CBA follows NAB's lead, announces Australia’s second no interest credit card

CBA follows NAB's lead, announces Australia’s second no interest credit card
CBA follows NAB's lead, announces Australia’s second no interest credit card

Australia’s biggest bank, CBA, has today announced a no interest credit card – the second of its kind in as many days.

The CommBank Neo card won’t be available for customers until late 2020. It will have credit limits of $1,000, $2,000 and $3,000 with no interest and no late or currency conversion fees.

The card includes a monthly fee based on the credit limit, however, there’s no fee if you don’t use the card, and have a $0 balance throughout any given month.

Last night big four bank NAB launched the StraightUp no interest credit card with near identical terms and conditions.

With buy now, pay later services like Afterpay and Zip Pay attracting more than 5 million customers between them, the big banks have come up with a credit card to compete.

RateCity.com.au research director Sally Tindall said, “These new cards signal it’s game on between the big banks and buy now, pay later.

“Hopefully this competition will bring more low cost, consumer-focused credit options to the table,” she said.

While CBA’s card is eerily similar to NAB’s, aside from the small variation in monthly fees, there are two key differences.

“The main difference between the two cards is NAB is asking customers to pay back more of their debt each month, which will see them clear it faster,” she said.

“The second difference is CBA offers shopping perks, but only if customers spend at certain stores."

“Customers should be wary: if they start buying things in a bid to claw back their monthly fee, then they’ve probably been had."

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