We understand that in your busy life you need immediate access to your finances as well as the ability and convenience to pay for purchases worldwide.
Private Banking offers credit cards that are designed to reflect your lifestyle with unique features and benefits.

Private Banking Credit Card
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A dedicated
private banker

A dedicated banker attends to your
individual, business and family needs.

Lifestyle Features and Benefits

24/7 access to
Private Assist

Our dedicated email and telephone
support capability provides a 24/7 service.

Preferential rates on various unique offers

Priority services at
selected Absa branches

Get exclusive priority banking at
selected branches.

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  • Qualifying criteria

    • Earn a minimum gross income of R62 500 pm
  • Primary Accounts

    A Private Banking Credit Card will not be issued unless a primary account is held with Absa Private Banking.

    The following accounts are considered primary accounts:

    • Private Banking Account
    • Islamic Private Banking Account
    • Private Banking for Young Professionals
    • Islamic Private Banking for Young Professionals
    • Spousal Accounts (linked to any above account types)
    • Private Banking Seniors Cheque Account
  • Visa Signature Credit Card

    • Global acceptance
    • Comprehensive travel insurance (travel accident insurance, travel medical benefits and trip inconvenience benefits)
    • Buyers protection
    • Global cardholder assistance services
    • Extended warranty
    • Medical and Legal referrals
    • Visa luxury hotel collection
    • yQ meet-and-assist
    • Six complimentary international airport lounge visits per annum, including one guest per visit through loungekey  
    • Access to Bidvest airport lounges in South Africa
    • Collision damage waiver
    • Insurance underwritten by Chubb Insurance South Africa Limited. 
       

    Airport lounge benefits with your Visa Signature Credit Card


    Bidvest lounges at both domestic and international terminals within South Africa
    Primary credit card holder: 24 visits per annum plus an additional 2 guest entries per annum.
    Secondary card holders: Combined 24 visits across all secondary cards.
    Plus an additional 2 guest entries per annum.

    International lounge access via Lounge Key

    Primary credit card holder: 6 visits per annum plus 1 guest entry per visit per annum.
    All secondary credit card holders: 6 visits perannum plus 1 guest entry per visit per annum.

     

    * Please visit https://www.visacards.africa/ for more information and to view terms and conditions

  • Private Banking Visa Credit Card

    • Global acceptance
    • Access to Bidvest airport lounges in South Africa
    • Global cardholder assistance services
    • Buyers protection
    • Absa travel insurance (underwritten by Bryte)
    • Extended warranty
    • Medical and legal referrals
    • Visa luxury hotel collection
    • yQ meet-and-assist 


    Airport Lounge Benefits with your Private Banking Visa Credit Card

    Bidvest lounges at both domestic and international terminals within South Africa  Primary credit card holder: 24 visits per annum
    Secondary card holders: Combined 24 visits across all secondary cards.


     

    * Please visit https://www.visacards.africa/ for more information and to view terms and conditions

    For travel insurance policy queries or certificates for travel insurance, contact Bryte SA on 0861 227 284 or via email at absatravel@brytesa.com 

  • Credit card features

    • Global acceptance
    • Lost card protection
    • eStatements
    • Chip and PIN security
    • Budget facility
    • Travel notifications on App
    • Ability to temporarily lock your card or transactions from your Absa Banking App
    • Card can be used for online purchases
    • Up to 57 days interest free period
    • No transaction fee on purchases
    • Online payments with One Time Pin/3D secure transaction verification
    Walletdoc – A smart, secure and convenient way to pay your bills with no admin.*
    Download Walletdoc in the App store**

Need more help?

Let one of our call centre agents assist you.

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

For 24-hour Services:

For Lost and stolen cards call:

0800 111 155 | Absa App

Private Banking

0860 553 553
International: +2711 501 5011

Email us:

privatebanking@absa.co.za