How to get a new credit card


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

Nov 15, 2017( 1 min read )

To get a new credit card, generally you need to be at least 18 years old and have a good credit rating. You don’t need to be an Australian citizen. Usually you can apply online or in person at a branch of the card issuer. You’ll typically have to supply information like:

  • What you regularly earn (e.g. wages, salary) and what you regularly spend (e.g. rent/mortgage, loan repayments, living expenses)
  • Your employer’s contact details
  • Details of your assets and any debts you are paying off

Before applying for any credit card, be sure you can afford the repayments. It also helps to do some research, comparing different credit cards and what they offer in terms of fees, interest, rewards etc.


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