Credit Card News

The latest news in Australian credit cards, and how it affects your choices.

Credit card news

At, we endeavour to provide our users with the most up-to-date credit card news to help you make informed decisions when comparing your options.

On this page, you find news stories regarding advances in credit card technology’ new offers, features and promotions; and reforms by regulators including the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Rather than simply reporting on these stories, we provide our users with practical tips and advice to help you find the right card and best way to manage your finances in a rapidly-changing environment.

Scroll down to read the most recent credit card news and stay up-to-date with the latest reports.

Credit Card Fees | 01 September 2016

How to avoid credit card booking fees on flights

Sally McMullen

The RBA credit card surcharge ban might curb some excessive booking fees, but how can you avoid them when booking your next flight?

Credit Card Features | 31 August 2016

Why more Millennials should consider a credit card

Sally McMullen

More than half of Australians aged between 18 and 35 don’t own a credit card and are missing out on the benefits of building up a credit history early.

Frequent Flyer | 06 June 2016

Which banks have changed their rewards programs in 2016?

Sally McMullen

Compare the different credit card reward programs and get tips to get the most out of your reward points.

Credit Card Debt | 24 May 2016

Aussies depend on credit cards to pay household bills

Sally McMullen

How should you be using a credit card to pay your household bills and what are your alternatives.

American Express | 23 May 2016

American Express Local Champion: how to maximise your points

Sally McMullen

Compete for the Local Champion title to earn bonus points at your local cafes, restaurants and stores.

ANZ Credit Cards | 28 April 2016

ANZ launches Apple Pay for customers

Sally McMullen

If you’re an ANZ cardholder with an iPhone, you’ll now be able to use Apple Pay to tap and pay at the checkout.

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Reward Credit Cards | 29 March 2016

What limits apply to your credit card rewards? The latest update in banks cutting rewards points.


A majority of banks have slashed their credit card rewards programs. Learn what cuts the banks have made so far and how this may affect your card in this article.

  Pile of Credit Cards
 | 22 February 2016

Senate passes bill to regulate high credit card surcharges

Sally McMullen

After months of debate, the Senate has passed a bill that will put an end to unregulated credit card surcharges. See how this could help you save on credit card costs.

ANZ Credit Cards | 04 February 2016

ANZ reduces points earn rates on Black and Platinum cards

Sally McMullen

ANZ will be cutting earn rates on the Black and Platinum credit cards in March 2016. Learn how you could be impacted by these cuts here.

Virgin Credit Card | 22 January 2016

Virgin Money’s Velocity Flyer and High Flyer cards are offering less points per dollar

Sally McMullen

Updates from Virgin Frequent Flyer have decreased the value of their credit card rewards, learn about the latest updates here.


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