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Commonwealth Bank Debit MasterCard

Commonwealth Bank Debit MasterCard

3.8 from 19 reviews

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Reviews

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The Critic

The CriticGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Smooth

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The best debit card *comparatively* in Australia for sure. Super user friendly app, great service and I love the fact that ALL PHONE CENTRES ARE IN AUSTRALIA! Great retail services.

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Jai x.

Jai x.Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

  • 6 reviews

Great banking

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Their website with net banking is easy to use. Never had a problem with them in my whole 6 years with them. They also have great customer service in person and on call.

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jeannie

jeannieGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 2 reviews

Don’t spend money you haven’t got.

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I worked out, this was better for me than paying for credit. Commonwealth website makes it easy to check transactions any time. Payments can be set for specific dates. It’s simple to use and ensure you’ve enough credit to cover expenses. I’m able to manage without credit.

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MrsThrifty

MrsThriftySouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 48 reviews
  • 5 likes

Great card - especially for those who find budgeting difficult.

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mere

mere

  • 6 reviews
  • 3 likes

Dangerous

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My account got hacked for 3 transactions by Ola Cabs. Had to file for Police Complaint and really push Commonwealth to have my money back. I called Commonwealth everyday to get active results. Very dangerous. Also they hardly give any good interest rates for the money you save. Pathetic!!!!


RuthC

RuthC

  • 11 reviews
  • 12 likes

Handy For Online Buying

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I find the Commonwealth debit Master Card very handy to use online when purchasing through Pay Pal, eBay, Amazon, and any other online stores.
I use it when paying bills with BPay and any other organisation which is easily done.
The Commonwealth Bank app is easy and simple to use when using this card.


Max L.W

Max L.WMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 10 reviews
  • 4 likes

good card with clear smart phone APP

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As an International student, I have used this card for 5 years and not encounter any issues with it. Helpful customer service and clearly vision of smart phone app (to compare with NAB app). Will stay with this card.


Rick R

Rick RSydney

  • 24 reviews
  • 8 likes

No complaints

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No complaints from my end. Does the job and I use for shopping online all the time. Very happy customer

Shane

ShaneCunnamulla

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Not very useful in Southern USA & Dominican Republic

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My CBA Travelcard has not been of much use in LA , Miami, or the Dominican Republic.
It was meant to work wherever MasterCard was available, however to date we have not been able withdraw any cash from any ATM, and only limited use at some stores and Restaurants. According to bank there isn't any technical reasons why it isn't operating. We have had to use our standard credit cards that we loaded with some cash prior to departure. Not Happy!

No security

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If I could give less than 1 star, I would. CBA allowed unauthorised transactions on my NEW and INACTIVE debit mastercard. Still waiting to get my money back. I was told it could take up to 45 days! Rubbish!


Diana

DianaBaulkham Hills

Security prob

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Be alert when your card is going to be expired.Someone else can steal and use the new card as credit card without your password or activation. It happened to us twice (one brand new card for my son, and another card for myself to replace the expiring one). It is so troublesome when I had to cancel the card which linked to my bills.

lack of security step for activating new card


little_erin86

little_erin86

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Excellent

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I'm unsure what the reviewer cheesedOof was talking about when they said that couldn't get cash out, and that they had to push the 'credit' button. I've always been able to get cash out, and I use the 'savings' button, not credit. This is a great card, it makes online and everyday transactions easy.
I got this card so I could shop online, and it's been great. I've had it for about 6 months now and I've never had any problems with it. Every website I've been to has accepted it. When I switched to this card it arrived within a week, and the customer service at my local branch was great.

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To whoever reads this - a nice warning for you. When these cards are reissued - for example your expiry date is approaching, CBA in their infinite wisdom send the cards in the REGULAR mail ACTIVE!

Great Idea CBA!

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tsetse

tsetseAU

  • 26 reviews
  • 13 likes

Good product

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My husband and I signed up for the Debit MasterCard after clearing existing credit card debts. LOVE it. Pity debit credit cards were only introduced in recent years, had they been available earlier, we could have signed up for one and wouldn't have 'normal' credit card debts in the first place.

You can link a high-interest NetBank Saver account to a Streamline account, then add the Debit Mastercard. We only pay $4 per month for account fees and have unlimited ATM access and EFTPOS.

Some people like the Paypass feature but I never use it, mainly for security reasons
Using your own money, very convenient


neodymium

neodymiumAU

  • 226 reviews

Good

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The Commonwealth Bank Debit MasterCard is a great solution for people who want to be able to purchase products or services that require a credit card but wish to use their own money. It is accepted at any places that accept MasterCard credit cards and features the security chip and pay pass function that makes it easier to make payments without having to sign or enter your PIN. It's a good product for those who are not comfortable with having a credit card but still want the benefits of having one.
Provides you with all the benefits of using a credit card whilst stil using your own money
May attract surcharge fees depending on where you use it

lambchop_2010

lambchop_2010

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

OK

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rebekah92

rebekah92AU

  • 14 reviews
  • 5 likes

Good

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cityofbluemtns

cityofbluemtnsNSW, 2786

  • 47 reviews
  • 20 likes

Good

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I have had this card now for about 9 months and I am very impressed by CBA's debit card. I have a ANZ card but this card keeps the statement very well organised. I like CBA's customer service and that they are available 24/7. Also, that if you pay $6 a month you have a cheque book option (I hope that the ANZ are reading this and taking notes). Also, the BSB and account number is not listed on the back of the card.
That the card has a security chip, CBA have a lot of branch's in Australia and if you are a full time student you get the monthly fee waved for a nominated period.
The monthly fee is a little high and it would be nice if there was a range of colours available


Terrible

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Excellent

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brilliant! i signed up as soon as it came out a couple of weeks ago and most of my friends did too. so easy to use and you don't get into debt! the staff at my local branch were pleasant and helpful, my card arrived within the week. love this, highly recommend!
purchase things online or over phone using your own money
protection and versatility of mastercard
NO monthly account keeping fee for 18-24 year olds
option to change streamline over (so no changing account numbers for pay, direct debits etc) or open new account

Questions & Answers

Valerie H.

Valerie H.asked

Considering either COMMBANK travel money card or adding debit MasterCard to my current savings account as an occasional use cash out source.

1 answer
jeannie
jeannie

I don't know the travel money card. I only use my debit card for all payments and cash out. I pay no fees. Good luck , see how you go. Compare the terms.


Dianna

Diannaasked

How can you get MasterCard paypass?

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RuthC
RuthC

Hi Dianna,
If you have organised with your CommBank a debit card there is a small contactless logo on the front of the card which also has an antenna built into the plastic to securely transact by tapping the card with a contactless Pay Pass reader when making purchases.

Dianna
Dianna

What creadt card

Dianna
Dianna

What creadt card with low rate


hammer

hammerasked

Can I use commonwealth bank debit card in uk?

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BOBANOV
BOBANOV

Yes you should be able to if it is a debit mastercard. Use it as a normal credit card. But you will be slugged 3% international conversion fee by the bank.
If you try to get cash out you will also be slugged more fees A$5 I think - as well as the 3% conversion. I found this info by calling commbank.
There are mastercards that do not charge the 3% fee, but usually the card itself will have an annual fee like $99.


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