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Bendigo Bank Low Rate Platinum

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Enjoy a 0% interest for 6 months on balance transfers and a low purchase rate of 11.99% p.a. with the Bendigo Bank Low Rate Platinum Credit Card.

The Bendigo Bank Low Rate Platinum charges an annual fee of $89 and gives you access to a selection of platinum perks – including complimentary mobile phone and tablet insurance.

0% p.a.

Balance transfer rate

for 6 months

11.99% p.a.

Purchase rate

$89 p.a.

Annual fee

55 days

Interest free period

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Details

Product NameBendigo Bank Low Rate Platinum Credit Card
Balance transfer rate0% p.a. for 6 months
Balance transfer revert ratePurchase Rate (11.99% p.a.)
Balance transfer limit80% of available limit
Purchase rate11.99% p.a.
Annual fee$89
Interest-free periodUp to 55 days on purchases
Cash advance rate13.99% p.a.
Min credit limit$3,000
Card typeMastercard
Foreign currency conversion fee3%
Available to temporary residentsYes - Conditions apply
Joint applicationNo

Pros

  • A low interest rate of 11.99% p.a. on purchases
  • 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 6 months, with no balance transfer fee
  • Extended warranty and 90-day purchase protection
  • Mobile phone and tablet insurance protection

Cons

  • Does not offer perks like travel insurance or a rewards program
Bonus pointsN/A
Annual fee$89
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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Amy Bradney-George has been writing about personal finance for more than 13 years – including over 600 articles as a senior writer for Finder. Her work has also appeared in publications including Money Magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald, Financy, ABC News Australia and Equity Magazine. Amy has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Drama from Griffith University.

Expert review

The Bendigo Bank Low Rate Platinum Credit Card combines a competitive purchase rate and annual fee with platinum extras. Not many credit cards offer complimentary insurance for mobile devices if you lose or damage them, so that particular perk sets this card apart. Keep in mind that you’d have to buy the device using this card to be able to make a claim.

How to apply

You can apply for the Low Rate Platinum Credit Card online by filling out Bendigo Bank's secure application form. To speed up the process, make sure you meet the eligibility requirements and have all the information and documents you'll need to complete your application.

Eligibility criteria

  • Residency. Permanent Australian residents and Australian citizens are eligible to apply. Temporary residents are eligible to apply as long as you have a 188, 457 or 489 visa, have applied for permanent residency and have at least 12 months remaining on the visa.
  • Age. You must be at least 18 years old to apply.

Card benefits

  • Complimentary smartphone and tablet insurance. If you buy a new smartphone or tablet with this credit card, you can enjoy cover against loss, theft or damage for up to 12 months. Refer to the Bendigo Low Rate Platinum Credit Card Insurance product disclosure statement (PDS) for full terms and conditions for this cover.
  • Balance transfer offer. You can take advantage of 0% interest on balance transfers for 6 months, with no balance transfer fee. Any balance remaining at the end of the introductory period will be charged at the purchase rate, currently 11.99% p.a. You can transfer up to 80% of your approved credit limit.

Rates & fees

  • Purchase rate. This card charges a competitive variable rate of 11.99% p.a. on purchases.
  • Annual fee. The $89 annual fee for this card is charged on account opening and then once every year on the anniversary of that date.

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