Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum Credit Card – Rates and Fees

Receive up to 100,000 bonus Amplify Points when you meet the minimum spend requirement with the BoM Amplify Platinum.

When you apply and are approved by 22 May 2019, and spend $6,000 each year for the first two years, you will receive 50,000 bonus Amplify Points per year. To give you an idea, 100,000 Amplify Points is the equivalent to 50,000 Velocity Points. The Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum also offers a 0% p.a. interest rate on balance transfers for the first 6 months.

You can take advantage of competitive rates and fees, as well as an interest-free period of up to 55 days on purchases, complimentary insurance covers, a concierge service and free membership to the rewards program.

Product NameBank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum
Rewards ProgramAmplify Rewards
Balance transfer rate0% p.a. for 6 months
Balance transfer revert rate
The interest rate that will apply to any remaining balance after the balance transfer term ends.
Cash Advance Rate (21.49% p.a.)
Balance Transfer Limit80% of available credit limit
Purchase rate (p.a.)19.74% p.a.
Offer end date22 May 2019
Annual fee$99 p.a.
Interest Free Period
The interest-free period is the maximum number of days during which interest is not charged on new purchases. This only applies if you pay your closing balance in full by the statement due date.
Up to 55 days on purchases
Cash advance rate (p.a.)21.49% p.a.
Min credit limit
This is the lowest credit limit you can be granted. It is possible to request a higher credit limit but not a lower one than this figure.
$6,000
Max credit limit
This is the maximum credit limit available on this card and you can apply for increases after the account has been opened. This credit limit may not be issued to you immediately upon application.
$80,000
Card TypeVisa
Foreign Currency Conversion Fee (VISA)
Charged when you make a transaction that is converted by Visa from Australian dollars to a foreign currency. You’ll also incur a currency conversion fee if you make a purchase or obtain a cash advance in Australian dollars while overseas or shopping online with a foreign merchant or financial institution.
3% of transaction value
Complimentary Travel InsuranceYes
Minimum Age18 years of age
Available To Temporary ResidentsYes - Conditions apply
Joint ApplicationYes
Annual fee$99 p.a.
Minimum Monthly Repayment2% or $10, whichever is greater
Late Payment Fee$15
Foreign Currency Conversion Fee (VISA)
Charged when you make a transaction that is converted by Visa from Australian dollars to a foreign currency. You’ll also incur a currency conversion fee if you make a purchase or obtain a cash advance in Australian dollars while overseas or shopping online with a foreign merchant or financial institution.
3% of transaction value
Cash Advance Fee2% of each cash advance amount (minimum of $2.50 capped at $150 per transaction)
Overseas Cash Advance Fee2% of each cash advance amount (minimum of $2.50 capped at $150 per transaction)
Gambling Transactions AllowedYes
Additional Cardholder Fee$0
Number of Additional Cardholders1

Pros

  • 50,000 bonus Amplify Points when you apply and get approved by 22 May 2019 and spend $6,000 on eligible purchases within 12 months from card approval. An additional 50,000 points when you spend $6,000 within the subsequent year.
  • 0% p.a. balance transfer offer for the first 6 months.
  • Earn uncapped rewards points on eligible purchases.
  • This card comes with complimentary travel insurances.

Cons

  • A relatively high variable cash advance rate of 21.49% p.a. applies after the promotional balance transfer period.
Rewards ProgramAmplify Rewards
Bonus Points100,000 bonus points
Rewards Points per $ spent (VISA/MC)1
Rewards Points per $ (VISA/MC) CapUncapped

Benefits of the Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum

  • Up to 100,000 bonus points offer. Apply for a Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum by 22 May 2019 and spend $6,000 on eligible purchases within the first 12 months from card approval to receive 50,000 bonus Amplify Points. Spend another $6,000 in the subsequent year to receive an additional 50,000 bonus Amplify Points (total 100,000 points).
  • Balance transfer offer. New customers who apply by 22 May 2019 can pay down their debt and save with 0% p.a. interest on balance transfers for the first 6 months. After the promotional period, any balances remaining will be charged at the variable cash advance rate. Note that you cannot transfer debt from Bank of Melbourne, BankSA or St.George credit cards.
  • Rewards points. Earn 1 Amplify Point per $1 spent on eligible transactions, uncapped.
  • Travel insurance. Travel insurance through your Amplify card can help protect you from problems including flight delay and missed connections. This will give you peace of mind when you travel on holiday, whether for personal or business purposes.
  • Extended warranty. When you purchase certain items that come with a manufacturer's warranty with your Amplify Platinum card, you will get an extended warranty that will come into effect when the manufacturer's warranty ends. This is helpful with larger purchases that can be costly to fix or replace.
  • Purchase protection. If a newly-purchased item gets damaged or stolen, purchase protection through your Amplify card can help you get a reimbursement or pay for repairs on the item as long as the claim falls within a certain time frame after the original purchase date.
  • Personal concierge service. As a platinum cardholder, you will receive concierge service that can help you make restaurant reservations, order event tickets, and more.
  • Additional cardholders. You can choose to add 1 additional cardholder to your account. This can help you earn rewards points faster.

Features of the Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum

Besides from interest-free days, and complimentary insurance covers you'll also be able to benefit from a number of other features.

  • Annual fee. This card charges an annual fee of $99 p.a.
  • Purchase rate. This card charges a 19.74% p.a. interest rate on purchases (variable).
  • Available cash advances. You can choose to withdraw cash from your account at a 21.49% p.a. variable cash advance rate if you need cash on hand.
  • Flexible credit limits. Your minimum credit limit is $6,000 leaving you plenty of room to spend money using your credit card. The maximum credit limit is $80,000.
  • Up to 55 days of interest-free purchases. When you pay off your credit card's balance by the statement due date, you'll be eligible to receive up to 55 days interest-free on purchases.

How to apply for the Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum

If you meet the requirements outlined below and wish to apply for the offer, simply complete the online application form. The application process can take about 10 to 20 minutes but you can make it go more smoothly by having the required information on hand before beginning.

Eligibility criteria

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a permanent Australian resident or citizen
  • Have good credit history with no defaults or bad debt

Required documents

  • To verify your identity you'll need a valid Australian driver's license, passport, Medicare card, and/or birth certificate.
  • You'll need to have payslips or similar financial documents on hand to verify your income. This will include supplemental income information like rent from rental properties.
  • Have a list of your financial assets and liabilities on hand.
  • If you're self-employed you'll need to have your tax information on hand. You may also need your accountant's contact information.

The Amplify Platinum card offers a rewards program, competitive rates and fees, as well as additional features that you'll benefit from. Remember to compare available credit card offers to get the deal that is best suited for you.

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    PkDecember 17, 2018

    How do I apply for this card? I don’t see any link to it. Can someone please redirect to that link?

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      JhezelynDecember 19, 2018Staff

      Hello Pk,

      Thank you for your comment.

      To apply for the Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum, please click the Go to Site (green) button above. It will redirect you to the issuer’s website.

      Please make sure though to read the eligibility criteria, features and details of the card, as well as the relevant PDS/ T&Cs of the card before making a decision and consider whether the product is right for you.

      Should you wish to have real-time answers to your questions, try our chat box on the lower right corner of our page.

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    ShakJuly 16, 2018

    If I have a card with 50 k limit,can I purchase a vehicle worth 40k using credit card and earn all the points?
    I am certain to pay it off within 3 months for discussion sake.

    • finder Customer Care
      NikkiJuly 17, 2018Staff

      Hi Shak,

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      Yes, it is possible to purchase a car using a credit card with sufficient balance. However, to earn the 50k bonus points will depend on how your car purchase is processed. One thing you can do is ask the car store what credit cards they accept and how they process credit card transactions. Please note that for BOM Amplify Platinum, eligible purchases do not include BPAY or BPAY equivalent transactions, fees, cash, cash equivalent transactions, refunds and balance transfers debited from the card account. To get more information, you can call the bank or read the terms and conditions of the card.

      Hope this helps!

      Nikki

  3. finder Customer Care
    NikkiJune 27, 2018Staff

    Hi Ranko,

    Thanks for getting in touch!

    Here’s a breakdown of your questions.

    #1 How much is the balance transfer interest rate?

    – This card is not a Balance Transfer Credit Card

    #2 How many Qantas points do I get? Is there any conditions that preclude me from getting these points?

    – Amplify Qantas. Earn 1 Qantas Points per $1 spent on eligible transactions, uncapped.
    – LIMITED OFFER: Apply for a Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum Credit Card by 26 September 2018 and spend $2,000 on eligible purchases within 90 days of card approval to receive 50,000 bonus Qantas points.

    #3 I currently have a St George visa & Anz, How much would I have to spend to get these points?

    – This would be dependent on the specific card you have with these providers. You may also check this on their respective websites.

    Hope the answers above was helpful.

    Regards,
    Nikki

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    ToniSeptember 4, 2017

    What does travel insurance cover me for if I apply for a BOM platinum card

    • finder Customer Care
      JoanneSeptember 4, 2017Staff

      Thank you for contacting finder.
      If you’re a current Bank of Melbourne Gold or Platinum cardholder, you, your spouse and any dependent children you may have are entitled to international travel insurance as long as all persons are 80 years of age or younger.
      For a more detailed information kindly click on this link
      Best Regards,
      Joanne

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    dJune 2, 2017

    What’s the deal on Qantas FF points? 1 point for every $ spent? Does this include bills paid? The site is vague.

    • finder Customer Care
      RenchJune 2, 2017Staff

      Hi D Wills,

      Thanks for your inquiry. Please note that we are not affiliated with any company we feature on our site and so we can only offer a general advice.

      For Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum Credit Card, you can choose between two rewards programs:

      1. Amplify Rewards – 1 Amplify Point (per $1 spent on eligible transactions)
      *For overseas transactions – 2 points per $1 spent
      2. Amplify Qantas – 0.5 Qantas Point (per $1 spent on eligible transactions)
      *For overseas transactions – 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent

      You can view the list of eligible transactions by visiting Qantas official site.

      For your question, if it includes bill payments, it will depend on the card that you are using. Please visit this page to see further info.

      Hope this information helped.

      Cheers,
      Rench

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    CharlesMay 20, 2017

    Are BPAY payments considered as eligible purchases?

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      JasonMay 20, 2017Staff

      Hi Charles,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      BPAY, fees, cash, cash equivalent transactions, refunds and balance transfers debited from the card account are not considered as eligible purchases to earn reward points with Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum Credit card.

      Please check out this link for a guide on how you can earn reward points for paying bills with a credit card.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Jason

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    RobinApril 1, 2015

    Amplify Platinum Credit Card and Amplify Qantas points do you actually receive 30000 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points when successful please ?

    • finder Customer Care
      JonathanApril 1, 2015Staff

      Hi Robin, thanks for getting in touch with us!

      The bonus 30,000 points will be added to your points balance within three months after the first purchase is debited to your account.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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Rates last updated April 20th, 2019
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12.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 14 months
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20.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 18 months
$50 p.a.
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