Community First Low Rate Pink credit card

Cut on costs with low interest rates and a 0% for 6 months balance transfer offer while supporting the McGrath Foundation.

This low-cost Community First credit card gives you a way to show support for breast cancer, as half of the $40 annual fee is donated to the McGrath Foundation every year.

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0% p.a.

Balance transfer rate

for 6 months

8.99% p.a.

Purchase rate

$40 p.a.

Annual fee

55 days

Interest free period

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Details

Product NameCommunity First Low Rate Pink credit card
Balance transfer rate0% p.a. for 6 months
Balance transfer revert rateBalance Transfer Revert Rate (8.99%)
Purchase rate8.99% p.a.
Annual fee$40
Interest-free periodUp to 55 days on purchases
Cash advance rate8.99% p.a.
Min credit limit$1,000
Max credit limit$15,000
Card typeVisa
Foreign currency conversion fee3%
Available to temporary residentsNo
Joint applicationNo

Pros

  • A low annual fee of $40 of which half is donated to the McGrath Foundation
  • 0% p.a. for 6 months on balance transfers
  • Same low interest rate of 8.99% p.a. on purchases, cash advances and balance transfers
  • Request an additional card at no extra cost

Cons

  • Charges a 3% foreign transaction fee
Bonus pointsN/A
Annual fee$40
Minimum monthly repayment3% of the closing balance or $20, whichever is greater
Late payment fee$25
Foreign currency conversion fee3%
Overseas cash advance fee5%
Overseas ATM withdrawal fee$5
Additional cardholder fee$0

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Expert review

The Community First Low Rate Pink credit card is one of the only charity credit cards available in Australia –with 50% of the annual fee helping to fund McGrath breast care nurses. These nurses offer free care and support for people experiencing breast cancer and work in communities all around the country.

As well as supporting the McGrath Foundation, this card’s 8.99% variable interest rate is very competitive with other low rate options. Unlike most credit cards, this interest rate also applies to balance transfers and cash advances, which can make it easier to keep track of interest charges if you have balances from a few different types of transactions.

How to apply

You can apply for the Community First Low Rate Pink credit card online by filling out a secure application form on the Community First website. Get started by making sure you meet the eligibility criteria and have all the documents and details you'll need to provide when you apply.

Eligibility criteria

  • Income requirement. You must earn a regular income to apply for this card.
  • Residency. You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Card benefits

  • McGrath Foundation support. Each year you have this card, $20 of the annual fee is automatically donated to the McGrath Foundation to help support breast care nurses that look after people experiencing breast cancer. This unique credit card partnership is highlighted through the card's bright pink design, which includes the McGrath Foundation logo.
  • Balance transfer offer. Transfer an existing debt to this card and save with 0% interest on balance transfers for the first 6 months. If you don't pay it off in full by the end of the introductory period, any remaining debt will attract the 8.99% p.a. interest rate.

Rates & fees

  • Annual fee. The $40 annual fee on this card is competitive with other low rate credit cards – plus half is donated to charity.
  • Interest-free days on purchases. If you pay off your total outstanding balance by the due date on each statement, you'll get up to 55 days interest-free on purchases in the next statement period. Note that interest-free days don't apply to cash advances or balance transfers.

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65 Comments

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    Nicole
    August 14, 2019

    How l can apply for this credit card?

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      Jhez
      August 14, 2019

      Hi Nicole,

      Thank you for your comment.

      You can apply for the McGrath Pink Visa online by filling out a secure application form on the Community First website. Before applying, please ensure that you meet all the eligibility criteria and read through the details of the needed requirements as well as the relevant Product Disclosure Statements/Terms and Conditions when comparing your options before making a decision on whether it is right for you.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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    Rosalea
    August 4, 2019

    What is the maximum balance transfer?How do i go about doing this? I live in a small town with only the three main banks.Is this card accepted at all atm’s?How many balance transfers can i do?

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      Nikki
      August 5, 2019

      Hi Rosalea,

      Thanks for your questions.

      This card has a maximum credit limit of $15,000, however, the maximum balance transfer and balance transfer frequency will depend on the bank’s approval of your application. This card is accepted in ATM’s where a Visa is accepted and note that there is a Cash Advance Rate (8.99% p.a.).

      To get started with your application, check the part of our page that says “How to apply.” As a friendly reminder, check the eligibility requirements of the card before proceeding with your application. Also, read about its features and benefits and see how it fits your financial needs. Additionally, it’s helpful to review the PDS and Terms & Conditions of the card before fully committing to the card. You may also reach out to the bank if you have any clarifications.

      Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Nikki

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    Robert
    January 14, 2019

    I would like to credit card that has low interest rate, no annual fees, no atm fees and low if any foreign currency withdraw fee.

    Also is there a loyalty card that can provide this?

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      Nikki
      January 15, 2019

      Hi Robert,

      Thanks for getting in touch! Those features you want are all available in cards but not all 4 will be available in one card. Below are the links you can review:

      These pages have a comparison table you can use to find the card that suits you. When you are ready, you may then click on the “Go to site” button and you will be redirected to the bank’s website where you can proceed with the application or get in touch with their representatives for further inquiries you may have.

      Hope this was helpful. Don’t hesitate to message us back if you have more questions.

      Best,
      Nikki

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    Sinai
    April 1, 2018

    How to become a member in order to apply for a McGrath Pink visa card? How do I get an application for the credit card?
    Thanks.

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      Jeni
      April 1, 2018

      Hi Sinai,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.
      Community First Credit Union issues these cards, so you can apply by visiting any Community First service centre, and you can also apply online and over the phone. To apply online, start by visiting the McGrath Pink Visa website, but only after making sure you meet the eligibility criteria such as you must be over 18 years of age, you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident and you have a good credit history.

      I hope this helps.

      Have a great day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    leah
    August 9, 2016

    how do become a member ? in order to apply for a McGrath Pink visa card.
    how do I get an application for the credit card ?
    thanks

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      Dee
      August 9, 2016

      Hi Leah,

      Thanks for your comment.
      Please refer to the above page for a list of eligibility criteria as well as requirements to apply for McGrath Pink Visa Credit Card.
      I’ve also sent you an email with a link to the application page for this credit card.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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