St.George Amplify Signature Credit Card

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St.George Amplify Signature Credit Card
Apply by 18 apr 18
5 reviews
Up to 90,000 points. Conditions Apply.
Boost your Amplify Qantas or Amplify account with 1.5 points per $1 you spend with double points earned on international spend.
Receive a birthday points bonus of 10% of the points earned in the last 12 months.
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Amplify Qantas or Amplify Rewards
0.75 pts
per $1 spent (QFF)
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Pros & cons

What's good?

What's not so good?

Earn up to 90,000 bonus Qantas or Amplify points when you spend $5,000 within 90 days from card approval. Exclusions apply.
Receive a birthday points bonus of 10% of the points earned in the last 12 months.
Flexibility to choose the rewards programs that better suits you. Amplify points can be redeemed through Virgin Australia’s Velocity, Malaysia Airlines’ Enrich and Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer.
If you’re a newcomer to Qantas the $89.50 enrolment fee is FREE!
Enjoy two complimentary airport lounge passes per year upon enrolment.
International travel insurance for trips up to 6 months for you and your family including medical expenses, unexpected trip cancellation and rental vehicle excess.
Signature benefits including membership to Visa Luxury Hotel Collection.
Not the best points earning ratio for each dollar you spend on domestic spending.
Overseas transactions get charged a 3% foreign transaction fee of the Australian dollar value.

Our review

Our review of the St.George Amplify Signature Credit CardReviewed by Yvonne Taylor

Need to give your Qantas points a quick boost so that you can snag an award flight? St. George’s Amplify Signature Card pumps 90,000 points into your account if you can meet a preliminary spending target, and there’s no points cap. Its points earning potential and complimentary insurance make it ideal for regular travellers.

It’s pricey thereafter though, charging 19.49% p.a. interest on uncleared balances after the initial honeymoon period. But the recurring birthday bonus of 10% of your previous year’s points may encourage you to stay.

Concierge and luxury hotels

Once again, you’ll need to be a frequent traveller or a higher-than-average spender to appreciate the concierge service and the automatic membership of the Visa Luxury Hotel Collection, offering extras such as best available rates, free Internet, complimentary breakfast and late checkout at 900 hotels worldwide.

Disappointing domestic points

Unfortunately, you’ll come back down to earth in more ways than one when you get back home, with a lacklustre points earnings rate of 0.75 pts per $1 spent (QFF) on local purchases. So if most of your spending is going to be done in Australia, it will be hard to justify the high annual fee. The absence of a points cap will not compensate for the absence of points.

Insurance

The full premium card insurance package is built into the Amplify Signature card:

  • Overseas travel – cover for you and your immediate family for trips of up to six months, including emergency medical expenses, unavoidable trip cancellation and rental car excess
  • Interstate flight inconvenience – trip cancellation or delay cover, luggage cover
  • Transit accident – cash compensation for serious accidents sustained on planes and public transport
  • Rental vehicle excess in Australia – you don’t need to be travelling to take advantage of this cover, which few other cards provide
  • Purchase cover – 90 days of protection against loss, theft or damage for new items bought with the card
  • Extended warranty – up to 12 extra months on top of the manufacturer’s Australian warranty
  • Price guarantee – get the purchase price difference refunded if you find it cheaper elsewhere within 21 days

The extensive multi-trip international travel insurance for a family would set you back about $750 per year. The total value of these insurance policies is estimated to be about $1,350 per year.

This card is best for . . .

The St. George Amplify Signature card is most suitable for the frequent overseas flyer, frequent overseas spender and frequenter of luxury international hotels. Local big spenders, on the other hand, will need to work out whether the uncapped points potential is enough to defray the relatively high annual fee.

User reviews

3.8 out of 5.0 based on 5 reviews100% of reviewers would recommend this card

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Reviews from users

Great rewards and benefits

Reviewed and recommended by Kathryn on 21 Sep 2016

This card has a really great rewards system and some really good benefits. Rewards and benefits are easy to access, and not confusing.

Fees are a little high, but it has a good interest-free period.

Overall I am very happy with this card, and would recommended it to others.

Pleased with this card so far

Reviewed and recommended by Deborah on 11 Jul 2016

I have always banked with St George and recently updated to the Amplify Credit Card as I previously only had a debit card. I feel happy with my rate and the St George app allows me to track my spending and payments effectively. I received a 0% annual fee for the first year. There are rewards associated with this card but I have not looked too much into them.

Bonus fee-free card from home loan package

Reviewed and recommended by William on 11 Dec 2016

It comes with the Advantage Package home loan. It has no fees, low rates, complimentary travel insurance, and you get perks like two Qantas lounge passes annually.

This is a great card if you like to travel. The extra perks are geared towards people that often travel overseas.

I redeemed nearly $200 in one year

Reviewed and recommended by Sinthuja on 20 Sep 2016

I am happy with this card. There’s a good limit, double points, rewards, easy redemption and good service. It’s easy using NetBank,and easy to manage your card limit (increase/decrease).

So far so good — no long waiting time for approval and it was quickly delivered. Term and conditions are good, late fees lower, and ATM fees are good.

No fuss card

Reviewed and recommended by Faria on 10 Sep 2014

Certainly convenient if you’re looking to secure a home loan. Fast, easy and fuss free application process. Statements are not sent regularly, therefore you are unsure where you stand financially with this card. Recommend for certain loans such as home and car, otherwise I would stick with a more renowned bank.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed about credit cards are the reviewer's alone, and do not reflect the views of Credit Card Compare or the credit card issuer. Reviews have not been approved or otherwise endorsed by Credit Card Compare.

The basics

About this card

Card setup
Single
Card tier
Black
Card type
Visa
Card use
Personal
Credit rating
Any
Gambling transactions allowed
No
Joint application
Yes
Minimum age
18 years old
Minimum income
N/A
Minimum income for pensioners
$Same as standard
Pensioners
Rewards program
Amplify Qantas or Amplify Rewards
Temporary residents
Yes

Cardholders

Additional cardholders
1
Additional card fee
$0 p.a.

Credit limits

Minimum credit limit
$15,000
Maximum credit limit
$80,000

Repayments

Interest charged from
Purchase date
Interest free period
Up to 55 days on purchases
Minimum repayment
2%

Rates & fees

Ongoing interest rates

MonthlyAnnually
Cash advances 1.69% 20.24% p.a.
Purchases 1.62% 19.49% p.a.

Fees

Annual fee
$279 p.a.
Cash advance fee
2%
Dishonour fee
$9
Duplicate statement fee
$4.50
Foreign exchange fee
3%
Late payment fee
$15
Over limit fee
$15
Overseas ATM balance fee
$5
Overseas ATM withdrawal fee
$5
Overseas emergency card replacement fee
$52.50
Transaction verification fee
$0

Rewards & points

Cool stuff you can get with your points

Disclaimer: Does not include taxes, fees, or charges. Accurate as of 25th January 2016.

Rewards program basics

First purchase bonus
90,000 points
Reward points expiry
Never as long as you keep your account active
Rewards program
Amplify Qantas or Amplify Rewards
Spend required for bonus points
$5000 in 90 days

Earning points with this card

Frequent flyer points
0.75 pts per $1 spent (QFF)
Overseas earn rate
1.5 pts per $1 spent (Amplify)
Points cap per month
Unlimited
Points cap per year
Unlimited
Points earned on ATO payments
N/A
Reward points
1.5 pts per $1 spent (Amplify)

Additional benefits

Airport lounge access
Yes
Complimentary flight voucher
No
Concierge service
Yes

Benefits

This card comes with benefits worth an estimated $1,391

ShoppingEstimated value
Extended warranty
Valuation based on the assumption of making a $250 claim once every 5 years. There is no retail market for all-encompassing extended warranty insurance covering more than one item, so no premium saving.
$50
Guaranteed pricing / price protection insurance
Valuation based on the assumption of making a $100 claim once every 10 years. Extensive conditions apply. There is no retail market for this type of insurance, so no premium saving.
$10
Purchase protection
Valuation based on the assumption of making a $200 claim once every 5 years. There is no retail market for this type of insurance, so no premium saving.
$40
Travel
Interstate flight inconvenience insurance
Valuation based on similar domestic travel insurance policies available online that include interstate flight inconvenience.
$290
Overseas travel insurance
Valuation based on similar annual travel insurance policies available online for trips of up to 60 days.
$801
Rental vehicle excess cover (separate from travel insurance)
Valuation based on similar rental vehicle excess insurance policies available online.
$32
Transit accident insurance
Valuation based on similar global transit accident insurance policies available online.
$150
Waived Qantas Frequent Flyer joining fee
Valuation based on $89.50 Qantas Frequent Flyer joining fee spread over 5 years. Note that this benefit does not apply if cardholder chooses Amplify Rewards rather than Qantas Frequent Flyer points.
$18
Total estimated value$1,391
Annual fee$279
Net customer value$1,112
Disclaimer: Details of who, what, and where coverage applies to, as well as its duration and any coverage limitations will be listed in the credit card insurance product disclosure statement (PDS) on the card issuer's website. The names/labels of complimentary insurance products may differ from one issuer to another. Terms and conditions apply. Always check the insurance PDS when considering a financial product. Accurate as of 31st October 2015.

Minimum criteria for this card

What you need before applying

Be over 18 years old
You are a resident or citizen of Australia
Earn a regular any weekly income
You have your personal details ready to complete the online application
Have not applied for multiple credit cards recently
Joint applications are allowed
Temporary residents are eligible
Age Pension, Disability Pension and Widower's Pension are acceptable.
Family Tax Benefits and Parenting Payments is acceptable.
Disclaimer: The minimum criteria pointers are intended only to be a guide. Your application may still be rejected by the bank even if you can answer 'Yes' to all the minimum criteria. The final decision regarding your application is up to the bank.

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