Heritage Isle Credit Union Credit Cards

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Enjoy the power of choice with Heritage Isle: a low rate or platinum credit card, it's up to you

A team of Comalco employees joined together to form the Heritage Isle Credit Union in 1965, and it now offers membership to all Australians. With branches in Launceston, George Town, Beaconsfield, and Exeter, Heritage Isle services more than 7,000 members, many of whom reside in and around the Tamar Valley. This credit union offers its members a range of financial services and products, which include loans, savings and investment accounts, different types of insurances, financial planning and foreign exchange solutions. It also offers two MasterCard products.

Types of credit cards that Heritage Isle offers

Heritage Isle members get to choose between two credit cards, and while both come with a MasterCard association, some of the features they offer are noticeably different.

  • Low rate credit cards

Some credit card users don’t require too many features, and if you are in this boat you can benefit from the competitive rates that these cards offer. The Low Rate MasterCard that Heritage Isle offers, in addition to its low interest rate, gives you the ability to get up to 55 interest-free days on purchases. You can also use this card to transfer balances from existing cards and it comes with complimentary purchase cover.

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

A platinum credit card normally comes linked to a rewards program, while also offering a range of other benefits. The Heritage Isle Platinum MasterCard, for example, rewards you in accordance to your spending, offers a number of complimentary insurance covers and gives you access to a concierge service. You can use this card for balance transfers and you also get up to 55 interest-free days on purchases.

Rates last updated May 23rd, 2017
Bonus Points Points per $ spent 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.
80,000 bonus points 1 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 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 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 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 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 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.
55,000 bonus points 1.5 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.
60,000 bonus points VISA/MC: 1 AMEX: 0 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.
50,000 bonus points 2 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 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.
50,000 bonus points 0.75 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
50,000 bonus points 1.5 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.
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 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 Heritage Isle credit cards

Both these credit cards give you easy access to funds, and given that more than 22 million merchants around the world accept MasterCard, you can use it just about everywhere. There’s more to your MasterCard, though, and here’s what you can expect:

  • Complimentary insurances

While both the low rate and platinum cards offer protection through the guaranteed pricing scheme and purchase cover insurance, the platinum card also offers complimentary transit accident insurance, interstate flight inconvenience insurance, and international travel insurance.

  • Platinum concierge service

As a Platinum MasterCard cardholder you get round-the-clock access to a platinum concierge service. Through this service, you can find out about restaurants and hotels in different parts of the world, and you can also use it to keep track of cultural, entertainment, and sporting events. This service assists you in making reservations and booking tickets, and you can also access a bunch of professional services.

  • Promotional rate

The low rate card comes with a promotional 0% p.a. interest rate for balance transfers, and this interest rate stays in place for 9 months. The platinum card also offers a promotional 0% p.a. interest rate for 14 months, and in this case it applies to balance transfers as well as purchases.

  • Security

Your MasterCard makes use of a chip technology that minimises the possibility of fraudulent usage. Fraudshield is in place to detect irregular transactions, and in such instances you'll receive a phone call immediately.

How to apply for a Heritage Isle credit card

Heritage Isle gives you different ways to apply for a credit card, including downloading a form online. You can also walk into a branch, complete your application over the phone, download the application and once you complete it you can mail it, fax it, or drop it at a branch. To go forward with the application, you should:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a permanent resident of Australia
  • Have good credit rating
  • Meet the minimum income requirement

In order to complete the application, you have to provide different types of information, which include the following:

  • Personal. This includes your name, home address, email address, phone number, date of birth, marital status, and number of dependants
  • Employment. This section requires your employment status along with the name of contact details of your employer
  • Financial. Financial information comprises details about your income, expenses, assets, and liabilities. You should declare income from all sources, while expenses include things like school fees, child support, utility bills, and so on. Assets include any equity you have in your home and other real estate, as well as vehicles, investments, and savings. When it comes to liabilities you have to provide details about all existing debts which include loans, credit and store cards, lines of credit, and overdrafts.

After the application

Give Heritage Isle some time to review your application. A Heritage Isle rep might contact you for additional details. Employed individuals can help in reducing the application’s processing time by letting their payroll department know about the income verification phone call that Heritage Isle might make. Upon receiving confirmation about your application’s approval, you have to become a member of Heritage Isle before you get your card. You also have to go through a legally required identity verification process.

Frequently asked questions

Given below are answers to questions that people commonly to ask about Heritage Isle credit cards. You can ask any additional questions you may have by using the form at the end of this page.

While you can’t apply for a Heritage credit card online, you can visit their website and download an application form. Mail your completed application or fax it, or simply drop it at your closest Heritage Isle branch.
Allow around three weeks for your application to process. This is subject to verification.
To apply for the low rate card you should earn a minimum of $25,000 p.a. This increases to $35,000 for the platinum card.
You can get up to four additional cards for both of these credit card accounts.
No, the cash advance rate is slightly higher than the retail purchase rate in both cases. You can check both on our credit card review pages.
With the low rate card, any outstanding balance from balance transfers at the end of the promotional period starts attracting the card’s cash advance rate. In case of the platinum card, while outstanding balances from balance transfers start attracting the card’s cash advance rate, leftover balances from purchases start attracting the card’s retail purchase rate.
The low rate card’s maximum credit limit at the time of initial approval is $15,000, and this increases to $30,000 for the platinum card. While you can apply for an increase in your card’s limit, you have to meet certain credit criteria.
You earn reward points when you make eligible retail purchases, which include online and over the phone purchases as well. You earn 1.25 reward points for every dollar you spend.
You can redeem your reward points by visiting the rewards page on the Card Services website. You can also redeem your reward points by calling Card Services.
You can book flight tickets through Take Flight, choose from a range of travel and store vouchers, exchange them for merchandise, or simply get cashback. Through cashback, you can use your points to pay your card’s annual fee or reduce your outstanding balance.
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