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Enjoy worldwide acceptance, the latest payment technology and exclusive perks with a Visa credit card.

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Visa credit cards are available from a wide range of banks and financial institutions in Australia. These cards allow you to make payments in-store, online and over-the-phone in more than 200 countries. You can also use a Visa credit card to make contactless payments and get access to exclusive deals through Visa Offers + Perks.

Depending on the Visa card you choose, you could also make mobile payments and get access to premium benefits including rewards, complimentary travel insurance, concierge services and airport lounge passes. Use this guide to compare Visa credit cards, including the perks of using a Visa card and what you should consider before applying for one.

HSBC Credit Card Offer

HSBC Platinum Credit Card - Balance Transfer Offer

0% p.a. for 22 months on balance transfers

Offer ends 30 September 2020

Eligibility criteria, terms and conditions, fees and charges apply

HSBC Credit Card Offer

A platinum card offering 0% interest on balance transfers for 22 months with no balance transfer fee. Plus, an annual fee refund each year when you spend $6,000 on eligible purchases

  • Annual fee: $129 | Purchase interest rate: 19.99% p.a.
  • Complimentary travel insurance and 2 lounge passes per year
  • Earn 1 HSBC Rewards Point per $1 spent in Australia and 2 overseas
  • Foreign transaction fee: 3% | Cash advance rate: 21.99% p.a.
  • Minimum income requirement of $40,000
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Name Product Balance transfer rate Purchase rate (p.a.) Annual fee Amount saved
HSBC Platinum Credit Card - Balance Transfer Offer
0% p.a. for 22 months
19.99% p.a.
$129 p.a.
Save with a 22-month balance transfer offer. Plus, lounge passes, travel insurance and an annual fee refund when you spend an eligible $6k/year.
ANZ Low Rate
0% p.a. for 22 months with 1.5% balance transfer fee
12.49% p.a.
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($58 p.a. thereafter)
Save with 0% p.a on balance transfers for 22 months (with a 1.5% BT fee) and $0 first year annual fee. Plus a 12.49% p.a. purchase interest rate.
Virgin Money No Annual Fee Credit Card
0% p.a. for 12 months
18.99% p.a.
$0 p.a.
Offers 0% p.a. for 12 months on balance transfers and up to 55 days interest-free on purchases, all for a $0 annual fee.
Virgin No Annual Fee Credit Card - Purchase Offer
0% p.a. for 9 months
0% for 9 months, reverts to 18.99% p.a.
$0 p.a.
Offers an introductory 0% p.a. for 9 months on purchases and balance transfers (with no BT fee) for an ongoing $0 annual fee.
ANZ Frequent Flyer Black
20.24% p.a.
20.24% p.a.
$425 p.a.
Earn 100,000 bonus Qantas Points, 75 bonus Status Credits and $150 back when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months with this premium card.
St.George Vertigo Platinum
6.99% p.a. for 12 months
0% for 15 months, reverts to 12.99% p.a.
$49 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($99 p.a. thereafter)
Features an introductory 0% p.a. purchase rate, $49 first year annual fee and complimentary travel insurance covers.
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Signature
0% p.a. for 6 months
19.74% p.a.
$139 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($279 p.a. thereafter)
Up to 200,000 bonus Amplify Points (130k in the first year & 70k in the second year) when you spend $12k/year for the first 2 years.
St.George Amplify Platinum - Qantas
0% p.a. for 6 months
19.74% p.a.
$99 p.a.
Earn 60,000 bonus Qantas Points, plus enjoy 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 6 months and complimentary insurance covers.
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum - Qantas
0% p.a. for 6 months
19.74% p.a.
$99 p.a.
Receive 60,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $2,000 within 90 days and earn up to 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent.
St.George Rainbow Vertigo Platinum
6.99% p.a. for 12 months
0% for 15 months, reverts to 12.99% p.a.
$49 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($99 p.a. thereafter)
All the platinum features of the Vertigo Platinum Visa with a rainbow design in support of the LGBT community.
BankSA Amplify Platinum - Qantas
0% p.a. for 6 months
19.74% p.a.
$99 p.a.
Receive 60,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $2,000 within 90 days and earn up to 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent.
St.George No Annual Fee
0% p.a. for 12 months with 1% balance transfer fee
20.74% p.a.
$0 p.a.
Receive up to 55 days interest-free on purchases, a low minimum credit limit of $500 and a long-term balance transfer offer.
BankSA No Annual Fee
0% p.a. for 12 months with 1% balance transfer fee
20.74% p.a.
$0 p.a.
Offers 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 12 months, up to 55 days interest-free on purchases and an ongoing $0 annual fee.
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What benefits can I get with a Visa credit card?

Banks and other credit card providers usually decide on the mix features that are available on different Visa cards. But some of the standard Visa benefits you can expect include:

  • 24/7 customer service

If you have a Visa card, you can make use of Visa’s round-the-clock Global Customer Assistance Service to report lost and stolen cards from anywhere in the world. You can contact the Visa team on 1800 450 346 (within Australia) or +1 303 967 1090 (international calls).

  • Contactless and mobile payments

Most Visa credit cards in Australia offer tap-and-go payments at the checkout. If your card purchase is less than $100, you won't need to enter a PIN, but you will be asked for one if the purchase is over $100. You can also use a Visa credit card like any regular card if you want to swipe or insert it and enter a PIN.

Many Visa credit cards are also compatible with mobile payment apps, including Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Fitbit Pay and Garmin Pay. These option do vary between credit card providers, so make sure you check the card's compatibility before you apply.

  • Visa Checkout

If you sign up to Visa Checkout, this service will securely save your payment and shipping information so you can spend less time at the online checkout when you pay with your Visa card at partnered merchants.

  • Verified by Visa

This service gives you extra protection when you shop online by asking you to verify your identity when you're making a purchase. This step varies between cards and providers but, as an example, you might be asked to enter an SMS code, confirm your date of birth or answer a security question before the payment is processed. Some banks and issuers automatically enrol you in Verified by Visa, while others give you the option.

  • Visa Offers + Perks

As a Visa cardholder, you can look forward to exclusive discounts and deals with partnered brands such as THE ICONIC, Hertz and Endota Spa. Depending on your Visa card, you could also unlock a suite of hotel benefits. You'll also get access to limited-time ticket offers, movie competitions and other entertainment deals. You can check out the current range of offers on the Visa website.

  • Concierge service

Platinum Visa credit cards (and other premium options) may come with a 24/7 global concierge service. You can contact your concierge on 1800 639 607 within Australia for anything from booking restaurant reservations or scoring tickets to a concert to sending flowers to a loved one.

  • Visa Premium

If you have a Visa Platinum, Signature or Infinite credit card, you can enjoy exclusive travel and lifestyle benefits all around the world through this exclusive service.

  • Complimentary insurance covers

Some Visa credit cards offer complimentary insurance covers, such as international travel insurance, purchase cover insurance, extended warranty insurance, interstate flight inconvenience insurance and transit accident insurance. The type of complimentary insurance and amount of cover offered varies depending on the Visa card and the issuer. So, if this is a feature you want, it is worth reading the card's insurance booklet before you apply.

How can I compare Visa credit cards?

As many credit card issuers offer Visa cards, here are a few other factors to look at when comparing your options:

  • Annual fees. Most credit cards charge an annual fee. For Visa cards, this fee typically ranges from $30 to $400 or more. There are also some Visa credit cards that have no annual fee, either for a promotional period or for the life of the card. You can weigh this cost against the card's features to help find one that's affordable for you.
  • Interest rates. If you don't always pay your balance in full, you should compare Visa cards by the standard purchase rate. Some Visa cards also offer introductory 0% p.a. interest rates, which can help you save on interest costs. If you plan to use the card for ATM withdrawals and other cash-equivalent transactions, you should also check the cash advance interest rate.
  • Foreign transaction fees. Most credit cards charge a fee worth 2–4% of the total of any transactions you make overseas or online in a foreign currency. So if you plan to use a Visa card when you're travelling or shopping online with stores that are based overseas, make sure you consider this cost.
  • Rewards. Some Visa credit cards come linked to rewards and frequent flyer programs, allowing you to earn points as you spend. If you're a regular spender and pay your balance in full, a rewards credit card can be a useful way to get more value from your Visa card.
  • Eligibility requirements. When you find a Visa credit card you want to apply for, make sure you meet the application requirements. These typically cover age and Australian residency status, credit history and minimum income.

With a wide range of banks and issuers offering Visa credit cards in Australia, there are options to suit many different spending habits and goals. So if you want to get a new credit card, make sure you consider the potential costs and benefits based on your circumstances to help you find one that suits your needs.

Frequently asked questions about Visa credit cards

Here, you can read answers to the most common questions about Visa credit cards. If you have a specific question that's not covered, you can also get in touch with us via the contact box below.

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    CarolynOctober 30, 2018

    As a disability pensioner who owns car and house valued at $650.ooo can I apply for a credit card for a $5000 thanking you

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      JohnOctober 30, 2018Staff

      Hi carolyn,

      Thank you for leaving a question.

      You may be able to apply for a credit card with a bank with the items you mentioned to me. Please click on this link which is more specific to credit cards for pensioners and retired applicants so you may see the different requirements by each bank and choose the one that suits you. Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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    Dr Janardhen ReddySeptember 20, 2016

    as a member of RACGP corporation am I eligible to apply for annual fee exempted Visa credit card?

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      ArraSeptember 22, 2016Staff

      Hi Dr. Reddy,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Please note that finder.com.au is an online comparison service and is not a product issuer. If you would like to discuss your eligibility or options, you’ll need to get in touch with the provider of the product that you would like to apply for.

      You might also want to check this page for more No Annual Fee Visa credit card options.

      I hope this has helped.

      Cheers,
      Arra

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    bruceJune 28, 2016

    what are the balance transfer conditions on a citi simplicity card

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      DeeJune 28, 2016Staff

      Hi Bruce,

      Thanks for your question.

      To be eligible for Citi Simplicity Card’s balance transfer offer, you need a good credit history, and the balance should come from a non-Citi card. The maximum amount that you can transfer is up to 80% of your approved credit limit and it can take up to 10 business days to process.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    TonyMarch 22, 2016

    can I speak with someone by phone as I have a few questions?

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      SteveJanuary 30, 2017

      How can I stop a payment to a Company who have now got my Visa Card Number?

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      MayJanuary 30, 2017Staff

      Hi Steve,

      Thanks for your question.

      You’ll need to contact your merchant to inform them that you have decided to discontinue the auto direct debit with your credit card company. You should also get in touch with the customer service team of your card to take note that there should be no more charges to be accepted from the merchant you had direct debit arrangement.

      Cheers,
      May

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      SharonMarch 22, 2016Staff

      Hi Tony,

      You may call us at 1300 FINDER (346 337) or (02) 9299 7602.

      Thanks,

      Sharon

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    KateSeptember 6, 2015

    What is the interest rate for Bankvic

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JonathanSeptember 7, 2015Staff

      Hi Kate, thanks for your inquiry!

      To allow us to assist you further could you please inform us to which BankVic product you are inquiring about today?

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    StuartJuly 23, 2015

    If I hire a car in Broome and pay for it with a NAB Platinum Mastercard or NAB Qantas Platinum Visa, does this cover the Standard Liability Insurance (circa $3000)?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JonathanJuly 23, 2015Staff

      Hi Stuart, thanks for your inquiry!

      Rental vehicle excess cover is available for NAB credit cards. Reimbursements/ cover is available up to a maximum of $1,250 per interstate journey for any excess or deductible which you are legally liable to pay. Please refer to page 49 of the PDF I have sent to your email for the full requirements for eligibility.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    RodMay 16, 2015

    If I pay for a proposed “Outback tour” within Australia by Myer Visa Card, will I receive complimentary travel insurance?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JonathanMay 16, 2015Staff

      Hi Rod, thanks for your inquiry!

      Unfortunately the Myer Visa Card does not come with complimentary travel insurance. You may like to refer to the following link for a list of cards come with free complimentary travel insurance.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    PamMay 11, 2015

    Can I load South African Rand into a card and if so which card?

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    AnnMarch 31, 2015

    I live in the UK Scotland and it seems I can only get a Visa Credit Card if I live in Australia

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JonathanMarch 31, 2015Staff

      Hi Ann, thanks for your inquiry.

      Since Visa is a multinational corporation, Visa credit cards are also available in the UK.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    MarkMarch 23, 2015

    I want to advertise visa at my business what are my options

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JonathanMarch 23, 2015Staff

      Hi Mark, thanks for your inquiry!

      Please note that finder.com.au is a comparison service and is not affiliated with Visa. It would be best to contact Visa directly in regards to advertising options.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

Credit Cards Comparison

Data indicated here is updated regularly
Name Product Purchase rate (p.a.) Balance transfer rate Annual fee
HSBC Platinum Credit Card - Balance Transfer Offer
19.99% p.a.
0% p.a. for 22 months
$129 p.a.
Save with a 22-month balance transfer offer. Plus, lounge passes, travel insurance and an annual fee refund when you spend an eligible $6k/year.
ANZ Low Rate
12.49% p.a.
0% p.a. for 22 months with 1.5% balance transfer fee
$0 p.a. annual fee for the first year ($58 p.a. thereafter)
Save with 0% p.a on balance transfers for 22 months (with a 1.5% BT fee) and $0 first year annual fee. Plus a 12.49% p.a. purchase interest rate.
Bankwest Zero Platinum Mastercard
17.99% p.a.
2.99% p.a. for 9 months
$0 p.a.
Offers a $0 annual fee, 0% foreign transaction fees, complimentary international travel insurance and a balance transfer offer.
ANZ Frequent Flyer Black
20.24% p.a.
20.24% p.a.
$425 p.a.
Earn 100,000 bonus Qantas Points, 75 bonus Status Credits and $150 back when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months with this premium card.
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