No annual fee
Accessible $1,000 minimum credit limit
2.95% foreign transaction fee
|Category||No Annual Fee Credit Cards, Frequent Flyer & Travel Credit Cards and Balance Transfer Credit Cards|
|Minimum Credit Limit||$1,000|
|Maximum Credit Limit||$25,000|
|Additional Cardholder Fee||$0 p.a.|
|Contactless Payments||Apple Pay and Google Pay|
|Rates & Fees|
|Purchase Rate||17.99% p.a.|
|Cash Advance Fee||2%|
|Late Payment Fee||$25|
|Annual Fee||$0 p.a.|
|Foreign Transaction Fee||2.95%|
|Overseas ATM Withdrawal Fee||$4|
|Interest Free Period||55 days|
|Cash Advance Rate||21.99% p.a.|
|Balance Transfer Rates|
|Balance Transfer Period||9 months|
|Balance Transfer Rate||2.99% p.a.|
|Release date||Aug 2006|
Decent credit card with no ongoing fees!!!
I've had this credit card as part of my mortgage package. I opted for this one as I didn't want any ongoing fees for using it. I have been using it for couple of years now for both everyday purchases and online shopping and haven't had any issues so far. The customer service is very helpful and trying to resolve any issues you have. All in all I am quite satisfied with this card and would recommend it to anyone.
this card comes with no fees which helps to save normally annual charges of around $200 to $300. Using this card for a while and have no issues so far.
Great card with Great benefits
My friend refer this card and its fantabulous. This card only has downside that it cannot give you earn points however the benefit of no fees, no international transaction fees and at par exhange currency rate offset that one downside.
Zero fees and very convenient
Have been using the Bankwest Zero Master Card for long time now. The best thing about the card is there is no annual fees and the online app is also very easy to use. I use the card for my day to day shopping, groceries, online shopping and never had any issue.
I have had this card for some years and use it for online purchases from sites I have not previously used. There are no ongoing fees which make it perfect for using as a back up. I use a rewards card for most things when buying locally but for safety and to avoid any issues with ongoing debits this card is perfect.
Great for overseas travel and purchases
We have had this card for about three years, mainly for travelling overseas and making foreign online purchases due to the obvious benefits of a good exchange rate and no foreign transaction fees. We actually terminated another bank's credit card that attracted an annual fee which we had been happy to pay for one reason: An overseas travel insurance that was included! Since the Bankwest Zero Platinum Mastercard includes this for free, with no annual fee, it was a no brainer for us to downgrade to a free Debit card with the other bank in order t...o save on the fee. As for cash advances, we don't use that as it can be a fee trap nevertheless, as per Bankwest's own explanation: "Cash advance interest will accrue daily from the day the money is withdrawn. In addition to the cash advance interest charges [21.99% p.a.], you will also need to pay a cash advance fee for this transaction of 2% of transaction amount or $4 (whichever is greater)."
Good card, terrible service from this bank
This card has a great rate but they are quick to charge fees and also the phone bank staff are rude, unhelpful and difficult to deal with. Not a nice bank if you come into any financial difficulty
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This is perfect, easy to use, no fuss
Easy to use. Alert immediately if there are any unauthorised transactions. Although the card has not been used overseas, I could not see there being any major issue. Long expiry date so you don't have to worry about replacing the card - at time of renewal, a new card is automatically sent to the customer.
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Works for me
I have had no problems . It does what it should and I only use it for domestic expenditure and settle it in full at the end of each month so no issues.
Regional bank with regional mentality
Excellent for overseas use love the the zero foreign transaction fees and the app. With no branch anywhere near me it is a pain to deal with on the phone as I’d checks have to be done with Aust post and we know how bad they are
Highly Recommend this-Anything to Avoid 28 Degrees MasterCard
I'm comparing my experiences with a previously held product ( being 28 Degrees MasterCard ).
I keep my overseas travel costs on a separate card to the one I use for my Australian life.
This is to protect/minimise fall out from needing to cancel cards due to fraud whilst overseas.
I always pay the full balance owing on an issued statement, at least two business days before the Due Date. Interest Rate % charges are therefore not a concern or factor when I select credit cards. Efficient customer service is one of the leading factors, plus I look for Fee-Free cards. The added attraction with this BankWest card is NO International Transaction/Foreign Currency fees for purchases.
Zero Master Platinum - Excellent card
FEATURES - annual fee-FREE, travel insurance-COMPLIMENTARY, Foreign Transaction fees-FREE, 55 days interest-FREE. Even though it has higher interest, it does not matter for people who pay their balances in full by the due date. What else do you want? I have just applied for the card and I have recommended the card to many of my friends and most of them have switched over to this card. I will be getting my card this week and I am excited to do the first purchase with this card.
I used my credit card overseas and it was crystal clear and simple....
Awesome credit card for those who pay within the 55 days!
Platinum version is the way to go, no annual fees, no foreign transaction fees (for international purchases, eBay, PC Steam account, etc.), free travel insurance (look into this one, have not used it yet), 55 days interest free.
Never paid a cent in 6 years for anything, I always pay it off via Bpay from my mortgage account 2 days before due date, fantastic!
No Fee, No Fuss
I joined Bankwest after my home loan finished and my Nab Visa was going to start charging an annual fee. I have had no problem with Bankwest, applying online was a breeze and everything so far is good.
The only downside is PayPass, I don't for the life of me know how someone thought less security was a good idea on credit cards. Paypass should be banned. My financial security is worth more than saving a few seconds at a register.
Bankwest (and all banks for that matter) should have the option to have cards without PayPass after all, the ...customers make your money. Don't we count? One more thing, showing the Bankwest processing date shown online is useless to customers, we don't care when YOU process it, please change it to the transaction date! It makes it hard to know what some transactions are when the shown date is 2-4 days after the transaction date. -Deducted two stars for Paypass. Edit: Two times in one year my card was compromised. Maybe it was bad luck but in all my years of banking, only Bankwest has had this happen. Hats off to the fraud department for catching it before I even knew about it. Well done.
There's a few cards out there with $0 annual fee. I used to have the Virgin (now Westpac Ignite card). This card is great. No annual fee every, 55 days to pay (make sure you pay on time!). Lot of people don't know that Bankwest has now upgraded their product to include a Gold and Platinum Zero card. What it means? That you don't have to pay an annual fee, but enjoy free travel insurance (courtesy of Mastercard), extended warranties and purchase protection. If you don't care about the rewards points, then this has to be the card for you.
Questions & Answers
Where do you get your fees from if this is a "Zero Fee" card? All banks need to make a profit from someone. Where does this card make a profit? Is it from the exorbitant rate of interest if balance not paid by the due date? Or is it from use of the card overseas?
how can i upgrade my zero card to a platinum card
Call them and they will verify based on the parameters that they need to look at.
Could you please tell me what is included in Prepaid overseas itinerary items.
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