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** based on https://www.unitedpetroleum.com.au/unitedcard/about-unitedcard/
The United Card will help you save on corporate fuel costs with access to over 450 United Petroleum sites nation-wide. As a 100% Australian own petrol company, the United Card is the ideal choice for business’s who typically use United Petroleum stations to fill up. With simple online reporting tools and the ability to customise the United Card with purchasing restrictions, this card will help you gain greater control over your fuel expenses. It can be used for fuel, or fuel and snacks and you can set different restriction levels on each card.
AANT members can receive 8c/l off fuel at United Petroleum sites for the first two months from joining, and 6c/l off year round at participating United Petroleum sites when using the United Card. Otherwise, for non-AANT members fuel discounts following the promo period will depend on how much fuel you use.
- No minimum card order, with each card costing $2.20 per month (exc GST)
- Save 8c/l for the first two months if you’re an AANT member
- Over 450 United Petroleum sites nation-wide to choose from
- Easy administration and security features with PIN-enabled cards, odometer readings and simple online reporting tools
- Simple payment terms – pay your bill with a credit card and receive up to 45 days interest-free payment off the entire bill.
The United Card is a fuel card for United Petroleum, which is a 100% Australian owned petrol company and gives businesses the flexibility to buy premium quality fuels Australia-wide. It offers a quick and easy way to record fuel expenses, invoices are GST compliant, and have online tools for common enquiries. It is for businesses who want more convenience when managing fuel expenses, whether it be a big business or a sole trader. As long as you use more than 1,000L of fuel per month and typically use United Petroleum, this could be the ideal card for you with a simple monthly card fee of $2.20 (exc GST). It can be used for fuel, or fuel and snacks and you can set different restriction levels on each card.
The United Card offers businesses the flexibility to buy premium quality fuels Australia-wide. AANT members can save 8c/l for the first 2 months (and 6c/l thereafter). Otherwise, for non-AANT members any ongoing fuel discounts will be based on your business’s petrol use. For example, if your business uses 5,000-10,000L per month, you’ll receive 3c/l off regular petrol, and 5c/l off premium petrol. The maximum ongoing discount you can receive is 7c/l off pump price for businesses who use a significant amount of fuel per month. The discount will be based on your fuel purchases within the first 5 months, and can be reviewed by your account manager on an ongoing basis. If you use less than 1,000L of fuel per month, there is no fuel discount.
There is also a United discount card for AFL community clubs, including Brisbane Lions, Richmond, Collingwood or Horton. With this card, you can save an ongoing 4c/l discount on fuel. There is also a Community Card when you can earn a 2c/l discount, then donate the other 2c to the community club.
While there are no transaction fees, if your business uses above 10,000L of fuel per month, you can choose to pay a $0.45c transaction fee in lieu of paying a card fee. This could be an attractive offer for businesses who have a lot of drivers and require a large number of United Cards.
The United Card comes with two key security features including:
- PIN Number
- Odometer reading
Where can I use my United Card?
You’re able to use your United Card at any United Petroleum station Australia wide.
How to pay your United Card
You have 45-interest free days to pay your United Card bill via direct debit, credit card, or BPAY.
Current transaction fees:
- Visa/Mastercard: 1.2% on payments made by Visa or Mastercard
- AMEX fee: 2.4% fee made on payments through AMEX
There are also the following fees:
- Dishonour fee: $30
- Late payment: $20
- Paper statement: $3.30
- Replacement card: $2.18
Getting the most out of the United Card
To get the most out of the United Card, your business should ideally already used United Petrol stations and be buying at least 1,000L of fuel per month to get an ongoing pump price discount.
Applying for a United Card
Applying for a United Card is a simple process. Anyone with an active ABN can apply with the following requirements:
- Must be a director, partner or sole trader to apply.
- Active ABN ABN (Australian Business Number) or ACN (Australian Company Number)
- Legal Entity name of your business
- Driver’s licence
- Details of directors, partners and sole traders
- Your banking details for direct debit
- Estimated monthly spend on fuel
- Number of cards required
United Card Customer Support
United has helpful phone support, while also offering simple online reporting tools. The self-service online portal allows you to administer your account to order and cancel cards. It also enables you to access detailed online reporting 24 hours 7 days a week.
United Card Rewards & Extras
The United Card currently does not come with and rewards or extras.
Discounts & Fees
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