• 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

  • Commonwealth Bank Awards adds 10 new airline, hotel points partners

    IN BRIEF | Commonwealth Bank Awards credit card points can now be converted into frequent flyer points with 9 new airline partners – spanning Oneworld, Star Alliance, SkyTeam and beyond – and into hotel loyalty points with InterContinental as well. Among the newly-added options are d...

    POSTED 4 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

  • Is Qantas planning a Premier Black credit card?

    Qantas looks set to to release a black edition of its Premier credit card following up the successful 2017 launch of the Premier platinum card. The airline has conducted a series of invitation-only workshops to sound out current Qantas Premier platinum cardholders on the appeal of a more ex...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2018 43 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

  • 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

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