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Macquarie Black Card

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Get 20,000 bonus Macquarie Reward Points when you meet the minimum spend requirement with a new Macquarie Black Card.

The Macquarie Black Card gives you a bonus 20,000 Macquarie Reward points when you apply and spend $2,000 within 60 days of approval.

0% p.a.

Balance transfer rate

for 14 months

20,000

Bonus points

20.7% p.a.

Purchase rate

2

Reward points

Per $ spent

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Details

Product NameMacquarie Black Card
Rewards programMacquarie Credit Card Rewards Program
Balance transfer rate0% p.a. for 14 months
Balance transfer revert ratePurchase Rate (20.7% p.a.)
Purchase rate20.7% p.a.
Annual fee$149
Interest-free period55 days
Cash advance rate20.7% p.a.
Min credit limit$15,000
Card typeVisa
Foreign currency conversion fee0%
Minimum income$70,000
Available to temporary residentsNo
Joint applicationNo

Pros

  • 20,000 bonus points when you spend $2,000 within the first 60 days
  • Earn 2 Macquarie Reward points for every $1 spent
  • Complimentary overseas travel insurance and extended warranty on purchases

Cons

  • A high standard annual fee of $149
Rewards programMacquarie Credit Card Rewards Program
Bonus points20,000
Rewards points per $ spent2
Annual fee$149
Minimum monthly repayment2.5% of the closing balance or $50, whichever is greater
Late payment fee$35
Foreign currency conversion fee0%
Cash advance fee3% or $5, whichever is greater
Additional cardholder fee$0
Number of additional cardholders4

Expert review

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Expert review

The Macquarie Black credit card lets you earn points for your spending, which you can redeem for eGift cards or cashback on your account. As an example, you could redeem the 20,000 bonus points for a $100 eGift card (19,250 points), with partner retailers including Bunnings Warehouse, JB Hi-Fi, Myer and Woolworths. If you’d prefer to get cashback on your account, keep in mind that you would need more points to get $100 cashback (27,500 points) – but could get $50 straight away if you wanted (13,750 points).

How to apply

You can apply for the Macquarie Black card online by filling in a secure form on the Macquarie Bank website. Before you apply, make sure you meet the following eligibility requirements and have the key documents and details you need to complete the application.

Eligibility criteria

  • Minimum income. You must earn a minimum taxable income of $70,000.
  • Australian residency status. You can apply for this card if you are a citizen or permanent resident of Australia.

Card benefits

  • Bonus points offer. Get a bonus 20,000 points when you spend $2,000 within the first 60 days.
  • Macquarie Rewards. This card earns 2 Macquarie Reward points per $1 spent on eligible purchases. This covers most of your everyday spending, but exclusions include balance transfers, cash advances and BPAY payments. You can redeem your points for cash back on your account or digital gift cards with over 50 retailers including Amart, Bunnings Warehouse, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Jetstar, Myer and Woolworths. Learn more about the Macquarie Rewards program in this guide.

Rates & fees

  • Annual fee. This card has a standard annual fee of $149, which is on par with other premium credit cards.
  • Additional cards. If you want to share this account with your partner or other family members, you can get up to 4 additional cards. While the Macquarie Black doesn't charge an additional cardholder fee, you will be responsible for all transactions and payments on the account.

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6 Comments

  1. Default Gravatar
    Richard
    August 22, 2019

    Hi
    Are these points transferable to airline awards, if so which ones exactly?

    Thank you

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      Jeni
      August 23, 2019

      Hi Richard,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      Macquarie Reward Points are not transferable to any airline rewards program but can be used to book flights. You can redeem your Macquarie Reward Points through the Macquarie mobile app and Macquarie online page if you have a sufficient number of Macquarie Reward Points for your selected reward.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

  2. Default Gravatar
    Mariella
    September 16, 2016

    What is MyCurrency personal shopper?
    And when does the $7 fee for information request apply as an example? Thanks

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      Jonathan
      September 20, 2016

      Hi Mariella, thanks for your inquiry!

      The MyCurrency personal shopper service is a dedicated customer consultant that sources the reward you want from almost any vendor in Australia. It requires that you have a Macquarie Black Card or Macquarie Platinum Card and have accumulated 150,000 Macquarie Reward points. The value of the item requested must also be a minimum of $1,000.

      In regards to the $7 fee for information request can you clarify where you have seen this detail please?

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

    • Default Gravatar
      Mariella
      September 20, 2016

      In list of card fees and charges

      Thanks

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      Jonathan
      September 22, 2016

      Hi Mariella thanks for the response, we can’t seem to find this detail on our end. Would you mind linking us to the page where this detail is outlined?

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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