As a creative, unfortunately being able to really lean into your artistic passions comes down to costs. Find out how aspiring artist Charlotte could have used buy now, pay later to not only purchase art supplies on the reg, but cover other financial curve balls – like a blow-out in printing costs. With StepPay, you don’t have to break into your savings, or choose between the things you set your heart on, and the essential life stuff.
What is buy now, pay later?
Buy now, pay later products offer you the ability to split up purchases into smaller repayments so you can pay them off over time. With StepPay, you'll be able to split purchases of $100 or more into four fortnightly repayments. Your smaller purchases will come out of your linked CommBank account in one go.
Who is eligible for StepPay?
StepPay is available to CommBank customers who meet our eligibility criteria and who satisfy credit assessments.
Something went wrong in my application, how do I apply for StepPay?
You can always come back and apply for StepPay via the ‘For You’ tab in your CommBank app.
I can’t activate my StepPay account?
If you try to activate your StepPay and get an error or something has gone wrong after your application, you can always try again by navigating to the ‘Cards’ section in the CommBank app.
It might take a bit of time to appear in the ‘Cards’ section so try again later on if you can’t see it straightaway.
I pre-registered but I haven’t been asked to activate my StepPay account?
To make sure you have the best experience, we are limiting the number of customers taking up StepPay at the one time. If you’re still eligible for StepPay, we’ll be excited to offer you StepPay soon.
I successfully activated StepPay in the CommBank app, however it isn’t showing within the StepPay repayments and transactions tabs, instead it looks like a regular Credit Card? Is something wrong?
It is likely you are accessing StepPay on an old version of the CommBank app. Once you have downloaded the latest version of the CommBank app, you will be able to view the correct StepPay screens.
Where can I use StepPay?
Split your purchases of $100 or more into four equal fortnightly repayments, everywhere Mastercard is accepted. Whether it's paying for a weekend getaway, utility bills, yoga classes or those new shoes.
Do I pay fees or interest?
You don’t pay any account fees or interest. A late fee of $10 will apply if you miss a repayment, but there are caps in place to minimise the amount of additional fees charged. Fees and charges may apply to your linked CommBank repayment account.
What are the list of eligible CommBank repayment accounts for StepPay?
Initially StepPay can only be linked to a CommBank transaction account. These eligible CommBank accounts include:
Business Transaction Account, Cash Investment Account, Cash Management Call Account, Cheque Account Bearing Interest, Cheque Account Not Bearing Interest, Complete Access, Everyday Offset, Premium Business Cheque Account, Private Banking Account, Smart Access, Streamline Basic Account.
Can you access CommBank Rewards with StepPay?
Yes. StepPay is eligible under the CommBank Rewards program.
What are the differences between StepPay and CommBank AdvancePay?
They are both CommBank products.
StepPay is the CommBank buy now pay later product.
CommBank AdvancePay is where you apply to access money you expect to be paid, before your next pay day.
Read the StepPay Terms and Conditions (PDF)
1 Customers can access CommBank Rewards through the latest version of the CommBank app. Rewards are available to eligible CBA credit or debit MasterCard and StepPay customers, that are at least 18 years old, are not in hardship, and are not in default. Terms and conditions including minimum spend requirements apply to CommBank Rewards and can be viewed within the CommBank app.
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