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Purchase rate

21.99% p.a.

Balance transfer

N/A

Annual fee

$0 p.a.
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Pros

One of only a few that offer no international transaction or currency conversion fees.

Platinum Concierge Service 24/7

No currency conversion fees

No annual fee

Shoppers Protection option

Free to pay off when using the ‘transfer from my bank’ option

Free Global Wi-Fi at more than 1 million hotspots worldwide

Cons

Whenever you make a payment off the card using BPAY you are charged a payment handling fee of $0.95 (online) & $2.50 (in person).

Purchase and cash advance rate of 20.99% p.a.

3% or at least $4 ATM Fee when travelling internationally and taking as a cash advance, even if in debit

28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard

The 28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard is an international credit card that offers no international transaction fees on purchases with no annual fee. If you make a payment off the card through BPAY, you are charged a payment handling fee of $0.95 (online) & $2.50 (in person). You can avoid this fee by using the ‘transfer from my bank’ option that is entirely free of any fees or charges. The overseas shopping part is where you win but if you want to get cash out there is a charge of 3% or $4 (whichever is greater). This cash advance fee applies if the card is in debit or credit. The 28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard also comes with Mastercard PayPass, CHIP technology, fraud protection, shoppers protection (optional) and secure 24 hour online service centre. With this card you can also enjoy free fast, premium quality Global Wi-Fi at more than 1 million hotspots worldwide.

Key features

  • No annual fee
  • No international transaction fees on purchases
  • No currency conversion fees
  • Platinum Concierge Service 24/7
  • Fraud Protection Cover
  • Shoppers Protection - for 0.5% of your monthly closing balance, up to a maximum of $50 a month. If you pay your balance off in full each month there is no fee.
  • Free Global Wi-Fi at more than 1 million hotspots worldwide
  • Inc Price Protection for up to 6 months, merchandise protection - covers the things you buy on your card if it is lost, stolen or damaged within 6 months from the date of purchase, we'll pay for the cost of repair or replacement to your account.
  • Inc Repayment Cover: Pays 10% of your monthly closing balance while you're off work, for up to a maximum of 3 years if you can't work due to illness or injury and for up to a year if you're unemployed.
  • Inc Stolen Card Protection: If your 28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard is stolen, you will get $200 to your account for the inconvenience.
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No international transaction fees on purchases

Pay no fees on overseas purchases when travelling or when shopping online

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No annual fee

With this card you also pay no annual fee ever. Get up to 9 additional card holders at no extra cost.

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Free Global Wi‑Fi

Enjoy fast, premium quality Global Wi-Fi at more than 1 million hotspots worldwide

83% of customers who have rated this card would recommend it
  • Rates
    60%
  • Fees
    76%
  • Rewards
    N/A
  • Customer Service
    73%
  • Value
    68%
Overall user rating 72%
18 reviews

50% Patrick

Been using this card for years all over the world. Works perfectly. Now also use it using Samsung Pay without any issues. Customer Service is a call away with reasonable call response times.

Recommends this card

88% Jake

This card is still great for travel assuming normal use. I can't speak for the preloading and cash withdrawal aspect, but I use another bank for this anyway, so don't need it. It's a little odd that a few people havent quite worked out how to pay their balances off without incurring the $0.95 fee, but there are options such as direct debit/ account transfer. It's dead simple to avoid any fees. Have used the purchase protection several times in Aus on large items which later went on sale that year. Saved about $200 each time, so well worth having.

Recommends this card

Interest Rates
Purchase rate 21.99% p.a.
Cash advance rate 21.99% p.a.
Interest free on purchases up to 55 days
Balance Transfer
Credit limits
Minimum credit limit $6,000
Maximum credit limit $20,000
Fees & repayments
Annual fee $0 p.a.
Additional cardholder fee Up to 9 at no extra cost
Cash advance fee 3%
Foreign transaction fee 0%
Late payment fee $30
Credit card type Mastercard
Complimentary insurance
Flight inconvenience insurance No
Transport accident cover No
Smartphone screen insurance No
Purchase protection insurance No
Extended warranty insurance No
Rental vehicle excess cover No
Extras
No international transaction fees on purchases
No foreign currency conversion fees
No overseas ATM withdrawal fee
Free global Wi-Fi
Eligible with Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay

28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard

The 28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard won the 2015 + 2016 Canstar Award for Outstanding Value Travel Credit Card and has a 5 star rating. It won for three simple reasons: no currency conversion fee, no international transaction fees and no annual fee.

What's great...

Among the travel orientated cards there are usually a lot of fees, but this is one product that addresses that. That’s something to make even the most world weary traveler smile. It also comes with free worldwide emergency card replacement if you happen to loose your card and access 24/7 to Platinum Concierge Service to plan that next holiday .

You don't need to be travelling to benefit from using this card as you pay no overseas fees on purchases made online in different currencies. This is great for people that like to shop on overseas websites. Most cards charge around a 3% foreign exchange fee. This means that you are hit for 3% of the purchase price straight away. Not with the 28 Degrees.

The shoppers protection is an interesting feature. This is great if you pay off your card in full each month. You get a whole range of insurance options for the cost of 0.5% (max of $50) of your closing balance. You get price protection (up to 6 months), repayment cover, 20k life insurance plus stolen card protection.

What's not so great...

The purchase and cash advance rate is a high 21.99% p.a., but with up to 55 days interest free this can be avoided if you pay off the balance off in full. With these types of interest rates you want to make sure you pay the card off in full each statement period.

You get charged every time you make a payment off the card via bpay (if you don't use the free transfer by bank account option available). You get charged a payment handling fee of $0.95 (online) & $2.50 (in person). This ads up over time but can be avoided through a direct bank account transfer.

Overall

This is a credit card hard to beat when travelling overseas or buying online from non-Australian sites. It offers a convenient way to pay for your expenses with no currency conversion fee, no international transaction fees and no annual fee. Awesome credit card that doesn't cost you anything having it in your wallet.

278 questions (showing the latest 10 Q&As)

NEIL.MUCKLE

NEIL.MUCKLE

22 May 2019
How long does it take from submission of application to receiving travel card.
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    23 May 2019
    Hi Neil, typically 5-10 works days.
David

David

14 May 2019
Some Visa and Mastercards have a 3% difference in the exchange rate overseas A very few use the interbank rate and so no loading. Does this one do that?
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    14 May 2019
    Hi David, in the end, banks are always changing things around trying to tweak extra profits against customer satisfaction. When I have used the 28 Degrees Platinum overseas. The rate I have been getting has been very good. Thus it must have been the better one. Though I would not count on this as everything is subject to change. I have noticed that the rate my Citi card gets compared do AMEX has around the 3% difference. 28 Degrees is supposed to use the Mastercard exchange rate - https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/consumers/get-support/convert-currency.html
Mary

Mary

11 May 2019
Do you realise not all shops in Europe accept AMEX card?
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    13 May 2019
    Hi Mary, this is a Mastercard not an AMEX. Yes its true that some stores in Europe will not accept AMEX. Some stores won't accept credit cards at all. I travel to Europe regularly and I have never had an issue with using my 28 Degrees card or other cards.
Ruth

Ruth

4 May 2019
Hi, I’ve just received a secondary card on my husbands account. Will my purchases appear on the same monthly statement and do I have my own credit limit or it is a case of sharing his credit limit? Thanks
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    6 May 2019
    Hi Ruth, your purchases will appear on the same statement. Though they will be broken down by your card number. Your credit limit is shared between you 2.
julia

julia

27 April 2019
I'm thinking of getting this card as I'm travelling overseas soon. I will be away for about 6 weeks so I was wondering if I could load money onto the card so I didn't have to worry about paying off the balance while I was away. Is this possible? Is there an app for the phone that will help me manage the balance, etc.
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    29 April 2019
    Hi Julia, you can load funds on the card. I just use the website on my mobile when I am travelling. I login in each day to check transactions and balances. I typically don't load 2 much but top it up when needed. Its best if possible to use the card in credit. Then pay it off each week. This way you get extra security. When you are in debit. Then you do not have 100% fraud protection for that amount.
tricia

tricia

15 April 2019
Hi Roland I just wanted to know if the wifi with boingo is free as when I downloaded the app and put my details in it told me it would be $14.99 a month
carole

carole

2 April 2019
what is the fee for an additional card holder
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    3 April 2019
    Hi Carole, you can get up to 9 additional card holders at no extra cost with the 28 Degrees.
Peter Smith

Peter Smith

17 March 2019
Can I apply for two cards for my wife and me, but linked to the same account?
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    18 March 2019
    Hi Peter, yes you should be able to do this and have your wife as a secondary card holder. You can get up to 9 additional card holders at no extra cost.
Taylor

Taylor

13 March 2019
Can I use my 28 degrees card on purchases in AUD dollars, or will I be charged?
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    14 March 2019
    Hi Taylor, if overseas or buying in Another currency it will be in the non-AUD amount. Though this will be converted to an AUD amount at the time of purchase. Never opt to have the amount transferred to AUD when overseas by shops or hotels. This rate would be much worst. Best to pay in the local currency with 28 Degrees.
Narelle

Narelle

27 February 2019
I am a retiree on a pension and I have been declined a 24 Degree cc....despite the fact that I have several hundred thousand dollars available to me. Please explain.
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    28 February 2019
    Hi Narelle, you would need to speak to 28 Degrees credit card customer service to find out the reason for the decline. I would suggest you stick to the bigger banks or AMEX. If you are looking for a no foreign fee card then check out the ANZ Rewards Travel Adventure. Make sure you meet any minimum requirements before applying such as income. Income could be in the form of super payments etc. I would go into branch if you can and speak to someone.
SharonJ

SharonJ

23 February 2019
Hi Roland can you advise why three times now I have tried to pay off my card using my bank account only to be advised “this feature is not current toy available” try agai later. It is very frustrating to have to rememb to log in again, possibly get the same response and run the risk of paying late. Cheers Sharon
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    25 February 2019
    Hi Sharon, you would need to reach out to 28 Degrees customer service on this one. I can understand how it can be frustrating. I myself have not had a problem with this feature but use the card very infrequently.
Amanda

Amanda

18 February 2019
I just want to check I understand this card right as Ive been looking into travel cards to go to america in a couple of weeks (i may have left it too late to apply?) So with this card I dont need to worry about the current daily exchange rates? My bank accounts are NAB- do I just transfer into this card the amount I estimate paying whilst away? Or use it as a CC and wait for my statement at the end of the month? If so what will my credit limit be? Many thanks
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    18 February 2019
    Hi Amanda, it will be tight to apply, get approval and have the card delivered but its still possible. This card using the Mastercard exchange rate. I have found it always is a very good rate. You can login online to see your transaction and pay them off when you can online also. I would check every few days online when away (if possible). 1, to monitor your own spending and 2, to check for any unauthorized transactions. Your credit limit is provided at the time of application based on the details provided. The minimum limit you can get approved for is $6,000.
Bill P

Bill P

5 February 2019
I have a 28 Degrees Mastercard. If I make an ATM cash withdrawal overseas does interest get charged immediately or only after the 55 days have elapsed and I have not paid the account balance in full?
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    5 February 2019
    Hi Bill, any cash advances made on a credit card will attract interest from day 1. If you are in debit balance at the time though. Then no interest is charged on the cash advance. Though you would be still hit with the cash advance fees. I typically load a bit of extra money on the card to pull out cash when I arrive.
Gabriel Magiakis

Gabriel Magiakis

2 February 2019
Hello i am intrested in the card. I will be going overseas on july. If i do get the card know will i be charged if i dont use it by July?
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    4 February 2019
    Hi Gabriel, this is a no annual fee card. You will not be charged if you don't use it by July. Best of luck with your 28 Degrees credit card application.
Damien

Damien

2 February 2019
Is there any complimentary travel insurance coverage for domestic travel (within Australia) when airfares are paid with the 28 degrees platinum mastercard?
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    4 February 2019
    Hi Damien, there is no travel insurance with the 28 Degrees card. You will need to look outside of this credit card for overseas travel insurance.
Yan

Yan

10 December 2018
Please advise the salary I must earn to be approved for this card
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    11 December 2018
    Hi Yan, there is no minimum income requirement guidance provided by 28 Degrees Mastercard for credit card applications. You must be at least 18 years of age and a permanent resident of Australia to apply. Provide the following: Email address, Your employer's name and contact number, Driver’s licence, passport or proof of age card Details of your income, assets and liabilities.
S.atkinson

S.atkinson

10 November 2018
Are there any charges for setting up direct debit I.e using the card to automatically pay my bills ?Also is there a charge for the balance to be paid automatically from my bank account?
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    12 November 2018
    Hi, the 28 Degrees Mastercard has some standard payment handling fees of $2.50 (in person), $0.95 (online). You can avoid this fee by making your payments via mail, direct debit or via the Online Service Centre. There is no fee from 28 Degrees for using to pay your bills. Though your bill provider may charge a fee for using a credit card with bpay.
Mary Giakoumelos

Mary Giakoumelos

22 October 2018
I'm still confused about cash advance withdraws? Is it a normal cash withdraw from a ATM? Could you please give me an excample? If I withdraw 100€ how much on top of that will I pay? Thanks
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    22 October 2018
    Hi Mary, yes it is a normal ATM withdrawal. The fee is 3% of the transaction value. So in your example it would be 3€ with the 28 Degrees. If you are looking for a card that waives cash advance fees overseas plus has no foreign fees. Check out the ANZ Rewards Travel Adventure credit card. It also includes travel insurance plus has a rewards program with points earning. This is my favourite card right now for travel.
  • Be over 18 years old
  • Good credit and not applied for multiple credit cards recently
  • Australian permanent resident
  • You have your personal details ready to complete the online application
28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard
28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard

28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard

Updated 2 May 2019

Purchase Rate (p.a)

21.99%

Balance Transfer (p.a)

N/A  

Annual Fee (p.a)

$0

$0

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Pros and cons

  • One of only a few that offer no international transaction or currency conversion fees.
  • Platinum Concierge Service 24/7
  • No currency conversion fees
  • No annual fee
  • Shoppers Protection option
  • Free to pay off when using the ‘transfer from my bank’ option
  • Free Global Wi-Fi at more than 1 million hotspots worldwide

  • Whenever you make a payment off the card using BPAY you are charged a payment handling fee of $0.95 (online) & $2.50 (in person).
  • Purchase and cash advance rate of 20.99% p.a.
  • 3% or at least $4 ATM Fee when travelling internationally and taking as a cash advance, even if in debit

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Editor Review

28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard

The 28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard won the 2015 + 2016 Canstar Award for Outstanding Value Travel Credit Card and has a 5 star rating. It won for three simple reasons: no currency conversion fee, no international transaction fees and no annual fee.

What's great...

Among the travel orientated cards there are usually a lot of fees, but this is one product that addresses that. That’s something to make even the most world weary traveler smile. It also comes with free worldwide emergency card replacement if you happen to loose your card and access 24/7 to Platinum Concierge Service to plan that next holiday .

You don't need to be travelling to benefit from using this card as you pay no overseas fees on purchases made online in different currencies. This is great for people that like to shop on overseas websites. Most cards charge around a 3% foreign exchange fee. This means that you are hit for 3% of the purchase price straight away. Not with the 28 Degrees.

The shoppers protection is an interesting feature. This is great if you pay off your card in full each month. You get a whole range of insurance options for the cost of 0.5% (max of $50) of your closing balance. You get price protection (up to 6 months), repayment cover, 20k life insurance plus stolen card protection.

What's not so great...

The purchase and cash advance rate is a high 21.99% p.a., but with up to 55 days interest free this can be avoided if you pay off the balance off in full. With these types of interest rates you want to make sure you pay the card off in full each statement period.

You get charged every time you make a payment off the card via bpay (if you don't use the free transfer by bank account option available). You get charged a payment handling fee of $0.95 (online) & $2.50 (in person). This ads up over time but can be avoided through a direct bank account transfer.

Overall

This is a credit card hard to beat when travelling overseas or buying online from non-Australian sites. It offers a convenient way to pay for your expenses with no currency conversion fee, no international transaction fees and no annual fee. Awesome credit card that doesn't cost you anything having it in your wallet.

User reviews

28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard ( based on 18 Creditcard.com.au user reviews )

72% rating based on 18 reviews

Rates
Fees
Rewards
Customer Service
Value
50%

Patrick

12 July 2018

Been using this card for years all over the world. Works perfectly. Now also use it using Samsung Pay without any issues. Customer Service is a call away with reasonable call response times.

Recommends this card
88%

Jake

24 June 2018

This card is still great for travel assuming normal use. I can't speak for the preloading and cash withdrawal aspect, but I use another bank for this anyway, so don't need it. It's a little odd that a few people havent quite worked out how to pay their balances off without incurring the $0.95 fee, but there are options such as direct debit/ account transfer. It's dead simple to avoid any fees. Have used the purchase protection several times in Aus on large items which later went on sale that year. Saved about $200 each time, so well worth having.

Recommends this card
98%

Greg

18 May 2018

Can’t fault this card, it’s been in my wallet for years and don’t pay an annual fee. I always use it overseas

Recommends this card
66%

CreditCard.com.au Visitor

7 December 2017

ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT FOR OVERSEAS. PAYING IN LOCAL CURRENCY. 95c charge when I pay off full balance when I get home, BIG DEAL! HOWEVER !!!!!!!! The on line site is a NIGHTMARE. It NEVER accepts my user name or password, this year or last year ! Even when verified by the company......"THERE SEEMS TO BE AN ERROR". Just logged in today with correct user/password....next screen tells me " SORRY YOU HAVE LOST YOUR CARD" !!!! They have introduced a live text chat which is excellent while sitting in your hotel room in EL NIDO. ONE MORE THING... DONT request a second card. Tried twice..."SORRY NO RECORD OF APPLICATION". Gave up. My rating really only considers Annual Fee and customer service.

Recommends this card
55%

CreditCard.com.au Visitor

23 September 2016

I tried to get this card 2 years ago. Despite having assets of over $2 million, having almost zero debt and having a credit rating which few people could come close I was denied the card. The reason: I was retired and did not qualify on an income basis. This is the first time in over 45 years I have been refused a banking product. I now have a Citibank debit card which does the job I need. GE needs to get with the times and value customers with a lifetime track record.

Recommends this card
82%

CreditCard.com.au Visitor

11 September 2013

Fantastic card to travel & if you load it up before you go & pay it off before interest charges are incurred it costs you nothing. Only disadvantage is that you can't lock in the exchange rate like you can with cash cards but on the plus side you can get cash in any currency you need. Wouldn't travel without it!

Recommends this card
80%

CreditCard.com.au Visitor

14 May 2013

This is gold for travelling - I use it as a debit card by loading it with cash before I go - so no foreign % fee or ATM fee from GE. No credit charges. Accepted way more than a debit card.. spot on!

Recommends this card
74%

Francine Smart

28 January 2013

I got the 28 degrees after a heads up from a friend. I travel a lot and wanted to save on using my card overseas. This card means I can save some serious money on fees no currency conversion fees, and no fees for taking money out overseas either - sweet. More people should know about this

Recommends this card

Rates and fees

Interest rates

Purchase rate 21.99% p.a.

Cash advance rate 21.99% p.a.

Interest free on purchases up to 55 days

Credit limits

Minimum credit limt $6,000

Maximum credit limit $20,000

Fees & repayments

Annual fee $0 p.a.

Additional card holder fee Up to 9 at no extra cost

Foreign transaction fee 0%

Minimum repayment

Cash advance fee 3%

Late payment fee $30

Additional features

Complimentary insurance

Overseas travel insurance No

Flight inconvenience insurance No

Transport accident cover No

Smartphone screen insurance No

Purchase protection insurance No

Extended warranty insurance No

Rental vehicle excess cover No

Extras

No international transaction fees on purchases

No foreign currency conversion fees

No overseas ATM withdrawal fee

Free global Wi-Fi

Eligible with Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay

Overview

28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard

The 28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard is an international credit card that offers no international transaction fees on purchases with no annual fee. If you make a payment off the card through BPAY, you are charged a payment handling fee of $0.95 (online) & $2.50 (in person). You can avoid this fee by using the ‘transfer from my bank’ option that is entirely free of any fees or charges. The overseas shopping part is where you win but if you want to get cash out there is a charge of 3% or $4 (whichever is greater). This cash advance fee applies if the card is in debit or credit. The 28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard also comes with Mastercard PayPass, CHIP technology, fraud protection, shoppers protection (optional) and secure 24 hour online service centre. With this card you can also enjoy free fast, premium quality Global Wi-Fi at more than 1 million hotspots worldwide.

Key features

  • No annual fee
  • No international transaction fees on purchases
  • No currency conversion fees
  • Platinum Concierge Service 24/7
  • Fraud Protection Cover
  • Shoppers Protection - for 0.5% of your monthly closing balance, up to a maximum of $50 a month. If you pay your balance off in full each month there is no fee.
  • Free Global Wi-Fi at more than 1 million hotspots worldwide
  • Inc Price Protection for up to 6 months, merchandise protection - covers the things you buy on your card if it is lost, stolen or damaged within 6 months from the date of purchase, we'll pay for the cost of repair or replacement to your account.
  • Inc Repayment Cover: Pays 10% of your monthly closing balance while you're off work, for up to a maximum of 3 years if you can't work due to illness or injury and for up to a year if you're unemployed.
  • Inc Stolen Card Protection: If your 28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard is stolen, you will get $200 to your account for the inconvenience.

Minimum criteria to apply for this card

  • Be over 18 years old

  • Good Credit and have not applied for multiple credit cards recently

  • Australian permanent resident

  • You have your personal details ready to complete the online application

Roland B Bleyer

Roland B Bleyer founded creditcard.com.au in 2005 and has extensive knowledge about credit cards. He personally answers all questions and write the editor reviews for each card here. Always keen to share his passion to educate consumers and help you select better suited credit cards.

Recently Asked Questions

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278 questions (showing the latest 10 Q&As)

NEIL.MUCKLE

NEIL.MUCKLE

22 May 2019
How long does it take from submission of application to receiving travel card.
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    23 May 2019
    Hi Neil, typically 5-10 works days.
David

David

14 May 2019
Some Visa and Mastercards have a 3% difference in the exchange rate overseas A very few use the interbank rate and so no loading. Does this one do that?
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    14 May 2019
    Hi David, in the end, banks are always changing things around trying to tweak extra profits against customer satisfaction. When I have used the 28 Degrees Platinum overseas. The rate I have been getting has been very good. Thus it must have been the better one. Though I would not count on this as everything is subject to change. I have noticed that the rate my Citi card gets compared do AMEX has around the 3% difference. 28 Degrees is supposed to use the Mastercard exchange rate - https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/consumers/get-support/convert-currency.html
Mary

Mary

11 May 2019
Do you realise not all shops in Europe accept AMEX card?
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    13 May 2019
    Hi Mary, this is a Mastercard not an AMEX. Yes its true that some stores in Europe will not accept AMEX. Some stores won't accept credit cards at all. I travel to Europe regularly and I have never had an issue with using my 28 Degrees card or other cards.
Ruth

Ruth

4 May 2019
Hi, I’ve just received a secondary card on my husbands account. Will my purchases appear on the same monthly statement and do I have my own credit limit or it is a case of sharing his credit limit? Thanks
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    6 May 2019
    Hi Ruth, your purchases will appear on the same statement. Though they will be broken down by your card number. Your credit limit is shared between you 2.
julia

julia

27 April 2019
I'm thinking of getting this card as I'm travelling overseas soon. I will be away for about 6 weeks so I was wondering if I could load money onto the card so I didn't have to worry about paying off the balance while I was away. Is this possible? Is there an app for the phone that will help me manage the balance, etc.
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    29 April 2019
    Hi Julia, you can load funds on the card. I just use the website on my mobile when I am travelling. I login in each day to check transactions and balances. I typically don't load 2 much but top it up when needed. Its best if possible to use the card in credit. Then pay it off each week. This way you get extra security. When you are in debit. Then you do not have 100% fraud protection for that amount.
tricia

tricia

15 April 2019
Hi Roland I just wanted to know if the wifi with boingo is free as when I downloaded the app and put my details in it told me it would be $14.99 a month
carole

carole

2 April 2019
what is the fee for an additional card holder
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    3 April 2019
    Hi Carole, you can get up to 9 additional card holders at no extra cost with the 28 Degrees.
Peter Smith

Peter Smith

17 March 2019
Can I apply for two cards for my wife and me, but linked to the same account?
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    18 March 2019
    Hi Peter, yes you should be able to do this and have your wife as a secondary card holder. You can get up to 9 additional card holders at no extra cost.
Taylor

Taylor

13 March 2019
Can I use my 28 degrees card on purchases in AUD dollars, or will I be charged?
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    14 March 2019
    Hi Taylor, if overseas or buying in Another currency it will be in the non-AUD amount. Though this will be converted to an AUD amount at the time of purchase. Never opt to have the amount transferred to AUD when overseas by shops or hotels. This rate would be much worst. Best to pay in the local currency with 28 Degrees.
Narelle

Narelle

27 February 2019
I am a retiree on a pension and I have been declined a 24 Degree cc....despite the fact that I have several hundred thousand dollars available to me. Please explain.
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    28 February 2019
    Hi Narelle, you would need to speak to 28 Degrees credit card customer service to find out the reason for the decline. I would suggest you stick to the bigger banks or AMEX. If you are looking for a no foreign fee card then check out the ANZ Rewards Travel Adventure. Make sure you meet any minimum requirements before applying such as income. Income could be in the form of super payments etc. I would go into branch if you can and speak to someone.
SharonJ

SharonJ

23 February 2019
Hi Roland can you advise why three times now I have tried to pay off my card using my bank account only to be advised “this feature is not current toy available” try agai later. It is very frustrating to have to rememb to log in again, possibly get the same response and run the risk of paying late. Cheers Sharon
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    25 February 2019
    Hi Sharon, you would need to reach out to 28 Degrees customer service on this one. I can understand how it can be frustrating. I myself have not had a problem with this feature but use the card very infrequently.
Amanda

Amanda

18 February 2019
I just want to check I understand this card right as Ive been looking into travel cards to go to america in a couple of weeks (i may have left it too late to apply?) So with this card I dont need to worry about the current daily exchange rates? My bank accounts are NAB- do I just transfer into this card the amount I estimate paying whilst away? Or use it as a CC and wait for my statement at the end of the month? If so what will my credit limit be? Many thanks
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    18 February 2019
    Hi Amanda, it will be tight to apply, get approval and have the card delivered but its still possible. This card using the Mastercard exchange rate. I have found it always is a very good rate. You can login online to see your transaction and pay them off when you can online also. I would check every few days online when away (if possible). 1, to monitor your own spending and 2, to check for any unauthorized transactions. Your credit limit is provided at the time of application based on the details provided. The minimum limit you can get approved for is $6,000.
Bill P

Bill P

5 February 2019
I have a 28 Degrees Mastercard. If I make an ATM cash withdrawal overseas does interest get charged immediately or only after the 55 days have elapsed and I have not paid the account balance in full?
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    5 February 2019
    Hi Bill, any cash advances made on a credit card will attract interest from day 1. If you are in debit balance at the time though. Then no interest is charged on the cash advance. Though you would be still hit with the cash advance fees. I typically load a bit of extra money on the card to pull out cash when I arrive.
Gabriel Magiakis

Gabriel Magiakis

2 February 2019
Hello i am intrested in the card. I will be going overseas on july. If i do get the card know will i be charged if i dont use it by July?
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    4 February 2019
    Hi Gabriel, this is a no annual fee card. You will not be charged if you don't use it by July. Best of luck with your 28 Degrees credit card application.
Damien

Damien

2 February 2019
Is there any complimentary travel insurance coverage for domestic travel (within Australia) when airfares are paid with the 28 degrees platinum mastercard?
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    4 February 2019
    Hi Damien, there is no travel insurance with the 28 Degrees card. You will need to look outside of this credit card for overseas travel insurance.
Yan

Yan

10 December 2018
Please advise the salary I must earn to be approved for this card
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    11 December 2018
    Hi Yan, there is no minimum income requirement guidance provided by 28 Degrees Mastercard for credit card applications. You must be at least 18 years of age and a permanent resident of Australia to apply. Provide the following: Email address, Your employer's name and contact number, Driver’s licence, passport or proof of age card Details of your income, assets and liabilities.
S.atkinson

S.atkinson

10 November 2018
Are there any charges for setting up direct debit I.e using the card to automatically pay my bills ?Also is there a charge for the balance to be paid automatically from my bank account?
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    12 November 2018
    Hi, the 28 Degrees Mastercard has some standard payment handling fees of $2.50 (in person), $0.95 (online). You can avoid this fee by making your payments via mail, direct debit or via the Online Service Centre. There is no fee from 28 Degrees for using to pay your bills. Though your bill provider may charge a fee for using a credit card with bpay.
Mary Giakoumelos

Mary Giakoumelos

22 October 2018
I'm still confused about cash advance withdraws? Is it a normal cash withdraw from a ATM? Could you please give me an excample? If I withdraw 100€ how much on top of that will I pay? Thanks
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    22 October 2018
    Hi Mary, yes it is a normal ATM withdrawal. The fee is 3% of the transaction value. So in your example it would be 3€ with the 28 Degrees. If you are looking for a card that waives cash advance fees overseas plus has no foreign fees. Check out the ANZ Rewards Travel Adventure credit card. It also includes travel insurance plus has a rewards program with points earning. This is my favourite card right now for travel.

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