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St.George Vertigo Credit Card
St.George Vertigo Credit Card

St.George Credit Cards

St.George Vertigo Credit Card

Updated 19 November 2019

One of the most appealing low rate credit cards on the market, the St.George Vertigo is currently offering 0% for 18 months on balance transfers. No balance transfer fee applies. Variable cash advance rate applies after the promotional period. With a low $55 annual card fee, 13.99% p.a. purchase rate and great balance transfer offer, it's easy to see why this card is a popular choice.

T&Cs apply. Offer ends 12 February 2020

Purchase Rate (p.a)

13.99%

Balance Transfer (p.a)

0% for 18 months No BT fee. reverts to 21.49% p.a.

Annual Fee (p.a)

$55

$0 over 18 months

My transfer amount

Balance transfer from:

My annual fee

My interest rate

Pros and cons

  • 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

  • Customers with an existing credit card balance on a St George, Bank SA or Bank of Melbourne credit card cannot apply for the balance transfer.
  • Can't transfer loan balances - only balances from credit cards and store cards

Creditcard.com.au review

Editor Review

St.George Vertigo Credit Card

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

The St.George Vertigo Credit Card

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!

What we love...

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.

What’s not so great...

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.

Why should you choose this card?

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.

Overall Rating

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.

User reviews

St.George Vertigo Credit Card ( based on 19 Creditcard.com.au user reviews )

82% rating based on 19 reviews

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Value
79%

Creditcard.com.au Visitor

5 August 2013

I've been on this card for a few years now. Its a really low interest rate, not many other cards out there with a rate this low. The annual fee of $55 soon pays for itself with the lower interest rate, so I think its worth it.

Recommends this card
84%

Elizabeth Lee

28 January 2013

Recommended from a friend. This card is one of the best choices I’ve made. Good offer on purchase rates and doesn’t revert to something crazy after. Didn’t get it for the balance transfer but seems good too. Annual fee low for what your getting.

Recommends this card
80%

benl

28 January 2013

The BT is great, already paid off 1/3 of my balance. Purchase rate is pretty low too, have learnt my lesson in picking out a decent card

Recommends this card
86%

Sanjeet

28 January 2013

Great low rate card with an awesome 0% balance transfer and low annual fee.

Recommends this card

Rates and fees

Interest rates



Purchase rate 13.99% p.a.

Cash advance rate 21.49% p.a.

Interest free period on purchases up to 55 days

Balance transfer

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

Credit limits

Minimum credit limt $500

Maximum credit limit $40,000

Fees & repayments

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

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

St.George Vertigo 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

  • 0% for 18 months on balance transfers (no balance transfer fee). Reverts to cash advance rate.
  • Low purchase rate of 13.99% p.a.
  • $55 annual card fee
  • Visa Paywave
  • Free extra card holder
  • Up to 55 days interest free 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

  • 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

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

Something you need to know about this card? Ask a our credit card expert a question.

206 questions (showing the latest 10 Q&As)

Walter phillip

Walter phillip

20 November 2019
I am consider as temporary resident. I'm holding bridging visa A. I work fulltime with annual gross aud45,760. Its befire tax and not included over time. Am i eligible to apply this credit card?
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    21 November 2019
    Hi Walter, how long do you have left on your current Visa? Typically they want to see at least 9 months left though the more the better. Your income is fine to apply for this card.
Keith

Keith

7 November 2019
HI Roland, my daughter has $2400 owing at 24-99%. We want to help her out by getting a $2400 credit card and she can pay us back. Do you have any options for us? Keith.
Harsh

Harsh

23 October 2019
How to apply
jody cooper

jody cooper

5 October 2019
Hi, I have a low credit score but dont have any other credit or expenses (partner covers all the outgoings) - whats my best chance of successful credit card application?
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    8 October 2019
    Hi Jody, you need to build up your credit by using it. This St George Vertigo is on of the easier to get approved for. So is a good place to start. Minimum criteria to apply for this card: 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.
Jinks

Jinks

28 September 2019
Is annual fee will be change at the end of year or will charge at beginning. As in Westpac credit card they charge at early stage. So I am wondering how about St George policy about credit card??
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    30 September 2019
    Hi Jinks, I think with every credit card. The annual fee is charged soon after card activation. Then the 2nd annual fee on the anniversary of this.
Anup

Anup

10 September 2019
can balance transfer be done to debit card of my commonwealth bank
    Roland B Bleyer - CreditCard.com.au Founder

    Roland

    10 September 2019
    Hi Anup, no balance transfer available to a debit card. You can transfer up to 3 non-St George issued store or credit cards to this balance transfer offer.

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