Bankwest Business MasterCard – Low Rate

Information verified correct on August 31st, 2015

Enjoy purchases with a low interest rate credit card that was designed to assist you in managing expenses.

The competitive low introductory rate for the Bankwest Business Low Rate MasterCard is applied to both purchases and balance transfers. For months, take advantage of a 11.99% p.a. interest rate to pay down your debts and strengthen your business.

You can take advantage of a competitive interest rate and still work down your debt with the Bankwest Business Large Rewards MasterCard. It is also designed for the small business owner: you can consolidate your debt at the same interest rate of for months and earn rewards points for your purchases.

Product NameBankwest Business Mastercard Low Rate
Balance Transfer Revert Rate
The interest rate after the balance transfer ends.
Purchase Rate (11.99% p.a.)
Purchase rate (p.a.)11.99% p.a.
Annual fee$59 p.a.
Interest Free Period
The interest-free period on purchases is the period or number of days you don't 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 45 days
Cash advance rate (p.a.)11.99% 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.
$5,000
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.
$50,000
Minimum Monthly Repayment0%
Card TypeMasterCard
Late Payment Fee$35
Foreign Currency Conversion Fee (MC)2.95% of transaction value
Complimentary Travel InsuranceNo
Available To Temporary ResidentsNo
Joint ApplicationNo
Minimum Age18 years of age
Credit Rating RequirementGood
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.
$5,000
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.
$50,000
Annual fee$59 p.a.
Minimum Monthly Repayment0%
Late Payment Fee$35
Over Limit Fee$30
Cash Advance FeeGreater of 2% or $4.00
Overseas Cash Advance FeeGreater of 2% or $4.00
Overseas Emergency Replacement$0
Overseas ATM Balance check$0
Overseas ATM Withdrawal Fee$0
Foreign Currency Conversion Fee (MC)2.95% of transaction value
Gambling Transactions AllowedNo
Additional Cardholder Fee$0
Number of Additional Cardholders3
BPAYYes
ChequeYes
Direct DebitYes
Australia PostYes
Phone BankingYes
Internet Banking TransfersYes
In BranchYes
MailYes

Bankwest Business Low Rate MasterCard Review

The Bankwest Business Low Rate MasterCard gives you opportunity to work off your business debt by consolidating it into one manageable account. You will have up to months to pay off your transferred balances at an interest rate of 11.99% p.a.

Not only is the interest rate for purchases a low , but you also have up to 45 interest-free days to pay those purchases off. Expand your business’ profitability by using your credit card to pay for everyday expenses.

This is a personal liability credit card best suited to small businesses. If your company is larger you might want to consider exploring business credit cards that allow liability to be assigned to the business, not its owner.

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Interest rate

months of an interest rate below 10% p.a. for your transferred balances can help pull your business out of the red.

  • Introductory interest rate

    The introductory interest rate of is only available for the first months after the card has been activated, regardless of when the balance transfer takes place. Keep this in mind and transfer your high rate card balances quickly in order to get the most benefit.

  • Company liability

    You can transfer up to 95% of the approved credit limit. After the month period ends, the interest rate reverts to 11.99% p.a. and will be applied to any left over money from your balance transfer.

  • Credit limit transfer

    You can transfer up to 95% of the approved credit limit. After the month period ends, the interest rate reverts to 11.99% p.a. and will be applied to any left over monies from your balance transfer.

  • Balance transfer from non BankWest accounts

    You are only permitted to transfer balances from non-Bankwest accounts issued in Australia. This includes standard and store issued credit cards.

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Low interest rate for first months

Pay for those items you need to keep your business running and pay only 11.99% p.a. interest for the first months. Like with balance transfers, the month introductory period begins when the card is activated. Once this ends, the interest rate for purchases reverts from to 11.99% p.a.

  • Interest free days

    For purchases only, there are up to 45 interest-free days. These can only be taken advantage of when the account has been paid in full for the current and preceding statement period. Interest-free days will not apply to balance transfers or cash advances.

  • Cash withdrawals

    If you need cash for your business, the Bankwest Business Low Rate MasterCard will allow you to withdraw funds from ATM’s up to $1,500 daily dependent on your available credit. Those funds that are withdrawn are charged a separate interest rate of 14.5% p.a.

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Bankwest Business Low Rate MasterCard Features

In addition to the competitive rates on balance transfers, purchases and cash advances, the Bankwest Business Low Rate MasterCard offers your business the following features:

  • Annual fee. Your account will be charged $59 p.a. so long as it is active.
  • Interest rate. The interest rate for purchases will be for the first months. Once that period ends the rate reverts to 11.99% p.a.
  • Cash advances. You have the ability to withdraw up to $1,500 cash daily with your card for a minimum charge Greater of 2% or $4.00 of the amount, whichever is higher. These funds will be subject to an interest rate of 11.99% p.a.
  • Balance transfers. All transferred balances from other credit cards will be charged an interest rate of after the card has been activated. Once that introductory period ends the interest rate will change to the purchase rate of 11.99% p.a.
  • Interest-free days. After a purchase, you have up to 45 days interest-free to pay it off.
  • Foreign transactions. When you make a purchase that involves the conversion of a foreign currency to the Australian dollar, you will be charged 2.95% of the Australian dollar amount.
  • Over the limit fee. If you go over the credit limit allowed with your card you will be charged $30.
  • Late repayments. If you miss or are late with your repayments you will have to pay an additional $35.
  • Card replacement. For the replacement of a lost card you will be charged $25.
  • Additional cardholders. You are permitted to have up to 3 additional cards with your account for no charge. Your monthly statement will contain detailed information for each card held on the account.
  • Liability. Despite this being a business credit card, the liability for any fraudulent use is the sole responsibility of the primary cardholder and not the business entity.
  • Credit limit. Depending on your individual financial circumstances, the amount of credit allowed will range from $5,000 to $50,000.
  • Repayments. The minimum repayment amount each month will be the greater of $20 or 2 of the total balance.
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How to apply for the Bankwest Business Low Rate MasterCard

Eligibility

Bankwest will check that all applicants are:

  • Identification. Able to provide verifiable identification. This applies to the any and all individuals associated with the application including your additional cardholders.
  • Authorisation. Authorised to represent the business in applying for the credit card.

Documentation

  • Business finances. The past three years’ worth of details of businesses finances including a profit and loss sheet with balance sheet.
  • Personal finances. The last three years of personal tax information for all individuals associated with the business.
  • Bank statements. If your primary bank account is not with Bankwest you will need to provide statements for the last year.

When considering a new credit card for your business make sure to examine all of the features offered to determine what will best help you meet your goals. Liability should also be considered, especially if your business is a larger one.

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