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Platinum credit cards

Platinum credit cards offer the holder a touch of prestige because they come with higher credit limits, special rewards programs and exclusive concierge services. These benefits also mean typically higher interest rates, which means applying for a platinum card isn’t as easy as a regular card. You’ll need a clean credit history, low debt and high income. Start comparing platinum cards below.

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    NAB Qantas Rewards Signature Card

    NABs fastest way to earn Qantas Points. 110,000 bonus Qantas Points when you spend $3,000 on everyday purchases within 60 days of account opening and keep the card open for 12 months. Access to 6 complimentary insurances when you make eligible purchases.

    Purchase rate
    Annual fee
    Rewards program
    Privileges
    19.99% p.a.
    $395 $295 in the first year
    Qantas Frequent Flyer
    Concierge,
    Extended Warranty,
    Purchase Protection,
    International Travel Insurance,
    Transit Accident Insurance,
    Interstate Flight Inconvenience Insurance,
    Rental Vehicle Excess in Australia Insurance
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  • Apply By 30 November 2021
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    Westpac Altitude Platinum

    Earn up to 130,000 bonus Altitude Points ($3k min. spend in the first 90 days on eligible purchases). 0% p.a. for 22 months on balance transfers requested at card application. 1% BT fee applies (rate reverts to the variable cash advance rate after). Discounted annual card fee of $49 for the first year ($150 thereafter). New Cards only. Offer ends November 30th 2021. T&C's and exclusions apply.

    Purchase rate
    Annual fee
    Rewards program
    Privileges
    20.49% p.a.
    $150 $49 in the first year
    Altitude Rewards
    Travel Insurance,
    Extended Warranty,
    Purchase Protection
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    St.George Amplify Qantas Platinum

    Earn 60,000 bonus Qantas Points (min $3,000 spend in the first 3 months). New cards only, Eligibility criteria and T&Cs apply. Offer ends November 30th 2021.

    Purchase rate
    Annual fee
    Rewards program
    Privileges
    19.74% p.a.
    $99
    Qantas Frequent Flyer
    Travel Insurance,
    Extended Warranty,
    Purchase Protection
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    Details
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    HSBC Platinum Credit Card

    0%p.a. on balance transfers for 36 months with no balance transfer fee. Terms and Conditions apply. Mozo Experts Choice Premium Rewards and Balance Transfer Platinum Credit Card Winner 2020.

    Purchase rate
    Annual fee
    Rewards program
    Privileges
    19.99% p.a.
    $129 $29 in the first year
    Rewards Plus
    Concierge,
    Travel Insurance,
    Extended Warranty,
    Purchase Protection
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    Details
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    NAB Rewards Platinum Card

    Up to 60,000 bonus points (T&Cs apply). Also get 1 NAB reward point for every $1 spent on everyday purchases.

    Purchase rate
    Annual fee
    Rewards program
    Privileges
    19.99% p.a.
    $195
    NAB Rewards
    Concierge,
    Extended Warranty,
    Purchase Protection,
    International Travel Insurance,
    Transit Accident Insurance,
    Interstate Flight Inconvenience Insurance,
    Rental Vehicle Excess in Australia Insurance
    Compare
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    Details
  • Apply By 28 September 2021
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    David Jones American Express Platinum Card

    Earn 70,000 Membership Reward Points when you apply online by 28 September 2021, are approved and spend $1,500 at locations excluding David Jones on your new Card within the first three months. Available to new David Jones American Express Platinum Card Members only.

    Purchase rate
    Annual fee
    Rewards program
    Privileges
    0% p.a. for 6 months then 20.74% p.a.
    $295
    Membership Rewards
    Travel Insurance,
    Extended Warranty,
    Purchase Protection,
    Account alerts by SMS
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    Details
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    St.George Amplify Rewards Platinum

    80,000 bonus Amplify Points, worth up to $350 in eGift Cards (min $3,000 spend within 90 days. 0% p.a. for 15 months on balance transfers requested at card application (1% BT fee). New cards only, Eligibility criteria and T&Cs apply. Offer ends November 30th 2021.

    Purchase rate
    Annual fee
    Rewards program
    Privileges
    19.74% p.a.
    $99
    Rewards
    Travel Insurance,
    Extended Warranty,
    Purchase Protection
    Compare
    Go to site
    Details
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    NAB Low Fee Platinum Card

    0% p.a. on balance transfers for 24 months (T&Cs apply).

    Purchase rate
    Annual fee
    Rewards program
    Privileges
    19.74% p.a.
    $90
    -
    Concierge,
    Extended Warranty,
    Purchase Protection,
    International Travel Insurance,
    Transit Accident Insurance,
    Interstate Flight Inconvenience Insurance,
    Rental Vehicle Excess in Australia Insurance
    Compare
    Go to site
    Details
  • Apply By 30 November 2021
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    Westpac Altitude Platinum

    Earn up to 60,000 bonus Qantas Points ($3k min. spend in the first 90 days on eligible purchases). 0% p.a. for 18 months on balance transfers requested at card application. 1% BT fee applies. $99 + $50 Annual Qantas Rewards card fee for the first year. New cards only. Offer ends November 30th 2021. T&C's and exclusions apply.

    Purchase rate
    Annual fee
    Rewards program
    Privileges
    20.49% p.a.
    $200 $149 in the first year
    Qantas Frequent Flyer
    Travel Insurance,
    Extended Warranty,
    Purchase Protection
    Compare
    Go to site
    Details
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    Bank of Melbourne Amplify Rewards Platinum

    Earn 60,000 bonus Qantas Points (min $3,000 spend in the first 3 months). New cards only, Eligibility criteria and T&Cs apply. Offer ends November 30th 2021.

    Purchase rate
    Annual fee
    Rewards program
    Privileges
    19.74% p.a.
    $99
    Qantas Frequent Flyer
    Travel Insurance,
    Extended Warranty,
    Purchase Protection
    Compare
    Go to site
    Details
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    BankSA Amplify Rewards Platinum

    80,000 bonus Amplify Points (min $3,000 spend within 90 days. 0% p.a. for 15 months on balance transfers requested at card application (1% BT fee). New cards only, Eligibility criteria and T&Cs apply. Offer ends November 30th 2021.

    Purchase rate
    Annual fee
    Rewards program
    Privileges
    19.74% p.a.
    $99
    Rewards
    Travel Insurance,
    Extended Warranty,
    Purchase Protection
    Compare
    Go to site
    Details

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Platinum Credit Cards

If you are looking for some card bling for your wallet, a platinum card could deliver the goods. There was a time when gold cards had all the executive status, but in recent years platinum cards have taken over and now make up the bulk of the premium card market.

Sitting at the top of the credit card pile are black and diamond cards. These cards have higher credit limits, more lucrative rewards programs and stricter eligibility criteria.

Most banks and credit card providers in Australia will have a platinum credit card range and like other card types, there is no standard criteria for what makes up a platinum card. But as platinum cards do generally have higher fees and interest rates than standard credit cards you’ll want to make sure you’re getting more value out of the card than just the thrill of flashing platinum coloured plastic about.

Let’s start with the basics.

What is a platinum credit card?

A platinum card works the same as other credit cards. You get to make purchases on credit and repay them at a later date. Platinum cards differ from other basic credit cards in that they will have added features like complimentary insurance and personal services like concierge. Many Platinum cards also have rewards programs attached which have better point earning rates than standard rewards cards.

Who can get a platinum credit card?

A platinum credit card is a premium level credit card offered to people with good credit history and higher income level (usually over $60,000 p.a.).

As platinum cardholders need to meet higher eligibility criteria, the credit limit on platinum credit cards is also much higher.

Will a platinum card be a good choice for me?

There is a reason why there are so many different types of credit cards now available - we all have different spending habits and lifestyle needs. Because platinum cards generally have higher interest rates and annual fees they are best for people who:

  • Pay off their balance in full each month. If you carry any kind of balance on your platinum card you could be paying more in interest than you get in benefits.
  • Travel. As platinum cards generally come with inbuilt overseas travel insurance, if you do more than one trip a year the cost of the card’s annual fee is likely to be cheaper than taking out a standalone travel insurance policy.
  • Love live events. One of the perks of a platinum card is getting exclusive discounts and pre-sale offers through either the Visa Premium or Mastercard Privileges programs. The programs cover everything from shopping, travel, entertainment, sports and dining so you’re bound to find an experience that will suit your interests.

How do platinum cards compare with standard credit cards?

Interest rates: The ongoing purchase interest rate of platinum cards tends to be much higher than on standard credit cards.

Annual fee: Annual fees of platinum cards with rewards programs are generally higher than basic cards.

Interest free days: You will get between 44 and 55 interest free days with a platinum credit card, which is the same as standard cards.

Foreign exchange fees: Most banks charge around 3% for foreign credit card transactions, so if you travel overseas or shop at international online stores frequently a platinum card with no foreign exchange fees, like our Experts Choice winners, could help you to save on these fees.

Insurance: Most platinum cards will include complimentary overseas travel insurance, though you must meet the eligibility criteria. Usually you will have to pay for your flight or a portion of your upfront travel costs on the card. Platinum cards also have extra insurances such as extended warranty, price protection and purchase cover insurance.

Rewards: You could accrue rewards points faster with a platinum card than a standard credit card. The points per dollar earning rate could be higher or you may get more bonus points on your purchases. Check out platinum rewards cards here.

Extras: You will have access to concierge services with a platinum card which could include discounts to special events or bookings. Standard cards don’t have this service.

Are there extra fees for Platinum cards?

Platinum credit cards have the same set of fees that come with regular credit cards. These include:

  • Annual fee. Some cards don’t have annual fees but most platinum cards range from $80 - $300 a year.
  • Cash advance fee. You will be charged a fee if you make a cash withdrawal using your credit card. This will be a percentage (between 2-3%) of the withdrawal amount or a flat fee depending on which one is higher.
  • Foreign exchange fee. The standard foreign exchange fee is around 3% on overseas credit card transactions.
  • Late payment fee. These fees can be as high as $30 if you make a neglect to pay the monthly minimum repayment amount before the due date.

A word on frequent flyer programs:

If the platinum credit card is direct linked to an airline frequent flyer program such as Qantas Frequent Flyer or Velocity Frequent Flyer you may have to pay a fee to join the airline program when you sign up for your card.

What information will I need to apply for a platinum credit card?

You’ll be able to apply for a platinum card online and in most instances you will be able to verify your identity online. Some of the identification information you might need will include:

  • passport
  • drivers licence or proof of identity card
  • medicare card
  • utility bill

In addition to this information you will need to provide information which confirms your income, current assets and liabilities.

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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.

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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.

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