just looked it up, it is good for travelling! I don't currently do enough travelling maybe in the future to make this worth while. You would want to have the balance transfer paid off before the end as cash advance rates can be expensive, I did that by accident on a night out thought I was withdrawing money and turns out I used my credit card and they charged from that night. Cost a bit as I always withdraw my maximum amount to make sure I don't need to use my card too much.
HSBC Platinum Qantas Credit Card Features:
- 35,000 bonus Qantas Frequent Flyer points when you apply by 30 November 2013, are approved and make an eligible purchase within 3 months of applying1
- 0% p.a. balance transfer for 6 months2 from non-HSBC credit cards on application (reverting to the variable cash advance rate, currently 21.99% p.a.)
- As a Qantas Frequent Flyer member you'll get:
- 2 Qantas Frequent Flyer points for every $1 spent on eligible purchases3 overseas
- 1 Qantas Frequent Flyer point for every $1 spent on eligible purchases3 in Australia
- 2 Qantas Club lounge passes every year at no extra cost4
- Insurance package5 including Extended Warranty, Purchase Protection, Guaranteed Pricing, Transit Accident and International Travel Insurance
Eligibility criteria and conditions apply (read the PDS available at zurich.com.au or by calling 1800 648 093)
- Annual fee $199
- Additional cardholder fee $0
Available to new, approved customers who apply for the HSBC Platinum Qantas Credit Card by 30 November 2013. Other fees and charges apply.
Print a Key Fact Sheet
Credit provided by HSBC Bank Australia Limited ABN 48 006 434 162 Australian Credit Licence 232595. Offer available to new, approved HSBC credit card holders who apply by 30/11/2013. HSBC is the credit provider. Fees, charges, Terms & Conditions apply. Visit hsbc.com.au or call 132 152. HSBC's lending criteria apply. HSBC Credit Card account holders who have previously cancelled their card may be ineligible for this promotional offer.
1 Bonus 35,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points offer is only available to new HSBC Platinum Qantas Credit Card holders who apply and are approved by 30/11/2013 and who make an eligible purchase within 3 months of applying. Eligible purchases exclude interest free promotions, balance transfers, business expenses, cash advances, fees or charges, any disputed transactions, BPAY® and any government fee or charge. Points will ordinarily be credited within 2 months of making an eligible purchase.
2 To be eligible for the introductory balance transfer rate, the balance transfer request must be made at the time of applying for the new HSBC credit card. The interest rate on the balance transfer applies for 6 months and must be from non-HSBC credit cards. After this period, any balance outstanding from the balance transfer will accrue interest at the cash advance rate (currently 21.99% p.a as at 30-Sep-13 and subject to change). HSBC will allocate payments we receive from you to pay off the portion of your balance which attracts the highest interest rate first and subsequently to portions of your balance attracting lower interest rates. This may mean applying any and all payments made to your HSBC Credit Card account to pay off other transactions such as purchases and cash advances before any balance transfer amount.
3 Qantas Frequent Flyer points accrue in accordance with and subject to the HSBC Qantas Rewards Terms and Conditions. No points are earned on balance transfers, cash advances and other ineligible transactions. You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program and provide your valid membership number to HSBC in order to earn and redeem points. Membership and the earning and redemption of points is subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program available at qantas.com/terms. A joining fee applies.
4 Invitations are valid for Qantas Club and Qantas operated international Business Lounges only. Not valid in International First Class Lounges, Chairman's Lounge, Qantas Domestic Business, Qantas oneworld® alliance airline, partner airline or associated lounges. Each invitation is valid for a single visit before the date specified on the invitation, when travelling with Qantas or Jetstar. Qantas Club rules apply which are available at qantas.com/qantasclub. Subject to Qantas Club Invitation Conditions available at hsbc.com.au. Make an eligible purchase within the first 3 months of applying for your card to receive your two complimentary Qantas Club lounge invitations. Following that, each year, you will continue to receive two complimentary lounge invitations on the anniversary date of your first spend.
5 Terms and Conditions apply to insurances. Insurance policies are issued by Zurich Australian Limited ABN 13 000 296 640 AFSL 232507. HSBC does not issue these insurances and does not receive commissions on these policies or guarantee any benefits under this cover. HSBC has entered into master policies for the benefit of cardholders. The cover provided is at no additional cost to cardholders. This document provides general information only and does not take into account what you currently have, want or need for your financial future. You should consider these matters and read the PDS available at zurich.com.au or by calling 1800 648 093.