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Increase your credit limit

From time to time, you may need more headroom with your credit limit on your card. For example, you may be going travelling, need to make that large purchase or want to avoid being charged Over Limit fees.

Easy ways to apply

After your account has been opened for 6 months, you can choose to apply for an increase to your credit limit on your card. To be eligible to apply for a BankSA credit card limit increase you must be the primary or joint cardholder, not an additional cardholder, and must not have requested a credit card limit increase in the last 6 months. You must also meet our credit criteria to be approved for a credit limit increase.

You can apply to increase the credit limit on your card in any of these ways:

Customers registered for Internet Banking could save time by applying online through Internet Banking. Log in and visit the ‘Manage my accounts’ menu. Under the heading ‘Card Services’ select ‘Increase Credit Card Limit’.

For a quick response1

Call us on 13 13 76

  • To apply to increase your limit, say “Increase Card Limit” when prompted
  • To decrease your limit, say “Decrease Card Limit” when prompted

Apply for a business credit card limit increase

Written Credit Limit Increase Invitations

If you are the account owner of a BankSA personal credit card, we'd like to send you written invitations to apply for an increased credit limit from time to time. From 1 July 2012 we will no longer be able to do this unless we have your consent. Provide your consent by calling 1300 307 080 or by contacting your Relationship Manager. You can provide or withdraw your consent at any time.

Information you'll need to complete your application

  • Driver licence number if you have one for yourself and each applicant
  • Details of weekly income before tax for each applicant
  • Details of your assets, savings or investments
  • The repayment amounts and balances owing on any liabilities (including credit cards, store accounts, etc.)
  • If you are self-employed you will also need recent tax information.

Final approval depends on

  • Your ability to meet BankSA's normal credit assessment criteria and to provide BankSA with any further information required.
  • Satisfactory transaction history on your credit card, account and other accounts held with us.

Important information

Conditions, fees and credit criteria apply.
Before making a decision, it's best to read the terms and conditions.

Your welcome letter will also set out some terms and conditions such as interest rates and fees

Please read these documents and keep a copy. You can request a paper copy at a branch.

The information on our website is prepared without knowing your personal financial circumstances. Before you act on this, please consider if it's right for you. If you need help, call 13 13 76.

1. Subject to system availability.