Ignite credit card has no annual fee ever

No annual fee ever + Competitive interest rates + Instant Offers
 

Contact us on 1800 080 000

View your accounts online westpac.com.au

 
 

Value at a glance

  • You'll pay no annual fee – ever1.
  • Enjoy a competitive 14.99% p.a.2 variable interest rate on purchases and 20.09% p.a.2 variable interest rate on cash advances.
  • Up to 55 days interest-free on purchases as long as you pay your closing balance (including any promotional amount) in full by the statement due date each month2.
  • Card security to help protect you against unauthorised transactions.
  • Register for secure, easy access Online Banking.
  • For a fast and convenient payment option for everyday purchases of $100 or less, simply tap your MasterCard® on the MasterCard PayPass terminal wherever you see the PayPass logo - no need to enter a PIN or sign

Please note: The Ignite MasterCard is not currently available for new applications.

Access whenever you need it

Online Banking – secure, easy access

Access your Ignite credit card account and other eligible Westpac account(s) you may have 24/73, and in one place, with Westpac Online Banking.

Managing your account using Online Banking is easy. For example, you can:

  • Apply for a credit limit increase4
  • Make instant transfers to and from your Ignite credit card account and other eligible Westpac accounts. (Cash advance fee will apply for transfers from your Ignite credit card.)
  • Set up periodic payments to your Ignite credit card account from an eligible Westpac transaction account
  • Manage your account and view your transactions
  • Pay bills by BPAY®
  • Print your previous statements from Online Banking at no extra cost

Register now:

More information:

Read more about Online Banking.

Telephone Banking – available 24/73

Managing your account using Telephone Banking is easy. For example, you can:

  • Check your account balance and recent transactions
  • Make instant transfers to and from your Ignite credit card account and other eligible Westpac accounts. (Cash advance fee will apply for transfers from your Ignite credit card.)
  • Pay your bills with BPAY®
  • Request a statement at any time

Register now:

More information:

Read more about Telephone Banking.

ATMs

Transfer funds from a linked Westpac account to your Ignite credit card account at any Westpac ATM.

Also use them to make balance enquiries, get cash advances, and access any transaction and savings accounts linked to your Ignite credit card (fees may apply).

Managing payments

To make it easy for you, there are many ways to pay your Ignite credit card account.

Card Autopay

An easy and reliable way to make payments is to set up automatic monthly payments to your Ignite credit card. You can make payments from any transaction account – at no additional cost – and make changes at any time by giving us 7 days notice.

How to set up Card Autopay:

Direct debits

You could also save time and avoid paying late fees on your other bills by setting up direct debits from your Ignite credit card.

How to set up direct debits:

  1. Call your service provider
  2. Give them your Ignite credit card details
  3. Choose the date and amount for the payment

Telephone Banking or Online Banking

Make payments instantly from your other Westpac accounts, via Online Banking or by calling 1800 080 000.

BPAY®

If you have an account with another bank with BPAY functionality, you can make payments using BPAY.

How to use BPAY:

  • Log into Online Banking or use Telephone Banking by calling 1800 080 000.
  • Use your Ignite credit card number as your customer reference number
  • The BPAY code of 172015
  • The BPAY description is 'Ignite credit card by Westpac'

Payments by mail

Post your statement slip and cheque to Cards, GPO Box 4220, Sydney NSW 2001. To avoid fees, make sure you post it in time to reach your account before the due date.

Making changes

Add an additional cardholder – at no extra cost

Share the benefits of the Ignite credit card with someone else. As long as they're 16 or over, you can add an additional cardholder to your account and share the same credit limit.

Increase or decrease your credit limit4

If you want a bit more room to move or if your income changes, you can apply to change your credit limit5 at any time.

Card security

To help protect you and reduce incidents of fraud, your Ignite credit card comes with one of the latest advances in card security.

CardShield™ guards you against fraudulent activity with:

  • Online Transaction Security Guarantee: You won't be liable for any loss resulting from any internet transaction made using your Ignite credit card without your knowledge or consent, as long as we are notified of that transaction before the due date shown on your credit card account statement.
  • 24/7 Falcon™ fraud protection: This monitors every transaction for irregular activity. If a suspicious transaction is detected, one of Westpac's fraud specialists will contact you to check if the transaction was genuinely made by you. If not, we may be able to reverse the transaction.
  • Chip technology: One of the latest advances in credit card security and fast becoming the global standard, the embedded microchip in your card stores your information so it's much harder to copy fraudulently.

Card insurance

Credit Card Repayment Protection5

Sign up for this optional Credit Card Repayment Protection insurance that can help cover your Ignite credit card repayment obligations. It covers you in case you lose your job or become unfit for work due to sickness, injury or disease.

COMING SOON

Throughout the year we will have exciting offers available for simply using your Ignite credit card. Keep an eye out as all the information will be available right here.

Fees overview

Fee* Amount

Annual card fee

No annual fee, ever

Westpac Foreign Transaction Fee

The Westpac Foreign Transaction Fee may be payable. This fee is the sum of the Westpac Processing Fee and the Westpac On-Charged Scheme Fee.

Westpac Processing Fee

A fee of 2.0% of the value of any purchase or Cash Advance/withdrawal transaction made in a foreign currency, following conversion into Australian dollars by the applicable Credit Card scheme, is payable. This fee will be incorporated into the Australian currency equivalent of the transaction shown on your statement.

Westpac On-Charged Scheme fee6

MasterCard® also charges fees when processing Credit Card transactions made in foreign currencies. The fees are either charged during the process of converting the foreign currency amount into Australian dollars, or are charged separately to Westpac and passed on to you by us. The fees are:

  • MasterCard® Issuer Cross Border Assessment – 0.8%
  • MasterCard® Currency Conversion Assessment – 0.2%

Cash Advances/ Withdrawal fee

An administrative charge of 2% of the value of the transaction will apply to each Cash Advance made on your card account:

  • Where your account has a negative (debit) balance after the transaction has been posted to it, a minimum charge of $2.50 and a maximum charge of $50 will apply
  • Where your account has a positive (credit) balance after the transaction has been posted to it, a charge of $2.50 will apply. These charges will appear on your credit card statement directly below the relevant Cash Advance.

Missed payment charge

A charge of $9 may be payable each statement cycle that the whole of the minimum monthly payment is not paid by the statement due date. If charged, the missed payment charge will be debited to your account.

Over-limit fee

If your card account was opened before 4 June 2012, a fee of $9 may be debited from your credit card account if you exceed your credit limit during a statement cycle. It is debited from your account in that statement cycle, on or after the day your credit limit is exceeded. This fee may also be charged whenever your account is over limit at the commencement of a statement cycle.

Duplicate statement fee

NIL

eStatements

NIL

Other fees and charges


Fees are subject to change

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