Aimed at customers who earn at least R25 000 per month.
Get access to exclusive benefits, financial advisors, priority banking and airport lounges.

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Platinum debit card
Enjoy 8 free Take Me Home services per year
Enjoy 8 free Take Me Home services per year

Get home safely with a designated driver from Take Me Home.

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Get unlimited electronic transactions
Get unlimited electronic transactions

With Platinum, get extra benefits when swiping your card. 

Access to Priority bank service
Access to Priority bank service 

Enjoy exclusive service through a dedicated priority banker at selected branches.

Free R20 000 death benefit
 

Get a free lump sum death benefit that is also available to your spouse.

How to get it and what you can expect

To open a Platinum account you will need
To open a Platinum account you will need
  • To earn a minimum income of R25 000 per month
  • A valid, bar-coded South African identity document
  • Proof of residence
  • Your latest salary advice
  • To be a South African citizen
Payment options
Payment options

Value Bundle

Get free transactions, plus other benefits, all for a fixed monthly fee of R159. This fee includes:

  • 7 free Absa ATM cash withdrawals and 5 free Absa ATM cash deposits
  • 50% off your spouse’s Value Bundle monthly fee 
  • Up to 50% discount on your monthly fee, if you maintain a positive balance of more than R50 000 in your account for that month
  • 8 free Take me Home Service trips per year
  • R20 000 lump sum death benefit
  • An optional DragonPass membership, offering five free airport lounge visits per 12-month cycle at R59 per month
    • You will also receive discounts to selected airport restaurants and spa’s & nails bars

Pay-as-you-Transact

  • You will be charged a monthly fee of R40, thereafter pay only when you transact
  • An additional fee will be charged for each transaction

Contactless

Our Absa contactless enabled debit cards allow you to make payments of R200 or less with a simple tap against a contactless enabled point-of-sale (POS) terminal. You can make contactless purchases at any participating retail outlet, take a ride using a participating transport operator and use your card to pay for the fare.

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Account features
Account features
  • Easy and convenient day-to-day banking that includes access to Priority Bankers at selected branches   
  • Exclusive access to dedicated Platinum line for information
  • We will help you manage your wealth with Platinum Financial Advisor
  • Free subscription for Absa online, Telephone and Cellphone banking 
How to use a Platinum account
How to use a Platinum account 
  • Swipe your card locally and internationally at point-of-sale (POS)
  • Shop securely online with One-Time PIN transaction verification
  • You get a Platinum Absa debit chip card with a unique PIN (Personal Identification Number) for added security 
  • Shop in-store or online with your debit card 
  • Use it for your daily banking needs to pay your accounts, see your balance and statement, withdraw, deposit and transfer money at ATMs and Absa banking halls or using electronic banking
  • You can buy pre-paid airtime or electricity 
  • Get 24/7 access to the largest ATM network in South Africa
  • Add Absa Rewards and you’ll earn cash rewards on all qualifying transactions every time you swipe your debit card 
  • Manage your account online
    • Visit absa.co.za and register Absa Online
    • Instantly set limits to pay beneficiaries
    • Reset a locked or forgotten online password
    • Retrieve your debit card PIN online
    • Make immediate interbank payments online

Safety tips on how to use an account card

  • Keep your card safe and be sure to memorise the PIN
  • Never keep the PIN with the card and never give your PIN to anyone
  • You can change your PIN at any Absa ATM or Absa branch
  • Never let the card out of your sight when using it to pay for goods or services at a tillpoint
  • Make sure that you receive your card back after every purchase
  • Keep your copy of the receipt as proof of purchase for your own records
  • Never trust strangers or ask them to help you when you use your card at an ATM

The option to apply for an overdraft facility or ATM Instant Loan, subject to credit assessment.

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Need more help?

Let one of our bank accounts consultants help you get the best account for your needs.

Call us on Platinum Line:

0860 109 085

E-mail us at:

platinum@absa.co.za

Visit your nearest branch