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Banking / The best credit cards / Introductory Rate Credit Cards

What can introductory rate cards offer?

Designed by banks and credit unions to entice new customers, introductory rate credit cards may offer considerable benefits, including bonus rewards, no fees or reduced interest rates for a special introductory period.

Introductory rate cards are an attractive product when used wisely, but remember that they will revert to higher rates once the introductory period is up.

Our comparison table lays out the benefits, rates and specific offers of different introductory rate credit cards, so you can choose the best card for your needs.


Card Name Purchase Rate Max Free Days Introductory Purchase Rate Balance Transfer Rate Annual Fee Rewards Program Available? First Year Cost Comparison* Click on the column heading to sort
Bank of Melbourne Vertigo Visa 13.24% 55 0%6 mths 0%12 mths $55 $254
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BankSA Vertigo Visa 13.24% 55 0%6 mths 0%12 mths $55 $254
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St.George Vertigo Visa 13.24% 55 0%6 mths 0%12 mths $55 $254
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Westpac Low Rate (0%p.a. for 12 months on BT and 0%p.a. for 6 months on purchases) 13.49% 55 0%6 mths 0%12 mths $59 $261
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Bank of Melbourne Vertigo Platinum 12.74% 55 0%6 mths 0%12 mths $99 $290
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BankSA Vertigo Platinum 12.74% 55 0%6 mths 0%12 mths $99 $290
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St.George Vertigo Platinum 12.74% 55 0%6 mths 0%12 mths $99 $290
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Bank of Melbourne No Annual Fee 20.49% 55 0%6 mths 0%12 mths $0 $307
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BankSA No Annual Fee Credit Card 20.49% 55 0%6 mths 0%12 mths $0 $307
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St.George No Annual Fee 20.49% 55 0%6 mths 0%12 mths $0 $307
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Westpac 55 Day (0%p.a. for 12 months on BT and $0 Annual Fee for the First Year) 19.84% 55 0%6 mths 0%12 mths $30 $328
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Bank of Melbourne Amplify 19.49% 55 0%6 mths 0%12 mths $79 $371
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BankSA Amplify Credit Card 19.49% 55 0%6 mths 0%12 mths $79 $371
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St.George Amplify 19.49% 55 0%6 mths 0%12 mths $79 $371
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Westpac 55 Day Platinum (0%p.a. for 12 months on BT and $0 Annual Fee for the First Year) 19.84% 55 0%6 mths 0%12 mths $90 $388
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Bank of Melbourne Amplify Platinum 19.49% 55 0%6 mths 0%12 mths $99 $391
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BankSA Amplify Platinum 19.49% 55 0%6 mths 0%12 mths $99 $391
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St.George Amplify Platinum 19.49% 55 0%6 mths 0%12 mths $99 $391
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Westpac Altitude (0% p.a. for 12 months on BT and 0% p.a. for 6 months on purchases) 20.24% 45 0%6 mths 0%12 mths $100 $404
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Westpac Altitude Platinum (50,000 Bonus Points and 0%p.a. for 12 months on BT) 20.24% 45 0%6 mths 0%12 mths $150 $454
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*The First Year Cost Comparison is the total interest payable over one year on a monthly outstanding balance of $3,000 plus the credit card’s annual fee. Introductory purchase rate offers and balance transfer offers are taken into account where applicable.

**The Spend required is based on the approximate everyday spending needed to redeem a $100 gift card or a return flight from Sydney to Melbourne from the rewards program, given the credit card’s point earning capability. For rewards programs that do not have a set number of points to redeem flights, the approximate spend is based on a $300 travel voucher. Bonus point offers and point capping are not included in the calculation.





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