Orange One Low Rate

RateCity Says: Aussies who want to keep credit card costs low and take advantage of long interest-free periods may enjoy this competitive low rate, low fee offer from ING.

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Purchase Rate

Purchase Rate

11.99%

Balance Transfer Rate

Balance Transfer Rate

-

Annual Fee

Annual Fee

$0

Max Free Days

Max Free Days

45

Late Payment Fee

$20

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Purchase Rate

Purchase Rate

11.99%

Balance Transfer Rate

Balance Transfer Rate

-

Annual Fee

Annual Fee

$0

Max Free Days

Max Free Days

45

Late Payment Fee

$20

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Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons

  • No Annual Fee
  • Ability to convert large purchases into instalment plans
  • No reward program
  • No balance transfer
  • Does not offer free supplementary cards
  • Late payment fee

ING Features and Fees

ING Features and Fees

Details

Card Level

Standard

Card Type

Visa

Interest Free Days

Interest Free Days

45

Minimum monthly repayment

5% or $100

Minimum credit limit

$1k

Maximum credit limit

$30k

Free supplementary cards

Number free supplementary

0

Instant Approval

Fees

Annual Fee

Annual Fee

$0

Annual Fee Spend Waiver

Supplementary card annual fee

$10

Late Payment Fee

$20

Over limit fee

$0

Duplicate statement fee

Electronic Wallet Service

Important Rates

Rates

Purchase Rate

Purchase Rate

11.99%

Cash advance rate

11.99%

Cash advance fee

3% or $3

Balance Transfer

Balance Transfer Rate

Balance Transfer Rate

-

Transfer Limit

Balance Transfer Fee

$0

Overseas spending

Foreign Exchange Fee

2.5% on Visa

Overseas charges

Overseas charges

$2.5

Estimated ATM Cost

$10

for AU $300 withdrawal

Rewards

Program name

Rewards Available

Eligibility

Minimum age

18

Minimum income

$36k

Eligibility conditions

Hold an active Orange Everyday bank account

Residency

Australia Citizen, Permanent Resident

Other Benefits

Get international transaction fees waived and a global ATM rebate if you deposit at least $1,000 from an external bank account to your Orange Everyday bank account in your name and make at least 5 card purchases using your ING debit or credit card

Other Restrictions

Balance Transfer not available. Cash advances: 10% of the credit limit, up to a $500 maximum.

Pros and Cons

  • No Annual Fee
  • Ability to convert large purchases into instalment plans
  • No reward program
  • No balance transfer
  • Does not offer free supplementary cards
  • Late payment fee

ING Features and Fees

Details

Card Level

Standard

Card Type

Visa

Interest Free Days

Interest Free Days

45

Minimum monthly repayment

5% or $100

Minimum credit limit

$1k

Maximum credit limit

$30k

Free supplementary cards

Number free supplementary

0

Instant Approval

Fees

Annual Fee

Annual Fee

$0

Annual Fee Spend Waiver

Supplementary card annual fee

$10

Late Payment Fee

$20

Over limit fee

$0

Duplicate statement fee

Electronic Wallet Service

Important Rates

Rates

Purchase Rate

Purchase Rate

11.99%

Cash advance rate

11.99%

Cash advance fee

3% or $3

Balance Transfer

Balance Transfer Rate

Balance Transfer Rate

-

Transfer Limit

Balance Transfer Fee

$0

Overseas spending

Foreign Exchange Fee

2.5% on Visa

Overseas charges

Overseas charges

$2.5

Estimated ATM Cost

$10

for AU $300 withdrawal

Rewards

Program name

Rewards Available

Eligibility

Minimum age

18

Minimum income

$36k

Eligibility conditions

Hold an active Orange Everyday bank account

Residency

Australia Citizen, Permanent Resident

Other Benefits

Get international transaction fees waived and a global ATM rebate if you deposit at least $1,000 from an external bank account to your Orange Everyday bank account in your name and make at least 5 card purchases using your ING debit or credit card

Other Restrictions

Balance Transfer not available. Cash advances: 10% of the credit limit, up to a $500 maximum.

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FAQs

Current Interest Rate

This is the current interest rate on your existing credit card.

Should I get a credit card?

Once you've compared credit card interest rates and deals and found the right card for you, the actual process of getting a credit card is quite straightforward. You can apply for a credit card online, over the phone or in person at a bank branch. 

How do I apply for a credit card online?

Current Annual Fees

These are the current annual fees on your existing credit card.

Monthly repayment

This is how much you can afford to pay on a monthly basis off your credit card. You can enter any amount you wish; but to make the balance transfer worthwhile the default is $200.

What happens if I have a bad credit score?

If you have a bad credit score, you might encounter two main problems. First, the lower your credit score, the more likely you are to be rejected when you apply for a loan or any other credit product. Second, if your application is accepted, the less likely you are to qualify for the lowest interest rates.

Why should I check my credit rating?

There are two reasons you should check your credit rating: so you have a better understanding of your financial position, and so you can take action (if necessary) to improve your credit rating.

Lenders use credit ratings or credit scores to assess loan applications. The higher your score, the more likely you are to get approved, and the more likely you are to be charged lower interest rates and lower fees. Conversely, the lower your credit score, the less likely you are to get approved, and the more likely you are to be charged higher interest rates and higher fees.

Why do different credit reporting bureaus use different scores?

The reason Equifax, Experian and Illion use different scores is because they are independent companies with their own different methodologies. As a result, a score of, say, 700 would mean different things at different credit reporting bureaus.

However, the one thing they have in common is that they divide their scores into five tiers. So if you receive a tier-two credit score from one bureau, you will probably receive a tier-two score from the others, as well.

Can I get a credit card on part-time/casual work?

Yes, as credit card providers look at your annual income amount as well as your occupation. Minimum income requirements tend to be between $30,000 – $40,000 for standard and rewards credit cards, however low income credit cards can have minimum income requirements as low as $15,000 per year.

How to get a credit card for the first time

A credit card can be a useful financial tool, provided you understand the risks and can meet repayment obligations.

If you’re a credit card first-timer, review your options. Think about what kind of credit card would suit your lifestyle, and compare providers by fees, perks and repayments.

Once you’ve selected a card, it’s time to apply. Credit card applications can generally be completed in store, online or over the phone.

When you apply for a credit card for the first time, you must meet age, residency and income requirements. As proof, you must also provide documentation such as bank account statements.

What is a balance transfer credit card?

A balance transfer credit card lets you transfer your debt balance from one credit card to another. A balance transfer credit card generally has a 0 per cent interest rate for a set period of time. When you roll your debt balance over to a new credit card, you’ll be able to take advantage of the interest-free period to pay your credit card debt off faster without accruing additional interest charges. If your application is approved, the provider will pay out your old credit card and transfer your debt balance over to the new card. 

How easy is it to get a credit card?

For most Australians, there are no great barriers to applying for and getting approved for a credit card. Here are some points that a lender will consider when assessing your credit card application.

Credit score: A bad credit score is not the be all and end all of your application, but it may stop you being approved for a higher credit limit. If your credit score is less than perfect, apply for the credit limit that you need, rather than the one you want.

Annual income: Most credit cards have minimum annual income requirements. Make sure you’re applying for a card where you meet the minimum.

Age & residency: You need to be at least 18 years old to apply for a credit card in Australia, and most require that you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident. However, there are some credit cards available to temporary residents.

How many numbers are on a credit card?

The numbers on your credit card actually follow a universal standard which is used to identify specific functions. Each credit card has a different amount of numbers. Visa and Mastercard have 16, American Express has 15 and Diner’s Club has 14. 

The first number on a credit card always identifies what type of credit card it is. Visa cards start with a 4, whereas Mastercard starts with a 5 and American Express with a 3. The remainder of the digits represent the account number, including the last number which is used to verify that your credit card is actually valid. 

Credit cards also have additional verification numbers, which are mainly used when the card isn’t present for phone and online purchases. These are the three-digit numbers on the back of Visa and MasterCard or the four-digit numbers on the front of an American Express card.

How to get money from a credit card

You can get money from a credit card, but generally it will cost you.

Withdrawing money from a credit card is called a cash advance, as it operates more as a loan than a simple cash withdrawal. Because it is a loan, you may be charged interest on your cash advance as soon as you make the withdrawal. Interest rates are also usually much higher for cash advances than standard credit card purchases.

In addition to the interest rate, you may also be charged a cash advance fee. This could be a flat rate, or a percentage of your total cash advance. If you are considering a cash advance, make sure to add up how much it will cost you before committing.

What should you do when you lose your credit card?

Losing your credit card is a serious situation, and could land you in financial trouble. Here is a simple guide detailing what to do when you lose your credit card.

Lock you card – Contact your provider and inform them about your lost credit card. From here lock, block or cancel your card.

Keep track of transactions – Look out for unauthorised credit card transactions. Most banks protect against fraudulent transactions.

Address recurring charges – If your card is linked to recurring charges (gym membership, rent, utilities), contact those businesses.

Check credit rate – To ensure you’re not the victim of identity theft, check your credit rating a month or two after you lose your credit card.

How to get cash with just a credit card number

Banks and merchants usually will not allow you to access cash without a physical card, because doing so would open up opportunities for fraudulent activities. Even most non-cash credit card transactions (such as shopping online) require you to know the expiry date and CVV on your credit card in addition to the card number.

However, some banks offer cardless cash for transaction accounts. Using a secure app installed on your mobile phone, you can log onto an ATM and withdraw the money you need. This could be a practical and secure solution if you don’t have a card and need cash.

What is a credit card?

A credit card is a payment method which lets you pay for goods and services without using your own money. It’s essentially a short-term loan which lets you borrow the bank’s money to pay for things which you can pay back – potentially with interest – at a later date. Credit cards can also be used to withdraw money from an ATM, which is known as a cash advance. Because you’re borrowing money from a bank, credit cards charge you interest on the money you use (unless you repay the entire debt during the interest-free period). When you apply for a credit card, the bank gives you a credit limit which sets the maximum amount you can borrow using your card. Credit cards are one of the most popular methods of payments and can be a convenient way of paying for goods and services in store, online and all around the globe.

How do you pay off credit cards?

The best way to pay off a credit card bill is to set a realistic spending budget and stick to it. Each month, you’ll get a credit card statement detailing how much you owe and how long it will take to pay off the balance by making minimum repayments. If you only make the minimum repayments, it will take you years to pay off your outstanding balance and add extra costs in interest charges. To avoid any extra charges, you should pay the entire bill. 

How to get rid of credit card debt

  1. Calculate your debt. Credit card calculators make it easy to determine the repayments required to chip away at your debt in the shortest timeframe possible for your budget.
  2. Repayment plans. Take some time to formulate a credit repayment plan. Consider increasing your income, scaling back your lifestyle or refinancing.
  3. Talk to your credit provider. If you’re still struggling with your debt, give your credit provider a call. You may be able to come to a new arrangement.

How do you use credit cards?

A credit card can be an easy way to make purchases online, in person or over the phone. When used properly, a credit card can even help you manage your cash flow. But before applying for a credit card, it’s good to know how they work. A credit card is essentially a personal line of credit which lets you buy things and pay for them later. As a card holder, you’ll be given a credit limit and (potentially) charged interest on the money the bank lends you. At the end of each billing period, the bank will send you a statement which shows your outstanding balance and the minimum amount you need to pay back. If you don’t pay back the full balance amount, the bank will begin charging you interest.