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Latitude Gem Visa

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Purchase rate
27.49% p.a.
Annual fee
$119.4 p.a.
Interest-free on purchases
Up to 55 days

Our verdict

Offers long-term 0% payment plans at participating stores across Australia and no interest for 6 months on purchases of $250 or more, with an $9.95 monthly account fee.

The Latitude Gem Visa has partnered with a wide variety of retailers including JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys, Harvey Norman, Forty Winks, and Webjet Exclusives to offer interest-free finance for major purchases. While actual offers vary by store and promotion, you can expect to find 12-, 24- and up to 60-month 0% interest payment plans at a range of participating stores throughout the year – along with other seasonal offers of different lengths. Often, you’ll even have the option of applying when you’re in-store and ready to make a purchase.

This can be a useful option if you need to pay for big expenses – like a new washing machine or holiday – but don’t have enough savings to pay for it in one go. But keep in mind that an interest rate of 29.99% p.a. applies if you don’t pay off the entire purchase by the end of the promotional period.

Pros

  • 0% interest rate for 6 months on purchases $250 or more
  • Up to 55 days interest-free to pay for purchases under $250 when you meet the criteria
  • Up to 60 months interest-free payment plans

Cons

  • A 27.49% p.a. purchase rate kicks in after the 6-month period
  • Expired promotional purchase rate of 29.99% p.a. is high
  • No rewards program and travel insurance

In this guide

  • Our verdict
  • Details
    • Product details
    • Eligibility
    • Rewards
    • Fees
  • How to apply
  • Card benefits
  • Rates & fees
  • Your reviews
  • Ask an expert

The Latitude Gem Visa is a credit card that gives you a few different ways to shop interest-free. It has partnered with a range of stores around Australia to offer interest-free payment plans that range from 6 to 60 months, depending on the offer. It also offers 0% p.a. for 6 months automatically when you make purchases over $250 and up to 55 days interest-free on eligible everyday purchases.

Details

Product details

Product Name Latitude Gem Visa
Purchase rate p.a. 27.49%
Interest-free period Up to 55 days on purchases
Cash advance rate p.a. 29.99%
Min credit limit $1,000
Card type Visa

Eligibility

Available to temporary residents Yes - Conditions apply
Joint application No

Rewards

Bonus points N/A

Fees

Annual fee $119.40
Minimum monthly repayment 3% of the closing balance or $25, whichever is greater
Late payment fee $35
Foreign currency conversion fee 3%
Cash advance fee 3.5% or $4, whichever is greater
Overseas cash advance fee 3%

How to apply

You can apply for the Latitude Gem Visa online or in-store at participating retailers when you're taking out a 0% p.a. interest payment plan. With either option, it's a good idea to check that you meet the following eligibility criteria and have all the documents and details needed to complete the application.

Eligibility criteria

  • Residency. Australian citizens, permanent residents and temporary residents are eligible to apply. Temporary residents need to hold a visa that is valid for at least the next 12 months.
  • Credit history. You should only apply for this card if you have a clean credit file without any black marks (such as defaults or previous bankruptcy listings). You can check your credit score for free through Finder.

Card benefits

  • Interest-free payment plans. These plans vary by store and purchase, with three main options:
    • Equal Monthly. This plan is available during promotional periods and allows you to repay your purchase in equal monthly payments. Plans for this option vary.
    • Minimum Monthly. With Minimum Monthly, terms start from 6 months and you only need to make a minimum monthly payment each month. You can also make extra repayments at any time.
    • Flexible. This plan comes with terms starting from 3 months and doesn't require any payments during the promotional period, but you can make payments at any time.
  • 0% interest on purchases for 6 months. Any purchases you make that are worth $250 or more will automatically be eligible for a 0% p.a. interest rate for 6 months from the date of the purchase (27.49% p.a. interest rate applies thereafter). Note that minimum repayments still apply.

Rates & fees

  • Monthly fee. The Latitude Gem Visa credit card charges a monthly account service fee of $9.95. This will be waived if your balance is less than $10. If you pay the monthly service fee each month, it would add up to $119.40 over a year.
  • Purchase rate. Outside of any promotions, this card has a standard interest rate of 27.49% p.a. on purchases.

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Syed

December 12, 2023

Hi. If I make a payment of $1000 to clear my Centrelink debt using gem Visa card will I get 6 months interest free for this?


Thank You.


Syed


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Amy Bradney-George Finder

December 12, 2023

Hi Syed,

This card offers 6 months interest-free on purchases over $250. So it would depend on whether or not the payment was considered as a purchase. For example, BPAY payments with this card are not considered purchases. As this is a very specific payment, you may want to contact Latitude directly on 1300 552 079 or through the app to check how it would be classified. I hope this helps.


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Shaz

November 30, 2023

Can Lattitude Gem be use online and in store for Woolworths or Cole’s


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Amy Bradney-George Finder

December 04, 2023

Hi Shaz,

Yes, you can use Latitude Gem at Woolworths or Coles, as well as other businesses that accept Visa credit cards. Just keep in mind that the long-term 0% interest plans are only available at participating stores, which does not include Woolworths and Coles. So if you wanted to shop interest-free, you would need to meet the requirements for either interest-free days or 0% for 6 months on purchases of $250 or more, as outlined in this review and by Latitude. I hope that helps.


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Jan

September 10, 2023

For service fee, it is stated that the service fee is only applicable when your outstanding balance is $10 or more.

If I make a purchase of $5000 under 50 months interest free plan and I repay the monthly instalment of $100 per month promptly before the due date, would I be charged of service fee every month?


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Amy Bradney-George Finder

September 12, 2023

Hi Jan,

Based on the details in the Key Facts Sheet, the monthly service fee would apply in that situation until the total outstanding balance for the account was less than $10. If you have a specific purchase in mind, you could check the offer terms and conditions or contact Latitude Gem on 1300 630 977 to discuss details of potential costs and payments. I hope this helps.


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Cheru

July 27, 2023

Do we need to pay account fees monthly when i paid full?


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Amy Bradney-George Finder

July 31, 2023

Hi Cheru,

The monthly account fee is waived if your outstanding balance is less than $10. If you have further questions, you can contact Latitude on 1300 552 079. I hope this helps.


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Ema

June 09, 2023

Hi. I was wondering. I cashed out $1000 from my latitude gem visa. How much will i have to pay back? I got a bit confused. My realisation is 3% per day which is capped at $30 until i pay back the full amount. Is that correct? So if i pay back the $1000 in 30 days, that means $30 per times 30 days equals to $900 plus the $1000? So $1900 all up? Also what is the credit limit cashout per day? Because it wouldn’t let me cashout any more money greater than $1000

Thanks


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Amy Bradney-George Finder

June 20, 2023

Hi Ema,

Withdrawing cash from this card attracts a 3% cash advance fee, which is charged at the time of the transaction. For a $1,000 withdrawal, this would be worth $30. There are also interest charges for cash advance transactions, which means the card’s 25.9% p.a. cash advance interest rate will apply until the balance is repaid. The amount of interest depends on how long it takes to repay the cash advance – you can use Finder’s credit card repayment calculator to estimate the charges and plan repayments.


You can view details of your cash limit in the Account Summary section of your account when you log in online. For further details on cash withdrawal limits, contact Latitude on 1300 552 079. I hope this helps.


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