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Earn Altitude rewards points on purchases with your Altitude credit cards.

Two cards linked to one account. No points expiry.
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Essentials

Special promotions

  • 0% p.a. purchase rate for 12 months from card approval on new cards only.
  • Apply between 1 April 2014 - 22 June 2014. Find out more about the purchase rate promotion at Rates.
  • Earn double Altitude points on purchases for the first 3 months on new Altitude cards. Apply between 1 April 2014 - 22 June 2014. Find out more at Rewards
  • 3.99% p.a. for 6 months on balance transfers requested at new card application for Altitude credit cards. Limited time offer.

Switches, upgrades, customers accessing employee benefits or packaged are ineligible for this these offers.


2 cards linked to one account

  • An Altitude American Express® Card to earn points faster and an Altitude Visa for worldwide acceptance.


Points earned per $1 spent on purchases

  • 2 points - Altitude American Express® Card
  • 1 point - Altitude Visa Card
  • For each statement cycle a points cap of 5,000 points applies when using either or both cards. Bonus points do not count towards the points cap.


Standard Variable interest rates

  • 19.99% p.a. on purchases
  • 21.49% p.a. on cash advances.


Interest free days and more

  • Up to 45 days interest free on purchases when you pay the closing balance (including any promotional balance transfer amount) in full by the due date shown on your statement
  • Minimum card limit $1,000.


More about the Double Altitude points offer

This promotion is available on purchases for 3 months from card activation when you apply for a new Westpac Altitude Credit Card between 1 April 2014 and 22 June 2014. It may take up to two months from the end of the promotion (22 June 2014) for the promotional bonus points to be added to your points balance. You will not earn double points on purchases made with our Bonus partners. The promotion is not available with any other promotion other than the special purchase rate promotion. The earning and crediting of standard Altitude points is subject to the Altitude Rewards Terms and Conditions available at westpac.com.au.

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  • American Express® is a registered trademark of American Express.
    The Westpac American Express Card is issued  by Westpac Banking Corporation pursuant to a license from American Express. 

Rewards

Double Altitude points promotion

  • Special promotion: Earn double Altitude Points for the first 3 months on new Altitude cards only. Apply between 1 April 2014 - 22 June 2014.

It may take up to two months from the end of the promotion (22 June 2014) for the promotional bonus points to be added to your points balance. You will not earn double points on purchases made with our Bonus partners. Switches, upgrades, customers accessing employee benefits or packaged cards are ineligible. The promotion is not available with any other promotion other than the special purchase rate promotion. The earning and crediting of standard Altitude points is subject to the Altitude Rewards Terms and Conditions.


Earning reward points

  • Earn 2 Altitude points per $1 spent on purchases on your Altitude American Express® Card for maximum points earning
  • Earn 1 Altitude point per $1 spent on purchases on your Altitude Visa credit card
  • For each statement cycle a points cap of 5,000 points applies when using either or both cards. Bonus points do not count towards the points cap.
  • Earn up to 3 bonus Altitude points per $1 spent on purchases at participating Bonus Partners. See altituderewards.com.au for details.
  • Earn 1 bonus Altitude point per $1 spent on brokerage when you trade through Westpac Online Investing.


Redeeming Altitude reward points

You can redeem your Altitude reward points (minimum 3,000) for a wide range of rewards , including:

  • Technology, including from Apple, Sony and Bose
  • Homewares, including by Dyson, Kitchenaid, Tefal
  • Gift cards and retail vouchers, including from Westfield, David Jones, Myer, Harvey Norman and Bunnings.

You can also use your Altitude points to redeem frequent flyer points from 5 different frequent flyer programs:

  • Virgin Australia's Velocity
  • Malaysia Airline's Enrich
  • Air New Zealand Airpoints
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
  • Cathay Pacific AsiaMiles.

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. Availability of award flights may be limited.

Visit altituderewards.com.au or sign in to Altitude Rewards through Westpac Online Banking to:

  • View the latest altitude rewards magazine, new rewards and special offers
  • Find local bonus points partners to earn up to triple the usual points
  • Redeem Altitude points for rewards
  • Check your Altitude rewards account.


Earning and redeeming Altitude rewards points on all Altitude credit cards

For how and when you earn Altitude rewards points and how you redeem them, see the Altitude Rewards Terms and Conditions and visit altituderewards.com.au. No points expiry while you remain an Altitude card holder. For each statement cycle a points cap of 5,000 points applies when using either or both cards. Bonus points do not count towards the points cap. See Details.


When do special promotions not apply?

Special promotions (including bonus points, introductory balance transfer rates and purchase rates) don’t apply to customers who obtain a Westpac credit card by switching or upgrading from an existing Westpac card, or accessing Westpac employee benefits, or as part of a package  (including the Premier Advantage Package) unless the package conditions state otherwise.


More on earning bonus points with Westpac Online Investing

To earn Altitude points with Westpac Securities, you must register your card and agree to the terms and conditions on the Westpac Online Investing website. Log into your Online Investing account, go to My Account, My Profile then Altitude. Follow the instructions in the Rewards section. If you're not already a Westpac Securities customer, you can join at westpac.com.au. Share trading through Westpac Securities is provided by is provided by Australian Investment Exchange Ltd ("AUSIEX") ABN 71 076 515 930 AFSL 241400, a Participant of the ASX Group.


What is a statement cycle?

The period from one statement date to the next statement date is called the monthly statement cycle. The statement date is the date your statement is issued.

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Things you should know
  • American Express® is a registered trademark of American Express.
    The Westpac American Express Card is issued  by Westpac Banking Corporation pursuant to a license from American Express. 

Features

Additional cardholder

  • Add one additional cardholder (16 years or older) at no extra cost
  • The account holder (primary cardholder) is liable for all transactions on these cards and their own card
  • Purchases made by an additional card holder earn Altitude rewards points for the account holder only.

Contactless technology

For a fast and convenient payment option for purchases under $100 - simply hold your Visa Card against the Visa payWave or PayPass™ terminal wherever you see the contactless symbol - no need to enter a PIN or sign.

Card security

As well as an embedded microchip, take advantage of additional security measures helping defend against fraudulent activity:

  • Cardshield™ helps defend against fraudulent activity
  • Increased credit card security where your card comes with an embedded microchip
  • Extra security when you shop at participating online retailers by registering with Verified by Visa through the Westpac Added Online Security service
  • Falcon® Fraud Protection, 24/7.

Fraud Money Back Guarantee

Westpac Fraud Money Back Guarantee ensures that any unauthorised transaction claims will be reimbursed provided that the cardholder has not contributed to the loss and contacted us promptly. Refer to the Consumer Credit Cards Conditions of Use for full details of when cardholders may be liable. Further information on resolving credit card transactional issues please go to what to do if there is a fraudulent transaction on your card.

Credit card repayment protection

Optional credit card repayment protection insurance helps cover your card repayment obligations if you lose your job, or are unfit for work due to sickness, injury, or disease.

Things you should know

For more information including Consumer Credit Cards Conditions of Use see Details.

More on Credit Card Repayment Protection

This insurance is issued by Westpac General Insurance Limited ABN 99 003 719 319 (WGIL) and Westpac Life Insurance Services Limited ABN 31 003 149 157 (WLIS) each of which is liable for separate risks under the terms of the policy in Details. This product is distributed by Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 (the Bank) and is not an investment in or deposit with the Bank. No Westpac Group company (other than the Bank as policy distributor and WGIL and WLIS as the product issuers) has any liability in connection with the policy or this document. The Bank doesn’t guarantee payments under the policy.

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Fees

Fees (these may change)Amount
Annual fee$100
Westpac foreign transaction fee

The Westpac 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:

  • Visa: 3.0% 
  • American Express: 3.5%
Cash advances/ withdrawal 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. 

Where your account has a positive (credit) balance after the transaction has been posted to it, only a charge of $2.50 will apply.
These charges will appear on your credit card statement directly below the relevant cash advance.

Missed payment charge

$9 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 $9 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, order 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.

For more fee information see the  Consumer Credit Cards Conditions of Use (PDF 229kb).

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  • American Express® is a registered trademark of American Express.
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Rates

TransactionInterest rates
Purchases19.99% p.a. (variable)
Special promotion: 0% p.a. purchase rate for 12 months from card approval on new cards only. Apply between 1 April 2014 - 22 June 2014. Switches, upgrades, customers accessing employee benefits or packaged cards are ineligible
 Cash advances 21.49% p.a. (variable)

Special purchase rate promotion terms and conditions

  • Introductory rate on purchases is not available in conjunction with any promotion unless the conditions state otherwise.
  • After 12 months, the introductory purchase rate will switch to the variable purchase rate then applicable to your card account.
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  • American Express® is a registered trademark of American Express.
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Details

Consumer Credit Cards - Conditions of Use (PDF 649kb)

Altitude Rewards Terms and Conditions (PDF 180kb)

Credit Card Repayment Protection Product Disclosure Statement (PDF 222kb)

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

Credit card repayment protection

Optional credit card repayment protection insurance helps cover your card repayment obligations if you lose your job, or are unfit for work due to sickness, injury, or disease.

This insurance is issued by Westpac General Insurance Limited ABN 99 003 719 319 (WGIL) and Westpac Life Insurance Services Limited ABN 31 003 149 157 (WLIS) each of which is liable for separate risks under the terms of the policy. This product is distributed by Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 (the Bank) and is not an investment in or deposit with the Bank. No Westpac Group company (other than the Bank as policy distributor and WGIL and WLIS as the product issuers) has any liability in connection with the policy or this document. The Bank doesn’t guarantee payments under the policy.

More details on Altitude Rewards

Visit altituderewards.com.au

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Things you should know
  • American Express® is a registered trademark of American Express.
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