About Virgin Money Credit Card

You can easily apply online or you can call us on 0861 822 273 to find out how you can get one for yourself.

  • Benefits


    • No monthly or annual service fees
    • No card swiping charges
    • Free face-to-face delivery
    • 55 days interest free
    • Credit interest of 2.5% per annum
    • Free automatic Lost Card Insurance
    • Free automatic Basic Travel Insurance with the option of Additional Top Up Cover
    • As a MasterCard™ holder you have access to exclusive Priceless Africa offers
  • Features


    • Choose a credit card design that best suits your personality
    • Choose up to three additional cards linked to your main account
    • Opt for a Car Card™ as a value add
    • A personalised limit based on your credit score
    • 3D Secure protection when you use your card for online shopping
    • Exclusive access to Virgin Money Rewards
  • Qualifying criteria

    Qualifying criteria

    Getting a Virgin Money Credit Card could never be easier. To apply you need to:

    • Be 18 years and older
    • Earn a monthly personal income of R5 000 or more a month
    • Be a South African resident with a bar-coded ID book or ID card
    • Have a South African bank savings or cheque account
  • Pricing


    We can brag about our pricing structure until we run out of freebies to throw at you. We don't charge annual card fees, monthly service fees, internet banking fees, swiping fees at any point-of-sale. We also have a very simple structure for withdrawals, enquiries, deposits and replacement fees.

    Interest rates

    As long as you pay your full outstanding balance by the due date shown on your statement you won't pay a cent interest on your swiped purchases. This means you could have up to 55 days interest free on your swiped purchases. After this you will be charged the rate that applies at the time.

    Here is where you need to pay attention as there are different rules that apply, depending on when you were contracted and subject to Repo changes.

    1 January 2017

    • All balances: 21%

    After 1 June 2007 (National Credit Act)

    • All balances: 15.50% - 19.50%

    Before 1 June 2007 (Usury Act)

    • Average balance of R10 000 or more: 17%
    • Average balance less than R10 000: 20%

    The interest free period does not apply to Car Card™ transactions, balance transfers, cash withdrawals or casino transactions, as interest is charged from the date of the transaction until the date your related payment is received.

    Keep a positive balance on your account and get rewarded big. You get 2.5% interest per annum from the moment you deposit money into your account.

    In addition to the sweet deal above, we charge a variable rate linked to the repo rate. This means when the interest rates are low you will continue to benefit from the low rate.


    We have your best interest at heart that is why we don't burn any holes in your pockets with exorbitant card fees. We pride ourselves for excelling in providing the best service and deals that always leave you as the winner in the end.

    We have a simple, flat fee structure. As an exclusive Virgin Money Credit Cardholder you get the following pricing benefits:

    • Secondary cards are free of charge
    • Once-off Initiation Fee: R160.00
    • ATM enquiries and statements: R6.50
    • ATM withdrawals worldwide: R22.00
    • ATM cash deposits: R32.00
    • Cheque deposit fee: R58.00
    • Cash deposits at any Absa branch: R57.00
    • Cash withdrawals at any Absa branch: R58.00
    • Lost card administration fee: R160.00
    • Card replacement fee: R160.00
    • NotifyMe: R0.55
    • Currency conversion fee: 2.75%

    The fees above are effective from 1 January 2017.

  • Other fees

    Other fees

    • ATM/Branch Fund Transfers (at any Absa branch): R6.50
    • Bank cheque fee: 2%
    • Invalid disputes fee – Domestic transactions: R42.00
    • Invalid disputes fee – International transactions: R113.00
    • Unpaid Debit order/cheque fee: Free
    • Car Card™ (Garage card) Transaction fee: R5.50
    • Duplicate statement fee: R5,00 per request; R1,00 per page (Maximum R50)
    • Sameday Card Delivery: R427.00

    The fees above are effective from 1 January 2017.

  • Savvy tips

    Savvy tips

    • Quit standing in queues to pay your monthly accounts. Automatic recurring payments save you time, are very convenient as your accounts can be paid automatically every month. Simply contact the companies you need to pay and provide them your Virgin Money Credit Card details to ensure that your accounts are paid on time, every month
    • Marketing consent is vital to ensure we can contact you regarding exciting new offers and promotions
    • Ensure that you receive SMSes relating to deposits, purchases and payments made to your account. This will help you stay in control of your account by alerting you should any fraudulent transaction take place. Sign-up today for NotifyMe SMSes. Low fees apply
    • You can also sign-up for an automatic annual credit limit increase to ensure that your card keeps up with your purchasing needs
    • Forgot your Card PIN? - No problem, call Virgin Money Credit Card on 0861 822 273 and select option 6 to have your PIN read back to you.

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