BankSA Vertigo Visa – Details and Application

Save on credit card costs with a $0 first year annual fee and a 0% p.a. interest rate on balance transfers for 18 months with the BankSA Vertigo Visa Credit Card.

If you live in South Australia or the Northern Territory and want a competitive credit card that offers peace of mind when it comes to your repayments, the BankSA Vertigo Visa could work for you. It can let you save by offering a low standard annual fee and a generous purchase rate.

Product NameBankSA Vertigo Visa
Balance transfer rate (p.a.)0% p.a. for 18 months with 1% balance transfer fee
Balance Transfer Revert Rate
The interest rate after the balance transfer ends.
Cash Advance Rate (21.49% p.a.)
Balance Transfer Limit80% of available credit limit
Purchase rate (p.a.)13.24% p.a.
Offer end date18 April 2018
Annual fee$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($55 p.a. thereafter)
Interest Free Period
The interest-free period on purchases is the period or number of days you do not have to pay interest on your card purchases. You will be charged interest either from the day you make a purchase or from the statement date, unless you pay the closing balance in full by the due date (or within the interest-free period) on your statement.
Up to 55 days on purchases
Cash advance rate (p.a.)21.49% p.a.
Min credit limit
This is the lowest credit card limit that you can request. It is possible to apply for a higher credit card limit but not a lower one than this figure.
Max credit limit
This credit limit may not be issued to you immediately on application. This is the maximum credit limit for this card which must be applied for or offered to you after you are approved and have already opened the account.
Card TypeVisa
Foreign Currency Conversion Fee (VISA)
Foreign currency conversion fees are charged when you make a transaction that is converted by a credit card network, such as MasterCard, Visa or American Express, 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 InsuranceNo
Minimum Age18 years of age
Available To Temporary ResidentsYes - Conditions apply
Credit Rating RequirementGood
Joint ApplicationYes
Annual fee$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($55 p.a. thereafter)
Minimum Monthly Repayment2% or $10, whichever is the greater
Late Payment Fee$15
Cash Advance Fee2% of the value of the transaction or minimum charge of $2.50
Overseas Cash Advance Fee2%
Foreign Currency Conversion Fee
Foreign currency conversion fees are charged when you make a transaction that is converted by a credit card network, such as MasterCard, Visa or American Express, 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.
of transaction value
Gambling Transactions AllowedYes
Additional Cardholder Fee$0
Number of Additional Cardholders1


  • Take advantage of an introductory balance transfer rate of 0% p.a. for 18 months.
  • Pay a $0 annual fee in the first year.
  • This card comes with a low ongoing variable purchase rate of 13.24% p.a. which is among the cards with the lowest rates in the market.
  • You can request an additional cardholder at no extra cost.
  • Secure shopping and fraud monitoring


  • This is a classic 'no-frills' credit card with no additional features, perks or rewards.
  • A one-time 1% balance transfer fee applies. Fees also apply for requesting a statement copy.

BankSA Vertigo Visa review

The basic interest rate for this card is 13.24% p.a. A first year annual fee of $0 and the interest-free period of up to 55 days are also selling points of the card. There is also a system of linked access to other BankSA accounts and a discount incentive system with other BankSA products.

Benefits of BankSA Vertigo Visa

  • Balance transfer offer. When you transfer an existing credit card debt from a non-BankSA credit card onto the BankSA Vertigo Visa, you get a rate of 0% p.a. for 18 months with 1% balance transfer fee. This offer will end on 18 April 2018 and after the promotional period expires, any remaining balances will accrue interest at the variable cash advance rate.
  • Waived first year annual fee. When you apply and are approved before 18 April 2018, the first year's annual fee will be waived, saving you $55.
  • Up to 55 interest-free days on purchases. Provided you pay off your balance in full every month including any balance transfer amount, you will become eligible to enjoy up to 55 interest-free days on purchases.
  • Low interest rate. This card comes with a low variable interest rate of 13.24% p.a. on purchases.
  • Interest-free spending periods. You will be given a 55-day grace period to pay back your purchases when you use the Vertigo Visa offered by BankSA, if you have paid back your balance in full. This gives you some time to pay off the balance and still make the purchases you may need right away.

Features of BankSA Vertigo Visa

The BankSA Vertigo Visa could be the ideal credit card for someone who loves shopping with a low rate on purchases.

  • Credit card security. BankSA allows you to shop online with confidence - the Vertigo Visa uses the Verified by Visa system. This gives you peace of mind knowing that any purchases you make on the internet are save and secure. You'll be protected with a zero liability policy. So if you can prove that the transaction was fraudulent, you'll be fully reimbursed. You'll also be protected by a 24/7 fraud monitoring service that will detect any unusual activity on your account.
  • Linked access. The BankSA Vertigo Visa is linked to your other BankSA accounts for the ease of one card banking.
  • Annual fee. The BankSA Vertigo Visa attracts an annual fee of $55. This covers the cardholder's card and 1 additional card as well.
  • Cash advances. If you need to make a cash withdrawal because something unexpected has come up, you can at 21.49% p.a. However, it may be best to save this feature for when you really need to use it.

How to apply for the BankSA Vertigo Visa

If you think BankSA Vertigo Visa suits you, you can apply for it today by completing the secure online application. To save time, please ensure that you meet the following eligibility requirements.

Eligibility criteria

  • 18 years old and above
  • Australian permanent resident

Required documents

  • Drivers license
  • Details of your income and employment
  • Financial commitments, debts or assets

What happens next?

  • The application takes about ten minutes to complete.
  • Make a note of your application reference number.
  • You should have a response from BankSA within a few minutes of submitting your application.
  • Check your email or information about what’s next.

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    PaulAugust 21, 2017

    Hi, Want to know if my wife and I have the balance transfer on up to 3 cards, one in my name and two in hers? eg joint application.?? No where to add second person in application?? Cheers Paul

    • Staff
      MariaAugust 22, 2017Staff

      Hi, Paul!

      Thank you for reaching out to us.

      It’s possible under some circumstances and it would be best to check directly with the card issuer to know your chances of approval.

      You may find useful information on our page on Balance Transfers with Joint Primary Cardholders.

      I hope this helps.


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    HelenJuly 24, 2017

    Hi there, can a Queenslander apply for the BankSA Vertigo Visa Credit Card with 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 18 months and $0 first year annual fee 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 18 months and $0 first year annual fee?


    • Staff
      RenchJuly 27, 2017Staff

      Hi Helen,

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

      Yes, you are eligible for applying for BankSA Vertigo Visa based on your location. You may click on the ‘Go to Site’ button’ to submit an online application.


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    JoJuly 1, 2017

    Upon transfer of cc balance, will Bank of SA close my other cc account from another provider? Thanks.

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      JonathanJuly 1, 2017

      Hi Jo!

      You need to contact the other provider if you wish to close it as it does not happen automatically.

      Hope this helps.


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    TomJune 3, 2017

    Is this offer only available to SA and NT residents or is it available to all Australian residents?

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      JonathanJune 3, 2017

      Hi Tom!

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Please be informed that this offer is not limited to NT or SA residents only. Kindly review the eligibility requirements and if you’re fine with them, you can click “Go to Site” green button to proceed with your application.

      Hope this clarifies.


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    November 21, 2016

    Can I transfer a balance from Virgin money and St.George to Bank of South Aust.

    • Staff
      MayNovember 21, 2016Staff

      Hi Gwenda,

      Thanks for your question.

      Unfortunately, a balance transfer from a St. George credit card to any BankSA credit card is not allowed. However, you can request a BT from your Virgin Money credit card to BankSA Vertigo Visa so long that you meet the eligibility criteria and requirements of the BankSA credit card. Also when conducting a balance transfer, it’s best to remember these two conditions:

      1. You can’t transfer a balance to a credit card that is also underwritten by the same institution – for your guide please refer to this page.
      2. The total amount you can transfer should not exceed the credit limit you’re approved for the new card. 

      Hope this has helped.


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    JayNovember 2, 2016

    could i get 20,000 to 30,000 limit instantly after i apply through here?
    if i am an professional with income of $80,000 to $90,000?

    • Staff
      LouNovember 2, 2016Staff

      Hi Jay,

      Thanks for your question.

      Please note that is a financial information service that helps consumers make better decisions. We are not BankSA. As such, we are unable to know for sure if you will be able to get your desired credit limit or not.

      Ultimately, your credit card limit with BankSA will depend on their general assessment of your financial condition.


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    mariusOctober 11, 2016

    Can I transfer St George account over to Bank SA

    • Staff
      MayOctober 11, 2016Staff

      Hi Marius,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Unfortunately, the balance transfers are not possible between credit, charge and store cards issued by St.George, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA. You may find more information on which banks you can transfer a balance to and from on this page.

      Hope this helps.


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    TracyJune 12, 2016

    I applied for a credit card 5 business days ago and the email said they would action my documents within 72hours (3 business days) and then I got another email with the same application number on it from a different bank ?? and it said it would action it within 96 hours (4 business days). I haven’t heard anything at all for 5 business days. How do I know if it’s been approved or not?

    • Staff
      YsaJune 15, 2016Staff

      Hi Tracy,

      Thanks for your question.

      Should you wish to track the status of your application, it would be best to speak with a BankSA customer service representative for direct assistance.
      I’ve emailed you the relevant contact details for your convenience.

      I hope this helps.



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    LeslyMay 25, 2016

    I am expecting to apply for a balance transfer with BankSA. I do not understand what means by “0.99% p.a. for up to 4 months on purchases from card approval” in BankSA terms. So this mean by 0.99% is charged on balance transfer amount?

    • Staff
      MayMay 26, 2016Staff

      Hi Lesly, thanks for your question.

      With BankSA Vertigo Visa, once your application for this card is approved and you activate it, you will have 4 months (from the time of activation/approval) to enjoy using the card on purchases by incurring a competitive rate of 0.99% p.a. on all your purchases. After 4 months, your card will revert back to charging you 13.24% p.a. on purchases you make.

      As for the balance transfer, you will have 18 months to benefit the 0% interest to pay down your balance. After 18 months, any remaining balance on your card will incur 13.24% p.a.

      I hope this clarifies your confusion.


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    AmyMay 14, 2016

    Hi, My current credit card is almost at the end of it’s interest free period. I want to balance transfer to another Interest free card, but I also want to combine my partners card and pay out the 2 at once. I just wanted to know If i can do a 0% balance transfer using a card in my name and also a card in someone else’s name (my partners)?

    • Staff
      LouMay 16, 2016Staff

      Hi Amy,

      Thanks for your comment.

      Yes, there are banks that allow you and your partner to apply for a joint credit card account and transfer your individual credit card debt to the new card. You can check this page to know which bank allows for such type of balance transfer. Once you have identified the bank, you can then check the comparison table on the same page and choose a suitable credit card for your needs.

      I hope this helps.


Credit Cards Comparison

Rates last updated February 26th, 2018
Name Product Purchase rate (p.a.) Balance transfer rate (p.a.) Annual fee Product Description
American Express Velocity Escape Card
20.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 12 months with 1% balance transfer fee
$0 p.a.
Receive a bonus 12,500 Velocity Points, pay a $0 annual fee for life and take advantage of a 0% p.a. for 12 months balance transfer offer.
NAB Premium Card - Exclusive Offer
19.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 25 months
$90 p.a.
Exclusive to, enjoy a 0% BT fee, 0% balance transfer offer for 25 months and seven complimentary insurance covers.
St.George Vertigo Platinum - Online Offer
12.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 24 months
$99 p.a.
Platinum card benefits including complimentary insurance, plus 0% p.a. for 24 months on balance transfers (with no BT fee). Ends 28 February 2018.
Westpac Low Rate - Online Offer
13.49% p.a.
0% p.a. for 30 months with 2% balance transfer fee
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($59 p.a. thereafter)
Take advantage of 0% p.a. for 30 months on balance transfers with a 2% balance transfer fee when you apply online by 28 February 2018.

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