NAB business credit card. The limits, fees and need-to-knows

Roberto Efflandrin

Businesses often require multiple credit cards so individual employees can make purchases. With many cards on offer from all the financial institutions in Australia, it can be unclear which one best suits any business.

National Australia Bank (NAB) was formed in 1981 when the National Bank of Australasia (est. 1858) merged with the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney (est. 1834). They claim to be the largest business bank in Australia with over 8.5 million personal and business customers globally.¹

The NAB Business Card is one of the credit cards NAB offers to its business customers. Let’s take a closer look.

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What business credit cards does NAB offer?

NAB has a broad range of credit cards for corporate and personal customers, tailored to individual needs. There are 5 business offerings²:

  • NAB Rewards Business Signature Card
  • NAB Qantas Business Signature Card
  • NAB Low Rate Business Card
  • NAB Purchasing and Corporate Cards

And the one we’ll be covering today:

  • NAB Business Card

Do you need a NAB Business card? Who is it for?

The NAB Business card may be suitable for organisations that want a card for each applicable employee. You can set individual limits to control spending. It’s a Visa card run via that network.

It has a lower variable rate than other cards on the market but is feature-low. For example, you can’t earn rewards points with this card.³

What are the main features and benefits of this credit card?

The NAB Business Card offers a lower purchase and cash advance rate than some of its other cards and allows businesses to³:

  • Attach multiple cards, with individual limits, up to 1,000
  • Integrate with the NAB Expense Control app to manage expenses
  • Reduce interest by linking to a nominated account for automatic payment in full before the due date
  • Access Visa commercial offers
  • Benefit from an Interest-free period on business purchases
  • Link to digital wallets and wearable devices
  • Qualify for complimentary unauthorised transaction insurance

The cons of using this credit card

There are some limitations with the NAB Business card³:

  • No rewards program
  • Limited insurance coverage
  • Monthly fees per card can add up

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The credit limit provided by this credit card

The minimum credit limit for the NAB Business Card is $5,000 AUD. NAB will decide the maximum at the time of approval.³

Can credit limits be increased?

You can apply for a credit limit increase via this request form. Increases aren’t guaranteed and the decision is subject to NAB’s lending criteria.

What are the fees for the NAB Business card

NAB is transparent with the fees it charges. The main ones applicable to this card are in the table below.

Fees & rates NAB Business card⁴
Monthly fee - per card $9.00 AUD
Cash advance fee: 2% (minimum $2.50 AUD)
ATM Fees In Australia:

Nil - however other bank ATM operators may charge a fee

Outside Australia


Foreign exchange conversion fee 3% of the Australian dollar amount of the transaction
Late repayment $15.00 AUD
Interest Free period on business purchases 35 days (subject to the account being paid in full by the due date)
Purchase interest rate 15.50%
Cash advance rate 15.50%

fees current as at 16 February, 2023

How to get an NAB Business card

There are four ways to apply for an NAB Business card.⁵

  • Via its online application form - instant decision
  • Contact your business banker - existing customers
  • Call 13 10 12
  • Download and complete the commercial card application form
Read more: NAB Business banking. The lowdown

Via the online application form

Existing NAB customers

Log in via internet banking and complete the form. You’ll have your answer immediately. You’ll need your NAB ID.

New customers

You’ll need to provide a few more details to apply:

  • Your business and personal details, including ABN or ACN
  • Your business financial data, including profit and loss statements and balance sheets

Apply via this link. Business financials need to be provided through accounting software such as Quickbooks, MYOB, or Xero.

What are the eligibility requirements for getting this credit card?

NAB will need to perform a credit check on all applications. The following minimum criteria must be met⁵:

  • Your business is an eligible entity
  • You’ve held an ABN or ACN for at least 12 months
  • Applicants are over 18
  • Your annual turnover is at least $75,000 AUD
  • Your business is registered for GST

How long does it take to get the business card

NAB doesn’t state on its website how long it takes for a card to be delivered. Factors that affect this include post office operating hours and the applicant’s location.

What if your application is rejected/declined?

An application for an NAB Business Card doesn’t automatically guarantee approval. If the eligibility requirements aren’t met, it could be rejected.

It’s easy to make a mistake on an application. If you feel this has happened, approach your business banking manager to re-submit with the corrected details.

Credit checks are often a reason for being rejected. It may be worth checking with one of Australia’s credit agencies before applying to determine your business and personal credit ranking.

What else do I need to know?

The 35 interest-free days is low compared to some of their other business offerings (up to 55 days).

There is only insurance coverage for unauthorised transactions. Travel and accident insurances are offered on other cards.²

It’s worth comparing all NAB’s business cards to determine the most suitable for your current needs.

NAB Business contact details

NAB business customers can call:

Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (AEST/AEDT)

Saturday to Sunday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (AEST/AEDT)

Within Australia: 13 1062

Internationally: +61 1300 498 594

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Sources checked on: 16 February 2023

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