Credit Cards that offer bonus points on overseas, foreign and non-Australian dollar purchases
A handful of credit cards offer extra points for most transactions you make that aren't in Australian dollars. If you shop frequently overseas, or travel a lot, this is a great way to increase your points earn potential from your credit card.
The NAB Rewards Platinum Visa is the higher points earner in the new NAB Rewards Visa range, earning 0.5 Velocity Points per $. It’s good to have an additional flexible points program card and is worth considering for those who want a range of points redemption options.
NAB is offering 90,000 points with the NAB Rewards Signature Visa with more points on offer from spend than other NAB Rewards card range. Here’s how it stacks up.
Westpac’s Altitude Business Platinum is a useful card for small and medium size businesses with Qantas, Asia Miles, KrisFlyer and Velocity point transfers as options.
100,000 Amplify Rewards or 80,000 Qantas Points plus discounted first-year annual card fee with the Amplify Signature Visa
Includes two complimentary airport lounge passes per year and you can also receive a 10% bonus reward of the points you earned for the previous year on your birthday.
The card is aimed at large business spenders who are looking for high points earn rates on travel and business expenses.
Savvy travellers and points-collectors will get a lot of benefits out of the high $1,450 annual fee.
Citi Prestige card has up to 410,000 bonus Citi Rewards Points—equivalent to 205,000 Velocity Points—with many other travel perks
The Citi Prestige Visa is a card for the aggressive points collector with high points earn rates, a large number of frequent flyer program transfer partners, and a vast range of perks. You’ll need to consider the $700 annual fee and $150,000 minimum income requirement, though.
Emirates Citi World Mastercard has up to 60,000 bonus Skywards Miles on offer, Emirates lounge and limo benefits with 1/2 annual fee
The Emirates World MasterCard has 60,000 bonus Skywards Miles on offer, and comes with lounge access and airport transfer benefits – there are a few conditions to note though.
80,000 NAB Rewards points (transferrable to 40,000 Velocity Points) plus no first year annual fee with NAB Rewards Business Platinum Visa
NAB Rewards allows you to transfer points to Velocity, Asia Miles and Air NZ Airpoints, and offers bonus points for overseas spend and purchases at major department and hardware stores.