RBA Credit Card Changes from 1 July
From 1 July 2017, the RBA's new interchange fee regulations come into effect. As a result, many banks have reduced the number of points earned on their credit cards and/or introduced new monthly point caps, among other changes.
Our Credit Card Master List
in Module 2 of Course 3
has been comprehensively updated to reflect all of the 1 July changes.
The Australian Credit Card Rewards Programs: Redemptions & Transfer Partners
pdf download in Module 2 of Course 3
and our list of Current Credit Card Sign-up Bonuses
in Module 3 of Course 3 have also both been updated.
Changes to Cards that Earn Points for Tax Payments
There have been a number of changes to credit cards that earn points for payments to the ATO. Our list of Cards that earn points for ATO payment
in Module 3 of Course 3 has been updated.
Last Chance to Redeem Virgin America Elevate Points
Next year, Virgin America's Elevate program will be merged into the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan program. But it was recently announced that it will no longer be possible to redeem Virgin America Elevate points for partner airline flights (including on Virgin Australia) from 1 October 2017. Similarly, it will no longer be possible to redeem Velocity points for Virgin America flights from this date.
Updated Additional Information on Buying & Redeeming Virgin America Elevate Points
pdf download in Module 2 of Course 4