Citi and bpay

Discussion in 'CitiBank Rewards Program' started by mickeymouse, May 27, 2014.

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  1. mickeymouse

    mickeymouse Junior Member

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    Afternoon,

    Apologies if this has been asked before, but will i receive the same amount of points if i bpay from my citibank signature credit card compared to if i just pay with the card itself? thanks :)
     

  2. burmans

    burmans Senior Member

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    Has worked fine for me in the past!
     
  3. zainman

    zainman Established Member

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    Yes you will.

    Welcome to AFF Mickey :)
     
  4. eltango

    eltango Junior Member

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    A newbie question, since I have just learnt you can bpay using a credit card!!

    By paying via bpay do you avoid those credit card surcharges? For example, paying my Telstra bill via bpay..?

    Thanks in advance
     
  5. rweir

    rweir Member

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    no, Telstra doesn't allow bpay from a credit card.
     
  6. doctau

    doctau Member

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    Telstra now lets you pay via PayPal, which lets you use a credit card, without any CC fees. As long as your happy to find PayPal evilness, you can get points without paying the fees :)
     
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  7. eltango

    eltango Junior Member

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    Thanks guys. I am currently paying my Telstra bills via paypal. But how do you bpay via the credit card in general?
     
  8. rweir

    rweir Member

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  9. eltango

    eltango Junior Member

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    Cheers rweir
     
  10. mrpooky

    mrpooky Member

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    I've heard about this before, but my Telstra bills don't mention PayPal as a payment option. Is there a special trick to it?

    mrpooky.
     
  11. mrpooky

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  12. timb11

    timb11 Junior Member

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    Hey Guys,

    Apologies if this is a dumb question - are BPAY payments still afforded the (up to) 55 days interest free or are they treated like cash advances?

    Many thanks
     
  13. doctau

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    Like normal charges in my experience. I don't know what would happen if you BPAYed someone that would be treated as "cash equivalent" for normal CC usage - maybe it's not possible to do at all?
     
  14. casanovawa

    casanovawa Established Member

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    Pity when you bpay your credit card account you can't get points for it.. :)

    Have to see if Vodafone allows for bpaying...
     
  15. wxxnxs

    wxxnxs Active Member

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    No, Vodafone does not allow Bpay from credit card.
     
  16. timb11

    timb11 Junior Member

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    So my understanding is that if the BILLER accepts BPAY payments from Credit Cards that the transaction would be treated as a BPAY payment, but if the biller does not accept BPAY from credit cards it may be processed as a cash equivalent transaction, what does everything think? I know this is how other banks such as ANZ do this.

    Thanks
     
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  17. Beta4Me

    Beta4Me Established Member

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    No. If it doesn't accept credit cards for BPAY, it doesn't accept credit cards for BPAY. It just won't work and you'd have to use a bank account.
     
  18. zainman

    zainman Established Member

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    timb11 is correct. It will still work, but will be charged as a Cash advance. That's what happens with my ANZ CC's.
     
  19. Beta4Me

    Beta4Me Established Member

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    I didn't work for me with my Citibank. But, then again, Citi never works right... :(
    Do you get charged a 2% cash advance fee with ANZ when doing one of those BPAYs?
     
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