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    ATO (tax office) payments by credit card

    Wah it's the ATO season again and I only have one card left. Does the BW Plat QF MC still pay the ATO? At 0.4% fee it doesn't seem to bad...?
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    ATO (tax office) payments by credit card

    Is it only me or do you guys also get this error when trying to open the payment form: An error has occurredWe are currently experiencing technical difficulties. We apologise for any inconvenience. Try again later. Refer to Online services for individuals - troubleshooting for assistance or...
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    ATO (tax office) payments by credit card

    It seems that ATO have just jacked up the card payment fee (Visa/MC) to 0.54% from previously 0.42%. Still somewhat profitable though... so I still pay with CC. Edit: ah, it seems to have been discussed above :D
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    ATO (tax office) payments by credit card

    I think someone said the Qantas discovery card (free, blue color) also does 1 point per dollar.
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    Bankwest Qantas MasterCard - Platinum. Earn 50,000 Qantas points. $160 annual fee

    In my case I'm existing BW customer with a PAN, so I guess no need to ID. The application was conditionally approved online.
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    Bankwest Qantas MasterCard - Platinum. Earn 50,000 Qantas points. $160 annual fee

    I wonder how long they normally take for processing the applications. I applied online last week and sent my payslip via email. Haven't heard from them ever since...
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    ATO (tax office) payments by credit card

    I wonder if anyone can confirm whether HSBC cards (in particular, HSBC Premier or Platinum) still pays the ATO, or have they stopped altogether? Thanks!Edit: it seems they're dead since 1 May 2016. Time to cut up the cards...
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    50% Bonus SCs, 50% Bonus Points Offers (Targeted)

    Yeah in my case it's personalized "fly to Singapore...." I originally thought it's for flights to Singapore only (how special!) which I've been looking around for.
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    ATO (tax office) payments by credit card

    I was checking out the BW Qantas (platinum) card and it seems the T&C has been updated on 20 June, including: Qantas Points are earned on all purchasesmade using the Card Account except: ... - Government charges (other than GSTpayable in connection with the purchase ofgoods or services on which...
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    AMEX Platinum Edge - 15000 points + first year annual fee free!

    It seems that they've upped the referral bonus on this card. Referrer now gets 30k points per referee (previously 20k?) while referee gets 15k points upon spending 550$. http://amex.com.au/refer/andrikHnl6
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    100,000 velocity points for velocity platinum amex with referral

    Another data point: I signed up while having another Amex CC (by Amex), indicating so in the application form, and was approved and got my sign-up bonus. So far I haven't heard of any one being denied the sign up bonus. Amex do (from what I hear) limit customers to two cards at a given time...
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    Hotel Promotions Hilton Honors Promotions

    Re: HHonors Promotions Can anyone confirm that this still works? The website is dated 2015 and I can't find the reference to it from elsewhere.
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    Lounge access without card?

    I'm not sure what you've been told about Qantas cash is correct. If I'm not mistaken even after you get the new card, you'll still need to reactivate with the new Qantas cash card to transfer it across. I assumed until this is done, the old card keeps working (the Qantas Cash part have a longer...
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    Lounge access without card?

    If you're travelling shortly, it is possible to call them up and have them expedite, e.g. similar to getting a replacement card.
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    Lounge access without card?

    In a couple of occasions when my status changed e.g. gold to platinum, I have had to call in and get the agent to "remove the number and put it in again" so my correct status is affixed to the itinerary (if it was booked prior to status change). Without doing so, I wasn't able to select...
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    Reduction in Transfer Rates to Velocity/Krisflyer

    From experience payments used to be processed really quickly, and then they "upgraded" the system, making it _always_ fall into the longer end (sometimes even beyond) of the acceptable processing time that they advertised. There's only one reason that makes sense to me: it's done intentionally.
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    Reduction in Transfer Rates to Velocity/Krisflyer

    I would imagine people dealing with S****ybank going forward would read the T&Cs in a "what's in there that's going to bite me" instead of "yeah that's reasonable" perspective. Really when the goodwill is lost, no amount of T&Cs would make me trust the counterparty.
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    Reduction in Transfer Rates to Velocity/Krisflyer

    Quote from the ACCC case: "Loyalty program promoters risk misleading consumers and breaching the fair-trading provisions of the Trade Practices Act 1974 if they: advertise awards that are not available as represented hide in the fine print or fail to disclose the truth about the...
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    Reduction in Transfer Rates to Velocity/Krisflyer

    I guess by complaining and getting a response that cites the T&C "we don't have to notify you" counts as provider declined "the opportunity to resolve the dispute with you directly".
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    Reduction in Transfer Rates to Velocity/Krisflyer

    After a few prior screwups with citi where they think it's alright to take 3 weeks to process my money transfer (during which the money just go "missing") rather than the nomral 2-3 days, I have no more loyalty for this bank. I now only use them for 0% BT (free money!) and PriorityPass - they...
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