Enjoy 50,000 bonus Velocity Points, when you apply, are approved by 31 July 2013 and spend $500 on your Card in the first 3 months of Card membership2
Apply today to start your next escape.
You will earn 1.5 Velocity Points per $1 spent until 22 July 2013 after which you will earn:
- Virgin Australia3 - Tens of thousands of restaurants in Australia3
- Airlines, accommodation, major cruise and tour operators paid directly or through travel agencies3 - Spend in foreign currency when overseas and online
- All other providers, excluding those below - Insurances offered by American Express
- Utilities which are gas, water and electricity providers - Insurance offered by companies other than American Express - Telecommunication providers which includes goods and services purchased from phone, mobile and internet service providers - Government bodies including the Australian Taxation Office, Australia Post, federal/state and local government bodies
Take off with a complimentary flight1 every year
Enjoy a complimentary Virgin Australia return domestic flight every year after your first Card spend1. There are no additional charges or taxes for you to pay and you will also receive a standard luggage allowance. Take a look at the destinations available to you here.
The Virgin Australia lounge is open to you
Escape the hustle and bustle of the airport with two complimentary Single Entry passes to the Virgin Australia lounge each year4. Enjoy complimentary food and beverages, connect to free wireless broadband or simply relax, take time out and read the paper before your flight.
Substantial savings when you fly Business Class
Access substantial savings based on when and where you fly, when you and a guest travel Business Class to selected Virgin Australia international long-haul destinations, including flights to Europe and the US that codeshare with Etihad or Delta6.
Supplementary Cards8 with no annual Card fee
You have access to 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 faster8.
Complimentary Domestic & International Travel Insurance5
Even the best travel plans don't always go according to schedule. So the Velocity Platinum Card offers a little extra security when you're out jetsetting.
What's more, your spouse and dependent children aged 22 and under are covered, even when they travel without you5.
Here are just some of the insurance benefits you'll receive when you pay for travel with your American Express Velocity Platinum Card:
Travel Inconvenience Cover
When you pay for travel with your Card or redeem your complimentary flight, you'll have the reassurance of knowing you're covered for Travel Delay, Missed Connections and Luggage Delay5.
Purchase protection covers eligible items you have purchased with your American Express Velocity Platinum Card. If they're stolen or damaged within 90 days of the purchase date, they'll either be repaired or refunded5.
If you try to return an unused eligible item that you purchased with your American Express Velocity Platinum 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 price5.
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 internet9.
Platinum Priority Service
You can contact Platinum Priority Service for queries about your Card Account, to redeem your complimentary Virgin Australia domestic economy return flight or complimentary Business Class companion flight, make insurance claims, or report a lost or stolen Card.
Emergency Card replacement
Nothing can replace your American Express Velocity Platinum Card – except another American Express Velocity Platinum 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 charges10, and we'll organise for a replacement Card to be delivered virtually anywhere in the world.
American Express Online Services
American Express Travel Services
With over 2,200 Travel and Foreign Exchange Services locations in more than 140 countries, you have our personal commitment that travel assistance is just around the corner – no matter where in the world you are11.
$349 annual Card fee - includes a host of benefits you simply can't put a price on, plus a complimentary Virgin Australia domestic economy flight1 after your first Card spend every year
$0 annual Card fee per Supplementary Card8 so you can earn more points
50,000 bonus Velocity Points - as an introductory offer2
20.74% p.a. interest rate12
Eligibility and Approval Criteria
To apply online for the American Express Velocity Platinum Card you'll need:
• Your income details
• Your address, if you've lived there less than five years we'll also need your previous address
• Your driver's licence number (if you have one)
• Your Velocity membership number if you are already a Velocity member
• You are over 18 years of age
• You have a good credit history
• You are a permanent resident or citizen of Australia or hold a current Business Long Stay Visa (Subclass 457)
• You earn a personal gross (pre-tax) annual income of $65,000 or more
• If self-employed, you have been trading for at least 18 months, or 12 months if you hold an existing American Express issued Card
Terms and conditions
To earn and redeem Velocity Points, you must be a Velocity member. Velocity membership and Points earn and redemption are subject to the Member Terms and Conditions, available here, 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 1088 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 $65,000 per annum to apply for the American Express Velocity Platinum 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 10 April 2013 and are subject to change.
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