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American Express Velocity Escape Card

No annual Card fee
Your application should take less than 10 minutes and you may get a response in 60 seconds
Terms and Conditions

American Express Velocity Platinum Card

100,000 bonus Velocity Points10
Your application should take less than 10 minutes and you may get a response in 60 seconds
Terms and Conditions
CARD TYPE
Credit Card
ANNUAL FEE
$0 annual Card fee
CARD TYPE
Credit Card
ANNUAL FEE
$375 annual Card fee

Highlights

  • Earn 1 Velocity Point per $1 spent, except government bodies in Australia where you will earn 0.5 Velocity Points per $1 spent1
  • Earn 1 additional Velocity Point per $1 spent with Virgin Australia1
  • 0% p.a. on balance transfers for the first 12 months2 — A one-off credit plan establishment fee of 1% applies Learn More
  • Purchase Protection & Refund Protection3
  • Online fraud protection guarantee4

Highlights

  • Receive 100,000 bonus Velocity Points when you apply online by 31 July 2017, are approved and spend $1,500 on your new Card within the first 3 months10. This offer is available to new10 Card Members, as well as Bank- issued American Express companion cardholders
  • Earn 1.5 Velocity Points per $1 spent, except government bodies in Australia where you will earn 0.5 Velocity Points per $1 spent11
  • Earn 1 additional Velocity Point per $1 spent with Virgin Australia11
  • 0% p.a. on balance transfers for the first 12 months2 — A one-off credit plan establishment fee of 1% applies Learn More
  • A complimentary Virgin Australia return domestic flight each anniversary year after your first Card spend in that anniversary year12- discover where your flight could take you
  • 2 complimentary single entry passes to the domestic Virgin Australia lounge each anniversary year at selected airports13
  • 2 complimentary single entry passes to the American Express Lounge each anniversary year at Sydney International (Kingsford Smith) Airport T114
  • Complimentary Domestic and International Travel Insurance15

Velocity Frequent Flyer

Earn 1 Velocity Point per $1 spent, except government bodies in Australia where you will earn 0.5 Velocity Points per $1 spent1

Earn 1 additional Velocity Point per $1 spent with Virgin Australia1

  • No cap on the amount of Points you can earn. You receive up to 2 Velocity Points per $1 spent1, no matter how much you spend each month
  • Velocity Points earned on your Card are transferred directly to your Velocity Account each month and can be redeemed for a range of rewards including flights, accommodation, car hire, gift cards and much more5
  • With over 500 destinations to choose from, you can redeem your Points for domestic or international flights thanks to Velocity's global network of airline partners5. See where your Velocity Points could take you

Supplementary Cards6 with no annual Card fee
Earn more Velocity Points with Supplementary Cards6 for no additional fee

Balance Transfer

A promotional balance transfer offer of 0% p.a. for the first 12 months2  to help you save on interest repayments and pay your other balances sooner. A one-off 1% credit plan establishment fee applies and you can transfer up to 70% of your approved credit limit to a maximum of $10,000. This offer is for new applicants only. See how much you could save with our Balance Transfer Calculator

Protection comes as standard

Purchase Protection3
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 refunded


Refund Protection3
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 price


Online fraud protection guarantee4
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 internet

Velocity Frequent Flyer

Earn 1.5 Velocity Points per $1 spent, except government bodies in Australia where you will earn 0.5 Velocity Points per $1 spent11

Earn 1 additional Velocity Point per $1 spent with Virgin Australia11

  • No cap on the amount of Points you can earn. You receive up to 2.5 Velocity Points per $1 spent11, no matter how much you spend each month
  • Velocity Points earned on your Card are transferred directly to your Velocity Account each month and can be redeemed for a range of flights, accommodation, car hire, gift cards and much more5
  • With over 500 destinations to choose from, you can redeem your Points for domestic or international flights thanks to Velocity's global network of airline partners5. See where your Velocity Points could take you

Supplementary Cards6 with no annual Card fee
Earn more Velocity Points with Supplementary Cards6 for no additional fee

Balance Transfer

A promotional balance transfer offer of 0% p.a. for the first 12 months2  to help you save on interest repayments and pay your other balances sooner. A one-off 1% credit plan establishment fee applies and you can transfer up to 70% of your approved credit limit to a maximum of $10,000. This offer is for new applicants only. See how much you could save with our Balance Transfer Calculator

Protection comes as standard

Purchase Protection15
Purchase protection covers eligible items you have purchased with your American Express Velocity Platinum Card. If they're stolen, lost or damaged within 90 days of the purchase date, they'll either be repaired or refunded

Refund Protection15
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 price

Online fraud protection guarantee4
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 internet

Complimentary Domestic & International Travel Insurance15
Here are just some of the insurance benefits you and your family could receive when you pay for travel with your American Express Velocity Platinum Card:

  • Overseas Medical Emergency Expenses and Repatriation – up to $2,500,00015
  • Travel Cancellation – up to $12,50015
  • Baggage, Money and Documents Cover – up to $10,00015
  • Personal Liability Cover – up to $2,000,00015
  • Transport Accident Cover – up to $400,00015

Travel Inconvenience Cover15
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 Delay

At your service, wherever you are

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 charges7, and with our global network of offices, we can usually get a replacement Card to you within one working day virtually anywhere in the world

American Express Online Services

  • Check your purchases and payments or update your contact details, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Nominate 'Paperless Statements' and receive email notification to log on and view your statement online
  • You can rest assured that American Express employs the latest technology to keep your Account number secure to protect your safety and privacy online

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 corner8.

At your service, wherever you are

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 charges7, and with our global network of offices, we can usually get a replacement Card to you within one working day virtually anywhere in the world

American Express Online Services

  • Check your purchases and payments or update your contact details, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Nominate 'Paperless Statements' and receive email notification to log on and view your statement online
  • You can rest assured that American Express employs the latest technology to keep your Account number secure to protect your safety and privacy online

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 corner8

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, make insurance claims, or report a lost or stolen Card

The numbers at a glance

$0 annual Card fee so you can put more of your money towards your next escape


$0 annual Card fee for Supplementary Cards6 so you can earn more Points


0% p.a. on balance transfers for the first 12 months2 — A one-off credit plan establishment fee of 1% applies. Learn More


20.74% p.a. interest rate on purchases9

The numbers at a glance

Receive 100,000 bonus Velocity Points when you apply online by 31 July 2017, are approved and spend $1,500 on your new Card within the first 3 months10. This offer is available to new10 Card Members, as well as Bank- issued American Express companion cardholders


$375 annual Card fee includes a host of benefits you simply can't put a price on, plus a complimentary Virgin Australia domestic economy return flight12 after your first Card spend each anniversary year


$0 annual Card fee for Supplementary Cards6 so you can earn more Points


0% p.a. on balance transfers for the first 12 months2 — A one-off credit plan establishment fee of 1% applies. Learn More


20.74% p.a. interest rate on purchases9

Eligibility

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 $40,000 or more
  • I have no history of bad debt or payment default

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

Eligibility

To save time before you apply for your American Express Velocity Platinum 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 $65,000 or more
  • I have no history of bad debt or payment default

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.

Your application should take less than 10 minutes and you may get a response in 60 seconds

Your application should take less than 10 minutes and you may get a response in 60 seconds

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, and reside in Australia. 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 May 2017 and are subject to change.

1. As long as your account remains current and in good standing. Velocity Points are earned in accordance with the American Express Velocity Cards Points Terms and Conditions available here. Exclusions apply. Eligible purchases do not include cash advances, interest, balance transfers, fees and charges for traveller’s cheques and foreign currencies. These do not earn Velocity Points. For the full list of exclusions, please refer to the American Express Velocity Cards Points Terms and Conditions available here. Certain transactions will earn 0.5 points per dollar with Merchants classified as; "government", including the Australian Taxation Office, the Australian Postal Corporation (Australia Post), federal/state and local government bodies. The additional Velocity Point earned per $1 spent applies only to Virgin Australia purchases made in Australia.

2. Offer not available for Card Members who currently hold or who have previously held any other Card product offered by American Express Australia Limited in the preceding 60 day period. Balances may not be transferred from another Credit Card issued by American Express Australia Limited. The promotional balance transfer rate will be eligible for 12 months from the date the Card is approved, after which any remaining balance will revert to the standard rate of interest at that time. The credit plan establishment fee attracts the standard rate of interest. Interest free days do not apply to Balance Transfer balances, and you may be charged interest on other purchases and fees if you do not pay your Closing Balance (including any outstanding balance transfers), in full by the due date each month. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer if your account is not in good standing or we become aware of any adverse credit information. Click here for full Balance Transfer terms and conditions.

3. The American Express Velocity Escape Card insurance is subject to terms, conditions and exclusions - see the full terms and conditions available here. You must use your American Express Velocity Escape Card to pay for eligible items in order to be covered under the insurance. The insurance is underwritten by Chubb Insurance Australia Limited (ABN 23 001 642 020, AFSL No. 239687) under a group policy held by American Express International, Inc. (ABN 15 000 618 208, AFSL No. 237996). Card Members are not a party to the group policy, but may be able to claim under it as third party beneficiaries. This landing page does not take into account your objectives or financial situation. You should read the full terms and conditions to decide if this insurance meets your needs

4. Provided that you do not contribute to or unreasonably delay reporting any misuse of your Account and you have complied with your Card Conditions, you will not be held liable for any unauthorised charges.

5. Velocity membership and Points earn and redemption are subject to the Velocity Membership Terms and Conditions available here.

6. Supplementary Credit Card Members must be over 18 years of age. You will be liable for all Supplementary Credit Card spending. Points are earned in accordance with the American Express Velocity Cards Points Terms and Conditions available here. Exclusions apply. Velocity Points earned on the Supplementary Card will be credited to the primary Card Member's Velocity account.

7. If your Credit Card is lost or stolen, you must report it immediately. You can call American Express 24 hours a day. In Australia, call us on 1300 363 687. If you are overseas, report your lost or stolen Card to the nearest American Express Travel Service or Representative Office. Once you have notified us, you are not liable for any unauthorised charges.

8. Comprises Travel and Foreign Exchange Services locations of American Express; not all services available at all locations. Travel services are provided by American Express International, Inc. (ABN 15 000 618 208). Incorporated with Limited Liability in Delaware, USA.

9. This interest rate does not apply for Cash Advances and associated fees.

10. Bonus & Eligibility: Offer only available to new American Express Card Members who apply online by 31 July 2017, are approved and spend $1,500 on their new Card in the first 3 months from the Card approval date. Card Members who currently hold or who have previously held any Card product issued by American Express Australia Limited in the preceding 18 month period are ineligible for this offer. Previous and existing bank-issued American Express companion cardholders are eligible for this offer (cards issued by: Australia New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank, Westpac Banking Corporation). Eligible purchases do not include cash advances, interest, balance transfers, fees and charges for traveller’s cheques and foreign currencies. 100,000 Velocity Bonus Points will be awarded to the eligible Card Member’s account 8-10 weeks after the spend criteria has been met. This advertised offer is not applicable or valid in conjunction with any other advertised or promotional offer.

11. As long as your account remains current and in good standing. Velocity Points are earned in accordance with the American Express Velocity Cards Points Terms and Conditions available here. Exclusions apply. Eligible purchases do not include cash advances, interest, balance transfers, fees and charges for traveller’s cheques and foreign currencies. These do not earn Velocity Points. For the full list of exclusions, please refer to the American Express Velocity Cards Points Terms and Conditions available here. Certain transactions will earn 0.5 points per dollar with Merchants classified as; "government", including the Australian Taxation Office, the Australian Postal Corporation (Australia Post), federal/state and local government bodies. The additional Velocity Point earned per $1 spent applies only to Virgin Australia purchases made in Australia.

12. The complimentary domestic economy Virgin Australia return flight is only available between selected Australian cities and is available for booking by American Express Velocity Platinum Card Members after your first Card spend in the first year, and then after your first Card spend each year after the anniversary of your membership. All flights are subject to availability and neither Virgin Australia nor American Express guarantees that seats or tickets will be available on the dates or at the times you may wish to fly. Seat availability may be limited to certain dates and/or flights and it may be more difficult to book seats around public holidays, school holidays or special events. Some flights may not have any seats available for redemption. Route availability is subject to change without notice. The complimentary flight is not eligible for Velocity Points and/or Status Credits earn. All travel is subject to the American Express Velocity Platinum Card Benefits Terms and Conditions available here and travel is subject to Virgin Australia Conditions of Carriage available at virginaustralia.com.

13. Virgin Australia lounge entry passes are subject to the American Express Velocity Platinum Card Benefits Terms and Conditions available here. Two Single Entry passes to the Virgin Australia lounge will be activated on the Basic Card Member's Velocity membership Card annually on or after each annual Card fee renewal date. Single Entry passes are valid for 12 months from the date of issue. The Virgin Australia lounge is operated by Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd in selected domestic airports and entry is subject to the Virgin Australia lounge Terms and Conditions, available here and as amended from time to time. 


14. Entry into The American Express Lounge is governed by the full Terms and Conditions available at goodgoing.com.au/lounge. All entrants must adhere to the General Conditions of Entry. American Express Velocity Platinum Card Members are entitled to two (2) entries into The American Express Lounge per calendar year (1st January to 31st December). Complimentary access is available for the Card Member's children between the ages of 2-17. Card Members wishing to bring additional guests may be subject to a charge that is to be processed on the Card Member's American Express Card. From time to time, American Express Card Members may be issued with a One-Day Pass for entry into The American Express Lounge at the discretion of American Express.


15. The American Express Velocity Platinum Card insurance is subject to terms, conditions and exclusions (such as maximum age limits, pre-existing medical conditions and cover limits) - see the full terms and conditions available here. You must use your American Express Velocity Platinum Card to pay for your return trip or eligible items in order to be covered under the insurance. The insurance is underwritten by Chubb Insurance Australia Limited (ABN 23 001 642 020, AFSL No. 239687) under a group policy held by American Express International, Inc. (ABN 15 000 618 208, AFSL No. 237996). Card Members are not a party to the group policy, but may be able to claim under it as third party beneficiaries. This landing page does not take into account your objectives or financial situation. You should read the full terms and conditions to decide if this insurance meets your needs.