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St.George Amplify Platinum Credit Card

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Receive 80,000 bonus Amplify Points and enjoy complimentary travel and purchase insurance covers.

Apply for a new St.George Amplify Platinum card before 28 September 2021 and you will earn 80,000 bonus Amplify Points when you spend $3,000 on eligible purchases within the first 90 days of approval. If you want to pay off existing credit card debt, you can also save on costs with a 0% p.a. interest rate on balance transfers for the first 15 months (with a one-time 1% balance transfer fee).

0% p.a.

Balance transfer rate

for 15 months with 1% balance transfer fee

80,000

Bonus points

19.74% p.a.

Purchase rate

1

Reward point

Per $ spent

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Details

Product NameSt.George Amplify Platinum
Rewards programAmplify Rewards
Balance transfer rate0% p.a. for 15 months with 1% balance transfer fee
Balance transfer revert rateCash Advance Rate (21.49% p.a.)
Balance transfer limit80% of available limit
Purchase rate19.74% p.a.
Annual fee$99
Interest-free periodUp to 55 days on purchases
Cash advance rate21.49% p.a.
Min credit limit$6,000
Max credit limit$80,000
Card typeVisa
Foreign currency conversion fee3%
Available to temporary residentsYes - Conditions apply
Joint applicationYes - Conditions apply

Pros

  • 80,000 bonus Amplify Points when you spend $3,000 in the first 90 days
  • 0% p.a. for 15 months on balance transfers
  • Uncapped rewards points on eligible purchases
  • Complimentary travel insurances

Cons

  • Charges a one-time 1% balance transfer fee
  • Balances remaining at the end of the balance transfer period are subject to the high 21.49% p.a. cash advance rate
  • Charges a 3% foreign transaction fee
Rewards programAmplify Rewards
Bonus points80,000
Rewards points per $ spent1
Rewards points capUncapped
Annual fee$99
Minimum monthly repayment2% of the closing balance or $10, whichever is greater
Late payment fee$15
Foreign currency conversion fee3%
Cash advance fee2% or $2.50, whichever is greater
Overseas cash advance fee2% of transaction amount or $2.50 (whichever is greater), capped at $150 / transaction
Additional cardholder fee$0
Number of additional cardholders1

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Expert review

The St.George Amplify Platinum is a rewards credit card currently comes with both a bonus point offer and a balance transfer offer. If you’re after rewards, the 80,000 bonus points could get you $350 worth of Woolworths WISH eGift cards (79,800 points for three $100 eGift cards and one $50 one) through the Amplify Rewards website. You could also transfer them and get 40,000 frequent flyer points with Velocity, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer or Malaysia Airlines Enrich, as another example.

If you have credit card debt you want to pay off, the 0% balance transfer offer on this card gives you a 15-month interest-free period. Keep in mind that there is a one-off 1% balance transfer fee for this offer and you still need to make minimum monthly payments during the introductory period. As the 0% balance transfer rate only lasts for a limited time, it’s also better to focus on paying off the entire debt before you start using the card to earn rewards.

How to apply

The application process for this card should only take 10 minutes and you'll receive a response within 60 seconds. Before you get started, make sure you've met the eligibility criteria and have the necessary information ready to complete the application.

Eligibility criteria

  • New cardholder. To be eligible for the promotion, you must apply for a new card and cannot hold or have held an Amplify Platinum or Amplify Signature issued by St.George, Bank of Melbourne or BankSA in the previous 12 months.
  • Residency. To apply for this card, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Card benefits

  • 80,000 bonus Amplify Points. Receive 80,000 bonus points when you apply, get approved by 28 September 2021 and spend $3,000 on eligible purchases within the first 90 days of card approval. Most everyday purchases are considered eligible, but BPAY transactions, fees, cash advances, balance transfers, ATO payments and other selected transactions are not.
  • Balance transfer offer. New customers who apply and get approved by 28 September 2021 can pay down existing debt and save on interest with a 0% p.a. interest rate for the first 15 months on balance transfers with 1% balance transfer fee. After the promotional period, any balances remaining will be charged at the variable cash advance rate, currently 21.49% p.a.

Rates & fees

  • Annual fee. This card charges an annual fee of $99.
  • Interest-free period. You will receive up to 55 days interest-free on new purchases when you pay your monthly payment balance listed on your statement in full by the payment due date. Note that these interest-free days are separate from any longer-term interest rate promotions and the monthly payment balance excludes current balance transfers.

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20 Comments

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    Chris
    May 13, 2017

    Hello

    Why do you have to have an employer to have an income? What if the income threshold is exceeded with investments, savings, interest and dividends?

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      Dee
      May 14, 2017

      Hi Chris,

      Thanks for your question.

      If you don’t have an employer and would like to apply for this card as self-employed, St. George may consider your application, but you have to provide a Notice of Assessment. If you’ve been self-employed for less than a year, you won’t be able to apply.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    Anna
    October 27, 2016

    Hi!

    Could we choose the 30,000 bonus point between Qantas reward program or Amplify reward program when we spent $2500 for the first 90 days after we applied for the card?

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      Jason
      October 27, 2016

      Hi Anna.

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      You can choose between Amplify Rewards or Qantas Rewards with the St.George Amplify Platinum credit card as long as you spend $2,500 in eligible purchases and if your card application is approved before January 4, 2017.

      Cheers,
      Jason

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    Rob
    June 30, 2015

    I am about to travel within Australia and will be hiring a car for 5 days. Does the travel insurance attached to my card cover or reduce the excess insurance that car hire companies offer or do I need to take out extra cover when I hire the car? And, if cover is provided, what is the excess I still have to pay?

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      Jonathan
      June 30, 2015

      Hi Rob, thanks for your inquiry!

      St.George will reimburse you up to A$5,500 for any insurance excess or deductible which you become legally liable to pay in respect of a claim under the comprehensive insurance policy of the rental vehicle during the rental period provided. You must pay the first A$250 for each claim. Please refer to page 41 of the PDF I have sent to your email on the full terms of this policy, to ensure that you are covered.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    Rick
    April 13, 2015

    What are the conditions to receive the 30,000 points? Is there a minimum spend required?

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      Jonathan
      April 14, 2015

      Hi Rick, thanks for your inquiry!

      The requirements for this bonus points offer are making a first eligible purchase before 31 July 2015. Eligible purchases do not include fees, cash, cash equivalent transactions, refunds or balance transfers debited from the card account. Bonus points will be transferred within three months after the first purchase transaction is debited to your account.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    Ray
    March 17, 2015

    With Qantas Frequent Flyer programme, does one earn 1 point per $1 spent like other credit card providers, or do you offer only 1/2 a point for $1 spent?
    Thanks

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      Jonathan
      March 17, 2015

      Hi Ray, thanks for your inquiry!

      The St. George Amplify Platinum card provides the choice between earning Amplify points or Qantas Frequent Flyers points directly. If Amplify points are chosen you will only have the choice of Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles, Malaysia Airlines Enrich points or Velocity Frequent Flyer Points.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    Bob
    February 5, 2015

    I have previously been a customer of St George Bank however I closed that account some time ago. I currently do not have any accounts with the St George Bank. Will I still qualify for FF points if I re-apply and I am accepted again as a customer of the St George Bank?

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      Jonathan
      February 5, 2015

      Hi Bob,

      Thanks for your inquiry!

      The terms and conditions does not exempt previous credit card holders from gaining the bonus Frequent flyers points.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    Carol
    January 29, 2015

    HI

    Do the Qantas FF points accrued each month automatically get transferred to my Qantas FF account? I can supply my Qantas FF number when applying.

    Also – for Balance Transfers, If I avail myself of this, do later purchases on the card still have up to 55 days interest free?

    Thanks
    Carol

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      Jonathan
      January 29, 2015

      Hi Carol, thanks for your inquiry.

      By choosing the Amplify Qantas Rewards program when you use your card at Australian merchants, you earn half a point for each dollar that you spend. While shopping abroad, the points earned become one for every dollar. This program is also has uncapped earnings points. For Amplify Qantas, Qantas Frequent Flyer points earned in a statement cycle are transferred to the nominated Qantas Frequent Flyer account after the end of that statement cycle.

      In regards to balance transfers, if any balance amount is outstanding by the end statement period this will cancel the 55 days interest free.

      I hope this helps!

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    Coco
    December 31, 2014

    Hi are the FF points capped as to how many you can earn each month?

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      Elizabeth
      January 5, 2015

      Hi Coco,

      Thanks for your question.

      Whether you choose the Amplify Rewards program or the Amplify Qantas Rewards program, you’ll have no cap on the amount of rewards points you’re able to earn.

      I hope this has helped.

      Thanks,

      Elizabeth

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    Marie
    October 23, 2014

    Hi there,
    Is there a fee for an additional card holder?
    Thanks

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      Elizabeth
      October 23, 2014

      Hi Marie,

      Thanks for your question.

      There’s no fee for an additional cardholder.

      Thanks,

      Elizabeth

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    Lynda
    September 18, 2014

    Hi,
    Do I accumulate Qantas points with this card?
    If I apply for a 2nd card for my husband can he link his own Qantas membership number to his card?
    Thanks,
    Lynda

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      Shirley
      September 19, 2014

      Hi Lynda,

      Thanks for your question.

      Yes you can accumulate Qantas Points on this card. Unfortunately you can only link one Qantas FF membership to the account, so the both of you would be earning points for the one membership account.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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