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Card Services Direct Credit Cards – Earn Velocity Rewards Points

Gold and platinum members at Card Services Direct can now transfer their rewards points to the Velocity Rewards airline loyalty program, provided they have an account with the latter. Velocity is currently available from a number of other card issuers, including ANZ, Westpac, and Citi. The service can be accessed through Card Services Directs Internet and phone banking options.

Card Services Direct, a joint service by Citigroup and Mastercard, is linked to several frequent flyer and rewards programs, including Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer, and Citi's Take Flight airline booking and cash-back scheme. Velocity Rewards is a relatively new but award-winning program offered by V Australia, Virgin Australia, Pacific Blue, and Polynesian Blue.

Transfer requirements

Cardholders will receive one Velocity point for every 1.5 Card Services Direct reward points transferred. The initial transfer must be at least 15,000 points, and subsequent transfers must be in batches of 15,000 as well. These points can then be used to pay for Virgin Australia, Virgin Australia, Pacific Blue, or Polynesian Blue flights using the Card Services Direct Mastercard. It can take up to 28 days for transferred points to show up in your Velocity Membership Account. Once transferred, the points are subject to Velocity Rewards terms and conditions rather than Card Services Direct.

The Velocity Frequent Flyer Rewards Program

The Velocity Frequent Flyer Rewards Program is Virgin Australia’s frequent flyer scheme that allows customers to earn Velocity Points whenever they fly with the airline or any of its international partners. Not only can customers earn points, but they also can take advantage of the many flights offered, including one-stop flights to Europe, flights to the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and more.

Members of the Velocity Frequent Flyer Program can also earn points all over the world by using the program’s network of partners, including hotels, car hire companies, travel assistance, insurance companies and more. Additionally, customers using a credit card that is linked to the Velocity program will be able to earn double the points, because they will be earning points by using their cards as well as with program partners.

Learn more about the how to join Velocity for free

Joining Velocity Rewards

It's important to note that Velocity Rewards membership doesn't come with your Card Services Direct account. You must apply for one separately and be a member before attempting to transfer your points. Application is free on the Velocity website, and you get your membership number as soon as you complete the online form. You will need this number to transfer your Card Services Direct points.

Never lose points

Velocity points don't expire as long as you earn or redeem them at least once every 24 months. Point expiry is one of the most common traps in the Australian credit card market, to the point that a small industry of miles management services has sprung up in recent years. Velocity Rewards eliminates this issue, allowing you to save your points up for as long as you need to.

Velocity Rewards is also the first airline rewards scheme to offer the any seat, any time￾ feature. Basically, it eliminates the blackout dates and other restrictions that plague other rewards programs and keep cardholders from fully enjoying the benefits. With Velocity Rewards, as long as there are seats available on an eligible airline, you can use your Velocity points to buy them, even on the busiest holidays. This has won the program widespread recognition from the Airline Information Mega Awards, the Freddie Awards, and the Australian Marketing Institute.

Velocity Rewards Credit Card Comparison

Rates last updated February 17th, 2019
Name Product Bonus Points Rewards Program Rewards Points per $ spent Purchase rate (p.a.) Annual fee Product Description
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Bonus Points Offer
60,000 bonus points
Velocity Frequent Flyer
20.74% p.a.
$64 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($129 p.a. thereafter)
Earn up to 60,000 bonus points in the first 3 months and save with a $64 first year annual fee. Plus, a long-term balance transfer offer.
American Express Explorer Credit Card
50,000 bonus points
Membership Rewards Gateway
20.74% p.a.
$395 p.a.
Get 50,000 bonus Membership Rewards points, a yearly $400 Travel Credit and 2 entries per year to the Amex Lounge.
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Exclusive Offer
Velocity Frequent Flyer
0% p.a. for 14 months (reverts to 20.74% p.a.)
$64 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($129 p.a. thereafter)
finder Exclusive: Save on credit card costs with half the annual fee for the first year and a 0% p.a. interest rate on purchases for 14 months.
American Express Velocity Escape Card
Velocity Frequent Flyer
20.74% p.a.
$0 p.a.
Earn uncapped Velocity Points on purchases, pay $0 annual fee for life and take advantage of a 0% p.a. for 12 months balance transfer offer.
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Balance Transfer Offer
Velocity Frequent Flyer
20.74% p.a.
$64 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($129 p.a. thereafter)
Save with a $64 first year annual fee and 0% p.a. balance transfer offer. Plus, receive a $129 Virgin Australia Gift Voucher each year.
American Express Velocity Platinum Card
50,000 bonus points
Velocity Frequent Flyer
20.74% p.a.
$375 p.a.
Receive 50,000 bonus Velocity Points and enjoy complimentary lounge passes, a domestic return flight and insurance covers.
Virgin Australia Velocity High Flyer Card
90,000 bonus points
Velocity Frequent Flyer
20.74% p.a.
$289 p.a.
Take off sooner with up to 90,000 bonus Velocity Points, lounge passes and insurance covers. Plus, enjoy a 15 month balance transfer offer.
ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures card
40,000 bonus points
ANZ Rewards Program
20.24% p.a.
$225 p.a.
Receive 40,000 bonus Velocity Points, 2 yearly Virgin Australia lounge passes, plus enjoy $0 overseas purchase transaction fees.
Citi Prestige Card
400,000 bonus points
Citi Rewards Program
20.99% p.a.
$700 p.a.
Receive 20,000 bonus reward Points per month for 20 months. This adds up to 400,000 points, which can be converted to 200,000 Velocity Points.
Citi Signature Credit Card
300,000 bonus points
Citi Rewards Program
20.99% p.a.
$195 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($395 p.a. thereafter)
Collect 15,000 bonus reward Points per month for 20 months. This adds up to 300,000 points, which can be converted to 150,000 Velocity Points.

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    kenJuly 4, 2018

    lost card

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      NikkiJuly 4, 2018Staff

      Hi Ken,

      Thanks for leaving a message on our page.

      Sorry to hear that you lost your card. To request for a new Velocity Rewards card, call 13 18 75 and report it immediately. Follow the Velocity Global wallet prompt and select the option to report as lost or stolen. At this time, your lost card will be cancelled immediately and you can request for a replacement.

      Hope this helps!



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