- 0% for 18 months on balance transfers (no balance transfer fee)
- Low purchase rate of 13.99% p.a.
- SMS and email alerts
- 24/7 fraud monitoring
- Low $55 annual card fee
- Free additional card holder
Unfortunately, saving money is as far from glamourous as it gets. In the world of credit cards, it’s usually flashy features and remarkable rewards programs that catch the eye and push potential cardholders to reach for their pen to sign on the dotted line.
But, that’s not to say saving money isn’t appealing. If you’re not overly interested in big features or rewards – but you are interested in saving money – the St.George Vertigo Credit Card could very well be for you.
With its offer providing 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 18 months with no balance transfer fee, plus a low annual fee and low purchase rate, this is a card that eschews glamour for something even more valuable: its ability to save you money!
As one of the St.George Vertigo Credit Card’s most attractive features, its balance transfer offer is something we obviously have to talk about before anything else. Quite simply, this offer allows you to transfer existing credit card debt onto the card, to pay 0% p.a. on the transferred balance for 18 months.
This could give you time to pay off that debt, while saving you heaps in interest. And of course, in the meantime, you have a low cost card in your wallet that you can use for everyday spending.
In terms of fees, the St.George Vertigo Credit Card has a very affordable annual fee of $55. And, if you don’t manage to clear your balance month-to-month, the card has your back, with purchases attracting a low purchase rate.
We’ve talked about the good bits, now let’s get on to the not-so-good bits. These mostly relate to the balance transfer offer – and while they may not be deal breakers, they are worth bearing in mind when weighing up the pros and cons on the card.
First up, if you don’t manage to pay off your transferred balance within the introductory period, any residual amount will revert to the card’s cash advance rate. In addition, you may only be able to transfer up to 80% of your approved credit limit, and you cannot transfer balances from other St.George, BankSA or Bank of Melbourne cards.
Quite simply, this is a low cost card that can help you save money. If you’re looking for a money-saver, you should seriously consider this as an option.
Not only can the St.George Vertigo Credit Card save you money on purchases, annual fees and balance transfers, it also has a low minimum income requirement and low minimum credit limit.
Happily, it also provides most of the features cardholders have to come to expect on their credit cards. These include one free additional cardholder, 24/7 Falcon Fraud monitoring, secure online shopping, and up to 55 days interest free on purchases.
In terms of tech, cardholders can also benefit from card block and quick balance, allowing them to block their card for up to 15 days when they misplace it, and check the balance of up to two accounts at a glance on the St.George mobile banking app, without having to log in.
A low cost card that acts as a real money-saver, providing a low purchase rate and 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 18 months.
Purchase rate 13.99% p.a.
Cash advance rate 21.49% p.a.
Interest free period on purchases up to 55 days
Balance transfer rate 0% p.a. for 18 months
Balance transfer revert rate 21.49% p.a.
Balance transfer from personal loan No
Balance transfer fee No fee
Balance transfer limit 80% of approved credit limit
Banks you can't balance transfer from Bank of Melbourne, BankSA, St.George
Minimum credit limt $500
Maximum credit limit $40,000
Annual fee $55 p.a.
Additional card holder fee $0 p.a.
Foreign transaction fee 3%
Minimum repayment 2%
Cash advance fee 2%
Late payment fee $15
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
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.
Be over 18 years old
Good Credit and have not applied for multiple credit cards recently
Resident or citizen of Australia. Temporary residents are eligible.
Minimum income of $15,000 p.a.
You have your personal details ready to complete the online application
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