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Want to save on credit card interest?

If you have an existing credit card balance with another Australian bank, financial institution or store card, then you may consider transferring the balance to BankSA to save money on interest.

To find out about our current balance transfer offers.

 


Transferring to a new card?

  • Apply online in 10 minutes, get a response in 60 seconds.
  • Consolidate up to 3 non-BankSA Australian issued credit, charge or store cards.
  • Transfer up to 80% of the limit available on the BankSA card you’re transferring to.
  • See product pages for ‘Special Offers’.

 

Transferring to an existing card?

 

  • Request a balance transfer online at any time in 5 minutes, get a response in 60 seconds.
  • Transfer up to 2 non-BankSA credit, charge or store cards to your existing BankSA credit card.
  • Transfer up to 80% of the limit available on the BankSA card you’re transferring to.
  • Take advantage of our 6.99% p.a. offer on balance transfers for 12 months when requested at application. After the promotional period, the balance transfer rate switches to the variable cash advance rate.1

 


 

Before you apply

To improve the likelihood your application is approved and in a timely manner, please read this section carefully before applying.

  • You’re aged 18 or over
  • You’re an Australian citizen or have a permanent residency visa
  • You have a regular, verifiable income
  • You have a residential address in Australia.
  • You’re regularly meeting your repayment obligations for other credit card or loan accounts
  • You’ve considered whether you need to keep any credit accounts you no longer use – e.g.: store cards.

As part of reviewing your application we look at the information on your credit report, which is produced by an independent credit bureau. This report shows a snapshot of your liabilities, available credit, and your repayment behaviour for these accounts. To learn more about credit reporting in Australia visit www.banksa.com.au/ccr.

It’s a good idea to view your own credit report and check your details are correct before starting your application. You can do this for free by visiting the credit bureau website directly, or via CreditSmart.org.au. We work with three bureaus: Equifax, illion and Experian, so you might like to check the report produced by each of them.

Before starting your application, make sure you have everything in the list below:
  • All existing liabilities that are in your name (e.g. personal loans, other credit or store cards, ‘interest-free’ instalment purchases, home loan)
  • Your income information from the last 3 months, such as payslips, bank statements and rental income (you won’t need this if your pay already goes into a BankSA bank account)
  • All your regular monthly expenses (including school fees, insurance, bills etc.)
  • Your frequent flyer number (if applying for a Rewards card)
  • Your balance transfer credit card details (if applying for a Balance Transfer).

If you’re an existing BankSA customer, you’ll also need to:

  • Apply as an existing customer in the application form, which includes logging in to your account
  • Once logged in, double-check that your personal details (name, address etc) are up-to-date. If not, log in to internet banking to update them.
Any errors in the details you provide could delay processing, or even mean you are declined. Again, checking against your credit report can help here.

Every time you apply for any form of credit, your credit history is checked by the credit provider. This is listed as an enquiry on your report. Multiple applications can be seen as a red flag and reduce your chances of approval.

 


 

Transferring your balance is easy

  1. Start an online application for the credit card of your choice
  2. Select YES within the form that you would like to transfer a balance to your new BankSA credit card
  3. Supply card details for the balance you would like to transfer
  4. Complete the transfer by activating your new card.

 

Choose from one of the following options to transfer up to 2 non-BankSA credit or store cards to your existing BankSA credit card1:

 

Via internet banking

Once logged in, select “Transfer & payments” and then select “Pay out a credit card held with another bank.”

Via phone

Call 13 13 76 to arrange a balance transfer over the phone.

 

Balance Transfer FAQs

Important information

Key Facts Sheet

New simplified Credit Card Terms and Conditions will take effect from 2nd November 2020. See notice of changes for more details.

Conditions, fees and credit criteria apply. Before making a decision, it's best to read the terms and conditions. This card is issued as a Visa card.

Switches, upgrades, or Westpac Group staff are ineligible. The promotions may be varied or withdrawn at any time and is not available in conjunction with any other promotion.

1. #Balance Transfer: Existing BankSA credit card customers can request a balance transfer from another store, charge or non-St.George, non-Bank SA and non-Bank of Melbourne credit card to their existing BankSA credit card account. Balance(s) transferred will be at the special balance transfer rate of 6.99% p.a. for 12 months. Rate then switches to cash advance rate. The variable cash interest rate applies to balance transfers requested at any other time. You can transfer up to two balances from another store or credit card to yourBankSA credit card provided you meet the minimum requirements for balance transfers.