It's a payment plan that lets you pay off an eligible big purchase or large credit card balance in manageable monthly repayments.
Only the primary cardholder can set up a plan after we've offered it to them – they'll also be able to cancel it.
If you're the primary cardholder, you'll receive an offer through the Bankwest App.
You can have up to five plans per account.
To keep any interest free days on purchases, you’ll need to pay your monthly instalment amount (including any that are outstanding), plus any statement balance or balance transfer amount not on an Easy Instalments plan, by your due date.
No, your credit limit won’t change if you set up an Easy Instalments plan.
We’ll email you within two business days to let you know whether your plan has been approved. We’ll also send you a Bankmail in online banking.
There’s no obligation to make your monthly Easy Instalments payment, but you’ll need to pay the minimum monthly payment for your credit card (found on your statement) to avoid a late payment fee.
Any repeating or scheduled payments you have won’t change. If you want, you can update your payments to include your instalments.
When you apply for an Easy Instalments plan, you’re requesting we apply your credit card payments first towards your monthly instalment amount (including any that are outstanding). This means any other amounts that attract a higher interest rate (like a cash advance and any purchase not on a plan) may be repaid later, which could result in you paying higher interest charges.
You can, but if you have any balance that’s not on a plan, your payments will go towards paying that down first.
You can track your plan by tapping on your credit card in the accounts list, then going to the ‘manage’ tab. You’ll also see your plan details on your monthly statement.
You can't edit an existing plan here, but you can cancel it by getting in touch with us.