New St George Signature card | Australian Frequent Flyer
Australian Frequent Flyer

Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource since 1998!
Our site contains tons of information that will improve your travel experience.

Joining AFF is fast, simple & absolutely free - register now and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS.

Once registered, this box will disappear. And you will see fewer advertisements :)

New St George Signature card

Status
Not open for further replies.

Mark3000

Active Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2014
Messages
649
Flights
My Map
This looks very interesting, a new Signature card from St George

20,000 bonus Amplify or Qantas points when you make your first purchase by 30 November 2014. Apply by 30 September 2014[SUP]1[/SUP]Our highest points earn rates, uncapped
Double points on international spend
Birthday bonus – 10% bonus points calculated on the number of base points earned in the prior 12 months[SUP]2[/SUP]

Two complimentary airport lounge passes per year

$1 = 1.5 amplify points = 0.75 qantas points in Australia
$1 = 3 amplify points = 1.5 qantas points outside Australia
Can redeem 1 amplify point for 0.5 SQ, MH, Velocity points

T&C's exclude business purchases ?ATO unknown


Not as good as WWEDR, but better than big bank Visa
[SUP]


[/SUP]
 

Mark3000

Active Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2014
Messages
649
Flights
My Map
Lounge passes
even better are that the lounge passes are not just Priority pass, but you get Qantas club passes

[SUP]7[/SUP]To be eligible for the two complimentary Qantas Lounge invitations, you must register your details at stgeorge.com.au/amplifysignature.
Two complimentary lounge invitations will be automatically sent to the account holder at the same date of the initial Qantas Lounge Pass registration following the account holder’s registration. Qantas club invitations are provided courtesy of St George Bank, and are valid for Qantas Club and Qantas operated international business lounges only.
Not valid in international First Class Lounges, Chairman’s Lounge, Qantas Domestic Business, Qantas oneworld® alliance airline, partner airline or associated lounges. Each invitation is valid for a single visit before the date specified on the invitation, when travelling with Qantas or Jetstar with a QF or JQ flight number.
The two Qantas Club Lounge invitations will be sent to your Card account mailing address within 4 weeks of your registration,
 

s2ksimon

Newbie
Joined
Jun 27, 2013
Messages
8
Thanks Mark3000 - I just filled out the forms to move my Bank of Melbourne Amplify to this product (same as St George), doubt I will get the 20,000 points but everything else seems better than the current card - and the annual fee is still covered in the home loan advantage package.
 

moa999

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jun 23, 2003
Messages
9,362
Flights
My Map
And the important question
Cost ?

Literally can;t find it on the website, the FAQ, the T&Cs or the first page of the application
 

Mark3000

Active Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2014
Messages
649
Flights
My Map
Thanks Mark3000 - I just filled out the forms to move my Bank of Melbourne Amplify to this product (same as St George), doubt I will get the 20,000 points but everything else seems better than the current card - and the annual fee is still covered in the home loan advantage package.
Yes I'm afraid I don't think either of us will get the 20 000 bonus points, it says no points for switching cards or for those who get it on a package.
I'm definitely going to cancel my current StGeorge Amplify Visa as it was terrible, only 0.5 points per dollar. Oh how many points I have missed out on over the years before I found this site!

I haven't decided about the Signature though. If I don't get the bonus, I am going to be better off canceling my St George card and getting the current Westpac offer of double points. That offer expires in June so I'm thinking of possibly coming back to the St George card later in the year and maybe having been off St George for 3 months might re-qualify for the bonus.
 

SeatBackForward

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jun 20, 2006
Messages
3,684
Flights
My Map
Thanks Mark3000 - I just filled out the forms to move my Bank of Melbourne Amplify to this product (same as St George), doubt I will get the 20,000 points but everything else seems better than the current card - and the annual fee is still covered in the home loan advantage package.
Is it stated anywhere that the annual fee is included? I'm on a Advantage pack and only get the Amplify Visa for no annual fee = $79 worth
 

Mark3000

Active Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2014
Messages
649
Flights
My Map
Is it stated anywhere that the annual fee is included? I'm on a Advantage pack and only get the Amplify Visa for no annual fee = $79 worth
I'm in the same boat, I have a home loan package with St George and a personal banker and still had to pay for $79 annual fee for the crappy Amplify Visa, so I don't like my chances of getting the shiny new signature for free. I'd love to hear though if anyone else manages to get this.
 

ps_abbrev

Newbie
Joined
May 13, 2014
Messages
4
Mark3000,

I'm with St George too - I didn't realise they offered a personal banker service? Are you one of their private banking members?

I have to say, I've signed up for a number of online banking accounts with the big 4, and St George's internet and mobile banking beats them all hands down. I've been begging St George for the past 2 years to introduce a card with a better reward scheme than the existing Amplify, and I'm excited to see that's exactly what they've done. I can only hope enough of you all sign up for it that it proves to be a worthwhile investment for them.
 

Mark3000

Active Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2014
Messages
649
Flights
My Map
Mark3000,

I'm with St George too - I didn't realise they offered a personal banker service? Are you one of their private banking members?

I have to say, I've signed up for a number of online banking accounts with the big 4, and St George's internet and mobile banking beats them all hands down. I've been begging St George for the past 2 years to introduce a card with a better reward scheme than the existing Amplify, and I'm excited to see that's exactly what they've done. I can only hope enough of you all sign up for it that it proves to be a worthwhile investment for them.
Hi ps_abbrev, I couldn't agree more, the internet banking with St George is excellent quality.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who has been telling them that the current Amplify card is not good enough compared to the other FF cards out there. The new signature card is a big improvement.

They do offer private banking, we had quite a large loan to start with and they offered it to us and they have been very helpful. It wouldn't hurt to ask them if you're interested. Best wishes,
Mark
 

ps_abbrev

Newbie
Joined
May 13, 2014
Messages
4
Hi ps_abbrev, I couldn't agree more, the internet banking with St George is excellent quality.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who has been telling them that the current Amplify card is not good enough compared to the other FF cards out there. The new signature card is a big improvement.

They do offer private banking, we had quite a large loan to start with and they offered it to us and they have been very helpful. It wouldn't hurt to ask them if you're interested. Best wishes,
Mark
I was secretly hoping for a 1:1 dollar:points ratio but hopefully this paves the way towards improvements down the track.

I don't think at 25 I'm ready for the loan that qualifies for private banking (from memory it's ~$1m?). We are looking at more the 700 mark. What does private banking do though? How is it different?
 

Mark3000

Active Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2014
Messages
649
Flights
My Map
I was secretly hoping for a 1:1 dollar:points ratio but hopefully this paves the way towards improvements down the track.

I don't think at 25 I'm ready for the loan that qualifies for private banking (from memory it's ~$1m?). We are looking at more the 700 mark. What does private banking do though? How is it different?
Not much really for me at this stage, I don't think you are missing out on anything. The main benefit is one single point of contact to email and ask questions. If they are good, they get to know your situation well and can help with whatever you want from the bank & make things easier. There is no magic though in my experience.
If you have lots of spare cash to invest they can help with that & offer opportunities that aren't freely available, but that's more for once the mortgage is paid off in most cases.
 

jlien

Member
Joined
Dec 4, 2013
Messages
436
Interesting card, primarily because it can transfer to MH. Aside from that & perhaps the lounge passes, doesn't the citi signature trump it in every way?

Except of course for the customer service.
 

ps_abbrev

Newbie
Joined
May 13, 2014
Messages
4
Interesting card, primarily because it can transfer to MH. Aside from that & perhaps the lounge passes, doesn't the citi signature trump it in every way?

Except of course for the customer service.
Not familiar with the Citi signature, but I imagine the Suncorp Clear Options Platinum with a ratio of 1:1 trumps the St George card. As you say; I prefer St George's customer service and also; their online and mobile banking.
 

Buzzard

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jan 22, 2013
Messages
5,386
Given that my HSBC card at $199 pa offers 2 Q passes per year (that I have no use for) and earns 1 point per $ to AFF I don't see this card as good value for me. I give my passes away but you can get ~ $100 for them.
 

Jeffrey O'Neill

AFF Supporter
Joined
Aug 19, 2006
Messages
1,419
Flights
My Map
Wouldn't the NAB Virgin Platinum card for $150 fee be better value, or the fee free for life Signature card from Citibank?

For $279 the earn rate is pretty sad
 

SeatBackForward

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jun 20, 2006
Messages
3,684
Flights
My Map
I can't see any interest free period listed against this card. Does that mean the interest is charged immediately?

ETA: Ok I can see it ticked on their comparison table. Move along folks...
 

jlien

Member
Joined
Dec 4, 2013
Messages
436
Wouldn't the NAB Virgin Platinum card for $150 fee be better value, or the fee free for life Signature card from Citibank?

For $279 the earn rate is pretty sad
I think for those who will get it free with their home loan will welcome it.

Also those that use MH as their airline of choice may be interested (I am somewhat interested) as it's a non amex with half reasonable earn rates (better than altitude, but not fantastic)
Aside from that, the citi signature free for life does trump it in annual fee (free) earn rates (1:1, SQ, VA, QF)
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

AFF on Air Podcast

  • jb747’s Stellar Career with Qantas – AIR013
    Sat, 15 Jun 2019 03:00:41 AEST
      In this special edition of the podcast, Matt chats to John Bartels (a.k.a. jb747) about his flying career with Qantas, the A380, the QF30 incident, flight training, retirem ...
  • Cheap Virgin Australia Business Class – AIR012
    Sat, 01 Jun 2019 03:05:28 AEST
      Find out how to get cut-price Virgin Australia Business Class tickets by buying and redeeming Etihad Guest miles! This episode also includes some listener Q&A and an interv ...
  • Star Alliance Status – AIR011
    Sat, 18 May 2019 09:39:41 AEST
      Find out how to easily earn Star Alliance Gold status with several different frequent flyer programs! This episode also includes an interview with John Blom, Australia’s ...
  • Premium Economy – AIR010
    Sat, 04 May 2019 00:21:32 AEST
      Premium Economy is a great compromise if you want a more comfortable experience than Economy, without paying for Business or First class airfares! In this episode, AFF’s ...
  • Hyperinflation of Points – AIR009
    Sat, 20 Apr 2019 04:49:59 AEST
      Frequent flyer points are a valuable currency, but they aren’t immune from hyperinflation! In this episode, Matt discusses why frequent flyer points are a terrible long-t ...

Community Statistics

Threads
81,587
Messages
1,883,744
Members
49,485
Latest member
iamolhaaaa
Top