• Have a Commonwealth Bank credit card? It’s time to cancel it NOW!

    The Commonwealth Bank may be Australia’s largest credit card issuer, but its range of frequent flyer credit cards are far from the best: in fact, under recent changes made by the bank, CBA’s cards are now among the worst in the country for earning frequent flyer points on your everyda...

    POSTED 16 Aug, 2017 34 Comments

  • Australia's 'Big Four' banks slash frequent flyer points

    ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, NAB and Westpac have all rolled out sweeping cuts to credit card frequent flyer points. The reductions affect almost every cardholder, with some cards soon to earn up to 85% fewer points per dollar spent than they do today. The changes come in response to the R...

    POSTED 5 May, 2017 10 Comments

  • Commonwealth Bank retains AMEX cards, slashes credit card points

    The Commonwealth Bank will continue to issue American Express credit cards in light of the RBA’s reforms of credit card ‘interchange fees’, but will significantly cut the number of frequent flyer points that can be earned per dollar spent from July. Notably, cardholders will so...

    POSTED 1 May, 2017 3 Comments

  • Top five credit cards for earning points on tax payments in 2017

    Nobody likes paying tax, but using the right credit card to pay your dues – including income tax obligations and HECS debt repayments – could deliver you a bounty of Qantas or Virgin Australia frequent flyer points. Savvy business owners can use their business or corporate credit car...

    POSTED 18 Jan, 2017 8 Comments

  • Black credit cards are the plastic that's packed with perks

    Platinum credit cards? They're old school – and black is the new cool. Earn more frequent flyer points on every dollar spent, and in many cases without an artificial limit on how many points you can earn each month. Enjoy free entry into airport lounges around the world, and free room upg...

    POSTED 26 Sep, 2016 7 Comments

  • How to convert Commonwealth Awards points into Velocity points

    Converting your Commonwealth Awards points into Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points is one of the best things you can do with your CBA balance. It’s a simple task: just login to NetBank, click the ‘Awards’ icon next to your points-earning credit card, select ‘...

    POSTED 22 Aug, 2016 3 Comments

  • How to turn your credit card points into frequent flyer points

    Most Australian credit cards allow customers to earn frequent flyer points with Qantas, Virgin Australia and other airlines – and in many cases, the equivalent loyalty programs of hotel chains such as Hilton and Starwood. But often, you'll start by picking up 'reward points' in the card's ...

    POSTED 12 Aug, 2016 7 Comments

  • May's top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up deals

    If your current credit card doesn't meet your needs, consider one of these offers which could be a better-fit and could also lend your Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer points balance a helping hand. That's because a number of banks offer impressive bundles of bonus points to new credit c...

    POSTED 24 May, 2016 1 Comment

  • Best Virgin Australia credit card deals: pocket up to 237,500 Velocity points

    Using credit cards wisely is a great way to earn frequent flyer points on money you're already spending, and some cards also deliver hefty offers of bonus Virgin Australia Velocity points in exchange for switching banks or for signing up for your first-ever card. Among them: American Express Aus...

    POSTED 29 Apr, 2016 2 Comments

  • Fast-track to SPG Gold status with these five credit cards

    Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status usually comes as your reward for spending 25 nights or making 10 stays each year at hotels like Westin, St. Regis, Sheraton and W, but there’s a sneaky way to fast-track to Gold after spending just one night at a Starwood hotel. That’s thanks to a...

    POSTED 17 Feb, 2016 12 Comments

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