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Bank of Melbourne No Annual Fee Credit Card
Bank of Melbourne No Annual Fee Credit Card

Bank of Melbourne Credit Cards

Bank of Melbourne No Annual Fee Credit Card

Updated 25 October 2019

With the Bank of Melbourne No Annual Fee credit card you get the added convenience of Visa payWave and 24/7 fraud monitoring. Credit limit starts at $500 and you can add up to three additional cardholders for free.

T&Cs apply. Offer ends 12 February 2020

Purchase Rate (p.a)

20.74%

Balance Transfer (p.a)

0% for 12 months 1% BT fee applies. reverts to 21.49% p.a.

Annual Fee (p.a)

$0

$0 over 12 months

My transfer amount

Balance transfer from:

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Pros and cons

  • No annual fee
  • 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 12 months
  • $500 minimum credit limit
  • Up to 3 free additional cardholders
  • Up to 55 interest free days on purchases

  • 1% balance transfer fee applies
  • High purchase and cash advance rate

Creditcard.com.au review

Editor Review

Bank of Melbourne No Annual Fee Credit Card

Roland Bleyer
Credit Card Expert with over 15 years card experience and the founder of Creditcard.com.au. about this card.

The Bank of Melbourne No Annual Fee Credit Card

Currently offering 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 12 months, the Bank of Melbourne No Annual Fee Credit Card is an excellent option for cardholders looking to pay down existing credit card debt. With no annual fee ever, the card keeps costs low as you work on clearing your balance, while also offering functional features that make it a great low cost everyday card.

What we love...

If you’re looking to pay down credit card debt, a balance transfer offer – like the one currently offered on the Bank of Melbourne No Annual Fee Credit Card – could help in that goal. With this card, you will pay 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 12 months, so you can save big on interest, and pay off your balance faster.

A low cost card such as this can be the ideal option for a balance transfer, simply because it allows you to focus on clearing your debt. Instead of being tempted to spend to earn rewards or to validate a bonus points offer, as may be the case on other cards, you can concentrate on paying off what you owe to clear your debt within the 12 month introductory period.

What do you need to know about the offer? To be eligible, you will need to apply and be approved by 12 February 2020. You can request the transfer from up to three non-St.George, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA Australian-issued credit, charge or store cards at application, and you may transfer up to 80% of your approved credit limit.

Offer or no offer, this is a good low cost card to keep in your wallet. You will pay no annual fee on the card ever, plus, you can add up to three additional cards to the account at no extra cost. If you want family members to have access to credit using your account, this helps to keep things simple with one credit card account to keep track of, and one payment to make each month.

Another money-saving feature on this card is its interest free period. As long as you clear your balance by the due date each month and don’t have a balance transfer on your account, you can benefit from up to 55 days interest free on purchases. With the card’s high purchase rate, using this feature could help you save a significant amount in interest.

What’s not so great...

Back to that balance transfer offer. You will pay a 1% balance transfer fee, which should be added into your calculations when working out the value of the offer. At the end of the introductory period, any balance left unpaid will revert to the card’s cash advance rate, which is currently the same as the card’s purchase rate.

While this card may help you save on annual fees – and on interest with a balance transfer – it is not a low rate card. If you tend to carry a balance, you may want to look at low rate cards to help you to keep interest costs as low as possible.

Why should you choose this card?

With a $500 minimum credit limit, the Bank of Melbourne No Annual Fee Credit Card can work well for cardholders who want to reduce the temptation to overspend, or who simply want to keep a low minimum credit limit. As a no annual fee card, it’s a great choice for anyone who doesn’t want to pay for access to credit, or for those who want to keep a card for emergencies.

Of course, with this being a Visa, it provides all the standard features you would expect to find on this type of card. Verified by Visa can offer protection while shopping online, and Visa payWave can make paying at the checkout faster and easier. Bank of Melbourne provides access to the account via phone and internet banking, with fraud monitoring included as standard.

Overall Rating

A basic card that saves you with no annual fee, the Bank of Melbourne No Annual Fee Credit Card is currently offering further money-saving with 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 12 months.

User reviews

Bank of Melbourne No Annual Fee Credit Card ( based on 2 Creditcard.com.au user reviews )

50% rating based on 2 reviews

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Value

Rates and fees

Interest rates

Purchase rate 20.74% p.a.

Cash advance rate 21.49% p.a.

Interest free on purchases up to 55 days

Balance transfer

Balance transfer rate 0% p.a. for 12 months

Balance transfer revert rate 21.49% p.a.

Balance transfer from personal loan No

Balance transfer fee 1% one off

Balance transfer limit 80% of approved credit limit

Banks you can't balance transfer from Bank of Melbourne, BankSA, St.George

Credit limits

Minimum credit limt $500

Maximum credit limit $40,000

Fees & repayments

Annual fee $0 p.a.

Additional card holder fee Up to 3 at no extra cost

Foreign transaction fee 3%

Minimum repayment 2%

Cash advance fee 2%

Late payment fee $15

Additional features

Complimentary insurance

International Travel Insurance No

Flight Inconvenience Insurance No

Transit Accident Insurance No

Smartphone Screen Insurance No

Purchase Protection Insurance No

Extended Warranty Insurance No

Rental Vehicle Excess In Australia Insurance No

Overview

Bank of Melbourne No Annual Fee Credit Card

Key features

  • $0 annual credit card fee
  • 0% p.a. for 12 months on balance transfer. 1% balance transfer fee applies. Reverts to cash advance rate.
  • Purchase rate of 20.74% p.a.
  • $500 minimum credit limit
  • Up to 3 free additional cardholders
  • Up to 55 interest free days on purchases

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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tammy

tammy

17 April 2019
can I put lower credit limits on the second and third cards being for family members?
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    18 April 2019
    Hi Tammy, there is no ability to control the credit limits of secondary card holders.
John Beattie

John Beattie

2 June 2016
I had almost completed a credit card application - I had just completed the "branch" question when the application disappeared from the screen. Do I need to start the process again?
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    3 June 2016
    Hi John, it sounds like it should be ok. Hopefully you received an application number or ID. Call BOM on 13 22 66
Chester

Chester

25 December 2013
Hi! I am here in Oz working with a 457 visa. Is there any possibility to get a credit card? I have been here for 7 months and i can only show my bank statement from my payroll as proof of my capacity to pay. I am renting a room and have no car because my work is just a 15 minute walk from home. Cheers!

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