Bendigo Bank Low Rate Credit Card

Pay 0% interest on balance transfers for the first 24 months with a new Bendigo Bank Low Rate Credit Card.

The Bendigo Bank Low Rate Credit Card is a no-frills credit card designed to help you keep your card costs low, with a competitive interest rate of 11.99% p.a. for purchases and an annual fee of $45.

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0% p.a.

Balance transfer rate

for 24 months with 2% balance transfer fee

11.99% p.a.

Purchase rate

$45 p.a.

Annual fee

55 days

Interest free period

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Details

Product NameBendigo Bank Low Rate Credit Card
Balance transfer rate0% p.a. for 24 months with 2% balance transfer fee
Balance transfer revert ratePurchase Rate (11.99% p.a.)
Balance transfer limit80% of available limit
Purchase rate11.99% p.a.
Annual fee$45
Interest-free periodUp to 55 days on purchases
Cash advance rate13.99% p.a.
Min credit limit$500
Card typeMastercard
Foreign currency conversion fee3%
Available to temporary residentsYes - Conditions apply
Joint applicationNo

Pros

  • 0% p.a. for 24 months on balance transfers (reverts to 11.99% p.a. thereafter)
  • Low annual fee of $45
  • No fees for additional cardholders

Cons

  • Charges a 2% balance transfer fee
  • Does not offer a rewards program or travel insurance covers
Bonus pointsN/A
Annual fee$45
Minimum monthly repayment3% of the closing balance or $10, whichever is greater
Late payment fee$15
Foreign currency conversion fee3%
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 Credit Card gives you a way to cut down on card costs with 0% p.a. interest on your balance transfer for the first 24 months, although it charges a one-time 2% balance transfer fee. After the introductory period, any remaining debt from your balance transfer will attract the purchase interest rate of 11.99% p.a. While this rate is competitive with other low rate cards (and some other balance transfer cards revert to a higher cash advance rate), it’s still ideal to pay off your entire balance transfer during the 0% p.a. period.

How to apply

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

Eligibility criteria

  • New cardholder. To apply for this offer, you cannot hold or have held a Bendigo Bank Low Rate in the previous 12 months.
  • Age. You must be at least 18 years of age to apply for this card.

Card benefits

  • 0% interest on balance transfers for 24 months. Apply and get approved by 30 June 2021 to save with a 0% p.a. interest rate for 24 months on balance transfers, with a 2% balance transfer fee. Any balance remaining at the end of the introductory period will be charged at the card’s standard purchase rate, currently 11.99% p.a.
  • Interest calculations. While most credit cards calculate interest from the date a purchase is made, Bendigo Bank credit cards calculate interest from the statement date. Depending on when you make a purchase, this has the potential to almost halve your interest costs when compared to the charges that would apply on most other credit cards. It also means you can take advantage of interest-free days even if you carry a balance.

Rates & fees

  • Annual fee. This card charges a standard annual fee of $45.
  • Purchase rate. The 11.99% p.a. purchase rate on this card is competitive with other low rate cards.

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12 Comments

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    Lazlo
    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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      Bella
      June 19, 2019

      Hi Lazlo,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Your eligibility for a credit card would depend on the provider’s requirements and discretion. You may want to refer to our list of providers offering a credit card for a pensioner 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,
      Bella

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    Wayne
    March 12, 2019

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

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      Nikki
      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. You can use our guide on how to close and cancel your credit card to know how to properly do it. Hope this helps and if you have questions, just email us back.

      Cheers,
      Nikki

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    John
    May 28, 2018

    Do any Bendigo cards have tap and go facility included?

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      Jeni
      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!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    ron
    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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      Arnold
      May 25, 2018

      Hi Ron,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      You can opt for this card’s balance transfer offer to move the $3,000 debt from Citi provided that your approved credit limit is equal to or above $3,750. This is because this card’s balance transfer limit is only at 80%. Check out our review on balance transfer limit for more details. If you would like to apply for this card, please ensure you meet the eligibility criteria and can provide the needed documents above. If you do, press the “Go to Site” button to start your application.

      You can also check our list of balance transfer credit cards to check your other options. On the page is a comparison table you can use to see which card suits you.

      Hope this information helps

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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    Amanda
    April 25, 2018

    Will a guarantor be accepted if applied for

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      Joshua
      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.

      Please refer to our guide on on joint credit card for more details.

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

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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