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American Express Westpac Altitude Black Bundle – Velocity

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No longer offered in the market

The American Express Westpac Altitude Black Bundle – Velocity credit card is no longer available for new applications. However, we've kept the information online for the benefit of existing customers and for those who are interested.

You can compare the current range of Westpac credit cards here.

120,000

Bonus points

20.49% p.a.

Purchase rate

American Express: 20.24% p.a.
Mastercard: 20.49% p.a.

Up to 1.25

Reward points per $

American Express: 1.25
Mastercard: 0.75

$499 p.a.

Annual fee

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Details

Product NameAmerican Express Westpac Altitude Black Bundle - Velocity - DISCONTINUED
Rewards programVelocity Frequent Flyer
Purchase rate20.24% p.a. (AMEX)

20.49% p.a. (Visa/MC)
Annual fee$499
Interest-free period45 days
Cash advance rate21.49% p.a.
Min credit limit$18,000
Card typeMastercard,American Express
Foreign currency conversion fee3%
Minimum income$75,000
Available to temporary residentsNo
Joint applicationNo

Pros

  • Up to 120,000 bonus Velocity Points offer
  • 2 complimentary Economy X Seat Upgrade Vouchers each year
  • 4 complimentary lounge passes each year

Cons

  • Charges a very high combined annual fee of $499
  • Offers only to 45 days interest-free on purchases, compared to other cards that offer up to 55 days
Rewards programVelocity Frequent Flyer
Bonus points120,000
Rewards points per $ spent0.75
Rewards points per $ spent1.25
Annual fee$499
Foreign currency conversion fee3%

How to apply

You can apply online in about 10 minutes and will receive a response in 60 seconds. For this two-card bundle, you submit only one application to Westpac and then your information is passed on to American Express. Before you apply, make sure you meet the eligibility requirements and have the necessary documents on hand:

If you're an existing Westpac Altitude Platinum or Black card customer, you can apply for the American Express card if you've been invited to via Online Banking, email or post. If you were invited, you should've received a promotional code which you can use to apply. If you don't have the card, you can only apply for the American Express when you also apply for the Mastercard.

Eligibility criteria

  • New customer. To be eligible for the bonus points offer, you cannot hold or have held a Westpac rewards card in the previous 12 months.
  • Residency. This card is available to permanent Australian residents.

Card benefits

  • Bonus Velocity Points. With the Mastercard, you'll earn a bonus 90,000 Velocity Points when you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases in the first 90 days from account opening. You will get another 30,000 Velocity Points when you make your first eligible purchase in the second year.
  • Uncapped points. The American Express card offers 2 Velocity Points per $1 on eligible purchases made in a foreign currency, 1.25 Velocity Points per $1 on eligible spending in Australia and 0.5 points per $1 on eligible spending with government bodies in Australia. The Mastercard offers 0.75 Velocity Points per $1 spent on eligible purchases. Both cards have uncapped earn rates.

Rates & fees

  • Annual fees. This bundle comes at the cost of a $499 total annual fee. $199 for the American Express card and a $250 annual fee for the Mastercard. There is also a $50 annual fee for choosing Altitude Velocity which is applied to the Mastercard account.
  • Purchase rate. The Mastercard charges a variable purchase interest rate of 20.49% p.a. and the American Express purchase rate is 20.24% p.a.

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