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BankSA No Annual Fee Credit Card
BankSA No Annual Fee Credit Card

BankSA Credit Cards

BankSA No Annual Fee Credit Card

Updated 5 June 2023

A great choice if you want to save money, the BankSA No Annual Fee credit card will charge you $0 annual fee, ever. Benefit from having 3 additional cardholders at no extra cost, and a low minimum card limit.

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Pros and cons

  • No annual fee
  • Up to 3 additional cardholders at no extra cost
  • 24/7 fraud monitoring
  • Up to 55 interest free days on purchases
  • Eligible with Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay

  • High purchase rate of 20.74% p.a. review

Editor Review

BankSA No Annual Fee Credit Card

Pauline Hatch
Pauline is a personal finance expert at, with 8 years in money, budgeting and property reporting under her belt. about this card.

The BankSA No Annual Fee Credit Card

A no annual fee credit card that could help cardholders cut down their card costs with up to 55 days interest-free on purchases, and the option to add three additional cardholders at no extra cost.

What we love...

As it is a fairly basic card, it doesn’t really provide you with any temptation to spend. Unlike rewards cards that reward further spending, or cards with bonus points intro offers that require a minimum spend on the card each month, the BankSA No Annual Fee Credit Card keeps it basic - can make it easier to keep spending to a minimum.

There is no annual fee on this card ever, plus, you can add up to three additional cardholders to the account at no extra cost. This could make your family finances easier to deal with, while providing access to credit to those who need it.

Why should you choose this card?

If you’re looking for a no annual fee card, the BankSA No Annual Fee Credit Card could be for you. It could also work well for you if you want an everyday money-saver, or you simply don’t want to pay an annual fee to keep a credit card in your wallet. With a $500 minimum credit limit, this card could also work for smaller spenders, or those who want to limit the temptation to overspend.

Bear in mind that if you want to make this card into a real money-saver, make use of its interest free feature, providing up to 55 days interest free on purchases as long as you don’t carry a balance over from a previous month.

Overall Rating

The BankSA No Annual Fee Credit Card helps cardholders save with no annual fee ever, and up to 55 days interest free on purchases is offered to cardholders who do not have a balance transfer, and who clear their balance by the due date.

User reviews

BankSA No Annual Fee Credit Card ( based on 2 user reviews )

67% rating based on 2 reviews

Customer Service
67% Visitor

28 January 2013

Chose it cos it was no annual fee. Cheap to keep as long as you pay off what you owe at the end of the month.

Recommends this card

Rates and fees

Interest rates

Purchase rate 20.74% p.a.

Cash advance rate 21.49% p.a.

Interest free period on purchases up to 55 days

Credit limits

Minimum credit limit $500

Maximum credit limit N/A

Fees & repayments

Annual fee $0 p.a.

Additional cardholder fee Up to 3 at no extra cost

Foreign transaction fee 3%

Minimum repayment 2% or $10, whichever is greater

Cash advance fee 3%

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


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BankSA No Annual Fee Credit Card

Disclaimer: The interest free period is the maximum number of days during which interest is not charged on new purchases. If your account has an interest free period for purchases, to be entitled to that interest free period, you need to pay off the “monthly payment balance” listed on your statement of account (not the full closing balance) by the relevant payment due date.

Key features

  • No annual fee ever
  • Up to 3 free additional cardholders at no extra cost
  • Up to 55 interest free days on purchases
  • Eligible with Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay

Minimum criteria to apply for this card

  • Be over 18 years old

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

  • You have permanent residency in Australia/NZ OR; You’re a non-resident or migrant and hold an acceptable Visa, with a min 1 year before expiry

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


Pauline is a personal finance expert at, with 8 years in money, budgeting and property reporting under her belt. Pauline is passionate about seeing Aussies win by making their money – and their credit cards – work smarter, harder and bigger

Recently Asked Questions

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8 questions (showing the latest 10 Q&As)

Beth Nicholls

Beth Nicholls

22 April 2023
I'm on a disability pension but is waiting for a income protection payment to come through & some of my super fund. I was wondering if I could get a small loan. Round about $1500. If possible. THANKS Beth.
    Pauline -


    24 April 2023
    Hi Beth, we review credit cards but we’re not a lending institution, so we can’t organise a loan for you. There are credit cards that have promotional periods where you won’t pay interest, which would allow you to access some funds and pay it off before the interest kicks back in. However, being on a pension might make it difficult to get approval. Your other option is to search online for companies that offer small personal loans. I hope that helps Beth, all the best.
Nicole Donald

Nicole Donald

22 January 2023
When I purchase something how much is the fee
    Pauline -


    23 January 2023
    Hi Nicole, the BankSA No Annual Fee card offers a 0% interest rate on purchases for 12 months. However, to take advantage of this promotion, you must make at least the minimum payment by the due date each month. Once the promotional period ends, the purchase rate will go back to 20.74% and any remaining balance will be subject to that interest rate.


21 June 2021
Do you post out the account and can I pay the account at a branch
    Roland B Bleyer - Founder


    23 June 2021
    Hi Mia, there’s a few ways you can pay your account. The BankSA site states that you can pay via BPAY, Internet or Phone Banking, at a BankSA ATM or via the BankSA AutoPay feature.


7 May 2021
I just want to confirm that with this card all purchases for the first 12 months will not incur any interest? After the 12 months any balance will be charged at 20.74%. Are there any conditions on the purchases that receive the no interest offer?
    Roland B Bleyer - Founder


    10 May 2021
    Hi Jason, thanks for your question. There are certain conditions that are not included in the no interest offer. According to the BankSA site, the following are ineligible: interest, fees and charges, refunds and balance transfers, cash or ATM cash advances, cash equivalent transactions, payments to the Australian Tax Office, gambling transactions, government charges, BPAY or similar transactions.


6 April 2021
Hi Roland.. Would we need to make a certain number of transactions? also would my husband have to come in personally.. he does not do well sorting out financial things.. i just want him to have a card so his pension can be deposited and also.. should anything happen to me he can use his own credit card..
    Roland B Bleyer - Founder


    7 April 2021
    Hi Carmela, you don't need to make a certain number of transactions on a credit card. And you can add an additional cardholder online, so he wouldn't need to go into a branch to apply. He could use the card on his own but you will remain responsible for the account and the payments. Should anything happen where you become incapable of managing the account, his card would be closed along with your primary one. With respect to the pension, this is a credit card, not a transaction or savings account - so you can't deposit payments in it like that. I hope that helps.


4 April 2021
I am looking for a credit card for two account holders, myself and my partner. Mainly do not want annual fee.
    Roland B Bleyer - Founder


    6 April 2021
    Hi Carmela, the BankSA No Annual Fee card has a $0 annual fee and you can add up to 3 additional cardholders for $0 as well.


4 January 2021
what is balance transfer fee mean
    Roland B Bleyer - Founder


    5 January 2021
    Hi Peter, a balance transfer fee is the amount you pay on top of your balance transfer. Lets look at this offer with a 1% balance transfer fee. If you successfully transfer $5,000. Then the total balance transfer amount becomes $5,050. The $50 fee is 1% of the balance transfer amount. You still have the full 12 months at 0% interest to pay off the amount.


1 May 2020
I'm a pensioner with a low income in the form of a uk state and private pension. I do not have any debts own my house and have savings in an term investment account. Recommendations if any please. Les
    Roland B Bleyer - Founder


    1 May 2020
    Hi Les, its tough getting a new credit card when you are a pensioner. No annual fee cards tend to a total no go. They have higher income requirements generally. I would speak to your everyday bank where your pensions are deposited. See what they may be able to offer. From BankSA, I would look at the vertigo credit card. COVID is making approvals even more difficult at this time.

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