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American Express Westpac Altitude Platinum Bundle – Velocity

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No longer offered in the market

The American Express Westpac Altitude Platinum Velocity card bundle 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.

60,000

Bonus points

20.49% p.a.

Purchase rate

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

Up to 1

Reward points per $

American Express: 1
Mastercard: 0.5

$249 p.a.

Annual fee

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Details

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

20.49% p.a. (Visa/MC)
Annual fee$249
Interest-free period45 days
Cash advance rate21.49% p.a.
Min credit limit$9,000
Card typeMastercard,American Express
Foreign currency conversion fee3%
Minimum income$50,000
Available to temporary residentsNo
Joint applicationNo

Pros

  • 60,000 bonus Velocity Points when you spend on the Mastercard within the first days
  • 2 complimentary Economy X Seat Upgrade Vouchers each year
  • Complimentary retail and travel insurance covers

Cons

  • Mastercard earn rate of 0.5 points per $1 spent is low
  • Interest-free period of only up to 45 days on purchases as compared to other cards that offer up to 55 days interest-free
  • Combined annual fee of $249 is high, even compared to other platinum card offerings
Rewards programVelocity Frequent Flyer
Bonus points60,000
Rewards points per $ spent0.5
Rewards points per $ spent1
Annual fee$249
Foreign currency conversion fee3%
Cash advance fee2% or $2.50, whichever is greater
Additional cardholder fee$0

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 points. When you apply by 05 August 2020 and spend $3,000 on eligible purchases in the first 90 days of approval with your Mastercard, you'll get 60,000 bonus Velocity points. Bonus points will be credited to your account within 12 weeks of meeting the spend requirement.
  • Standard earn rates. When you spend with the Mastercard, you'll earn 0.5 Velocity Points per $1 spent. On the American Express, you'll earn 1.5 Velocity Points per $1 spent in a foreign currency, 1 Velocity Point per $1 spent in Australia as well as 0.5 Velocity Points per $1 spent on government transactions. You can redeem your points for flights with Virgin Australia and partnered airlines, accommodation, products from the Velocity Store and more.

Rates & fees

  • Annual fee. This bundle charges a combined standard annual fee of $249. It breaks down to a $150 annual fee for the Mastercard, $49 for the American Express and a $50 Velocity rewards fee.
  • Purchase interest rate. The Mastercard charges a variable purchase interest rate of 20.24% p.a. and the American Express charges 20.49% p.a.

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