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Bendigo Bank Low Rate Mastercard

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Get a $150 Woolworths Supermarket Gift Card and a $0 first-year annual fee with the Bendigo Bank Low Rate Mastercard.

The Bendigo Bank Low Rate Mastercard is a no-frills credit card designed to help you keep your card costs low. When you apply by 30 September 2020, you can take advantage of a $0 annual fee for the first year, saving you $45.

0% p.a.

Balance transfer rate

for 6 months

11.99% p.a.

Purchase rate

$0 p.a.

Annual fee

for the first year ($45 p.a. thereafter)

55 days

Interest free period


Product NameBendigo Bank Low Rate Mastercard
Balance transfer rate0% p.a. for 6 months
Balance Transfer Revert RatePurchase Rate (11.99% p.a.)
Balance Transfer Limit80% of available limit
Purchase rate (p.a.)11.99% p.a.
Annual fee$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($45 p.a. thereafter)
Interest-free period55 days
Cash advance rate (p.a.)13.99% p.a.
Min credit limit$500
Card typeMastercard
Foreign currency conversion fee (Visa/Mastercard)3%
Complimentary travel insuranceNo
Minimum age18 years of age
Available to temporary residentsYes - Conditions apply
Joint applicationNo


  • $0 annual fee for the first year $45 p.a. thereafter)
  • Balance transfer rate of 0% p.a. for 6 months (reverts to 11.99% p.a.)


  • Does not offer a rewards program or travel insurance covers
Annual fee$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($45 p.a. thereafter)
Minimum monthly repayment3% of the closing balance or $10, whichever is greater
Late payment fee$15
Foreign currency conversion fee (Visa/Mastercard)3%
Cash Advance Fee0.5% or $3.25, whichever is greater
Overseas cash advance fee0.5% or $3.25, whichever is greater
Overseas ATM withdrawal fee$5
Additional cardholder fee$0

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Expert review

The Bendigo Bank Low Rate Mastercard gives you a way to cut down on your overall card costs, with a 0% balance transfer rate and $0 first-year annual fee. The $150 Woolworths Supermarket Gift Card offers extra value when you spend $1,000 in the first 60 days, which is equivalent to 15% cashback – an effective rate that would be hard to find elsewhere.

How to apply

You can apply for the Bendigo Bank Low Rate Mastercard online. Before you get started, check if you meet the eligibility criteria and have the necessary information to complete the application:

Eligibility criteria

  • Eligible balance transfer debt. If you're looking to transfer a balance to this card, Bendigo Bank allows you to transfer from accounts not serviced by Bendigo.
  • New cardholder. To apply for this offer, you cannot hold or have held a Bendigo Bank Low Rate in the previous 12 months.

Card benefits

  • $0 first-year annual fee. Take advantage of a $0 annual fee for the first year, saving you $45.
  • $150 Woolworths Supermarket Gift Card. Save on your supermarket essentials when you apply by 30 September 2020 and spend a minimum of $1,000 on eligible purchases within 60 days from card approval. You will receive the gift card within 60 days of meeting the spend criteria.

Rates & fees

  • Annual fee. Outside of any promotions, this card charges a standard annual fee of $45.
  • Up to 55 days interest-free. Outside of any purchase rate offers, you can save with up to 55 days each statement period. This interest-free period consists of your 30-day statement cycle, plus the 25 days to the payment due date.

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    June 18, 2019

    Hi i’m a old age pensioner i want to know if i can get acredit card for 1000 or $2000

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      June 19, 2019

      Hi Lazlo,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Your eligibility for a credit card would depend on the provider’s requirements and discretion. While we’re unable to give a specific recommendation which provider offers a credit card for a pensioner, you may click this PAGE for a list of credit card providers that accept retired and pensioner applicants, and to to see the documents you’ll need to improve your chances of approval.

      Just a reminder, please ensure to read the details, as well as the relevant Product Disclosure Statements / Terms & Conditions of the option is right for you.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

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    March 12, 2019

    Can I cancel the card after 90 days ? what is going to be happened ?

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      March 13, 2019

      Hi Wayne,

      Thanks for reaching out! You can cancel the card after 90 days and your account will be closed after then. Here is a page on how to close and cancel your credit card the right way. Hope this helps and if you have questions, just email us back.


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    May 28, 2018

    Do any Bendigo cards have tap and go facility included?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      May 28, 2018

      Hi John,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      Yes, they have. Once you have added your Bendigo Bank card to Google Pay you can simply unlock your phone and tap on a shop’s contactless card reader. There’s no need to open an app.

      For transactions under $100 you won’t need to enter your card Personal Identification Number (PIN).

      The purchase amount will then be debited from the card you have loaded as the default card.

      When you make a purchase, you’ll see a payment confirmation that shows you exactly where the transaction happened, along with the merchant’s name and number.

      If you have a Bendigo Bank credit card with rewards you’ll continue earn points when using Google Pay.

      As a friendly reminder, while we do not represent any company we feature on our pages, we can offer you general advice.

      I hope this helps.

      Have a great day!


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    May 25, 2018

    I have a Citibank credit card with MasterCard.The limit is $11,500 approx. and amount outstanding is approximately $3,000. Can I transfer this to a new card with Bendigo.

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      May 25, 2018

      Hi Ron,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Upon checking Bendigo Bank’s website, I’m afraid they currently do not have balance transfer offers. Not to worry, there are other options for you. If you would like to compare your balance transfer credit card options, please click on this link.

      Hope this information helps


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    April 25, 2018

    Will a guarantor be accepted if applied for

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      April 25, 2018

      Hi Bara,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder.

      The Bendigo Bank Low rate Mastercard doesn’t necessarily need a guarantor for your application to be approved. However, some credit card companies do provide an option for you to bring along a guarantor. As a guarantor, the person basically signs a contract saying that any credit card debt will be transferred to him/her should the owner default, or not be able to pay it back. (You may know more about this by reading this guide.)

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!


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    April 23, 2018

    What does an offer end date mean?

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      April 24, 2018

      Hi Rochelle,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      Bendigo Bank Low Rate Mastercard is currently on it’s promotional period of $0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($45 p.a. thereafter). This offer will end on 30 June 2018.


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