Terms of Use

Inception Ventures Pty Ltd trading as Compare the Card (ABN 31636135414) (“we, us, our”) operates one of Australia’s most comprehensive credit card comparison websites at www.comparethecard.com.au (“website”).

Your use of this website, services and social media channels is conditional upon you accepting these terms of use, and any other terms and conditions and policies we publish or link to on our website and services (“Terms of Use”). “You” could be a website browser, customer, client, subscriber, contributor of content or any other user. By accessing or using our website and services, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use; if you do not agree, you must cease using our website immediately. We may change these Terms of Use at any time without notice; by continuing to use or access our website and services, you accept these changes.

You must be 18 years old or older and a resident of Australia to use our website and services. You agree to provide current, complete and accurate information to us, and promptly inform us of any updates to your information.

You must not use our website and services:

  • for any unlawful purpose;
  • to infringe any law or regulation;
  • to infringe intellectual property laws including, but not limited to, any copyright laws;
  • to transmit any destructive code such as worms, viruses or malware;
  • to collect or track the personal information of others;
  • to interfere with or circumvent the security features; or
  • to spam, phish, spider or scrape information.

How it works

Compare the Card is a credit card comparison and review website that facilitates the introduction of various services and products by credit card operators to you and provides you with a comparison of different products that may be suitable to your needs. You can research and compare various credit cards on our website, however note that we do not compare all credit card brands available, nor all products offered by all brands. Listings may not be in any particular order and may be dependent on the way the product list is sorted or your own comparison selections. Our “best”, “top” and “popular” cards are based on our assessment of the card products available to us and are not are not representative of the whole market. Your personal requirements and criteria may differ. We do not provide credit assistance or credit services, and do not assist in your application.

We are an authorised credit representative with Outsource Financial, ACL 384324, Suite 406, Level 4, 19 Roseby Street Suite 18, Level 11, 401 Docklands Drive, Drummoyne New South Wales 2047. Our credit representative number is 522315.

Whilst we use our reasonable endeavours to ensure information on our website is accurate and complete, we have no obligation to monitor the content published or provided by credit card operators, and we are not liable for any inaccurate, omitted, unauthorised or unlawful content. If you see anything that needs to be updated, please let us know at hi@comparethecard.com.au.

We are not involved in the interaction between you and any credit card operator, but only facilitate the introduction. If you decide to proceed with a product or service, you will be dealing directly with the credit card operator, not us. Even if you meet the displayed eligibility criteria, your application is subject to the credit criteria and approval process of the credit card operator, who will make the decision about any application for their products. It is ultimately the credit card operator’s responsibility to provide you with all the relevant information about their products. You must ensure you read the product and service terms and conditions from the relevant credit card operator prior to applying.  We cannot guarantee that as a customer you will find what you are looking for. If you have a dispute with a credit card operator, you must resolve it with the credit card operator and you release and indemnify us from all Claims arising out of, or in any way connected with, such disputes.

Fees, charges, commission and disclosures

We do not charge you any fees for using our website. However, we may be a credit card affiliate, which entitles us to receive a commission or payment for each credit card referral, application or approval resulting from our services. The fee, which may be up to $500, may vary according to the credit card operator, the type of product or service, and whether the application is approved. We may also include ads or sponsored content from affiliates or other partners and may receive payment for displaying such ads or when you click on their links. This content will be indicated as an “ad”, “promoted” or “sponsored” content.

When you submit a credit card application, you may need to pay any fees associated with the application to the credit card operator, even if the application is ultimately unsuccessful.

Reliance on advice disclaimer

We may provide information on our website that may be classed as legal, business, credit or financial information. Whilst we exercise due care in ensuring its accuracy, sometimes the information may not be accurate. There may be typographical errors, or it may be based on an opinion of the author that is not widely held.

Sometimes the information or advice may be historical. Sometimes the information or advice may be based on primary sources of material, contemporary thinking, regulations or laws that existed at the time of publication, which will change from time to time.

When considering information on our website, you need to ensure you click on all the associated information buttons and read all the relevant information and tooltips. However, sometimes the information or advice may not be complete. We have no obligation to, and do not warrant that we will, update the information or advice, correct errors, or provide complete materials. We recommend that you consult more primary, accurate, complete and timely sources of information. We do not guarantee that the information on our website is accurate, complete or current. Any content on our website, including but not limited to tools, calculations, forecasts and graphs are for illustrative purposes only and do not constitute financial advice or assistance. All information is used at your own risk. We are not liable for any Loss or damage due to negligence or otherwise arising from your reliance on any advice or information on this website.

We cannot take into account your personal situation, goals or objectives when providing information or advice on our website. You must consider whether or not the information and advice is appropriate for your needs. This website is not a substitute for independent professional or financial advice and any reliance on this information is at your sole risk. We strongly recommend that you obtain independent professional advice before making any decisions or taking steps towards reliance on this advice. For example, do not use any financial information to make an investment, take on debt or complete a credit application.

Visitor content

We encourage you to engage with our website; however, we do not recommend that you include any personal information in your posts, so as not to encourage any spam. You also post on the condition that you agree that we may, at any time and, without compensation to you, edit, copy, distribute or otherwise use any posts that you make, including for advertising purposes. We have no obligation to reply or engage with your posts. When you post on our website, you must comply with our content standards as follows:

You must not post:

  • any advertising, self-promotion or sales, except with further agreement with us;
  • any inappropriate or offensive content, including but not limited to, any messages with insults or profanity, messages which are religiously, racially, or sexually offensive, or threatening or abusive;
  • any illegal content including but not limited to, any content which breaches confidentiality or anything defamatory;
  • anything that violates the rights of any third party, including but not limited to, any intellectual property rights of a third party such as copyright, trademark or a third party’s privacy;
  • any immoral content, including but not limited to, anything pornographic or obscene; or
  • any content that impersonates any other person or misleads us or third parties as to the origin of your posts.

Where posts do not comply with our content standards, or are otherwise objectionable, we may, but do not have any obligation to, edit or remove the content. Any breach of these content standards will constitute a breach of these Terms of Use and we may immediately terminate your use of our website. You are responsible for all your posts and their accuracy, completeness and timeliness. We are not responsible for any of your posts or any third party posts.

Intellectual property

All of the Intellectual Property Rights on our website and services are owned by or licensed by us. This includes, but is not limited to, rights in all brand names, logos, slogans, images, photographs, copy, calculation formulas, tools, graphs, forecasts, drawings, art, literature, music and video which appear on our website and services.* We grant you a non-exclusive, royalty-free, revocable, worldwide licence to use our website and services for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit the website or services in any way. In particular, you must not use our website or services for any commercial purposes without our prior written consent, which is given or withheld at our sole discretion. Any use beyond your sole personal use will be conditional on the payment of license fees, and acknowledgement of our moral rights under the Copyright Act 1968 where applicable. Please contact us at hi@comparethecard.com.au to seek consent for any other use.

*As a comparison website, we may sometimes use copyright material from other businesses without express permission under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) (“the Act”). Pursuant to the Act, copyright material can be used for the purpose of criticism or review provided the dealing is “fair”.  We comply with editorial guidelines to ensure our reviews and criticisms are independent and fair. You can read more about our editorial guidelines here. If you believe we have breached your intellectual property rights, please contact us at hi@comparethecard.com.au and we will immediately address your concerns.


We may refuse to provide this website or services to you, or anyone, for any reason, at any time. In particular, if you breach these Terms of Use we may immediately terminate your use of our website and services. We can also change, suspend or stop our website or services or any part of them at any time, for any reason, without notifying you. We are not responsible to you for any changes or if we suspend or stop our website and services.

Third parties

Our website and services may include third party links. These links do not imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendations. We have no control over third party links and websites, and we are not responsible for third party materials, content, websites or their products or services. Any purchase by you of products or services or any transaction with a third party is a contract between you and them, and we are not to be involved. You need to direct any concerns directly to that third party.

No warranties

We do not represent or warrant that your use of our website and services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free. We may also remove the website and services on it for indefinite periods of time or cancel the website and services at any time, without notice to you. Our website is provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions concerning title, non-infringement or fitness-for-purpose.

Third party apps/software

To enhance our website and services, we may provide you with access to third party apps and software tools, over which we have no control. You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to these apps and tools on an “as is” and “as available” basis, without any warranties as to their performance, either express or implied. We do not warrant that they will meet your requirements, be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error- free, that the results will be accurate or reliable, or that the quality will meet your expectations. They are to be used at your risk, and you must read their terms and licenses which will govern your use of them. We are not responsible for any Loss or damage that you may suffer in connection with downloading, installing, using, modifying or distributing the third party apps or software.

Linking to our website

Our website may contain various social media features, including links or share buttons on our website to Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter. When you use these features, you must not circumvent them in any way and you must comply with all terms and conditions of the social media website.

We may have features that enable you to link from your own website to content on our website or enable limited portions of our content to be displayed on your website, such as in a RSS feed. You may use these features solely as they are intended to be used, without circumventing them in any way, and always linking back to our website.

You must not cause our website or any of its elements to be displayed by framing, deep linking or in-line linking. Any website from which you provide the link must comply with our visitor content standards.

Liability and indemnity

Your use of, or inability to use, our website and services is at your sole risk. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we are not liable for any Loss or damage arising from your use of our website and services including but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, any visitor posts and content, any links to third party websites, any interruptions, any changes, suspension or termination of our website and services.

You agree to indemnify us and to keep us indemnified from any Claim arising out of, or in connection with, any third party Claims, including but not limited to credit card operator claims; your breach of these Terms of Service, including but not limited to your breach of any visitor content standards; your violation of any law or the rights of a third party; or your use of third party apps, software, social media features or links.


These Terms of Use are to be construed in accordance with the laws of VIC, Australia, and you and we submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of VIC, Australia. This is the entire agreement between you and us, and supersedes any prior agreements, proposals and communications, whether oral or written, between you and us. The failure by us to exercise any right, or enforce any provision in these Terms, does not waive the future operation of that right or provision. In the event that a provision in this Agreement is not enforceable, such provision shall be severed from this agreement to the extent permitted by law, and the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect. All obligations and liabilities in these Terms of Use survive termination of this Agreement.

If there is a dispute

If at any time our website and services are not reasonably acceptable to you or we disagree on the quality, you will immediately notify us of any such reason, the specifics and will give a reasonable opportunity for us to respond and address any concerns. If a dispute arises, you acknowledge and agree that confidentiality is paramount to our reputation. At no time will any communications or discussions be made public, including but not limited to any social media websites. Any public discussion or comments considered defamatory, negative or otherwise damaging will be the subject of compensation in any mediation or litigation claim.

In the event of any dispute that cannot be resolved, both parties agree to refer the matter to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority to make a determination on the dispute and each party agrees to pay their own costs.


Claim means any claim, under statute, tort, contract or negligence, any demand, award.

Intellectual Property Rights means all copyright, trademarks, design rights, patents, trade secrets and confidential information whether registered or unregistered.

Loss or damage means any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential loss or damages of any kind, including but not limited to, any loss of profits, revenue, savings, loss of data, personal injury, death, property damage and legal costs.

We, us, or our means Inception Ventures Pty Ltd trading as Compare the Card [ABN 31636135414] and includes any of our directors, officers, employees, agents, partners, contractors and, where relevant, any parent companies or subsidiaries.

Website and services means www.comparethecard.com.au, and everything available on this website including, but not limited to, any products, services, tools and editorial content.