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

St.George Credit Cards

St.George Vertigo Credit Card

Updated 4 July 2024

A cost-saving card, the St.George Vertigo comes with low rates, low annual fee and a massive 28 months interest-free on balance transfers with 1% balance transfer fee.

This card could be a winner if you’re looking for a way to knock down debt, get a first credit card or pay low interest on your purchases.

Purchase Rate (p.a)

13.99%

Balance Transfer (p.a)

0% for 28 months 1% balance transfer fee applies.
Reverts to 21.99% p.a.

Annual Fee (p.a)

$55

$0 over 28 months

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Pros and cons

  • Special offer: 0% p.a. for 28 months on balance transfers when requested during application with 1% BT fee, for new card applicants approved by 31 July 2024.
  • Low fees: You’ll pay a low annual fee of $55 and an ongoing interest rate of just 13.99% p.a.
  • Extras: Add a free additional cardholder, and add your card to your Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay digital wallet.
  • Security features: 24/7 fraud monitoring, and SMS and email alerts on account activity.

  • You can only balance transfer up to 80% of your approved available card limit.
  • You can’t transfer personal loans - only credit, charge and store cards.

Creditcard.com.au review

Editor Review

St.George Vertigo Credit Card

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

Who suits the St.George Vertigo Balance Transfer card?

First Timer: you’re looking for a simple card with a few perks to get you started. You’d like a low annual fee and a low interest rate. Carefree Splurger: budgets are a bummer, and you might need help getting on top of debt. Low interest rates and low fees are great. Rainy Day Prepper: you want something low-cost to keep in your pocket. Even better if it has a few interest-free perks for when you need it.

Overall Review

The St.George Vertigo credit card doesn’t have many extras, but it does a stellar job at keeping costs down, which could be just what you’re looking for. It has a low variable purchase rate and low annual fee.

By far, its biggest drawcard is the balance transfer offer, which could very well be the reason you choose this card over another. Its interest-free period of 28 months is almost unbeatable in the balance transfer market.

⚡ Note: St.George also has a Vertigo credit card with a cashback offer instead of a balance transfer. You can read more about the cashback St.Geroge Vertigo card here.

Editor’s Full Review: What I love about the St.George Vertigo card

Like Tim the Toolman Taylor, this card is a simple creature with a powerful tool: its balance transfer offer.

Of course, if you’re someone who typically doesn’t pay off your card in full each month, you might also like the interest rate on purchases, which is just 13.99% p.a. (for context, the average interest rate on credit cards is 20% p.a., according to the RBA).

Let’s look at the balance transfer deal first.

Applying: You must be approved for the St.George Vertigo Balance Transfer card before 31 July 2024 to access the offer. You have to be a new Vertigo card customer, although you can have had other St.George credit cards in the past.

Transferring a balance: During the application, you’ll be asked to nominate up to 3 credit, charge or store cards to transfer a balance from. These can’t be St.George, Bank of Melbourne or BankSA accounts. Once your application is approved, the transfer will activate.

Transfer Limits: You can transfer a minimum of $200 and up to 80% of your available credit card limit. So, if your credit limit was $1000 you can balance transfer $800 to your St.George Vertigo card.

Fees: There is a 1% balance transfer fee, and just be aware that after the 28 months the cash advance rate of 21.99% will apply to any remaining balance.

And, while some credit card providers won’t give you any interest-free days on new purchases while you have a balance transfer, St.George does. You’ll still get 55 days interest-free as long as you pay the minimum monthly payment each month.

💡 Just remember this card is a fantastic debt-repayment tool, and should be used that way if that’s your priority. If you can avoid using this card for new stuff, you can focus on paying off the balance transfer (rather than paying interest on new purchases).


On top of the balance transfer, the St.George Vertigo comes with a low annual fee and low interest rate. If you typically don’t pay off your card each month, a low interest rate can help you save money while you repay your card.

Lastly, you can add one free extra cardholder over the age of 16, and use functions like Plan&Pay to pay off large purchases or your card balance in interest-free instalments.


Other perks and features

My Offers Hub: Access a growing collection of offers and discounts on a variety of brands with St.George’s My Offers Hub. Log in to your mobile banking or the banking app and choose ‘My offers and benefits’, view the deals and select the one you want to redeem.

Visa Offers + Perks: Visa offers personalised deals and exclusive offers to all Visa cardholders. Just sign up on the Visa website and redeem discounts on travel, merchandise and entertainment.

Security features: The St.George Vertigo comes with 24/7 fraud monitoring, Secure Online Shopping Service (which provides extra security by using One Time Password to authenticate your transaction) and a Fraud Money Back Guarantee.

You’ll also be able to use Card Block, which temporarily stops new transactions for 15 days, or until reactivated. You can switch on Card Block instantly via internet banking or the app, which is helpful if you’ve lost your card or suspect it’s been stolen or used by fraudsters.


What’s not so great

You can’t really hold anything against this card. It’s not intended to earn rewards or provide luxury travel perks; those are for high-end cards with big annual fees.

This card is a good fit for those wanting to pay down debt, and the only real drawback is that you can’t balance transfer from a personal loan the way some other cards can. It can also only transfer up to 80%, while some other cards can transfer up to 95%.

Those are only issues if that happens to be what you need, but as far as balance transfer offers go, you’ll be hard-pressed to find one with this many positives.

Just note, you’ll be charged a $15 fee for late or missed monthly payments.


Who suits the St.George Vertigo card with the balance transfer offer?

As a low-cost card, the St.George Vertigo card could be a good fit if you typically only pay the minimum monthly repayment, since you’ll pay less in interest.

It also has a low credit limit of $500, which could make it useful for those getting their first card, or just as an everyday credit card or emergency fund.

And of course, having one of the longest balance transfer terms makes it an effective tool for paying off debt from credit cards and store cards.

User reviews

St.George Vertigo Credit Card ( based on 22 Creditcard.com.au user reviews )

82% rating based on 22 reviews

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Rewards
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Value
90%

Ray

26 September 2019

At just 15 cents a day...for a $30,000 line of credit and 55 days interest free...this card is a very handy tool for day to day living...

Recommends this card
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
63%

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 21.99% p.a.

Interest free period on purchases up to 55 days

Balance transfer

Balance transfer rate 0% p.a. for 28 months

Balance transfer revert rate 21.99% p.a.

Balance transfer from personal loan No

Balance transfer fee 1% one off

Balance transfer limit 80% of approved credit limit

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

Credit limits

Minimum credit limit $500

Maximum credit limit $80,000

Fees & repayments

Annual fee $55 p.a.

Additional cardholder fee $0 p.a.

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

Extras

Eligible with Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay

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. To be entitled to any 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% p.a. for 28 months on balance transfers requested at card application with 1% balance transfer fee. Rate then switches to the applicable variable cash advance rate. Available to newly approved card applications by 31 July 2024.
  • Affordable $55 annual fee
  • Low ongoing purchase rate of 13.99% p.a.
  • Up to 55 days interest free on purchases
  • Free extra card holder
  • 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

Pauline is a personal finance expert at CreditCard.com.au, 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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322 questions (showing the latest 10 Q&As)

simone

simone

24 June 2024
What are the fees on this card for using it overseas in the Uk?
    Pauline - CreditCard.com.au

    Pauline

    5 July 2024
    Hi Simone, good question! If you use the St.George Vertigo card in the UK, you’ll have to pay a foreign transaction fee of 3%.
Connie

Connie

23 June 2024
Do you have an American equivalent to this card. As an American, I would love to apply for this card.
    Pauline - CreditCard.com.au

    Pauline

    25 June 2024
    Hey Connie, I agree with you, it’s a great card! You have to be an Australian citizen to apply for this one, so you’d have to check US comparison sites to find one like it. Good luck!
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