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NAB credit cards

As one of Australia’s big four banks, NAB offers customers all the security and convenience you could ask for when choosing the right credit card for your spending. Operating since 1982, NAB is the head of the National Australian Bank Group, and a household name in Australia. Plus, its a 2020 Mozo Experts Choice Award-winning credit card provider. 

Read on for all the facts figures and features of NAB credit cards, plus our handy comparison tables which will help you choose which NAB card is right for you.

What credit cards do NAB offer?

Rates and fees verified as correct at 20 September, 2021. Other information correct at the time of writing. Advertiser disclosure.

Low rate credit cards

Do you tend to carry a balance on your credit card? If you’re likely to forget a payment (or two) then a low rate credit card is a great way to keep interest costs down. There’s only one offering from NAB, but with a low rate and plenty of interest free days, how can you go wrong? A low rate card is also a great option if you’re looking to manage credit card debt with a balance transfer deal.

Product Purchase rate Balance transfer rate Annual fees Interest free days on purchases  

12.99% p.a.

0% p.a. for 32 months and then 21.74% p.a. (0% balance transfer fee)

$59 $0 in the first year

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0% p.a.

No current offer

$120 $10/month - waived if no spend & no balance owing

0

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0% p.a.

No current offer

$180 $15/month - waived if no spend & no balance owing

0

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0% p.a.

No current offer

$240 $20/month - waived if no spend & no balance owing

0

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Low fee credit cards

NAB have just one low fee offering, but if you’re someone who makes a habit of paying off your full credit card balance each and every month, it might be worth a look! It comes with reasonably high interest rate attached, so make sure you take full advantage of your interest free days if you opt for this low fee option.

Product Purchase rate Balance transfer rate Annual fees Interest free days on purchases  

19.74% p.a.

0% p.a. for 6 months and then 21.74% p.a. (2.00% balance transfer fee)

$30

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12.99% p.a.

0% p.a. for 32 months and then 21.74% p.a. (0% balance transfer fee)

$59 $0 in the first year

55

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Rewards credit cards

If you’re a frequent flyer or you like to shop up a storm, check out the great classic or platinum rewards card offerings from NAB. Like most rewards cards, these ones come with sizeable annual fees and interest rates, so if you opt for one, make it worth it by cashing in on all the great rewards and extra features.

Product Points per dollar Purchase rate Balance transfer rate Annual fees  

0.66 points per dollar on Visa, up to $3,000 per month, then
0.33 points per dollar on Visa, up to $6,000 per month

19.99% p.a.

0% p.a. for 6 months and then 21.74% p.a. (2.00% balance transfer fee)

$250

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1 point per dollar on Visa, up to $5,000 per month, then
0.5 points per dollar on Visa, up to $20,000 per month

19.99% p.a.

0% p.a. for 6 months and then 21.74% p.a. (2.00% balance transfer fee)

$395 $295 in the first year

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1 point per dollar on Visa, uncapped

19.99% p.a.

0% p.a. for 6 months and then 21.74% p.a. (2.00% balance transfer fee)

$195

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1.25 points per dollar on Visa, uncapped

19.99% p.a.

0% p.a. for 6 months and then 21.74% p.a. (2.00% balance transfer fee)

$295

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Prestige cards

Looking for a premium credit card but not interested in rewards points? Aside from the platinum rewards cards on offer from NAB, there’s also a straight out platinum offering. All the perks of a premium card, but this one has no real rewards points power.

Product Points per dollar Purchase rate Balance transfer rate Annual fees  

19.74% p.a.

0% p.a. for 6 months and then 21.74% p.a. (2.00% balance transfer fee)

$90

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0.66 points per dollar on Visa, up to $3,000 per month, then
0.33 points per dollar on Visa, up to $6,000 per month

19.99% p.a.

0% p.a. for 6 months and then 21.74% p.a. (2.00% balance transfer fee)

$250

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1 point per dollar on Visa, up to $5,000 per month, then
0.5 points per dollar on Visa, up to $20,000 per month

19.99% p.a.

0% p.a. for 6 months and then 21.74% p.a. (2.00% balance transfer fee)

$395 $295 in the first year

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1 point per dollar on Visa, uncapped

19.99% p.a.

0% p.a. for 6 months and then 21.74% p.a. (2.00% balance transfer fee)

$195

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1.25 points per dollar on Visa, uncapped

19.99% p.a.

0% p.a. for 6 months and then 21.74% p.a. (2.00% balance transfer fee)

$295

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Frequent flyer credit cards

Love to fly Qantas? Check out NAB's range of frequent flyer credit cards to start getting your rewards point stash up to scratch. All your rewards earnings will be automatically credited to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program.

Product Points per dollar Purchase rate Balance transfer rate Annual fees  

0.66 points per dollar on Visa, up to $3,000 per month, then
0.33 points per dollar on Visa, up to $6,000 per month

19.99% p.a.

0% p.a. for 6 months and then 21.74% p.a. (2.00% balance transfer fee)

$250

Go to site

1 point per dollar on Visa, up to $5,000 per month, then
0.5 points per dollar on Visa, up to $20,000 per month

19.99% p.a.

0% p.a. for 6 months and then 21.74% p.a. (2.00% balance transfer fee)

$395 $295 in the first year

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Frequently Asked Questions about NAB credit cards

How many interest free days will I get with a NAB credit card?

Making the most of your interest free days is one of the best ways to minimise debt and keep your credit card balance under control. Most NAB cards offer 44 interest free days, but remember that this period starts at the beginning of your statement cycle - not when you make the purchase - so depending on when you hit the shops, you may have less than 44 days to pay the balance off.

What fees might I be charged?

To have a NAB credit card in your wallet, you’ll pay an annual fee, which is different for each different type of card. Other fees that could apply include all the regulars - like late payment, cash advance or international transactions fees. Some of them, like late payment fees, are set dollar amounts, while others, including international transaction fees, will be calculated as a percentage of the transaction amount.

What is the minimum monthly payment I must make on a NAB credit card?

This one gets a bit tricky, because there are two payments you might see on your NAB credit card statement. The first is the monthly payment. To work out what your monthly payment might be, check out our table below:

Closing balanceMonthly payment
Less than $25The whole balance
$25 - $1,250$25
More than $1,2502% of your closing balance

After that, comes your total minimum payment, which is the amount you need to pay off that month. Sometimes this is the same as your monthly payment, but if you went over your credit limit last month or you have payments overdue on your account then it will be different.

In this case, the higher amount will be added to your monthly payment to get your total minimum payment. 

Confused? Here’s an example: If your closing balance was $300, your monthly payment would be $25. But, say you didn’t pay off your total minimum balance last month, and still owe $40, plus, this month, you bought a new laptop, which pushed you $30 over your credit card limit. The higher amount - $40 - will be added to your $25 monthly payment to get your total minimum payment for this month - $65. This can build up quickly, until you find yourself with big repayments to make and even bigger debt behind them. For more info on keeping your repayments under control, check out our guide on managing your credit card balance.

Can I use paypass or paywave with my NAB credit card?

Depending on what NAB credit card you opt for, you’ll be using either the VISA, MasterCard or AMEX system, all of which offer contactless payment options.

Can I use my NAB credit card while I’m travelling overseas?

Absolutely! As mentioned above, there are fees for foreign transactions, but Visa and Mastercard are both widely accepted around the world, so your NAB credit card is too. Premium cards even offer complimentary travel insurance, so if you don’t want the comprehensive cover of a standalone travel insurance policy, it might be very handy to have your credit card with you.
But keep in mind that you might end up hit with ATM fees, cash withdrawal fees and changing exchange rates. If you don’t want that hassle, check out a prepaid travel card for your next trip.

What kind of insurance options does my NAB credit card offer?

NAB platinum credit cards offer seven different complimentary insurance covers, including:

• Purchase protection insurance

• Extended warranty insurance

• Price protection insurance

• Overseas travel insurance

• Interstate flight inconvenience insurance

• Transport accident insurance

• Domestic hotel burglary insurance

What rewards options do I have with my NAB rewards credit card?

If you’ve got a NAB rewards card, you can choose between NAB's own rewards program, or a Qantas Frequent Flyer option, which allows you to funnel your rewards points straight into the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program. You can then redeem them in the Qantas store for a bunch of retail products, or use them on travel arrangements, like flights, accommodation or rental cars.

Read our guide on calculating rewards points to make sure you’re getting the most out of your rewards credit card.

What happens if I am the victim of credit card fraud?

Credit card fraud is something you should definitely be aware of when using a credit card. For your peace of mind, NAB monitors card activity 24/7, so if an unusual transaction is made on your account, they can block the card, just in case. 

On the flip side, this means that if you’re travelling and plan to use your credit card, you should let the bank know before you go, so they don’t mistakenly lock you out of your account while overseas. NAB also offers a 100% money back guarantee in the case of credit card fraud.

How are NAB credit cards rated?

Mozo users have rated NAB credit cards on price, features, convenience, trust and customer service so you can see what real Aussies have to say about their experiences.

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NAB Low Fee Platinum Card
Overall 10/10
Almost 11 years of excellent product and service

Almost 11 years of excellent product and service says it all. I wouldn't change for anything.

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Almost 11 years of excellent product and service says it all. I wouldn't change for anything.

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10/10
Features
10/10
Customer service
10/10
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Chris, New South Wales, reviewed 17 days ago
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Overall 8/10
Failure to accommodate NAB customers.

Bank is ok but there no NAB ATM in my area and and I will be changing banks soon if NAB don’t get one, the only ATM in my area are the ones that charge me.

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Bank is ok but there no NAB ATM in my area and and I will be changing banks soon if NAB don’t get one, the only ATM in my area are the ones that charge me.

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10/10
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Ken, Queensland, reviewed 21 days ago
NAB Credit Card
Overall 8/10
i wont change my provider

I have had nab for 24 years and my loan is finished home loan complete so i will stay with them.

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I have had nab for 24 years and my loan is finished home loan complete so i will stay with them.

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Clifford, Queensland, reviewed 26 days ago
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Overall 4/10
It was interesting and difference to others

It is just like all the other banks.

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It is just like all the other banks.

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Oliver, Western Australia, reviewed about 2 months ago
NAB Credit Card
Overall 1/10
How the bank destroyed my life & left me penniless

My credit card fell out of my pocket and I went online to temporarily block the card. I then rang to get a new card. In the meantime, I found the card and went back online to unblock it. My card had disappeared out of my account and so I call the bank. Only to be told that the customer representative had completely blocked it. I did not ask her to do this, nor did she tell me she was doing this. They refused to unblock it and told me I would have to wait 10 days for a new card. Their customer resolution was to give the staff member training. Wow. Nothing for me, not even an apology. I asked for the card to be put on a courier and they refused. But, hang on, this was their mistake. The staff member did not get sacked, she still has a job, access to food and money, I don't and no one at the bank cares. The guy on the phone said that he could not phone the card company. This was a lie because the branch manager was able too. He just did not want to do his job. I then went into my local branch and spoke to the manager who looked into it and she said that she organised the card to be express posted. Well, that turns out to be no good either as Australia Post is not honouring their delivery time. Again, the card should have been put on a courier since it was their mistake. I asked for the card to be delivered at the branch because our letter boxes sometimes are not safe. At no time did she tell me that the branch would no longer be open. I go there today to check if the card has arrived and to get some money and the branch is closed. Wow!!! She knew full well that the branch would be closed early the next day, yet said nothing. I contacted the CEO which could not be bothered to answer and had one of his useless minions answer. She said she would look into it, phoned the branch and said that since the card was in the slow main, not even internal mail, there was nothing they could do. Then the manager called me and said the card had miraculously arrived and made an appointment with me to come and collect it at 10.30. The staff then decided not to be there at 10.30 and to use company time to get Covid tested. They could have gone in the afternoon and not the morning since they are now only opened half a day. They then said that they had a covid trace there and that is why they had to get tested and now I had to stay without money over the weekend. They never had a scare, they are using company time. If they had a real scare they would not have anyone working but they still had one staff member working in an infected branch? Yeah right. She refused to give me my card which she was aware of the problem and could have passed it under the door. She refused to open the envelope and give me the CVV number which would have solved all problems. So the heroic staff member who is vying for a purple heart and who had volunteered to remain in an infected branch refused to do her job. LOL Also the branch would have been disinfected and the shopping centre closed if there had truly been an issue. Not only that, the Manager put me in danger if there was an issue as she did not phone me and tell me not to come. That is because there is no issue. Now, I cannot work as I need to pay tolls for my work and my credit card has been cancelled without my approval. I have no a cent to my name as the branch is closed and I cannot get money out. So tonight, I will not be eating. Now, they tell me that I might not get my card for 10 days. So that is 3 weeks without being able to pay bills, work or have access to food for the next 2 weeks. No one at the bank cares. What they should have done is apologise for their mistake, and fixed it immediately as it was such an easy fix. Put it on a courier and not in the post. When you make a mistake, you need to fix it and take ownership. But what the bank has done is make a mistake and then say "too bad". They do not deserve customers if that is how they treat them. I am not angry about a mistake being made as we are all human but I am taking legal action now because they are refusing to fix their mistake and have ruined my life at my age. The problem is so big now, that even if I get the card, I cannot fix the damage which has been done. My life is completely destroyed.

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My credit card fell out of my pocket and I went online to temporarily block the card. I then rang to get a new card. In the meantime, I found the card and went back online to unblock it. My card had disappeared out of my account and so I call the bank. Only to be told that the customer representative had completely blocked it. I did not ask her to do this, nor did she tell me she was doing this. They refused to unblock it and told me I would have to wait 10 days for a new card. Their customer resolution was to give the staff member training. Wow. Nothing for me, not even an apology. I asked for the card to be put on a courier and they refused. But, hang on, this was their mistake. The staff member did not get sacked, she still has a job, access to food and money, I don't and no one at the bank cares. The guy on the phone said that he could not phone the card company. This was a lie because the branch manager was able too. He just did not want to do his job. I then went into my local branch and spoke to the manager who looked into it and she said that she organised the card to be express posted. Well, that turns out to be no good either as Australia Post is not honouring their delivery time. Again, the card should have been put on a courier since it was their mistake. I asked for the card to be delivered at the branch because our letter boxes sometimes are not safe. At no time did she tell me that the branch would no longer be open. I go there today to check if the card has arrived and to get some money and the branch is closed. Wow!!! She knew full well that the branch would be closed early the next day, yet said nothing. I contacted the CEO which could not be bothered to answer and had one of his useless minions answer. She said she would look into it, phoned the branch and said that since the card was in the slow main, not even internal mail, there was nothing they could do. Then the manager called me and said the card had miraculously arrived and made an appointment with me to come and collect it at 10.30. The staff then decided not to be there at 10.30 and to use company time to get Covid tested. They could have gone in the afternoon and not the morning since they are now only opened half a day. They then said that they had a covid trace there and that is why they had to get tested and now I had to stay without money over the weekend. They never had a scare, they are using company time. If they had a real scare they would not have anyone working but they still had one staff member working in an infected branch? Yeah right. She refused to give me my card which she was aware of the problem and could have passed it under the door. She refused to open the envelope and give me the CVV number which would have solved all problems. So the heroic staff member who is vying for a purple heart and who had volunteered to remain in an infected branch refused to do her job. LOL Also the branch would have been disinfected and the shopping centre closed if there had truly been an issue. Not only that, the Manager put me in danger if there was an issue as she did not phone me and tell me not to come. That is because there is no issue. Now, I cannot work as I need to pay tolls for my work and my credit card has been cancelled without my approval. I have no a cent to my name as the branch is closed and I cannot get money out. So tonight, I will not be eating. Now, they tell me that I might not get my card for 10 days. So that is 3 weeks without being able to pay bills, work or have access to food for the next 2 weeks. No one at the bank cares. What they should have done is apologise for their mistake, and fixed it immediately as it was such an easy fix. Put it on a courier and not in the post. When you make a mistake, you need to fix it and take ownership. But what the bank has done is make a mistake and then say "too bad". They do not deserve customers if that is how they treat them. I am not angry about a mistake being made as we are all human but I am taking legal action now because they are refusing to fix their mistake and have ruined my life at my age. The problem is so big now, that even if I get the card, I cannot fix the damage which has been done. My life is completely destroyed.

Price
1/10
Features
1/10
Customer service
1/10
Convenience
1/10
Trust
1/10
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Nadine, New South Wales, reviewed 2 months ago

What do you need to apply for a NAB credit card?

When you’re ready to go ahead and apply for a NAB credit card, you can do so over the phone, in a branch or quickly and easily online. You’ll have to be over 18 and an Australian resident, as with any credit card application, and provide details about yourself and your finances including: 

For more, check out our guide on applying for a credit card.

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