ANZ Low Rate Credit Card – Balance Transfer Offer

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Pay less interest on purchases and repay your debt faster with a 0% p.a. for 18 months balance transfer offer.

Get 0% p.a. for 18 months on any store card, charge card or credit card debt you transfer to the ANZ Low Rate Credit Card when you apply for the account (3% balance transfer fee applies). At the end of the balance transfer period, the rate will revert to the standard balance transfer annual percentage rate of 21.74% p.a. The card also features a low ongoing purchase rate and a low annual fee.

Product NameANZ Low Rate
Balance transfer rate (p.a.)0% p.a. for 18 months with 3% balance transfer fee
Balance Transfer Revert Rate
The interest rate after the balance transfer ends.
Standard Balance Transfer Revert Rate (21.74% p.a.)
Balance Transfer Limit95% of available credit limit
Purchase rate (p.a.)13.49% p.a.
Annual fee$58 p.a.
Interest Free Period
The interest-free period on purchases is the period or number of days you do not have to pay interest on your card purchases. You will be charged interest either from the day you make a purchase or from the statement date, unless you pay the closing balance in full by the due date (or within the interest-free period) on your statement.
Up to 55 days on purchases
Cash advance rate (p.a.)21.74% p.a.
Min credit limit
This is the lowest credit card limit that you can request. It is possible to apply for a higher credit card limit but not a lower one than this figure.
$1,000
Max credit limit
This credit limit may not be issued to you immediately on application. This is the maximum credit limit for this card which must be applied for or offered to you after you are approved and have already opened the account.
$15,000
Minimum Monthly Repayment2%
Minimum Income$15,000
Card TypeMasterCard
Late Payment Fee$20
Foreign Currency Conversion Fee (MC)3% of transaction value
Complimentary Travel InsuranceNo
Available To Temporary ResidentsYes - Conditions apply
Joint ApplicationNo
Minimum Income$15,000
Minimum Age18 years of age
Available to Temporary ResidentsYes - Conditions apply
Credit Rating Requirement
Credit rating requirement is provided only as a guide. Understanding your credit file helps you make more informed decisions in regards to your finances. Learn more about what this means here.
Good
Min Credit Limit
This is the lowest credit card limit that you can request. It is possible to apply for a higher credit card limit but not a lower one than this figure.
$1,000
Max Credit Limit
This credit limit may not be issued to you immediately on application. This is the maximum credit limit for this card which must be applied for or offered to you after you are approved and have already opened the account.
$15,000
Annual Fee$58 p.a.
Minimum Repayment2%
Late Payment Fee$20
Over Limit Fee$20
Cash Advance FeeThe greater of 2% of the cash advance amount or a minimum of $0
Overseas Cash Advance FeeThe greater of 2% of cash advance amount or a minimum of $4.00
Overseas ATM Withdrawal Fee$5
Foreign Currency Conversion Fee (MC)3% of transaction value
Gambling Transactions AllowedYes
Gambling Transactions Interest RateCash Advance Rate
Additional Cardholder Fee$0 p.a.
Number of Additional Cardholders3
BPAYYes
ChequeYes
Direct DebitYes
Australia PostNo
Phone BankingYes
Internet Banking TransfersYes
In BranchYes
MailYes
Pros
  • After the balance transfer period, the interest rate will revert to the standard balance transfer rate of 21.74% p.a., which is the same rate as the cash advance rate of interest.
  • A low balance transfer of 0% p.a. for the first 18 months gives you opportunity to get ahead with repayments on your card.
Cons
  • This is a basic card that offers none of the perks like travel insurance or a rewards program.
  • There is a 3% p.a. balance transfer fee.

ANZ Low Rate Credit Card review

The ANZ Low Rate Credit Card is a basic credit product. It has a low purchase rate of 13.49% p.a. interest and a 0% p.a. balance transfer offer which reverts to the standard balance transfer rate of 21.74% p.a. after the 18-month promotional period has ended. A 3% balance transfer fee, eligibility criteria, T&Cs, fees and charges apply.

The ANZ Low Rate Credit Card is a great product if you’re looking for a credit card that costs little to own, and you don’t care for the additional features and benefits like insurance, rewards or points. Our ANZ Low Rate Credit Card review gives you all the information you need to apply for this product and use it effectively.

Benefits of the ANZ Low Rate Credit Card

  • 0% p.a. for 18 months on balance transfers. Apply for the ANZ Low Rate Credit Card, and get interest-free for 18 months on any card debt you transfer to the card (reverts to the standard balance transfer rate of 21.74% p.a.). A 3% balance transfer fee, eligibility criteria, T&Cs, fees and charges apply. You can bring non-ANZ credit card, store card or charge card debt to the ANZ Low Rate Credit Card under a balance transfer promotion.
    To get the 0% p.a. for 18 months deal, you have to request the balance transfer when you apply for the credit card, or when you activate the credit card — not after. The 18-month promotional period starts from when you’re approved for the ANZ Low Rate Credit Card.
  • Mobile payment technology. Apple Pay and Android Pay let you use your Apple or Android device to tap and pay with your eligible ANZ credit card.
  • Transfer 95% of the approved credit limit. You can use up to 95% of your credit limit towards a balance transfer. For example, if you’re approved for an ANZ Low Rate Credit Card with a $5,000 credit limit, you can transfer $4,750 from a number of credit cards, charge cards and store cards.
  • Low ongoing purchase rate. Low rate credit cards typically feature a low ongoing purchase rate of interest. The ANZ Low Rate Credit Card has a purchase rate of interest of 13.49% p.a. Compared to other credit cards, this is one of the lowest ongoing purchase rates of interest.
  • Up to 55 days interest-free. Up to 55 days interest-free on purchases made with the ANZ Low Rate Credit Card. This feature allows you to use the card for your day to day spending — paying bills and buying groceries for example — and settle the account at the end of the month without incurring any additional costs.

Features of the ANZ Low Rate Credit Card

  • Annual fee. This credit card attracts a competitive annual fee of $58.
  • Low purchase rate. A variable rate of 13.49% p.a. on purchases means that you save money on interest fees each month.
  • Get 0% p.a. for 18 months on balance transfers. Transfer a balance from a non-ANZ store card, charge card or credit card and get interest-free for the first 18 months (3% balance transfer fee applies). At the end of the balance transfer period, any unpaid balance from a balance transfer promotion will be charged at the standard balance transfer rate of 21.74% p.a.
  • Interest-free days. Up to 55 interest-free days if you pay back your balance in full each month.
  • ANZ Falcon. ANZ offers a 24/7 security service that helps protect customers from fraud by monitoring transactions and sending immediate alerts in the event of suspicious activity.
  • Additional cardholders. Add up to 3 additional cardholders to the account for $0.
  • ANZ fraud money-back guarantee. ANZ have a money-back guarantee on all losses that result from unauthorised or fraudulent transactions on the account. MasterCard have a Zero Liability Guarantee offering full reimbursement if you’re a victim of fraud. ANZ also offers customer service 24 hours a day to further ensure protection.
  • MasterCard card. Access the worldwide MasterCard payment network — this card works in millions of places around the world.
  • MasterCard Paypass. Lets you tap and go for purchases under $100. Just press your card against the Paypass terminal and you’re good to go.
  • MasterCard benefits. Get access to Priceless Cities if you’re a MasterCard card holder. This entitles you to a number of complimentary gifts and experiences at merchants across Sydney.

How to apply for the ANZ Low Rate Credit Card

If you’d like to apply for the ANZ Low Rate Credit Card, you can start the process by filling out an online application form. The following eligibility requirements apply:

Eligibility criteria

All ANZ credit card applicants are subject to basic credit screening, and in order to be approved all applicants must also:

  • Be over 18 years of age.
  • Be in good credit standing.
  • Be a permanent Australian resident or a temporary resident holding a 457 working visa provided the visa has at least 9 months remaining.
  • Be earning a minimum annual income of $15,000

Required documents

The online portion of the application takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. You will need the following information to complete your application:

  • An Australian driver’s licence.
  • Your employer’s address and if you are self-employed, you will need your accountant’s name and contact number.
  • Details of income, assets and liabilities.
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616 Responses to ANZ Low Rate Credit Card – Balance Transfer Offer

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    Greg | July 18, 2016

    on a 0% interest balance transfer application, How long does the application process take from initial form signing to balance transfer occurring.

    Thanks

    Greg

    • Staff
      Anndy | July 18, 2016

      Hi Greg,

      Thanks for your question.

      If you apply for ANZ Low Rate Credit Card balance transfer, the online application process just takes about 10-15 minutes. Once approved, the balance transfer can take between three to 15 business days to process, depending on which bank you are transferring a balance from.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    Nigel | July 11, 2016

    Hi why does it say this card will revert to 21.74 percent at the top on balance transfers at the end of 18 month transfer period, yet on the side under Pro’s it says it will revert to the low purchase rate at this time which is 13.49 percent? Confused??

    • Staff
      Anndy | July 11, 2016

      Hi Nigel,

      Thanks for your comment and for pointing that out.

      Just to clarify, the ANZ Low Rate Credit Card has a balance transfer revert rate of 21.74% p.a., which is the same as the cash advance rate of interest.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    Jun | March 12, 2016

    I have received a DSP pension
    I have $996 per two week.
    About 23000 per annual.
    Can I apply a lower rate credit card for $1000 credit?

    • Staff
      Jonathan | March 14, 2016

      Hi Jun, thanks for your inquiry!

      An annual pension benefit of $23,000 can qualify you to apply for a credit card. For a list of banks who accept pension benefits for applications please refer to this guide.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    Tristan | February 3, 2016

    Is the 18months interest-free only for new customers or existing

    • Staff
      Debbie | February 4, 2016

      Hi Tristan,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      The balance transfer offer of 18 months applies to new approved customers only and not available to any balances transferred from an existing ANZ account.

      For a comparison of other credit cards that offer balance transfers, please refer to this page.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Debbie

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    peter | December 3, 2015

    hi if i get $800 cash advance and i will pay it back in few days do i still need to pay my other non cash advance purchase to avoid high interest, i have -$1000 on my credit card i took $800 cash advance and pay it back, do i still need to pay that -1000 to avoid higher interest?

    • Staff
      Jonathan | December 4, 2015

      Hi Peter, thanks for your inquiry!

      Non cash advance purchases will be charged at the purchase rate and not the cash advance rate. If you have cleared your previous months balance then you will be eligible for 55 interest-free days with the ANZ Low Rate credit card. This will allow you to avoid interest on your purchases. You can learn more about interest-free days on this page.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    Janet | December 2, 2015

    I have already paid off a balance transfer and my credit card with you has a nil balance – can I do a further balance transfer and if so how do I go about it? Thank you

    • Staff
      Jonathan | December 2, 2015

      Hi Janet, thanks for your inquiry!

      If you have used your balance transfer promotion on your current ANZ Low Rate credit card, unfortunately you are unable to request another transfer to this card. You can compare more balance transfer offers here.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    Mike | November 26, 2015

    Hi – Is the ‘$15 K minimum income’ a nett or gross figure?

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      Sally | November 27, 2015

      Hi Mike,

      Thanks for your question.

      The minimum income for the ANZ Low Rate card is gross $15,000 p.a.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    jean | November 17, 2015

    Hi,

    I’m a Singaporean and can I apply for this card?

    • Staff
      Sally | November 18, 2015

      Hi Jean,

      Thanks for your question.

      Applicants must be permanent Australian residents.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    Kim | November 5, 2015

    I apply for a credit card and was approved for $1000 when can I apply for $15,000 as that’s what I really wanted

    • Staff
      Sharon | November 5, 2015

      Hi Kim,

      Thank you for your comment.

      The available credit limit on the credit card will depend on the lender’s criteria. As a result it would be best to contact ANZ before completing an application to better assess your personal needs.

      Cheers,

      Sharon

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    Chuber | October 9, 2015

    Hi,

    Just need to know if my partner and I can do two balance transfer but onto one card? in total I think the amount is $5,300?

    • Staff
      Jonathan | October 13, 2015

      Hi Chuber, thanks for your inquiry!

      If you and your partner are separate cardholders then you will be unable to balance transfer both amounts onto one card. If you are joint-account holders then you may be able to complete this transaction. More information is available on this page.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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