Enjoy 7,500 bonus Velocity Points when you apply by 31 October 2014, are approved and spend $300 on your new3 Card within the first 3 months3. This introductory offer excludes existing Card Members or those previous Card Members who have held any American Express Card in the last 12 months3.
Apply today to start your next escape.
Earn 2 Velocity Points for every $1 spent on purchases with Virgin Australia and 1 Point for every $1 spent everywhere else2
Supplementary Cards7 with no annual Card fee
You have access to up to 4 Supplementary Credit Cards at no extra cost. What's more, Velocity Points earned on each Supplementary Card will be credited to your Velocity Account, so you can earn Points faster7.
A balance transfer can be a simple way to save on interest and repay more of your balance sooner. When you apply for the Velocity Escape Card online or over the phone as a new Card Member, you can also apply at the same time to transfer an existing balance from another account.
Applicants must apply online by 31 October 2014 and be approved. You can transfer up to 50% of your credit limit up to $7,500 maximum.
Once the balance transfer has been approved, a 1% credit plan establishment fee will be applied and you will receive a rate of 0.99% p.a. for the first 6 months of your Card Membership1.
The low rate of 0.99% p.a. expires at the end of the first 6 months of your Card Membership and after that date the standard rate of interest will be charged on any remaining balances transferred.
Purchase protection covers eligible items you have purchased with your American Express Velocity Escape Card. If they're stolen or damaged within 90 days of the purchase date, they'll either be repaired or refunded4.
If you try to return an unused eligible item that you purchased with your American Express Velocity Escape Card within 90 days of the date of purchase on your Card and the establishment refuses to take it back, we'll refund the purchase price4.
Online fraud protection guarantee
Shop online with confidence, because with our Online Fraud Protection Guarantee, you won't be held responsible for any unauthorised charges made without your knowledge while shopping on the internet5.
Emergency Card replacement
Nothing can replace your American Express Velocity Escape Card – except another American Express Velocity Escape Card.
So if your Card is ever stolen, lost or damaged, report it immediately so we can replace it. Once you've notified us, you won't be liable for any unauthorised charges8, and we'll organise for a replacement Card to be delivered.
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0.99% p.a. on balance transfers for the first 6 months1 - A one-off credit plan establishment fee of 1% applies to any balances transferred. Offer ends 31 October 2014. Learn more about balance transfers.
$0 annual Card fee - so you can put more of your money towards your next escape
$0 annual Card fee for up to 4 Supplementary Cards7 so you can earn more Points
7,500 bonus Velocity Points when you apply by 31 October 2014, are approved and spend $300 on your Card within the first 3 months3.
20.74% p.a. interest rate10
To save time before you apply for your American Express Velocity Escape Credit Card, it's best to make sure you can say yes to the following:
• I am aged over 18
• I am an Australian citizen or permanent resident or hold a current Business Long Stay Visa (subclass 457)
• I have a personal gross (pre-tax) annual income of $35,000 or more
• I have no history of bad debt or payment default
• If self-employed, I have been trading for at least 18 months, or 12 months if I hold an existing American Express issued Card
If you can say yes, go ahead. Your application takes less than 10 minutes and we may be able to give you a response in less than 60 seconds – so apply now.
Terms and conditions
To earn and redeem Velocity Points, you must be a Velocity member. Velocity membership and Points earn and redemption is subject to the Member Terms and Conditions as amended from time to time.
Cards are offered, issued and administered by American Express Australia Limited. Credit provided by American Express Australia Limited (ABN 92 108 952 085). Australian Credit Licence No. 291313. ®Registered Trademark of American Express Company. Applicants must be 18 years of age or over, reside in Australia and earn a minimum income of $40,000 per annum to apply for the American Express Velocity Escape Card. American Express income and credit approval criteria apply. Subject to Terms and Conditions. Interest rates, fees and charges apply. All interest rates are quoted as an Annual Percentage Rate. All information, including fee, charges and interest rates, is correct as at 16 June 2014 and are subject to change.
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