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.

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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
    • Private Banking Seniors Cheque Account
  • Visa Signature Credit Card

    • Global acceptance
    • Comprehensive travel insurance (travel accident insurance, travel medical benefits and trip inconvenience benefits)
    • Purchase protection
    • Lost card protection
    • Extended warranty
    • Six complimentary international airport lounge visits per annum including one guest per visit through loungekey  
    • Unlimited access to Bidvest airport lounges in South Africa 
    • Collision damage waiver
    • Insurance underwritten by Chubb Insurance South Africa Limited. Visit www.cardholderbenefitsonline.com
  • Private Banking Visa Credit Card

    • International acceptance
    • Unlimited access to Bidvest airport lounges in South Africa
    • Lost card protection
    • Purchase protection
    • Absa travel insurance 
    • Extended warranty
    • Ability to temporarily lock your card or transactions from your Absa banking App
  • Credit card benefits

    • Global acceptance
    • Lost card protection
    • eStatements
    • Chip & PIN security
    • Budget facility
    • Card can be used for online purchases 
    • Up to 57 days interest free period
    • NO transaction fee on purchases
    • Lost card protection

    Online payments with One Time Pin/3D secure transaction verification

    • MasterPass – Store all your credit and debit cards in one secure digital wallet for safer and smarter shopping.*
    • Walletdoc – A smart, secure and convenient way to pay your bills with no admin.**

    Download MasterPassTM from Absa in the App store *
    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