As a Premium Banking Credit Card customer you can access your Absa cheque and/or savings accounts using your card, giving you the freedom to do your shopping faster.

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Benefits and how to get it

  • Benefits and exclusive features

    • Bidvest Airport Lounges across South Africa
    • One card solution: Access your savings and/or cheque account using your Premium Banking Credit Card for fast and convenient shopping
    • R3 million automatic basic cover* for a range of travel emergencies
    • Buyers Protection and Extended Warranty
    • Interest-free credit: Get up to 57 days interest-free on purchases
    • No transaction fees on purchases
    • Lost card protection: You are covered if your card is lost or stolen
    • Everyday shopping worldwide and online: Swipe at any point-of-sale machine worldwide, shop securely online
    • Rewards: Get cash back when you pay with your card locally and internationally
    • Contactless: Your card has contactless (tap-and-pay) technology
    • NotifyMe: Get SMSs of any account activity for added security
    • Credit Life protection: Looks after your family by paying your outstanding debt in the event of death, dread disease and permanent disability
    • Fixed monthly payments: Ensure you pay more of your capital debt monthly and allow for easy budgeting
    • Helps you build a credit history
  • Digital banking

    • Absa Banking App: Use the App to stop and replace your card, report fraud, manage your daily card limits, lock and unlock certain functions, retrieve your PIN and set your card up for international travel
    • Absa Online Banking: Bank wherever you are 24/7

    Visit our Ways to bank section to find out how you can bank digitally with Absa

  • Qualifying criteria

    • Minimum monthly income of R25 000
    • You must be 18 years or older
    • Subject to affordability assessment
  • Documents needed

    • Valid South African ID book or Smart card
    • Proof of residence
    • Latest proof of income for three consecutive months

                                                    *Terms and conditions apply

Frequently asked questions

Need more help?

Let one of our call centre agents help you get the best account for your needs.

Apply online 24/7 or call:

0861 114 411
Weekdays 08:00 17:30 
Saturday 08:00-13:00

For application status updates call:

0861 114 411

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For Lost and stolen cards call:

0800 111 155 | Absa App

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