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Commonwealth Bank Awards Card

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Enjoy up to 55 interest-free days on purchases with the CommBank Awards Card.

Spend with the Commonwealth Bank Awards card and take advantage of one of the largest rewards programs available in Australia. You can redeem Awards points in-store at Myer or Flight Centre, exchange them for frequent flyer points or browse the CommBank Awards catalogue for over 1,000 reward options.

5.99% p.a.

Balance transfer rate

for 5 months

20.24% p.a.

Purchase rate

1

Reward point

Per $ spent (Visa/Mastercard)

$59 p.a.

Annual fee

Details

Product NameCommonwealth Bank Awards Credit Card
Rewards programCommonwealth Bank Awards Program
Balance transfer rate5.99% p.a. for 5 months
Balance Transfer Revert RateCash Advance Rate (21.24% p.a.)
Purchase rate (p.a.)20.24% p.a.
Annual fee$59 p.a.
Interest free period55 days
Cash advance rate (p.a.)21.24% 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

Pros

  • Earn 1 Awards point per $1 spent on everyday purchases.
  • Compatible with Apple Pay
  • Access to Priceless Cities offers and experiences

Cons

  • Points are capped at 50,000 per year.
Rewards programCommonwealth Bank Awards Program
Rewards Points per $ spent (Visa/Mastercard)1
Rewards Points per $ Cap (Visa/Mastercard)50,000
Annual fee$59 p.a.
Minimum monthly repayment2% of the closing balance or $25, whichever is greater
Late payment fee$20
Foreign currency conversion fee (Visa/Mastercard)3%
Cash Advance Fee3% or $3, whichever is greater
Overseas cash advance fee$3 or 3% of transaction value, whichever is greater
Additional cardholder fee$10
Number of Additional Cardholders1

Expert review

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Sally McMullen is a creative content producer at Finder, co-hosts our Pocket Money podcast and wrote about credit cards for almost five years. Her byline can be spotted on Yahoo Finance, Dynamic Business, Financy and Mamamia as well as Music Feeds and Rolling Stone. She has a Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies majoring in Journalism (Hons) from the University of Wollongong.

Expert review

The Commonwealth Bank Awards credit card is the bank’s entry-level rewards product. Cardholders will earn 1 Awards point per eligible $1 spent, but it has a lower annual points cap than some more premium Awards cards.

How to apply

You can apply for the Commonwealth Bank Awards card online. Before you get started, check if you meet the eligibility criteria and that you have the necessary information.

Eligibility criteria

  • Residency. You must be legally allowed to work in Australia. If you are not a permanent resident or citizen you will need to provide your visa details.
  • Credit history. You must not be currently bankrupt. You can get your credit score and copy of your comprehensive credit report for free through Finder.

Card benefits

  • CommBank Awards program. Earn 1 Awards point per $1 spent on eligible everyday purchases. Points are capped at 50,000 per year. Your points won't expire and you can also earn uncapped Bonus Points when you shop with bonus partners for entertainment, shopping, travel and more.
  • Rewards redemption. You can redeem your points for merchandise, vouchers or cashback through the Awards website. You can also transfer points to other rewards programs, such as Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer or Qantas Frequent Flyer. You can transfer 2.5 Awards Points for 1 Qantas Point or Velocity Point, providing you meet the minimum point requirements and other conditions. To directly earn Qantas Points for your spending, you can opt in for an annual fee of $30.

Rates & fees

  • Annual fee. This card charges an annual fee of $59 p.a.
  • Purchase interest rate. Purchases will accrue interest at a variable rate of 20.24% p.a.
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