of a statement cycle.
Duplicate statement fee $7.50 may be debited from your credit card account if you, or an additional cardholder, orders a copy of a statement that has already been issued for your account. This fee is debited from your account on or after the day you order the duplicate statement.
Non-Westpac Group ATM fee Although not a Westpac fee, using your card in a non-Westpac Group ATM may result in a charge to you. Avoid this fee by using one of Westpac’s extensive network of 2,900 ATMS across Australia (including any St.George, BankSA and Bank of Melbourne ATMs). Find a Westpac Group ATM.
Credit card surcharge In some instances, businesses may administer a ‘surcharge’ for credit card payments. Usually, these are a percentage fee of your purchase amount. Ask the merchant if a surcharge applies and how much it is before paying if you’re unsure.

Follow these tips to minimise credit card fees and charges.

Transaction Interest rates
Purchases 13.49% p.a. (variable)
Cash advances 21.49% p.a. (variable)

Special balance transfer promotion:

See 'Things you should know' below for terms and conditions.

0% p.a. for 18 months on balance transfers requested at card application. (2% balance transfer fee applies#).

Things you should know

Credit criteria, fees and charges apply. Switches, upgrades, or customers accessing employee benefits are ineligible. This promotion may be varied or withdrawn at any time and is not available in conjunction with any other promotion.

Be credit savvy: Before applying, consider a realistic credit limit and check all conditions, interest rates, fees and charges on your selected card.

Balance transfer promotion: The promotional balance transfer rate is available when you apply for a new Low Rate, 55 Day or 55 Day Platinum credit card between 29th June 2017 and 26th October 2017 and request at card application to transfer balance(s) from up to 3 non-Westpac Australian issued credit, charge or store cards. The rate will apply to balance(s) transferred (min $200 up to 95% of your approved available credit limit) for the promotional period, unless the amount is paid off earlier. Card activation will trigger the processing of the balance transfer. The applicable variable purchase rate will apply to balance(s) transferred but left unpaid at the end of the promotional period. Westpac will not be responsible for any delays that may occur in processing payment to your other card account(s) and will not close the account(s). Interest free days do not apply to credit cards with balance transfers. Cannot be used in conjunction with the Cashback promotion.

#A balance transfer fee of 2% of the transferred balance(s) will be charged to the account on the same day the balance(s) are debited to the account.

Cashback promotion: The cashback offer is available when you apply for a new Low Rate, 55 Day or 55 Day Platinum credit card between 29th June 2017 and 26th October 2017 and spend $400 on eligible purchases within 90 days from card approval. Eligible purchases do not include fees, cash, cash equivalent transactions, BPAY, refunds and balance transfers debited from the card account. Only one cashback will be paid per customer. $200 cashback will be paid as a statement credit to your respective Low Rate, 55 Day or 55 Day Platinum credit card account within 60 days of meeting minimum spend criteria. Existing Westpac customers who currently hold a Low Rate, 55 Day or 55 Day Platinum credit card, or who have held one in the last 12 months and packaged cards are not eligible for this offer. Cannot be used in conjunction with the Balance Transfer promotion.

Westpac is the credit provider and credit licensee under National Consumer Credit Laws.

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