Get debt free faster
0% p.a. for 12 months on balances transferred to a
Westpac credit card*.
Whether it’s an outstanding balance(s) on hire purchases, store cards, another bank’s credit card or personal loan, you’ll pay a low interest rate with a Westpac balance transfer. Choose between 0% p.a. for 12 months* or 5.95% p.a. for the life of the balance(s) transferred^.
A Westpac balance transfer may help you consolidate debt. You can bring outstanding balances on hire purchases, store cards, another bank's credit card or a personal loan to your Westpac credit card to help you to manage your money.
How payments will be applied
Payments you make will first go to charges and interest accrued, then to cash advances and purchases, followed by the balance transfers. This means any balance transfer amount won't start being paid off until any cash advances or purchases made on your card have been paid in full.
Applying for a balance transfer is easy. Balance transfers are available on Westpac credit cards^ - including our Low Rate, Airpoints™ and hotpoints® credit cards.
If you feel that you have more debt than you can cover with a Balance Transfer (also known as a Debt Transfer) perhaps a Personal Loan may be more suitable. Alternatively, we have a range of tools and services that may be able to help including our Managing your Money workshops, budget calculator and Cash Nav, a tool that helps you to track your spending.
We’ll arrange with the provider your balance is being transferred from to move it to your Westpac credit card. This can take up to 10 days to complete. We’ll also send you a letter once your balance transfer has been completed, confirming the details of your transfer.
Remember, if there were any charges or transactions made to your old card after your balance transfer – for example subscriptions, automatic payments or delayed transactions – then you may still have a balance owing. If you wish to close your other card you’ll need to arrange this, as well as take care of any outstanding or upcoming payments there may be on it. You’ll also need to pay any interest charges that are still on that account.
Payments you make will first go to charges and interest accrued, then to the cash advances and purchases, followed by balance transfers.
At the end of the balance transfer period, any outstanding balance will move to the standard interest rate as outlined in your card’s Conditions of Use.
There’s lots of easy ways for you to pay your credit card each month – automatic payments, bill payments and direct debit. If you haven’t already, register for Westpac One online banking so you can easily manage your credit card on any device, at any time.
A balance can be transferred to any Westpac credit card except for a Westpac Mastercard® BusinessCard/Purchasing Card.
If you want to consolidate your debt with a structured repayment plan and a fixed end date for paying it off, then a personal loan may be more suitable for you.