Virgin Money has paused new applications for the Velocity Flyer Card.
Multiple Promotional Offers to choose from (see Details below)
$129 Virgin Australia Gift Voucher each year
Earn Velocity Points at a rate of 0.66 points per $1 spent up to $1,500 per statement period
3.3% International Transaction Fee
Earn Rate drops to 0.5 points per $1 spent after the first $1,500 per statement period
|Category||Frequent Flyer & Travel Credit Cards, Balance Transfer Credit Cards and Rewards Credit Cards|
|Benefits||Complimentary Travel Insurance, Reduced First Year Annual Fee, Sign-Up Bonus Points Offer and Travel Credit|
|Minimum Credit Limit||$6,000|
|Maximum Credit Limit||$50,000|
|Additional Cardholder Fee||$39 p.a.|
|Rewards Program||Velocity Frequent Flyer|
|Points Earn Rate||0.66 points per $1|
|Contactless Payments||Samsung Pay|
|Rates & Fees|
|Purchase Rate||20.74% p.a.|
|Cash Advance Fee||2.7%|
|Late Payment Fee||$30|
|Annual Fee||$129 p.a.|
|Foreign Transaction Fee||3.3%|
|Overseas ATM Withdrawal Fee||$5|
|Interest Free Period||44 days|
|Cash Advance Rate||20.99% p.a.|
Earn up to 40,000 bonus Velocity Points (20,000 points each month when you spend $1,500 or more in the first 2 months)
|Introductory Rate||0% p.a. for up to 14 months on purchases.|
Choose from one of the following sign-up offers:
|Reduced First Year Annual Fee||$65|
|Balance Transfer Rates|
|Balance Transfer Period||6 months|
|Balance Transfer Rate||0% p.a.|
|Balance Transfer Fee||0%|
|Release date||July 2010|
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The worse company to deal with
I would stay away - far away from Virgin Money altogether as a company. I have been attempting to close my credit card since August 2020. They won't refund my remaining credit balance. The worse possible customer service - not even their complaint department will help you. Had to send over 50 emails to get some kind of answer. I want my REFUND and the credit card CLOSED so that I do not have to deal with this horrible company ever again!! How difficult is this to do?????????
You do not deserve a one star...
Worst customer service I have ever encounted!!!!!
I used a $129 Virgin Australia voucher, which was a reward for having this card and I used it to book a flight before Covid-19 struck. Virgin Australia cancelled those flights and repaid the velocity points back to me but never ever paid the $129 that they stole. I have tried to contact Virgin, Virgin Velocity etc time and time again and if you can get them to answer the phone then good luck. Virgin Australia has to be the worst customer service EVER!!!!! Be Warned.
Interest charging method is disgusting
If you don't pay your closing balance in full they still charge you for interest on the total closing balance! Not just the portion you havent paid. They also dont factor in other credits to your account. Absolutely disgusting - moving to qantas points for sure!
Terrible customer service
Had this card for two years for velocity points. Was going to cancel card when virgin airlines went into administration. Contacted virgin money online asked for annual fee to be refunded while velocity points unusable. They agreed then charged me the annual fee, then offered to refund half. On hold to customer services for ages, staff that don’t speak good English. Done with them and never going back. Will not use citi group again for any credit card.
Steer Clear - Horrendous Customer Service
Terrible service from Virgin Money Credit Card. I have never missed a payment & always pay my account in full. I found myself at the Supermarket recently with my card stopped.
So far I've made 3 calls to Virgin - the first call I was bumped from department to department 3 times only to end up where I first called. I week later I made a second call, as issue had not been resolved. I was assured that the issue was now resolved and everything would work by the following morning. Alas no it didn't. I made a call again only to be told it should be...fixed within 24hrs - I won't hold my breath. I understand in uncertain times things can be delayed but perhaps Virgin should consider the idea of 'under promising' & over delivering as their customer service strategy then I would have people like me having to ring multiple times for the same issue that they had assured me would be resolved at the first call.
Would give zero if I could
Transferred money from my bank to cc account. Never made it. Contacted on 16/3, 18/3, 19/3, 20/3, 23/3 no response to email, lied to on the phone about transfer on 23/3. Money still not there now 30/3 and they have advised me to go back to my bank even though they have advised twice that my money is at virgin. Utterly incompetent.
- Verified customer
Good bonus points but much better Velocity earning cards out there
Bonus points offered was 20,000 points each month for first 3 months which is awesome. However the card has a capped earn rate for the top rate, then reduces for subsequent spends, which is not great. Limited insurances offered with the card as well.
Nice card to collect Velocity Points
This credit card gives you a good Velocity Point for every dollar you spend. You can just link your Velocity number and the points will be transferred to your Velocity membership each month. Very nice and easy! I signed up when there was a promotion to get bonus Velocity Points if I spent more than $1500, and also I got $129 credit to spend with Virgin Australia and I only need to pay $64 annual fee. I haven't used this card overseas or to do balance transfer so I cannot comment on that but I use it for my daily spend as a quick way to accumulate Velocity Points.
Good for the sign-on bonus, not much else
The card is pretty basic, but the current offer for bonus points is pretty decent for the reduced annual fee in the first year. The application process was pretty quick and I received the card not long after.
The card I received is suppose to have paywave, but it doesn't work, the terminal won't even register it so I have to insert the chip every time.
It doesn't work with Apple or Google Pay, which sucks.
The Virgin Money website and app are very underwhelming.
In a nutshell, it's a throwaway card that I wouldn't bother keeping past the first year.
- Verified customer
Can be useful, but not a card to keep
Another branded card which has Citibank behind the scenes. This means poor customer service and often-bumpy application experiences.
I think the only time to bother with this card is when there is a particularly good signup bonus (like right now - Oct 2019). The Virgin Australia cards have complicated bonuses usually - spend X amount each month for Y months and if you meet these requirements you'll get a certain set of bonus points for each of those months. I did manage to get some extra points because during the application process they requ...ested additional info and then said if I supplied the info within 24 hours I'd get 5,000 extra points. Of course, it didn't arrive into my account until I reminded them about it a few months later... The earn rate is poor (0.66 points per $, and capped at $1500, after which the rate is even lower, so don't go using the card too much!). Not a useful card for overseas spend, either. The annual fee isn't bad, and many people seem to like the flight credit (easier to use than the old flight booking that you had to call up for). Still, the credit voucher is only valid for six months after issuance, I think, so you have to watch the calendar a bit.
I went for the bonus points promotion which was my main focus. They also provided a flight voucher (domestic). The points you gain afterwards are not really comparable but a bonus.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
New features are growing on me
This is a great card in general, offering lounge passes, and Virgin flight credit ($149). I preferred the old system of a flight redemption.
Never had a problem using it, and the Virgin Money app helps track usage and bills.
The frequent flyer reward points per dollar are on par with more expensive (annual fee) cards, and are linked directly to your Velocity account. Likewise the lounge passes are linked directly to your Velocity account, so easy to claim at the airport lounge door.
Only downside is the flight credit needs to be ordered in advance, and is issued as a gift card. So great if you know you are travelling in the next 6 months, but not so great if you notice a sale fare come up and want to grab it quickly.
- Verified customer
Handy card but can be slow to accumulate points
I have been using this card now for close to 5 months, its a convenient way to earn points on everyday purchases. Although the it can be slow to accumulate the points (e.g. 0.66 points per $1 spent for 1st $1000, decreasing to 0.5 points thereafter). They do offer a nice incentive of a yearly $129 flight voucher which is a bonus
Velocity has proven to be a big disappointment
Have travelled a lot with virgin Australia. Status points on domestic flights are very limited making them useless. 2 lounge passes are only valid for the domestic lounge, which is useless if you travel mostly international.
Often is difficult to know what rewards will be received as they are NEVER DISCLOSED until after flight..They should be shown as part of the booking.
Velocity do not reward virgin passengers as they should. Seems to be more oriented towards shopping then air travel rewards..I have found them somewhat difficult to deal with..
Better points than Qantas
I prefer this card than the qantas FF credit card as you earn points quicker and there are less points requred to redeem for flights on velocity compared to Qantas FF. Also Qantas charges very high airport taxes and fees on their award flights compared to Virgin.
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