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Are you looking for a low rate or a platinum credit card? Take a look at what FCCS has to offer

A small group of Ford Motor Company employees in Geelong established the FCCS Credit Union in 1974, primarily to offer financial services to employees of Geelong Ford and their family members. It merged with the Ford Broadmeadows Employee Credit Union in 1984. In 1990, another merger took place with Commercial Credit Co-operative Ltd. Geelong, and this merger saw membership open to the public at large. FCCS Credit Union has branches in Geelong, Campbellfield and Granville, offering its members an array of financial services and products, which include two credit cards from MasterCard.

Important Information

FCCS credit cards are no longer available for new applications. The credit card cannot be applied for, however, the information on this page has been kept for the benefit of existing customers and for those who are interested.
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Types of credit cards FCCS offers

Irrespective of whether you want to earn rewards and benefit through other add-ons, or simply benefit through a low interest rate card, FCCS might have something to offer you.

  • Low rate credit cards

One of the biggest advantages of a low rate credit card is the low interest rate on offer, but some low rate cards offer little in the form of additional features. The MyCard Low Rate MasterCard that FCCS offers comes with a special limited period balance transfer offer, where you can take advantage of up to  interest-free days on purchases, and you can get as many as four additional cards. If you apply by a given date, you can look forward to paying a discounted annual fee for the life of the card.

Name Product Purchase rate (p.a.) Interest Free Period Annual fee Balance transfer rate (p.a.) Product Description
HSBC Low Rate Credit Card
13.25% p.a.
Up to 55 days on purchases
$55 p.a.
0% p.a. for 15 months with 2% balance transfer fee
Save with 13.25% p.a. on purchases. Also enjoy exclusive offers with the home&Away Privilege Program.
St.George Vertigo Visa
13.24% p.a.
Up to 55 days on purchases
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($55 p.a. thereafter)
0% p.a. for 14 months
Save with 13.24% p.a. on purchases. Also enjoy up to 55 days interest-free.
Westpac Low Rate Card - Online Only Balance Transfer Offer
13.49% p.a.
Up to 55 days on purchases
$59 p.a.
0% p.a. for 24 months with 2% balance transfer fee
A low interest rate on everyday purchases and a long term balance transfer rate offer of 0% for 24 months.
St.George Vertigo Platinum
12.74% p.a.
Up to 55 days on purchases
$99 p.a.
0% p.a. for 20 months
Save with 12.74% p.a. on purchases. Also enjoy Visa Platinum Concierge service.
NAB Low Rate Platinum Card
13.99% p.a.
Up to 55 days on purchases
$100 p.a.
0% p.a. for 18 months with 3% balance transfer fee
Save with 13.99% p.a. on purchases. Also enjoy access to 7 complimentary insurances.
ANZ Low Rate
12.49% p.a.
Up to 55 days on purchases
$58 p.a.
0% p.a. for 16 months with 2% balance transfer fee
Take advantage of 0% p.a. for 16 months on balance transfers and a low ongoing interest rate on purchases.
Bendigo Bank Basic Black Credit Card
12.24% p.a.
Up to 44 days on purchases
$45 p.a.
A basic credit card that features low interest rates, low annual fee and up to 44 interest-free days on purchases.
ANZ Low Rate Platinum
11.49% p.a.
Up to 55 days on purchases
$99 p.a.
0% p.a. for 16 months with 2% balance transfer fee
Enjoy platinum benefits with exclusive discounts, complimentary travel insurance and personal concierge. Also repay your credit card debt interest-free with 0% p.a. for 16 months on balance transfers.
NAB Low Rate Credit Card
13.99% p.a.
Up to 55 days on purchases
$59 p.a.
0% p.a. for 18 months with 3% balance transfer fee
Save with 13.99% p.a. on purchases. Also enjoy special offers from Visa Entertainment.
BankSA Vertigo Visa
13.24% p.a.
Up to 55 days on purchases
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($55 p.a. thereafter)
0% p.a. for 14 months
Enjoy a low balance transfer offer of 0% p.a. for 14 months and a low ongoing purchase rate from BankSA.
American Express Essential®  Credit Card
14.99% p.a.
Up to 55 days on purchases
$0 p.a.
0% p.a. for 12 months with 1% balance transfer fee
A no annual fee card that collects up to 1 Membership Rewards point for every $1 spent.
Bank of Melbourne Vertigo Platinum
12.74% p.a.
Up to 55 days on purchases
$99 p.a.
0% p.a. for 20 months
Save with 12.74% p.a. on purchases. Also enjoy up to 55 days interest-free.
Virgin Money Low Rate Credit Card
11.99% p.a.
Up to 44 days on purchases
$99 p.a.
0% p.a. for 12 months
Save with 11.99% p.a. on purchases. Also enjoy the protection of Fraudshield.
Westpac Low Rate Card
0% p.a. for 6 months (reverts to 13.49% p.a.)
Up to 55 days on purchases
$59 p.a.
0% p.a. for 12 months
A simple low interest rate card featuring a low ongoing rate on purchases, up to 55 days interest-free on purchases and a low annual fee.
Heritage Bank Gold Low Rate Credit Card
11.80% p.a.
0 interest free days
$0 p.a.
0% p.a. for 12 months
Save with 11.8% p.a. on purchases. Also enjoy $0 annual fee.
Coles Low Rate Mastercard
12.99% p.a.
Up to 62 days on purchases
$49 p.a.
0% p.a. for 6 months
Receive $100 off a single Coles Supermarket shop If you apply, are approved by 30 June 2017 and make a purchase within the first 30 days.

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  • Platinum credit cards

Some platinum credit cards give you the ability to earn reward points while offering a range of other benefits as well. With the FCCS MyCard Platinum MasterCard, you earn 1.25 reward points with every dollar you spend on eligible purchases. You can also redeem your accumulated points in various ways. This card offers complimentary insurance covers, which can be a great benefit to travellers, and it also gives cardholders access to a concierge service. The MyCard Platinum MasterCard comes with a special offer for balance transfers and retail purchases, and if you apply before a certain date you can keep paying a discounted annual fee for as long as you keep your card.

Rates last updated May 23rd, 2017
Points per $ spent Complimentary Travel Insurance Purchase rate (p.a.) Balance transfer rate (p.a.) Annual fee
NAB Rewards Platinum Card
Earn 1 NAB Rewards Point per $1 spent and receive double points on purchases made in major department and hardware stores.
1 Yes 19.99% p.a. 4.99% p.a. for 6 months $0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($195 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
HSBC Platinum Credit Card
Earn 1 Reward Point per $1 spent and receive an annual fee refund with minimum spend.
VISA/MC: 1 AMEX: 0 Yes 19.99% p.a. 0% p.a. for 22 months with 2% balance transfer fee $99 p.a. Go to site More info
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - Balance Transfer Offer
Take advantage of 0% p.a. for 18 months on balance transfers with a 1.5% BT fee. Plus, receive an exclusive $129 Virgin Australia Gift Voucher each year.
VISA/MC: 0.66 AMEX: 0 No 20.74% p.a. 0% p.a. for 18 months with 1.5% balance transfer fee $64 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($129 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
Citi Rewards Platinum Credit Card
Enjoy a long-term balance transfer offer and earn 1 Citi Reward Point per $1 spent on all eligible domestic and international spend.
VISA/MC: 1 AMEX: 0 Yes 20.99% p.a. 0% p.a. for 24 months with 1.5% balance transfer fee $49 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($149 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
ANZ Platinum Credit Card - Exclusive Offer
Receive a low introductory offer of 0% p.a. on purchases for 3 months and 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 12 months. Also, enjoy an annual fee waiver in the first year.
VISA/MC: 0 AMEX: 0 Yes 0% p.a. for 3 months (reverts to 19.74% p.a.) 0% p.a. for 12 months $0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($87 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
NAB Premium Card
Platinum credit card benefits including higher credit limits and travel insurance, plus a low interest rate on balance transfers.
VISA/MC: 0 AMEX: 0 Yes 19.74% p.a. 0% p.a. for 24 months with 3% balance transfer fee $90 p.a. Go to site More info
Qantas American Express Ultimate Card
Fly faster with up to 2.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent and receive a complimentary Qantas domestic return Economy flight every year.
1.5 Yes 20.74% p.a. 0% p.a. for 12 months with 1% balance transfer fee $450 p.a. Go to site More info
HSBC Platinum Qantas Credit Card
Fly faster with up to 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent and receive bonus Qantas Points on selected Qantas products, services and partners.
VISA/MC: 1 AMEX: 0 Yes 19.99% p.a. $199 p.a. Go to site More info
American Express Explorer® Credit Card
Earn up to 2 Membership Rewards Points per $1 spent and receive a $400 Travel Credit every year.
2 Yes 20.74% p.a. 0% p.a. for 12 months with 1% balance transfer fee $395 p.a. Go to site More info
St.George Vertigo Platinum
Save with 12.74% p.a. on purchases. Also enjoy Visa Platinum Concierge service.
VISA/MC: 0 AMEX: 0 Yes 12.74% p.a. 0% p.a. for 20 months $99 p.a. Go to site More info
ANZ Frequent Flyer Platinum
Get 50,000 bonus Qantas Points when you apply online, are approved and spend $2,500 on eligible purchases within the first 3 months. Enjoy a waived annual fee for the first year and earn up to 0.750 Qantas Points for spending.
0.75 Yes 19.99% p.a. $0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($295 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
Citi Simplicity Card
A no annual fee Platinum card with Visa Front Line Access.
VISA/MC: 0 AMEX: 0 No 19.99% p.a. 0% p.a. for 6 months $0 p.a. Go to site More info
28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard
Benefit from no international transaction fees on purchases, no currency conversion fees and no annual fee.
No 21.99% p.a. 4.99% p.a. for 6 months $0 p.a. Go to site More info
ANZ Low Rate Platinum
Enjoy platinum benefits with exclusive discounts, complimentary travel insurance and personal concierge. Also repay your credit card debt interest-free with 0% p.a. for 16 months on balance transfers.
Yes 11.49% p.a. 0% p.a. for 16 months with 2% balance transfer fee $99 p.a. Go to site More info
NAB Low Rate Platinum Card
Save with 13.99% p.a. on purchases. Also enjoy access to 7 complimentary insurances.
Yes 13.99% p.a. 0% p.a. for 18 months with 3% balance transfer fee $100 p.a. Go to site More info
Virgin Australia Velocity Flyer Card - 0% Interest Offer
An interest-free period on both purchases and balance transfers.
VISA/MC: 0.66 AMEX: 0 No 0% p.a. for 12 months (reverts to 20.74% p.a.) 0% p.a. for 6 months $129 p.a. Go to site More info
ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures card
Pay no overseas transaction fee on purchases, earn up to 1.5 for every dollar spent on eligible purchases, plus receive complimentary domestic return flight and lounge passes each year you hold the card when you spend $500 on eligible purchases within the first three months.
1.5 Yes 20.24% p.a. $225 p.a. Go to site More info
ANZ Rewards Platinum
Enjoy accelerated points earning and great Platinum features with ANZ Rewards Platinum card. Also get the chance to receive 50,000 bonus Reward Points when you spend $2,500 in the first 3 months from card approval plus a waived annual fee for the first year.
1.5 Yes 18.79% p.a. $0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($95 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info
Heritage Bank Platinum Credit Card
Take advantage of 0% p.a. for 12 months on balance transfers. Plus, receive complimentary insurance when you travel.
Yes 16.75% p.a. 0% p.a. for 12 months $125 p.a. Go to site More info
Westpac 55 Day Platinum Credit Card
Enjoy platinum card benefits offering 0% p.a. introductory rate on purchases and balance transfers, combined with an annual fee waiver in the first year.
VISA/MC: 0 AMEX: 0 Yes 0% p.a. for 6 months (reverts to 19.84% p.a.) 0% p.a. for 12 months $0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($90 p.a. thereafter) Go to site More info

Learn more about Platinum Credit Cards

Benefits of banking with FCCS

Both credit cards that FCCS offer come with a MasterCard association, and this allows you to use your card globally. Other benefits depend on the card you choose:

  • Complimentary insurance covers

Cardholders get additional peace of mind through a guaranteed pricing scheme and purchase cover insurance with both of these credit cards. If you opt for the MyCard Platinum MasterCard you also get complimentary international travel insurance, interstate flight inconvenience insurance and transit accident insurance.

  • Concierge service

With the MyCard Platinum MasterCard you will receive access to the Platinum Concierge Service. This service sees you receive information about restaurants as well as sporting, cultural, and entertainment events, and also make reservations. You can use this service to get travel-related information, for shopping, and also for an array of executive services.

  • Introductory rates

While the low rate card offers interest on balance transfers for months, the platinum card comes with a 0% p.a. interest for 14 months, which covers balance transfers as well as purchases. You can transfer balances up to 80% of your credit limit, and this offer applies only if you initiate the balance transfer process at the time of application. At the end of the introductory period, any outstanding balance from balance transfers attracts the given card’s cash advance rate, and leftover balances from purchases attract the ongoing purchase rate.

How to apply for an FCCS credit card

You can apply for an FCCS credit card by visiting a branch or applying over the phone. To start an online application, simply click the ‘Go to Site’ button next to the credit card of your choice. Applying for an FCCS credit card requires that you fulfil the following eligibility criteria.

Eligibility criteria

  • You are at least 18 years of age
  • You have good credit rating
  • You are a permanent resident of Australia

The application requires that you submit a copy of your driver’s licence, Medicare card and proof of your income. You have to furnish a host of information to complete the application, which includes the following.

Required documents

  • Personal information. The application requires your complete name, date of birth, marital status, number of dependents, home address, phone number and email address.
  • Monthly financial position. For this section you need to provide information about your income and expenses. This includes monthly living expenses, other recurring expenses and details surrounding existing loans, credit cards, lines of credit, and overdrafts.
  • Professional details. These include your employment status and your current employer’s name and contact details.

What happens after submitting the application?

Once you submit your application, an FCCS representative will get in touch with you if any more information is required. Calling your employer’s payroll department for income verification is the norm, and you can help expedite the process by informing your payroll ahead of time. If you’re a new member with FCCS you’ll have to undergo an identity verification process. To do this you might have to visit a branch.

Frequently asked questions

Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about FCCS credit cards, and if you’ve got a question that isn't listed below you can ask using the form at the end of this page.

If you begin with all the required information close at hand, completing the online application should take no more than a few minutes.

Yes, and to do so you simply have to call FCCS.

The minimum and maximum credit limits of the low rate card at the time of initial approval are $2,000 and $15,000 respectively. For the platinum card they are $6,000 for the minimum limit and $35,000 for the maximum.

After using your credit card for some time you can apply for an increase in your card’s credit limit, but you’ll have to satisfy certain credit criteria.

Yes, the retail rate is lower than the cash advance rate, and this is the case with both cards.

No, you get free enrolment when you receive your Platinum MasterCard.

You earn reward points when you make eligible retail purchases. You don’t earn reward points on cash advances, balance transfers or special promotions.

Your reward points don’t expire as long as you keep your credit card account active and in good standing.

You can redeem your points for flight tickets, travel vouchers, a variety of merchandise and cashback. You can also pay your card’s annual fee by using your reward points.

You can redeem your reward points by logging into the Card Services website. Alternatively, you can also call Card Services to redeem your points.

You can transfer your points to another cardholder, provided that the individual in question is an immediate family member.

You should report your lost card immediately to FCCS by giving them a call.

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Interest rate

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Annual fee

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Interest rate

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Annual fee

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