Bankwest Qantas Transaction Account

Bankwest Qantas Transaction Account

Fee Free Deposit

2,000

Account Keeping Fee

6.00
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New or existing Qantas frequent flyer members can add points to their Qantas account everyday of the year.

  • Earn Qantas Points on your account balance 365 days a year
  • $0 Account keeping fees if you deposit $2,000 each month
  • Free Qantas Frequent Flyer membership
  • Pay no overseas ATM withdrawal fees charged by Bankwest (third party charges may still apply)

Product details

Earn Qantas Points for the money sitting in your account and for the purchases you make on the account – you earn Qantas points on practically everything with the Bankwest Qantas transaction account. Don't worry if you're not a Qantas frequent flyer member – if you sign up through Bankwest, it's free.

You can earn Qantas point for free – just deposit at least $2,000 in the account per month and the monthly fee will be $0.

Product Name
Bankwest Qantas Transaction Account
Monthly Account Fee
$6
Debit Card Access
Mastercard
ATM Withdrawal Fee
$0
Interest Rate p.a.
0.01%
Details
$0 account keeping fees when you deposit at least $2,000 into your account each month. Otherwise, a $6 monthly fee applies. Unlimited Free withdrawals at Bankwest and CommBank ATMs in Australia.
Joint Application
Yes
Fee Free Deposit p.m.
$2,000
Overseas ATM Withdrawal Fee
$0
Overseas Eftpos Fee
2.95%
Phone Banking
Yes
Fees
$6
Internet Banking
Yes

What are the features of the Bankwest Qantas Transaction Account?

This is an account to consider if you travel often, but there are also other features to take into consideration.

Earning Qantas Points

5 Qantas points for eligible purchases

Every time you use your Debit Mastercard to make an eligible purchase, 5 Qantas points are added to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account.

Ineligible purchases include (but are not limited to): cheques, BPAY payments, cash-out transactions at merchants, interest charges, bank fees and charges, foreign exchange purchases, government charges, etc.

5 Qantas points for overseas ATM withdrawals

Withdrawals made from overseas ATMs will earn you 5 Qantas points. Note that foreign transactions may apply.

12 Qantas points per month per $100 in your bank account

For every $100 you have in your account, you will earn 12 Qantas points for that month. For example, if you have a balance of $600 at the end of the month, you'll receive 72 Qantas points.

What are some of the things I can redeem my Qantas Points for?

  • One way, return or multi destination flight rewards (you can also choose the Qantas points plus pay) option
  • Upgrading your flight reward seat to a premium cabin
  • Purchase a renew a Qantas Club membership

Free Qantas membership saving you up to $89.50

If you are not already participating in the Qantas Frequent Flyer program, Bankwest will provide you with a membership for free. If you already have a membership account, you can link it to your account during the application process.

$0 Monthly account fee if you deposit $2,000 that month

If you are able to make monthly deposits totalling $2,000, there is no monthly fee. If that obligation is not met by the last business day of the month, a $6 fee will be charged to the account on the first business day of the following month.

Linked Debit Mastercard

For easy access to your money, the account comes with a Debit Mastercard that can be used wherever Mastercard is accepted. The purchase price is drawn straight from your account, rather than you having to pay interest charges on a credit card purchase.

Upgrade to a Platinum Debit Mastercard

Deposit at least $4,000 per month to maintain your Platinum status. You'll get a 24/7 Platinum concierge service as well as Worldwide Purchase Security Protection and Extended Warranty. To find out more about the benefits, click on "Go to Site".

Free ATM withdrawals using the Bankwest ATM network Australia wide

You get free access to all Bankwest and CommBank ATMs Australia wide.

Using your debit card overseas to withdraw money

Bankwest will not charge you an overseas ATM withdrawal fee, but you may be charged by the ATM operator.

2.95% Foreign transaction fee

Bankwest will charge you 2.95% of the transaction amount for any transaction that takes place in a currency other than AUD. You may come across this when online shopping or shopping overseas.

In-branch transactions

Electronic, cheque and withdrawals made inside of a Bankwest branch are free of charge.

24/7 Access to your accounts

You have complete access to your money around the clock using online, mobile and phone banking.

Earn up to 0.01% interest on your everyday balance

You are paid interest monthly on the first business day of each month at a rate of 0.01%. of the calculated daily balance. You can also link this account with a Bankwest savings account to earn more interest.

Joint accounts

You may not hold more than one of these accounts at the same time. For accounts opening with you and your partner, the Qantas Points can be split equally between account owners.

Pros

  • Earn Qantas Points on eligible purchases and your daily account balance
  • No monthly account keeping fee when you deposit at least $2,000 into your account each month
  • Pay no overseas ATM withdrawal fees charged by Bankwest
  • Access to CommBank and Bankwest ATM networks
  • Free Qantas frequent flyer membership
  • Optional Platinum debit MasterCard
  • 24/7 Access to your funds

Cons

  • You must deposit at least $2,000 into your account each month for no monthly account fees

How do I apply for the Bankwest Qantas Transaction Account?

If after comparing this everyday account you find it has all the features you want, you can apply online.

Eligibility to apply online

Make a quick note of the following eligibility requirements first to ensure that your application will be accepted:

  • Your age. Qantas Transaction account holders must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Your residency. You must have a valid Australian residential address and be residing in Australia at the time of application.
  • Your accounts. If you already have a Bankwest Qantas transaction account, even as a joint account, you may not apply for another one.

Documentation to apply online

Once you are ready to continue to the application, gather the following documentation to make filling it out easier:

  • Your identification documents. You will be required to provide proof of your identity using a photograph id such as a driver’s licence or passport.
  • Your account information. If you have existing accounts with Bankwest you may need to disclose those account numbers.
  • Your Qantas account information. You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to open this transaction account. If you are not already, Bankwest has made arrangements for you to become a member for free.

What happens after I've submitted my application?

Completing the application online should take approximately five minutes, and once submitted you will receive an email from Bankwest confirming receipt. If all the necessary information is there, the account will be opened almost immediately and a debit Mastercard should reach you by mail within seven to ten business days.

If you are not already a Bankwest customer, you might be asked to complete an identity check online, or at one of their branches.










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    JesseJune 20, 2017

    If I use my card to pay standard bills like rent, power and general purchases like clothes or presents, do I accure points? Does that change if it’s a joint account? Thanks, Jesse

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      JonathanJune 20, 2017

      Hi Jesse!

      Qantas Points are accrued on all eligible purchases made using your Card. Qantas Points are not accrued on:
      • cheques;
      • BPAY® payments;
      • cash-out transactions at any merchant;
      • payments from the Account made without your Card (eg payments to another bank account using the “pay anyone” function);
      • interest charges;
      • bank fees and charges;
      • transactions we decide are disputed due to being fraudulent or which involve an abuse of your Account or any Card;
      • foreign exchange purchases;
      • a withdrawal of cash at an ATM which is not processed by MasterCard® as a ‘cross border’ transaction;
      • travelers’ cheques;
      • all purchases for gaming or gambling transactions including gambling chip purchases and online gambling purchases;
      • Government charges (other than GST payable in connection with the purchase of goods or services on which you accrue Points);
      • Business Related Expenses; and
      • any other transactions which from time to time may be excluded by us.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Jonathan

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    IonFebruary 26, 2017

    Hello,
    What is your commission and fees for currency exchange when the card is used overseas? Thank you

    • Staff
      AnndyFebruary 27, 2017Staff

      Hi Ion,

      Thanks for your question.

      Please note that we are finder.com.au, a financial comparison and information website that helps consumers make better decisions. We are not Bankwest.

      Nevertheless, when you use your card overseas to withdraw money, Bankwest will not charge you an overseas ATM withdrawal fee, but third party ATM operators in that country may.

      When you use your card to make purchases in other currencies other than AUD, a foreign transaction fee of 2.95% applies.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    JulianOctober 29, 2016

    Hi! What is considered as an eligible purchase? Thanks.

    • Staff
      JasonOctober 29, 2016Staff

      Hi Julian.

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Eligible purchases are purchases made using your Bankwest Qantas card excluding, but not limited to, cheques, BPAY payments, cash-out transactions at merchants, interest charges, bank fees and charges, foreign exchange purchases, government charges, gaming or gambling transaction purchases, business related expenses, etc.

      You can contact Bankwest Customer Help Centre on 13 17 19 for more information.

      Cheers,
      Jason

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    RossOctober 20, 2016

    I have a query re eligible purchases ie if I pay my rates etc online does that accrue points?

    • Staff
      ClarizzaOctober 21, 2016Staff

      Hi Ross

      Thanks for your question.

      Do you mean interest rate charges? If so, this does not allow you to accrue points.

      Regards
      Clarizza

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    October 23, 2015

    Hi there,

    Can you tell me if there is a limit to the number of points BW will pay on the balance. ie – If I deposited $1m, would I be entitles to 120,000 FFP each month in line with the advertised 12 points per $100 of AC balance?

    Thanks,

    Dan

    • Staff
      ShirleyOctober 23, 2015Staff

      Hi Dan,

      Thanks for your question.

      There’s no limit to the number of points BW will pay on the balance.

      Please note Qantas Points accrue daily and whole Qantas Points are credited on the first business day of the next month. You receive 0.4 Qantas Points for every whole amount of $100 making up the daily balance at the end of each day.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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      September 8, 2016

      Hi,

      Can I Please get clarity for Qantas points. If I have $50,000 in my account which will not decrease. Will I get 6000 point every month on the first business day of the next month?

    • Staff
      MaySeptember 8, 2016Staff

      Hi Dave,

      Thanks for your question.

      Yes, you are correct, you will receive 6000 Qantas points every month if will you maintain a balance of $50,000 in your Bankwest Qantas Transaction Account monthly. Qantas Points accumulate daily and the entire Qantas Points are credited on the first business day of the next month.

      Cheers,
      May

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