Westpac Altitude Business credit card guide

As outlined briefly in the Altitude Rewards guide, the Altitude Business card range has a relatively unique benefit – the opportunity to earn points into Altitude Rewards, and then transfer them to a range of frequent flyer programs, including Qantas Frequent Flyer.

On top of that, there are respectable points earn rates from spend, and a current offer of no annual fee in the first year – but no bonus points.

The only other cards on the market that let you accrue points to transfer to Qantas later are the $1200 pa Platinum Charge card and some older (now not available) Citibank and Commonwealth cards.

Note: Westpac credit cards issued following applications started on or after 1 March 2019 will be Mastercard branded.

Westpac’s site isn’t too clear about how exactly Qantas points can be transferred, so I gave them a couple of calls to verify – points are definitely earned into Altitude Rewards and are transferrable, not swept monthly, over to Qantas Frequent Flyer.
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