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||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 100,000 bonus Velocity Points (25,000 points each month when you spend $1,500 or more in the first 4 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||26 months|
|Balance Transfer Rate||0% p.a.|
|Balance Transfer Fee||0%|
|Release date||July 2010|
I have got this card since 2018. Works fine and the texture of the card is really nice. Mastercard is always a secure choice. I think that everybody should have this kind of card
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.
Apply when bonus is on offer
Got this card as a standby for an upcoming overseas trip. The overseas fees are somewhat high compared to other cards. As this is a back up card only I thought that the sign up bonus points made the application worth it.
Generally its handy to use it overseas however fees are high
Transfer money to card I found it hard
I enjoyed the 14 months interest free period
But very hard to accumulate 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.
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.
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.
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..
Have used as my main credit card for 8 years
The good: Velocity points rewarded, $129 Virgin Australia gift voucher each year (used to be 2 free domestic flight each year)
The not so good: Only 0.66 points per dollar spent on most goods and services. No complementary travel insurance and lounge access. $129 annual fee
I have had this card for more than 7 years but upgraded to the more rewarding High Flyer card. Was good while I had it.
One of the Highest VISA earn rates
I have been a customer of Virgin Money now for around 8 years. I find them easy to deal with whenever I need to call through to the call centres and the earn rate is much higher than any of the banks. They just launched a new app for Android and iPhone and it still has a way to go but at least you can access on the go now. $129 flight voucher included yearly too so it's a good value card! Works for me!
Works for me, but as with any credit card: pay it off at the end of the month!
it's a credit card, it works, interest rates are a shocker, points for your velocity account are great.
It's really only worth it if you a) spend a bit on it to justify the annual fee and b) if you pay it off at the end of the month, as otherwise you're hammered with high interest charges. Same old.
One thing to note: if you use the card for business and want to link it to Xero or the like, it's a nightmare. Which is why I only give it 4 stars. the bank feeds don't work half the time, which I have never had before. And the internet banking app is very basic. Plus it took them into 2019 to come up with an iphone app... go figure.
Great experience, thanks
Have had my Virgin American Express credit card which is linked to Velocity Rewards Flyer card only a couple of years & do not spend extra money with it trying to gather points (in fact it is difficult for me to do this due to living in a country town where few businesses accept this credit card which costs 0 $ annual fee & if I pay on time 0 $ interest charges).
Decided to claim a return flight from Melb-Newcastle with this card/points program recently & was very pleasantly surprised that the points (approx 30,000 I think) covered whole j...ourney & was not that difficult to navigate website-unlike an opposition rewads program I'm trying to use today! So a big THANKYOU to Virgin Velocity & American Express for making dreams come true. I will continue to use this program & credit card in good faith & would definitely recommend both.
An OK Visa card for Velocity earn
Have had this card for about 3 years now and haven't had any major problems with this card, although the Virgin Money website is a little bit clunky it does everything I need it to do. After several attempts they gave up trying to upsell me other products (especially life insurance). Replacement cards have been ordered and are delivered in the promised timeframes. The auto point sweep to the Virgin Velocity account is monthly and is reliable. The sign-up Velocity points bonus was honoured (unlike some other credit cards whom you have to chase t...o get the sign-on bonus honoured!). Haven't had to use the call centre a lot but has. I have found them generally quick to answer and although obviously an overseas based call centre have always been polite and are able to address issues raised in the phone call. Always pay the balance every month so do not pay interest - I expect that the interest rates charged are extremely uncompetitive. For places that don't accept Amex I have found this to be a reasonable Visa card product. Recently they have rolled out the ubiquitous 'get whacked with foreign transaction fees if the merchant uses an overseas bank' with the usual disclaimer that customers have no way of detecting if a merchant uses an overseas bank until the transaction is processed, so its essentially a secret undisclosed 'surprise fee', but most of the major banks have already implemented the same changes so look at a 29 degrees card or similar if you want to use this online or where foreign merchant banks are becoming more common i.e. Google Play, Amazon, Goupon Australia and many hotel and airline booking sites
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