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Guide to NAB balance transfer credit cards

Repay your credit card debt and save on interest costs with a NAB balance transfer offer.

If you are dealing with credit card debt, a balance transfer is one way to consolidate it and take some of the pressure off repayments. This option allows you to move your credit card debt or debts to a new card, which usually offers a lower introductory interest rate on the balance. At the end of the introductory period, the cash advance rate applies to any remaining debt. So if you transfer your balance to a NAB credit card with a promotional balance transfer rate, you could benefit from savings on interest and faster debt consolidation.

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Name Product Balance transfer rate (p.a.) Purchase rate (p.a.) Annual fee Amount Saved Product Description
NAB Low Rate Credit Card
0% p.a. for 6 months with 2% balance transfer fee
0% p.a. for 6 months (reverts to 13.99% p.a.)
$59 p.a.
Receive an introductory 0% p.a. interest rate for 6 months on purchases, Visa Entertainment offers and a competitive $59 ongoing annual fee.
NAB Low Fee Card
0% p.a. for 18 months with 2% balance transfer fee
19.74% p.a.
$30 p.a.
Receive complimentary purchase protection insurance, a 18 month balance transfer offer and special offers from Visa Entertainment.
NAB Low Rate Platinum Card
0% p.a. for 6 months with 2% balance transfer fee
0% p.a. for 9 months (reverts to 13.99% p.a.)
$100 p.a.
Enjoy a 0% p.a. interest rate offer on purchases for 9 months and the protection of 7 complimentary insurances including overseas travel insurance.
NAB Rewards Classic Card
0% p.a. for 6 months with 2% balance transfer fee
19.99% p.a.
$95 p.a.
Get 30,000 bonus points when you meet the spend requirement, 0.75 NAB Rewards Points per $1 spent and a 0% p.a. balance transfer offer.

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What is a balance transfer?

You can use a balance transfer credit card to transfer an existing debt to a new card with a low or 0% introductory period. This usually means you can pay off your debt faster and save on interest. If you're conducting a balance transfer with NAB, any remaining debt will collect the standard cash advance rate at the end of the introductory period.

What are the benefits of completing a balance transfer with NAB?

NAB offers competitive features for customers looking to complete a balance transfer. Depending on the product you choose, some of the benefits available could include:

  • Low promotional interest rates. You can save hundreds or thousands of dollars in interest depending on the size of your debt and how much you repay. Please note that the cash advance rate will apply to any debt remaining once the promotional period ends.
  • Consolidate multiple debts. You can transfer debt from up to two non-NAB credit card accounts to a new NAB credit card as long as the combined total debt won't exceed 90% of your approved credit limit. Note that balance transfer requests are subject to NAB's lending criteria and approval.
  • Simple balance transfer process. You can apply for a balance transfer when you apply for some NAB credit cards. The online application takes around 15 minutes to complete. Once your application is approved, your balance transfer request will usually be processed within 5–10 business days (but could take up to 4 weeks).
  • Manage repayments. The NAB Internet and mobile banking services allow you to manage your balance and repayments, check your balance, make repayments or transfer funds with NAB Internet banking. You can also set up payment reminders or automatic direct debit payments to help you pay on time.

What else do I need to know?

  • Balance transfer processing time. Balance transfers are usually processed in 5-10 days but could take up to four weeks to be processed in some cases. During this time, it's essential you continue making payments on your existing cards to help you avoid additional fees, charges or penalties on those accounts.
  • Interest-free days are not offered when you carry a balance. Interest-free days on purchases only apply when you pay your account in full by the due date each month. This means you can't take advantage of interest-free days on purchases when you're paying off a balance transfer.
  • Revert interest rate. Remember that the promotional balance transfer rate is only available during the introductory period. After that, the cash advance rate will apply to any debt remaining from the balance transfer. Check the balance transfer terms and conditions to find out what rate will apply after the promotional period so that you can budget accordingly.
  • Closing your old account. You’ll need to close your old account by contacting the bank that issued your old credit card. NAB does not do this.
  • Balance transfer fee. Some NAB credit cards come with a one-off balance transfer fee. So, make sure to check the card details before you apply.

How to apply for a NAB balance transfer

It takes around 15 minutes to apply for a NAB balance transfer credit card online and you could receive a response within 60 seconds of submitting your application. Before you apply, make sure you meet the eligibility requirements for your chosen card. You should also have the following information handy to complete the application:

The information you'll need to include:

  • Personal information. This includes your full name, date of birth, address and contact information.
  • Employment and financial information. You'll need to provide details about your employment, income, assets, debts and general household expenses.
  • Balance transfer details. To include your balance transfer request, you need to provide details of your current non-NAB credit card or store card. This includes the account name, number and total amount of debt you'd like to move to the NAB card.
  • Supporting documentation. As part of the application process, you may be prompted to submit supporting documents. This could include copies of your drivers licence, bank statements or recent pay slips.

The application process

  1. Apply for the credit card. Once you’ve decided which credit card is right for you, start the application process.
  2. Read and accept the terms and conditions. Make sure you’ve read over and understood the fine print to ensure that the card can support your balance transfer.
  3. Fill in your personal details. This includes your full name, contact details and driver’s licence number.
  4. Provide employment and financial information. You will need to answer questions about your employment, your income, what you spend and details regarding financial stability. Make sure to have these details handy before beginning the application.
  5. Decide on your card options. You’ll then be asked to select your limit options, if you would like an additional cardholder and whether you would like to complete a balance transfer.
  6. Review and submit the application. Go over the details you've provided and confirm the information is correct before submitting your application. Double check that you’ve attached all of the necessary documents, as this could impact the success of your application.

If you're struggling to repay an existing debt, a balance transfer gives you the opportunity to consolidate your debts and get a lower promotional rate of interest for an introductory period. If you decide to request a balance transfer with NAB, make sure that you meet the eligibility requirements, have the necessary documents and understand the terms and conditions before applying.
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    LisaApril 8, 2017

    Applied for a 2year interest free card/balance transfer with NAB, supplied card number and balance owing. Credit arrives approved same day. How does the balance transfer take place to enable nterest free?

    • finder Customer Care
      LouApril 10, 2017Staff

      Hi Lisa,

      Thanks for your question.

      If you have applied for a balance transfer during the application process, if approved, NAB will take care of paying your old credit card provider. It’s a bank-to-bank transaction.

      However, if you did not apply for a balance transfer during application, NAB allows you to transfer a balance to a NAB credit card under the promotional rate of interest provided that it is within a 30 day period of activating the card. If you elect to transfer a balance after this 30 period, you will receive NAB’s standard rate for balance transfer for existing customers.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    ColinFebruary 13, 2017

    Can I perform a credit card balance transfer to my NAB card, on line? Thank you.

    • finder Customer Care
      LouFebruary 14, 2017Staff

      Hi Colin,

      Thanks for your question.

      Balance transfer application can be done online. However, please note that to take advantage of the 0% balance transfer offer, generally, you’ll have to request a balance transfer at the time of credit card application.

      For more information how balance transfer works and to compare balance transfer cards, you can visit this page.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    SharonApril 17, 2016

    Can you use a balance transfer to pay off a personal loan?

    • finder Customer Care
      MayApril 18, 2016Staff

      Hi Sharon,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      You can actually transfer your personal loan balance to a credit card and the Citi and Virgin Money credit cards allow you to do that. Please feel free to check this link to compare your options.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      May

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    HeatherAugust 30, 2011

    can I transfer money from NAB to my sons a/c with Heritage B.S.

    • finder Customer Care
      JeremyAugust 31, 2011Staff

      Hi Heather

      Just to confirm – do you mean do a credit card balance transfer from NAB to Heritage Building Society? If so, it’s only possible if both cards are in your name.

      Cheers

      Jeremy

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