NAB Low Rate Card – Rates and Fees

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  • One of few cards currently offering a special interest rate on purchases
  • Choose from a silver or pink credit card design - it's always cool when they give you the choice of colour!
  • Low annual fee
  • No rewards program

The NAB Low Rate is currently one of the most competitive introductory offers available. Another core benefit of this card is the fact that once the balance transfer period is over, it reverts to the low purchase rate, not the cash advance rate. This card also features one of the lowest annual fees in the market

Repay your debt faster with 0% p.a. for 15 months on purchases and balance transfers and keep interest costs low with the NAB Low Rate Card.

The NAB Low Rate Card is a low-cost credit card, that offers a 0% introductory rate for 15 months on purchases, as well as balance transfers if you’re looking to consolidate your debts. The card also comes with a competitive annual fee that’ll help keep credit card costs to a minimum. As a Visa card, you’ll enjoy worldwide access and a number of extra features.

Product NameNAB Low Rate Credit Card
Balance transfer rate (p.a.)0% p.a. for 15 months with a one off 2% balance transfer fee
Balance Transfer Revert Rate
The interest rate after the balance transfer ends.
Purchase Rate (13.99% p.a.)
Purchase rate (p.a.)0% p.a. for 15 months (reverts to 13.99% p.a.)
Offer end date2 October 2016
Annual fee$59 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.
Minimum Monthly Repayment2% or $25 which ever is greater
Card TypeVisa
Late Payment Fee$9
Foreign Currency Conversion Fee (VISA)3% of transaction value
Complimentary Travel InsuranceNo
Available To Temporary ResidentsNo
Joint ApplicationNo
Minimum Age18 years of age
Available to Temporary ResidentsNo
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.
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.
Annual Fee$59 p.a.
Minimum Repayment2% or $25 which ever is greater
Late Payment Fee$9
Over Limit Fee$0
Cash Advance Fee2% or $2.50, whichever is greater
Overseas Cash Advance Fee2% or $2.50, whichever is greater
Overseas Emergency Replacement$100
Overseas ATM Balance check$1
Overseas ATM Withdrawal Fee$5
Foreign Currency Conversion Fee (VISA)3% of transaction value
Gambling Transactions AllowedYes
Gambling Transactions Interest RateCash Advance Fee
Additional Cardholder Fee$0 p.a.
Direct DebitYes
Australia PostYes
Phone BankingYes
Internet Banking TransfersYes
In BranchYes
  • Receive 0% p.a. for 15 months on balance transfers and purchases if you apply by 2 October 2016.
  • This card offers a low annual fee of $59.
  • This card has no rewards program which means there's no incentives for spending.
  • The annual fee could be lower consider what's on offer with 'no annual fee' credit cards.
  • 55 days interest-free days do not apply with an outstanding balance transfer

NAB Low Rate Card review

The NAB Low Rate offers competitive rates, a low annual fee and other additional features that set it apart from other generic low rate cards. If you’re looking to repay your debts faster and cheaper, you can take advantage of a balance transfer offer of 0% p.a. for 15 months with a one off 2% balance transfer fee. If you wish to use the card for purchases, you could also benefit a purchase offer of 0% p.a. for 15 months and up to 55 interest-free days. With a low annual fee, this card offers cardholders a number of ways to keep their credit card costs low.

If you prefer a premium credit card, there is a premium version of the card available.

Benefits of NAB Low Rate Card

  • Purchase offer. Apply by 2 October 2016 and pay no interest on purchases for the first 15 months from opening your account. Once the promotional period ends, any balances left unpaid will start attracting the standard rate of 13.99% p.a.
  • Balance transfer. With the NAB Low Rate Card, you will receive a balance transfer rate of 0% p.a. for 15 months with a one off 2% balance transfer fee. With NAB, you can transfer 90% of your approved credit limit and there is a minimum transfer balance amount of $200. You can only transfer from a non-NAB credit card issued in Australia. Offer ends on 2 October 2016.
  • Interest-free period. The interest-free period for purchases on the NAB Low Rate Card is 55 days. This allows you up to 55 days to pay off your balance and avoid paying interest. Interest-free days do not apply if the account has an outstanding balance.
  • Emergency travel assistance. As a Visa customer, you will receive emergency travel assistance from Visa Global Customer Assistance Services. This is an emergency service you can access 24/7 while you’re travelling.
  • Additional cardholders. With the NAB Low Rate Card, you can add an additional cardholder at no extra cost. As this is your account, you decide how to use the account and are responsible for its use.

Features of the NAB Low Rate Card

  • Interest rate. The standard interest rate on purchases is 13.99% p.a. and the cash advance rate is 21.74% p.a.
  • Annual fee. The NAB Low Rate Card has a competitive annual fee of $59 to cover the service and maintenance of your account.
  • Special offers. As this is a Visa Card, you get access to special offers for shows, events and experiences with Visa Entertainment. You will also access special Visa offers and exclusive access.
  • Worldwide acceptance. Visa cards are accepted in 22 million locations all over the world.
  • Choice of card colour. This card comes in two different colours: silver and pink. You can select which card colour you would prefer.
  • Minimum repayment. You will have to pay at least 2% of the full outstanding balance every month

How to apply for the NAB Low Rate Card

Applying for the NAB Low Rate Card is easy and can be done online with a response within 60 seconds. The application should take around 10 minutes to complete.

Eligibility criteria

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be an Australian permanent resident
  • Have a good credit history

Required documents

  • Drivers licence
  • Financial details
  • Expenditure details
  • Employer details
  • Details of your assets

The NAB Low Rate Card could be a worthwhile option for cardholders who wish to consolidate their debt while keeping costs low. As there are other low rate cards on the market, cardholders would do best to compare their options first.

If the low rate option is not for you, NAB offers a range of other credit cards including credit cards that are linked to reward programs for a more rewarding credit card experience.

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247 Responses to NAB Low Rate Card – Rates and Fees

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    John | July 24, 2016

    Hi there
    If I was looking to take a loan of about $5000 for education fees and I managed to pay off the loan before the end of the 15 months I would not be charged any fees/money right? As long as I paid the required repayment rate on time and did not make any other withdrawals or transfers.

    So if i make a repayment of $400 a fortnight and finish before the interest free period earns.I do not have to pay anything else?

    • Staff
      May | July 26, 2016

      Hi John,

      Thank you for your question.

      If you will use your NAB Low Rate credit card to pay for your educational fees and if these fees are treated as eligible purchases, then you will not be charged with interest for 15 months.

      So it’s important to set out a repayment plan to ensure you can repay your balance before the promotional period ends. If you were unable to pay off your promotional purchases in full each month and prior to the expiration of that promotional period, an interest of 13.99% p.a will incur monthly.


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    Chris | June 25, 2016

    I live in USA, what kind of credit rating would I need to be acceptable?

    • Staff
      May | June 28, 2016

      Hi Chris,

      Thanks for your question.

      Just to confirm, though, for you to be able to apply for the NAB Low Rate Card, you’ll need to have a valid Australian address. As for the credit rating, NAB will assess your creditworthiness based on their set of criteria and they would make sure that what they offer will suit their customers’ situation.


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    Jes | June 21, 2016

    Hi, I was wondering if there was a chance that i could receive this card by Friday?
    Thank you

    • Staff
      Anndy | June 21, 2016

      Hi Jes,

      Thanks for your comment.

      It only takes about 10-15 minutes to complete your application for NAB Low Rate Credit Card. However, once approved, you will typically receive your card within 1-2 weeks.


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    Kiera | June 17, 2016


    I am just wondering if I went to another country would I be able to use my NAB Low Rate Credit Card?

    • Staff
      Anndy | June 19, 2016

      Hi Kiera,

      Thanks for your comment.

      NAB Low Rate Credit Card has a worldwide acceptance. As a Visa card, it is accepted in 22 million locations all over the world.


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    Jenni | May 19, 2016


    I read something on the NAB website and would like to clarify:
    If you have a balance transfer on the card, there are no interest-free days. I’m not sure if I’m reading it right.

    E.g.: if I have a $2k balance transfer, then go and purchase $150 worth of goods, do I not get the 55 days interest-free on the goods purchased?

    It is a little confusing.

    Kind regards

    • Staff
      May | May 20, 2016

      Hi Jenni,

      Thanks for your question.

      Yes, you’re correct, with NAB Low Rate Card, you won’t receive interest-free days while you have a balance transfer – to take advantage of the 0% interest for a promo period of 15 months.

      Interest-free days is actually a permanent feature of the card, unlike the 0% interest on BT for 15 months. This interest-free days period gives you the time of purchasing without interest. However, this benefit will only work if you pay your outstanding balance in full by the payment due date.

      Given that requirement, the interest-free days period will not work because of the “concurrent balance transfer” you have on the card. To know more about the interest-free days and how it works, please feel free to visit this page.

      I hope this clarifies your confusion.


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      Jenni | May 20, 2016

      Ok, so I just find it a little misleading. It says 15 months 0% on balance transfers, AND 15 months 0% on purchases.

      But from what you said you can’t have both at the same time? But this is what they advertise!

      Sorry if its sounds like a silly question, but it just doesn’t make sense!


    • Staff
      May | May 20, 2016

      Hi Jenni,

      Thanks for replying back and I’m sorry if I haven’t mentioned the 0% interest rate on purchases in my first reply.

      For this card, you can enjoy the 0% interest rate on balance transfers and purchases for a promotional period of 15 months only. This means that you can take advantage of using your card on purchases without incurring interest (i.e. also while you’re having the BT on the same card). As this 0% interest offer concurrently run for BT and purchases, while on this promo period, the 55 interest-free days will not work.

      So, after 15 months, your card will revert back in attracting interest which is 13.99% for both BT and purchases. This is the only time that the 55 interest-free days will take effect. In order for this benefit to work, you must pay off your outstanding balance in full every end of the billing cycle.

      I hope this has answered your question.


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    Kerri | May 5, 2016

    Just wondering about the 2% balance transfer rate. Is this only charged once at balance transfer date or charged at the end of every month if the original balance has not been paid off?

    • Staff
      May | May 5, 2016

      Hi Kerri,

      Thanks for your question.

      The balance transfer fee is just a “one-time fee”. You may also check the relevant product disclosure statement (PDS) of the NAB Low Rate Credit Card and you should be able to find more information under the ‘fees and rates’ section.


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    Allan | April 15, 2016

    Hi Just enquiring if you have a personal loan /car is it possible to do a balance transfer for a less interest rate? Thank you.

    • Staff
      Anndy | April 15, 2016

      Hi Allan,

      Thanks for your question.

      Citi and Virgin Money credit cards allow balance transfers from personal loans. You can check this page for a range of credit cards that they offer, some of which have 0% balance transfer rate for up to 18 months.

      I hope this helps.


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    Jodie | March 28, 2016

    If I can only transfer 90% of my credit card limit, what happens about the other 10%? Does it stay on my original credit card and I just continue to pay that off with my current bank, or do I need to reduce my debt below the 90% first to be able to do the transfer?

    • Staff
      Sharon | March 28, 2016

      Hi Jodie, thanks for your inquiry.

      The balance will remain on your card. However, it’s your responsibility to contact the bank or credit card company to close the account yourself if you don’t want to continue paying maintenance fees on it. If you fail to close your old account after you’ve transferred your balance to a new card, this can have a negative impact on your credit score unless you’re making regularly repayments on both accounts.

      I hope this helps.


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    that-guy | March 21, 2016


    I want to transfer my wifes CC which are currently earning interest which is killing us.

    am I able to transfer her cards onto one card (balance of 2500) but have the card have a limit of say 5000?

    thank you

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      lisa | March 27, 2016

      Hi their this is the first time that i am use credit card i am going to use the card for a emergency for my kids

    • Staff
      Sharon | March 27, 2016

      Hi Lisa,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      You may check our guide for first-time credit card owners. This page will explain how a credit card works and how it can be a valuable source of funds in times of emergencies.

      I hope this has helped.


    • Staff
      Ally | March 22, 2016

      Hi there,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      We’ve confirmed with NAB on your behalf that you can balance transfer over up to two credit cards onto a NAB credit card, as long as the account which the balance is transferred from is being held with another institution or another bank that is not affiliated with NAB, and the balance transfer amount must be 90% of the approved limit.

      I hope this answers your question.


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    Beizam | March 19, 2016

    I’m a long time NAB member. Current rate on my Platinum card as well as a couple of other competitor cards are killing me! I’d like to consolidate all cards including current NAB card to this one. If the answer is no I’ll just find someone else. Are you willing to keep my business?

    • Staff
      Ally | March 21, 2016

      Hi Beizam,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      Kindly note that is an online comparison service that does not represent any credit card issuer such as NAB.

      As this is something a NAB specialist would need to go through in more detail, it would be best to contact them through the number that I sent to your email for direct assistance.

      I hope this has helped.


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