• Building your two-card Westpac, American Express credit card combo

    While Westpac no longer issues its own American Express cards, a new partnership with AMEX – whereby American Express issues and services cards bearing a Westpac logo – gives spenders a new way to keep earning frequent flyer points at higher rates than through a Visa or Mastercard alo...

    POSTED 19 Jul, 2018 6 Comments

  • July's best Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals

    Getting the new financial year off to a rewarding start, this month's top Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up deals place over 1.1 million Qantas Points on the table, with a single card application pocketing six figures worth of bonus points. Of course, that's only the beginning – co...

    POSTED 17 Jul, 2018 1 Comment

  • Top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up deals for July

    With over half a million bonus Velocity points on the cards this month and up to 120,000 Velocity points on offer from a single card application, switching to a new credit card for your business or personal spends could allow you to double-down on points: firstly from that generous sign-up bounty...

    POSTED 10 Jul, 2018 5 Comments

  • Top Australian credit cards for earning Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

    Despite recent changes to the Cathay Pacific Asia Miles scheme, the frequent flyer program remains a relatively attractive way to book Cathay Pacific business class and first class flights using miles, often for fewer points than through other Oneworld programs like Qantas Frequent Flyer. Austra...

    POSTED 4 Jul, 2018 1 Comment

  • Revised American Express points transfer rate for SPG, Marriott

    With the imminent merger of the Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest programs, American Express is revising the conversion rate for transferring American Express Membership Rewards credit card points into the new combined hotel loyalty scheme. The revamped rates kick in from August...

    POSTED 3 Jul, 2018 12 Comments

  • One year on from the RBA points apocalypse: the best cards of 2018

    July 1 marks one year since the Reserve Bank of Australia introduced a cap on domestic credit card ‘interchange fees’, which prompted almost every Aussie bank and credit card issuer to rethink their points-earning plastic: hiking fees, cutting back those points or even a combination o...

    POSTED 27 Jun, 2018 25 Comments

  • Westpac makes it easier to earn up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points

    New Westpac cardholders applying for an American Express Westpac Altitude Black bundle will find it even easier to score up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points – or 120,000 bonus Altitude points, equal to 60,000 Virgin Australia Velocity points – under the bank’s latest card off...

    POSTED 15 Jun, 2018 20 Comments

  • LAX to get massive American Express Centurion Lounge with spa in 2019

    UPDATE | The long-awaited American Express Centurion Lounge at LAX will open next year, and AMEX is going all-out with a day spa alongside 'premium wines and specialty cocktails'. American Express confirmed the LAX Centurion lounge's 'sometime in 2019' opening timeframe overnight, and teased som...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2018 6 Comments

  • Commonwealth Bank axes American Express credit cards

    EXCLUSIVE | The Commonwealth Bank will stop issuing new American Express credit cards later this year and will cancel all existing CBA American Express cards in Australia before year's end. All current customers will find their CommBank Awards American Express cards disabled from November 1 2018...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2018 23 Comments

  • Top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up deals for June 2018

    With over 700,000 bonus Velocity points on the table this month from a range of top credit card offers and as many as 120,000 bonus Velocity points to be had from a single card application, switching to a new credit card can be an easy way to top-up your points balance, while also keeping the poi...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2018 5 Comments


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