Qantas is ringing in the changes for its Qantas Cash debit card, but they're not all worth celebrating.
First up, and least consequential, Qantas Cash is getting a new name: it'll now be called Qantas Travel Money. That's probably more appropriate to the card's primary role as a prepaid travel money card which can hold a dozen foreign currencies.
From July 1 2018, however, earning Qantas Points via BPAY payments "to third parties" gets the boot, along with
- transactions made in operating a business
- bank fees and charges
- transactions made using Qantas Points, and
- government related transactions
A small upside is that the fee for an 'instant' load of money into your card will drop from 1% to 0.5% of the total (I personally find the bank transfer, which takes at most one day and attracts no surcharges, is quite good enough).
Qantas Cash gets a new name but loses points-earning BPAY perks
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