Latitude Go MasterCard – Rates and Fees

Information verified correct on December 5th, 2016

Take advantage of up to 62 days interest-free and 0% interest payment plans while earning rewards points for your purchases.

The Latitude GO MasterCard offers cardholders their choice of three 0% interest payment plans when they shop with partnered retailers. This card also comes linked to the GO Rewards program and offers up to 62 interest-free days on regular purchases. While the card doesn’t charge an annual fee, you will incur a nominal monthly account keeping fee.

Product NameLatitude 'Go' MasterCard
Rewards ProgramGO Rewards Program
Purchase rate (p.a.)22.74% p.a.
Annual fee$0 p.a.
Interest Free Period
The interest-free period on purchases is the period or number of days you do not have to pay interest on your card purchases. You will be charged interest either from the day you make a purchase or from the statement date, unless you pay the closing balance in full by the due date (or within the interest-free period) on your statement.
Up to 62 days on purchases
Cash advance rate (p.a.)29.49% p.a.
Min credit limit
This is the lowest credit card limit that you can request. It is possible to apply for a higher credit card limit but not a lower one than this figure.
$600
Max credit limit
This credit limit may not be issued to you immediately on application. This is the maximum credit limit for this card which must be applied for or offered to you after you are approved and have already opened the account.
$25,000
Minimum Monthly Repayment3%
Card TypeMasterCard
Late Payment Fee$20
Foreign Currency Conversion Fee (MC)
Foreign currency conversion fees are charged when you make a transaction that is converted by a credit card network, such as MasterCard, Visa or American Express, from Australian dollars to a foreign currency. You’ll also incur a currency conversion fee if you make a purchase or obtain a cash advance in Australian dollars while overseas or shopping online with a foreign merchant or financial institution.
3% of transaction value
Complimentary Travel InsuranceNo
Available To Temporary ResidentsNo
Joint ApplicationYes
Minimum Age18 years of age
Available to Temporary ResidentsNo
Credit Rating Requirement
Credit rating requirement is provided only as a guide. Understanding your credit file helps you make more informed decisions in regards to your finances. Learn more about what this means here.
Good
Min Credit Limit
This is the lowest credit card limit that you can request. It is possible to apply for a higher credit card limit but not a lower one than this figure.
$600
Max Credit Limit
This credit limit may not be issued to you immediately on application. This is the maximum credit limit for this card which must be applied for or offered to you after you are approved and have already opened the account.
$25,000
Annual Fee$0 p.a.
Minimum Repayment3%
Late Payment Fee$20
Over Limit Fee$0
Cash Advance Fee$3 or 3% of the transaction (whichever is greater)
Overseas Cash Advance Fee$4.00 in addition to cash advance fee
Overseas Emergency Replacement$0
Foreign Currency Conversion Fee (MC)
Foreign currency conversion fees are charged when you make a transaction that is converted by a credit card network, such as MasterCard, Visa or American Express, from Australian dollars to a foreign currency. You’ll also incur a currency conversion fee if you make a purchase or obtain a cash advance in Australian dollars while overseas or shopping online with a foreign merchant or financial institution.
3% of transaction value
Gambling Transactions AllowedNo
Additional Cardholder Fee$0 p.a.
BPAYYes
ChequeYes
Direct DebitYes
Australia PostYes
Phone BankingNo
Internet Banking TransfersNo
In BranchNo
MailYes
Rewards ProgramGO Rewards Program
Rewards Points per $ (VISA/MC)1
Rewards Points per $ (VISA/MC) Cap100,000
Rewards Points per $ (AMEX) CapN/A
Points Expiry36 months

Latitude GO MasterCard review

This card comes with an interest rate of 22.74% p.a. and a cash advance rate of 29.49% p.a. The card is also linked to the GO Rewards program and you’re able to earn 1 GO Reward Point for every dollar you spend. One of the main features of the card is the three 0% interest plans on offer, which are outlined below.

Benefits of the Latitude GO MasterCard

  • 0% interest payment plans. Latitude Financial Services offers three payment plans with their GO MasterCard, each to help you save on different types of purchases. This plan requires you to make a minimum repayment each month but also gives you the option of making additional repayments when you’re able to. The plans start from 6 months and, as long as you pay off your balance before the period ends, you won’t pay any interest.
  • Buy now, pay later. This option has plans that are available for shorter periods, with ones starting at three months. You don’t make regular repayments, but instead make one lump sum payment to pay off your purchase. Again, you can avoid paying interest by paying off your balance within the promotional interest-free period.
  • Instalment interest-free. Plans for this option vary, but what doesn’t vary is your monthly repayments. You’ll know how much you need to pay each month, and if you ensure your balance is paid off within the promotional period, you won’t have any interest charges to worry about.
  • No annual fee. This card comes with a for the life of the card.
  • GO Rewards. When you use your MasterCard to make everyday purchases, you will earn rewards points for every dollar you spend. The earn rate on this card is 1 GO Reward Point for every $1 spent. You can redeem your points for a range of gifts and services via the GO MasterCard Online Service Centre. You can redeem your rewards for your choice of over 5,000 gifts, tickets and gift cards to choose from.
  • Price Protection. If you make a purchase with your GO MasterCard and the price drops within six months, you can be reimbursed the difference.
  • Merchandise Protection. If anything you purchase on your card is lost, stolen or damaged within six months of purchase, the repair and replacement costs will be covered.
  • Stolen Card Protection. If your card is stolen, you’ll receive $200 in your account for the inconvenience.
  • Repayment Cover. Can’t return to work due to sickness or injury? 10% of your monthly closing balance will be covered for up to three years or until you return to work.
  • Life and Critical Illness Cover.  If you become critically ill, disabled or pass away, up to $20,000 of your credit card balance will be paid for.

Features of the Latitude GO MasterCard

  • Interest rate on purchases. When you make purchases on your card, excluding those that are under a 0% interest plan, you’ll be charged a rate of 22.74% p.a.
  • Cash advance rate. When you use your card to withdraw cash from an ATM, you’ll be charged a rate of 29.49% p.a.
  • Account servicing fee. If you carry a balance of more than $10, you will be charged a monthly account servicing fee of $4.95.
  • Establishment fee. When you open you credit card account you’ll be charged a one-off fee of $25.
  • Interest-free days. When you pay your balance in full, not including balances part of the 0% payment plans, you can enjoy up to 62 days interest free.
  • Card security. This card comes with an embedded microchip that offers greater protection against fraud when compared to cards that rely on magnetic strips. Falcon monitoring keeps an eye out for suspicious transactions, and MasterCard SecureCode provides additional security in the online marketplace.
  • MasterCard PayPass. Thanks to this technology, you can use this card to make contactless payments of less than $100.

How to apply for the Latitude GO MasterCard

You can apply for the Latitude GO MasterCard online but bear in mind you have to meet the following eligibility criteria to qualify:

Eligibility criteria

  • You’re at least 18 years of age
  • You’re a permanent Australian resident
  • You don’t have bad credit history

Required documents

  • Details from your Australian driver’s license, passport, or proof of age card
  • Your employer’s name and contact details
  • Your income details
  • Details of your existing debts

Frequently asked questions

How soon can I receive my card if Latitude Financial Services approves my application?

If your application is accepted, you can expect to receive your card between 5 to 10 working days.

How do I activate my card?

You can call Latitude Financial Services' Customer Solutions on 1300 462 273 to activate your card.

Can I choose to make a payment towards a particular 0% Interest Payment Plan purchase?

No, you cannot. Latitude Financial Services uses your repayments to pay off purchases due to expire first.

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32 Responses to Latitude Go MasterCard – Rates and Fees

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    Virginia | October 8, 2016

    How do I make payments
    Have had my card for about two weeks and want to commence payments
    Have not received ant information on how to pay payments

    Thanks

    • Staff
      May | October 11, 2016

      Hi Virginia,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Latitude Financial Services offers two fee-free repayment options for your convenience – Direct Debit and Pay My Account via the Online Service Centre – whatever suits you best.

      You can also utilise BPAY to make a payment to your account. The BPAY biller code is 443887, and you can use your card number as the reference number. However, please note that payments can take 3-5 business days to clear, and a payment handling fee applies that is $2.50 (in person) and $0.95 (online).

      Hope this is helpful.

      Cheers,
      May

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    CB | March 12, 2016

    I have just been sent a go MasterCard platinum to replace my green go MasterCard? It isn’t due to expire and I’ve not requested a new card … Any idea why I’ve been sent this and us there any benefit to changing over? Seems very strange to me!

    • Staff
      Ysa | March 13, 2016

      Hi CB,

      Thanks for your question.

      Please note that you have come through finder.com.au, an online comparison service and is not directly affiliated with Latitude Financial Services.

      As such, we are unable to confirm this information since Latitude Financial Services has not yet listed the GO MasterCard Platinum on their official website. Anyhow, these are the only Latitude Financial Services credit cards we are currently featuring on our sites.

      You might need to get in touch with Latitude Financial Services for direct assistance regarding this matter.

      Cheers,
      Ysa

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    Nessa | February 26, 2016

    Hi i received a free upgrade to a GO platinum mastercard. I am curious as to what my limit can go up to? Also is there a link to a page like this one but for the platinum cards??

    • Staff
      Sally | February 26, 2016

      Hi Nessa,

      Thanks for your question.

      Just to confirm, are you referring to the 28 Degrees Platinum MasterCard? If so, you can see the review page here. Latitude Financial Services doesn’t offer a standard maximum credit limit, instead this will be based on your credit history and ability to repay. You’ll need to contact Latitude Financial Services directly to confirm what your maximum credit limit is.

      I hope this has helped.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    Manorika | February 14, 2016

    Hi, i have 2000 credit limit and bought a 1700 worth goods .i pay it by installment.
    I want to buy furnitures that worth of 2500 dollars. Should I increase my credit limit?
    How i do it?

    • Staff
      Jonathan | February 15, 2016

      Hi Manorika, thanks for your inquiry!

      You can request to increase your credit limit by contacting Latitude Financial Services directly on 1300 882 289. Unfortunately we are unable to directly advise on your financial situation as we are a lender, so it would be best to seek professional advice on your best options.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    Rs | February 11, 2016

    What is the difference between platinum and normal mastercard?

    • Staff
      Ally | February 11, 2016

      Hi Rs,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      By ‘normal’, do you mean ‘classic’?

      If so, the difference between the two is that the Platinum card usually has more benefits and features such as a higher credit limit, an extended warranty, a concierge service and complimentary travel insurance. However, the annual fee and minimum income requirement is also usually higher, depending on which card you’re looking into.

      To serve as your guide, you may read through our ‘What is a Platinum Credit Card’ page here. You might also want to see the different Platinum credit card options which you can compare on this page.

      I hope this has helped.

      Cheers,
      Ally

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    Sarah | January 13, 2016

    Can I get a go mastercard on a parenting payment from centerlink.
    Thanks

    • Staff
      Sally | January 13, 2016

      Hi Sarah,

      Thanks for your question.

      The Latitude Go MasterCard doesn’t list a required minimum income, but you are required to provide details of your income when you apply.

      Whether you receive your income from government support payments or a full-time job, your application will be reviewed based on your ability to repay (including your income and financial history).

      You may like to contact Latitude Financial Services directly on 1300 462 273 to discuss your likelihood of acceptance before applying as rejected applications can have a negative impact on your credit file.

      I hope this has helped.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    Sally | January 6, 2016

    Hi I just want to know if we can use the go MasterCard to book accommodation and car hire ? Also can we reduce the limit on our MasterCard that we have had for 3years

    • Staff
      Sally | January 7, 2016

      Hello Sally,

      Thanks for your question. Yes, you should have no issue using your Latitude Go MasterCard to book accommodation and car rentals.

      You can request a credit limit decrease by contacting Latitude Financial Services’ customer service team on 1300 882 289. Make sure to have your account details handy before you make the call.

      I hope this has helped.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    brittany | January 6, 2016

    my partner and i are trying to re-consolidate, when my daughter was born we went though a rough patch. Can we still be eligible for a small credit card. We already tried the load and didn’t get excepted.

    • Staff
      Sally | January 6, 2016

      Hi Brittany,

      Thanks for your question and we’re sorry to hear about your predicament.

      Unfortunately, as a financial comparison service and without knowing your financial history, it’s difficult to confirm whether you’ll be accepted for a credit card.

      However, a good place to start is to compare low interest credit cards. These generally have lower eligibility requirements, though you’ll still need to make sure you meet these before applying. Please note that multiple rejected applications will have a negative impact on your credit file, so you should confirm that you meet the eligibility requirements with the provider before applying. Also, avoid applying for several credit cards within a short period of time, as this will also have a negative impact on your credit file.

      Please see our guide on improving your credit file for further tips.

      You can also compare debt consolidation options for applicants with bad credit here.

      I hope this has helped.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    Norm | November 4, 2015

    How is interest calculated and apportioned when there are multiple purchases with different 0% interest free periods (e.g. 36 months and 50 months)on the card at one time?

    • Staff
      Jonathan | November 5, 2015

      Hi Norm, thanks for your inquiry!

      If you have specific purchase promotions the 0% interest-free periods will run concurrently at the same time and expire when the stated promotion period has ended.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    Heather | August 27, 2015

    I need help with credit as need $5000 for car and have bad credit that has been discharged but still there on records is there a finance to help

    • Staff
      Jonathan | August 27, 2015

      Hi Heather, thanks for your inquiry!

      Please refer to the following link for repairing your credit file.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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