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Easy Credit Cards: Easy Online Application & Instant Approval

Information verified correct on January 24th, 2017

Get approved for a credit card in less than 60 seconds. Easy credit card applications only take 15 minutes to complete and provide a response within 1 minute.

Fortunately, that would cover the vast majority of credit card applications when made online. Credit card issuers who do not allow such an easy process are in danger of losing customers, especially in such a competitive marketplace.

You can make for an easy credit card application by being realistic. Applying for a Platinum card when you are studying or working with a low income will find you out, and any application you make is logged on your credit history. Only apply for the level of card you can reasonably expect to be approved for. Different criteria will apply depending on the type of card. Income is a key factor, along with Australian residence (although not in all cases); you must also be over eighteen, and your credit rating must be good. If unsure you may want to order a credit report.
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Rates last updated January 24th, 2017.

Westpac Low Rate Card - Balance Transfer Offer

ew balance transfer offer of 0% p.a. for 24 months which is valid until 30 January 2017.

December 20th, 2016

St.George Vertigo Visa

Purchase rate offer has been changed to 0% p.a. for 6 months and is valid until 30 March 2017

January 5th, 2017

NAB Low Rate Credit Card

Balance transfer period changed from 15 to 18 months, and is valid until 31 May 2017.

January 23rd, 2017

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Purchase rate (p.a.) Balance transfer rate (p.a.) Annual fee Interest Free Period
ANZ Low Rate Platinum Credit Card
$250 Back plus 0% p.a. for the first 6 months on purchases from approval.
0% p.a. for 6 months (reverts to 13.49% p.a.) $99 p.a. Up to 55 days on purchases Go to site More info
American Express Essential Credit Card
Receive a $50 credit on eligible spend and get Smartphone screen insurance combined with a no annual fee for life card. Also enjoy a 0% p.a. balance transfer rate for 12 months.
14.99% p.a. 0% p.a. for 12 months with 1% balance transfer fee $0 p.a. Up to 55 days on purchases Go to site More info
Westpac Low Rate Card - Balance Transfer Offer
A low interest rate on everyday purchases and a long term balance transfer rate offer of 0% for 24 months.
13.49% p.a. 0% p.a. for 24 months with 2% balance transfer fee $59 p.a. Up to 55 days on purchases Go to site More info
NAB Low Fee Card
Enjoy a low annual fee card with a low introductory rate of 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 18 months.
19.74% p.a. 0% p.a. for 18 months with 3% balance transfer fee $30 p.a. Up to 44 days on purchases Go to site More info
Bankwest Breeze MasterCard
Enjoy an introductory rate of 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 21 months (2% balance transfer fee applies). Limited time only.
12.99% p.a. 0% p.a. for 21 months with 2% balance transfer fee $59 p.a. Up to 55 days on purchases Go to site More info
St.George Vertigo Visa
Introductory offer of 0% p.a. for 18 months on balance transfers and 0% p.a. for 6 months on purchases, plus a low annual fee.
0% p.a. for 6 months (reverts to 13.24% p.a.) 0% p.a. for 18 months $55 p.a. Up to 55 days on purchases Go to site More info
NAB Low Rate Credit Card
The NAB Low Rate Card offers 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 18 months. This card also comes with a low annual fee.
13.99% p.a. 0% p.a. for 18 months with a one off 3% balance transfer fee $59 p.a. Up to 55 days on purchases Go to site More info

You can make an easy credit card application online. Most forms only take around fifteen minutes to complete, but you must have all the required information with you at the start. Speaking of security, you should also make sure the site has a padlock symbol bottom right to show it is secure, and it should be https in the address bar rather than plain http.

Information required to ensure an easy credit card application process:

  • Personal and contact details - Full name, date of birth, home and email addresses, home and mobile telephone numbers. The same for any additional cardholder you wish to include.
  • Australian driver's licence number, if you have one.
  • Income details - Your income should usually be at least $15,000 p.a. for a regular credit card; gold and platinum cards require a higher income, starting at $50,000 for gold and $65,000 or $75,000 for platinum.
  • Details of expenditure, debts and assets - Such as monthly expenses, mortgage, loans still payable, property owned.
  • Employer's details - Name, address and contact number, and the same for your accountant if self-employed.

Once you have submitted your application form, you will normally receive a response within a minute. This may be a rejection, or an approval in principle along with a reference number

Although this next part of the process involves more than sitting in front of your computer, therefore may not seem so easy, credit cards cannot simply then be sent out to customers. For your application to be fully approved, you must appear in person at a branch of the issuing bank with documents to verify your identity, which is mandated by the Australian government. You may also have been asked to bring along documentary evidence to support certain information you provided on your application form.

After this, your credit card will normally arrive within five working days, and your PIN under separate cover.

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6 Responses to Easy Credit Cards: Easy Online Application & Instant Approval

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    Kay | February 7, 2014

    I am on a subclass 820 visa and earn approx $47000 a year, Commonwealth Bank have given me a credit card for $500 but I applied for and was conditionally approved for $6000. Are there any issuers that would issue me with a credit card for approx $5000-$6000?

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      Marc | February 10, 2014

      Hi Kay,
      thanks for the question.

      Unfortunately I’m not able to answer whether or not any issuers would issue you with this amount of money. Each issuer has their own lending criteria which they’ll use to evaluate an applicant’s credit request. You may wish to compare different credit cards, and call the card issuer for any you’re interested in. They’ll be able to help you.

      I hope this helps,
      Marc.

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    Don | May 10, 2013

    I would like to have a credit card with a small limit ($3000). I am an old aged pensioner with no credit history, I retired in 2001 and at that time have an A1 credit rating.
    Can you assist please? I am able to handle a $3000 limit. Thank you. Don.

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      Jacob | May 10, 2013

      Hi Don. Thanks for your question. I suggest you have a look at our low interest rate credit card comparison page. These cards generally have a lower minimum credit limits than premium credit cards. About your credit rating. Credit cards require that you have a good credit rating in order to apply. If you have not had a recorded credit history (internet, mobile phone, mortgage, credit card etc.) it may be difficult for the bank to verify your credit worthiness; however, you should be fine. When you apply for a card you can elect a specific credit limit, but the final say will be up to the bank. They will assign a credit limit based on the size of the debt they think you can service. Jacob.

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    tanya | March 13, 2013

    Do you have to have a job to apply for a credit card or can you just have incoming payments?

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      Marc | March 13, 2013

      Hello Tanya,
      thanks for the question!

      Credit card lenders will evaluate an application based on whether or not they think an applicant can make repayments, regardless of whether or not this income comes from a job or through regular payments. It may be helpful to call a issuer you’re interested in to discuss your situation before applying.

      I hope this helps,
      Marc.

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