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Commonwealth Bank Credit Cards

Commonwealth Bank is one of Australia's largest credit card issuers, offering a range of low rate, low fee and rewards options. If you opt for a rewards card, you can earn points as you spend to redeem for rewards with CBA's Awards program or Qantas Frequent Flyer.

Whether you're a savvy-spender or points chaser, you can use this guide to compare CommBank credit cards and find the right card for you.

Comparison of Commonwealth Bank Credit Cards

Rates last updated September 16th, 2019
Name Product Bonus Points Rewards Program Rewards Points per $ spent Purchase rate (p.a.) Annual fee Product Description
Commonwealth Bank Platinum Awards Credit Card
100,000 bonus points
CommBank Awards
1
20.24% p.a.
$249 p.a.
Get 100,000 bonus Awards points when you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new card by 31 January 2020.
Commonwealth Bank Awards Credit Card
30,000 bonus points
CommBank Awards
1
20.24% p.a.
$59 p.a.
Get 30,000 bonus Awards points when you spend $2,000 on eligible purchases with your new card by 31 January 2020.
Commonwealth Bank Diamond Awards Credit Card
120,000 bonus points
CommBank Awards
1.25
20.24% p.a.
$349 p.a.
Get 120,000 bonus Awards points when you spend $6,000 on eligible purchases with your new card by 31 January 2020.
Commonwealth Bank Low Rate Credit Card
13.24% p.a.
$59 p.a.
Get a low variable 13.24% p.a. purchase rate, a 5 month balance transfer offer and up to 55 days interest-free on purchases.
Commonwealth Bank Low Fee Credit Card
19.74% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($29 p.a. thereafter)
Receive up to 55 days interest free on purchases and a continued annual fee waiver if you spend at least $1,000 in the previous year.
Commonwealth Bank Essentials Credit Card
9.90% p.a.
$60 p.a.
Save with a low 9.9% p.a. interest rate on purchases. Plus, add an additional cardholder for $0.
Commonwealth Bank Low Rate Gold Credit Card
13.24% p.a.
$89 p.a.
Get a low variable 13.24% p.a. purchase rate, a 5 month balance transfer offer and up to 55 days interest-free on purchases.
Commonwealth Bank Low Fee Gold Credit Card
19.74% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($89 p.a. thereafter)
Enjoy up to 55 interest-free days on purchases, included insurances and an ongoing annual fee waiver when you meet the spend requirement.

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Rates last updated September 16th, 2019
Name Product Bonus Points Rewards Program Rewards Points per $ spent Purchase rate (p.a.) Annual fee Product Description
Commonwealth Bank Business Interest-Free Days Credit Card
17.57% p.a.
$60 p.a.
Receive up to 55 interest-free days on purchases and integrate your online accounting software with your credit card transactions.
Commonwealth Bank Business Awards Credit Card
30,000 bonus points
CommBank Awards
1
20.74% p.a.
$100 p.a.
Earn 1 Awards point per $1 spent, easily integrate your online accounting software, plus receive complimentary Transit Accident Insurance.
Commonwealth Bank Business Platinum Awards Credit Card
100,000 bonus points
CommBank Awards
1
20.74% p.a.
$300 p.a.
Earn 1 Awards point per $1 spent, and receive complimentary travel, transit accident and unauthorised transaction insurances.
Commonwealth Bank Business Low Rate Credit Card
14.55% p.a.
$0 p.a.
Save on your business credit card costs with an ongoing $0 annual fee, and a low 14.55% p.a. interest rate on purchases.
Commonwealth Bank Corporate Low Rate Credit Card
14.55% p.a.
$40 p.a.
Designed for businesses looking to pay down large purchases over time with flexible payment options and customised controls.
Commonwealth Bank Corporate Charge Card
N/A
$40 p.a.
Designed for large organisations with significant expenses and reduces processing costs with electronic reporting and management.

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Types of Commonwealth Bank credit cards

If you're interested in a credit card from Commonwealth Bank, you can compare your options based on the following types of cards and your financial needs.

  • Low rate credit cards

If you regularly carry a balance from month to month, you can use a low rate card to minimise your interest repayments compared to a card with a higher interest rate. Across CommBank's low rate range, the interest rates range between 9.9% p.a. on the Commonwealth Bank Essentials card and 13.24% p.a. for both the Commonwealth Bank Low Rate and Commonwealth Bank Low Rate gold credit cards. These rates are competitive when compared to some other low rate products on the market.

  • Low fee credit cards

These cards are suited to cardholders who pay their balance in full every month to avoid interest but want to cut down on other card costs. CommBank offers two low fee cards: the Low Fee credit card and Low Fee Gold credit card. Both of these cards offer $0 annual fee in the first year and waive the annual fee in subsequent years when you meet the spend requirement.

  • Awards credit cards

CommBank has three rewards credit cards to choose from. The Awards card is suited to customers who want a lower annual fee and credit limit, but still want to earn points. The Platinum Awards and Diamond Awards cards are designed for cardholders who are happy to pay higher annual fees to get more competitive earn rates and extras like international travel insurance. Points can be redeemed for merchandise, travel and exchanged for frequent flyer points, including Qantas and Velocity. You can opt in to Qantas Frequent Flyer Direct through the Awards website for an additional $30 annual fee.

  • Small business credit cards

CBA also offers flexible choices for small businesses, with low rate, interest-free days and Awards options available. If you choose a personal liability option for your business, you don't need to supply business financials when you apply for one of these credit cards. But you do need to be a business owner, director or partner with an Australian Business Number (ABN).

The benefits of banking with the Commonwealth Bank

Here are some of the convenient features and services you can enjoy with a Commonwealth Bank credit card:

  • Commonwealth Bank included travel insurance policy

You can save on necessary costs and travel with peace of mind thanks to Commonwealth Bank's included insurance policies. The insurance is provided by Zurich Australian Insurance Ltd and is available with the Commonwealth Bank Low Rate Gold, Low Fee Gold, Platinum Awards and Diamond Awards credit cards. Eligibility requirements, terms and conditions and exclusions apply, so make sure to see the Commonwealth Bank Credit Card Insurances product disclosure statement for all of the details.

  • Commonwealth Bank Awards Program

The Commonwealth Bank Awards program is one of the largest credit card rewards programs in Australia. Whether you prefer travel or frequent flyer rewards, cashback in your account or to treat yourself to product, there are plenty of ways to redeem your points. As there are three Awards credit cards on the market, you can also select a points-earning card that suits both your financial needs and rewards goals.

  • CommBank app

You can easily manage your account on the go with the comprehensive and easy-to-use CommBank app. You can use the app to check your statements and transactions, transfer money, update your personal details or PIN and locate your nearest CBA ATM or branch.

  • Mastercard benefits

As well as worldwide acceptance, you can look forward to a bunch of Mastercard perks with your Commonwealth Bank credit card. Mastercard Priceless Cities provides access to experiences and events in cities across the globe. For transactions under $100, you can use your card to make contactless payments thanks to Mastercard PayPass. If your card is used for fraudulent transactions, purchases will also be protected by Mastercard Zero Liability cover.

  • Mobile contactless payments

Commonwealth Bank credit cards are as convenient as it gets when it comes to cardless payments. You can use your eligible smartphone or wearable to make contactless payments with Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay.

How to apply for Commonwealth Bank credit cards

You can apply for a Commonwealth Bank credit card online in 10-15 minutes. Before you get started, make sure you meet the application requirements for your chosen card. These include:

  • Age. You must be at least 18 years of age to apply for a credit card in Australia.
  • Residency status. You must provide details of your Australian citizenship, residency or visa status. These requirements vary between cards, and additional conditions may apply for temporary residents. To ensure you're eligible, check the specific conditions for the product before you apply.
  • Credit history. Your credit history must be in good standing.

Other conditions may apply depending on the card. You can find this information listed on finder's Commonwealth Bank credit card product review and application pages. If you do meet the minimum eligibility requirements, Commonwealth Bank will also need to assess your financial situation before they make a decision about your credit card application.

Required documents

To speed up the application process, make sure you have these details and documents handy when you apply for your CommBank credit card:

  • Personal information. You will need to provide information including your full name, current residential address, email address, contact phone numbers and date of birth.
  • Details about your income. Aim to provide as much detail as possible about your income and assets. Details of income-generating assets such as property and shares also need to be provided, as well as information about any savings.
  • Expenses and liabilities. You will need to provide information about any debts you have, as well as ongoing expenses like child support, rent, mortgage repayments, or anything else that is considered a regular, essential cost.
  • Other credit cards. If you want to transfer a balance to a Commonwealth Bank credit card from your existing non-Commonwealth Bank credit card(s), store card(s) or charge card(s), you will need to provide the account details, including the card number, the amount you want to transfer and the name of the issuing financial institution.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know more about Commonwealth Bank credit cards? Here we've answered some of the most common questions we get about CommBank cards. You can also get in touch with us by using the form at the bottom of the page.

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    stanlyx9March 28, 2019

    Account details been tricked out of me, can bank account be cancelled?

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      JhezMarch 29, 2019Staff

      Hello Stanly,

      Thank you for your comment.

      In order to close a bank account you will need to contact your bank or account provider directly. You may refer to our guide about closing a bank account on this page.

      If you’d like to close or cancel your CommBank account, you can visit any branch with appropriate identification or call them between 9am and 5:30pm, Monday to Friday. You may also speak with the bank regarding your issues with your account details.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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    TomMay 3, 2018

    I am with Commbank and I’m about to make an overseas purchase with the seller’s currency being USD. I have money in my account which I intend to pay with (no credit card) but I want to pay with a card that has no foreign exchange transaction fees. Which card would you recommend?

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      JeniMay 4, 2018Staff

      Hi Tom,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      As a friendly reminder, while we do not represent any company we feature on our pages and we are not allowed to provide specific recommendations, we can only offer you general advice.

      If you are considering to apply for a credit card with Commbank, I noticed that getting an Amex card with them won’t charge you any foreign currency conversion fees but not with a Commonwealth Bank Awards Credit Card.

      If you want to look for other credit cards with no foreign transaction fee, please check out this link.

      I hope this helps.

      Have a great day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    NancyMarch 18, 2018

    If used overseas does the Commonwealth Ma9stercard charge a transaction fee and if so what is the % please?
    Cheers

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      JeniMarch 18, 2018Staff

      Hi Nancy,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. You may refer to this link for your reference. In the Fees and Repayment tab you will see more info on charges. It states that for overseas cash advance there’s a fee of $2.50 or 2% of the transaction amount (whichever is greater), overseas ATM withdrawal there’s a fee $2.50 or 2.00% of the transaction amount up to a maximum of $150 and foreign currency conversion fee of 3%. The foreign currency conversion fee is charged when you make a transaction that is converted by a credit card network, such as MasterCard, Visa or American Express, from Australian dollars to a foreign currency. You’ll also incur a currency conversion fee if you make a purchase or obtain a cash advance in Australian dollars while overseas or shopping online with a foreign merchant or financial institution.

      I hope this helps.

      Have a great day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    MichaelOctober 3, 2017

    How do I utilise Commonwealth Rewards points to upgrade my flights to business class?

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      MariaOctober 4, 2017

      Hey Michael,

      Thank you for reaching out to us.

      You may check out this page on Commonwealth Bank Awards Program to check on the conversion rate as well as how to convert your Awards points to frequent flyer points for Qantas or Velocity.

      It would be best to confirm directly with the airline you’ll be flying with on the equivalent frequent flyer points needed in order to upgrade to business class.

      I hope this helps.

      Best,
      Maria

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    wendyJune 8, 2017

    I am about to travel overseas. Is the platinum card travel insurance automatic? Or do I need to notify someone, or activate it in some way?

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      ArnoldSeptember 6, 2017

      Hi Wendy,

      Thanks for your inquiry

      As per CommBank’s website, this insurance is included without a spend requirement but it needs to be activated via NetBank for a cardholder to get full coverage.

      Hope this information helps

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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    NormJanuary 9, 2017

    I would like to know if my current credit card can be upgraded and obtain a better interest rate.

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      DeeJanuary 10, 2017Staff

      Hi Norm,

      Thanks for your question.

      Credit card upgrading or getting a lower interest rate for your existing card is something that you can negotiate by directly getting in touch with your bank.

      Our guide on how credit card upgrading works may help.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    BevNovember 29, 2016

    Ive applied for a credit card last month and as yet still have not heard back from u…obviously i wasn’t granted one you could have had tbe de ency to let me know….i can easily go bank elsewhere as where i will get a response back ….cba not good enough …from one unhappy customer

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      MayNovember 30, 2016Staff

      Hi Bev,

      Thanks for your comment and I’m sorry to hear about your negative experience.

      Generally, banks do not give their applicants notices when their application was rejected or declined. If you are approved, the usual notification period and the possible time that you can receive your card is between 1-2 weeks.

      Meantime, if you are planning on applying for another credit card in the future, you may want to check this page to compare your options. Although just want to give you a heads-up that if your first application was declined, you may want to wait for a few months before you apply again so that you can avoid having too many enquiries too close together on your credit file.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      May

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    NevinOctober 26, 2016

    I have lost my credit card. What should I do?

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      JasonOctober 26, 2016Staff

      Hi Nevin.

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      I’m sorry to hear that you’ve lost your credit card. Please contact your bank as soon as possible and have the card locked or cancelled to avoid unauthorized use and process a card replacement request.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Jason

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    alexanderApril 21, 2016

    Does a Bankwest credit and debit master card have the same benefits as its Commonwealth counterparts? Thank you.

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      MayApril 22, 2016Staff

      Hi Alexander,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Most debit and credit card brands in the market may have more or less the same features, however, most likely, they would differ from the benefits they offer and they have different terms and conditions that govern their products, even if these brands are underwritten by the same institution. If you would like to make a comparison with Commonwealth Bank cards, you can get and find more information on Bankwest credit cards here and on Bankwest Debit MasterCard on this page.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      May

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    LeanneOctober 6, 2015

    to have my commonwealth rewards transferred to either Frequent Flyer Qantas points or VIrgin Velocity points what do I do?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JonathanOctober 6, 2015Staff

      Hi Leanne, thanks for your inquiry!

      Please refer to the link I have sent to your email for redeeming Qantas Frequent Flyer or Virgin Velocity points.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

Credit Cards Comparison

Rates last updated September 16th, 2019
Name Product Purchase rate (p.a.) Balance transfer rate Annual fee Product Description
Citi Clear Platinum Credit Card
12.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 14 months
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($99 p.a. thereafter)
Offers a long-term balance transfer and $0 first year annual fee. Plus, insurance covers and Citibank Dining Program perks. Ends 30 September 2019.
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Annual Fee Offer
20.74% p.a.
0% p.a. for 18 months
$50 p.a.
Save with an ongoing $50 annual fee and 0% balance transfer offer. Plus, the ability to earn up to 30,000 bonus Velocity Points in the first 3 months.
NAB Qantas Rewards Signature Card
19.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months with 2% balance transfer fee
$295 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($395 p.a. thereafter)
Collect up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points. Get 90,000 when you spend $3,000 on eligible purchases in the first 60 days and 30,000 after 12 months.
Latitude Low Rate Mastercard
11.99% p.a.
$69 p.a.
Offers a competitively low interest rate and annual fee, plus up to 55 interest-free days on purchases.

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