Compare the Best Credit Cards in Singapore 2024

Looking for the best credit cards in Singapore? Compare and find your ideal card with MoneySmart’s easy-to-use credit card comparison tool. Read More
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Citi PremierMiles Card
MoneySmart Exclusive
FASTER GIFT REDEMPTION | FLASH DEAL
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Local Spend
S$1 = 1.2 Miles
All Foreign Currency Spend including Retail and Online
S$1 = Up to 2 Miles
Selected Online Hotel Bookings
S$1 = Up to 10 Miles

[FLASH DEAL | FASTER GIFT FULFILMENT]
Get UPSIZED CASH REWARDS of up to S$530* or 5,100 SmartPoints + S$80 Trip.com Coupon, in as fast as 5 weeks from meeting the S$500 spend criteria! T&Cs apply.
 
Use 5,100 SmartPoints to fully redeem a product from our Rewards Store. If the product costs more, redeem with your points and top up the rest by purchasing additional SmartPoints e.g. get an Apple 10.9-inch iPad Wi‑Fi 64GB (10th Generation) at only S$104 on top of your earned SmartPoints.

Valid until 15 Jul 2024 - See more details below
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HSBC TravelOne Card
MoneySmart Exclusive
Earn up to 2.4 Miles | Instant Activation*
on Local Spend
S$1 = 1.2 miles
on Foreign Currency Spend
S$1 = 2.4 Miles
Travel Insurance coverage, Airport Lounge visits
Complimentary

[Trip.com FLASH DEAL | STRYV GIVEAWAY]
Get up to S$280* or 5,040 SmartPoints + S$80 Trip.com Coupon when you apply and spend a min. of S$1,000 from Card Account Opening Date to end of the following calendar month. T&Cs apply.
 
PLUS stand a chance to win exciting prizes:
• A Stryv Bundle [Hairdryer & Prostyler (Flat Iron & Curler)] (worth S$288) from MoneySmart when you meet the giveaway criteria!
An all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQB and round-trip air tickets to Paris from HSBC when you apply, activate and spend with HSBC credit card! T&Cs apply.
 
Use 5,040 SmartPoints to fully redeem a product from our Rewards Store. If the product costs more, redeem with your points and top up the rest by purchasing additional SmartPoints e.g. get an Apple 10.9-inch iPad Wi‑Fi 64GB (10th Generation) at only S$110 on top of your earned SmartPoints.

Valid until 31 Jul 2024 - See more details below
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Citi Cash Back+ Card
MoneySmart Exclusive
FASTER GIFT REDEMPTION | FLASH DEAL
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Cash Back on Eligible Spend
1.6%
Min. Spend per month
S$0
Cash Back Cap per month
Unlimited

[FLASH DEAL | FASTER GIFT FULFILMENT]
Get UPSIZED CASH REWARDS of up to S$480* OR 5,040 SmartPoints + S$80 Trip.com Coupon, in as fast as 5 weeks from meeting the S$500 spend criteria! T&Cs apply.
 
Use 5,040 SmartPoints to fully redeem a product from our Rewards Store. If the product costs more, redeem with your points and top up the rest by purchasing additional SmartPoints e.g. get an Apple 10.9-inch iPad Wi‑Fi 64GB (10th Generation) at only S$110 on top of your earned SmartPoints.

Valid until 15 Jul 2024 - See more details below
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Standard Chartered Simply Cash Credit Card
MoneySmart Exclusive
1.5% UNLIMITED CASHBACK
Cash Back on Eligible spend
Up to 1.5%
Min. Spend per month
S$0
Cash Back Cap per month
Unlimited

Get UPSIZED CASH of up to S$430* or earn 4,250 SmartPoints + S$80 Trip.com Coupon when you apply and spend a min. of S$1,000 in eligible transactions within 60 days from card approval date! T&Cs apply.
 
Use 4,250 SmartPoints to fully redeem a product from our Rewards Store. If the product costs more, redeem with your points and top up the rest by purchasing additional SmartPoints e.g. get an Apple 10.9-inch iPad Wi‑Fi 64GB (10th Generation) at only S$189 on top of your earned SmartPoints.

Valid until 15 Jul 2024 - See more details below
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HSBC Live+ Card
MoneySmart Exclusive
Up to 8% Cashback
on Dining, Shopping and Entertainment
8% Cashback*
on fuel at Caltex and Shell gas stations in Singapore
5% Cashback*
on All Other Spends
0.3% Cashback*
For a limited time only, New Cardholders can get a Samsonite ZELTUS 69cm Spinner Luggage (worth S$680) OR S$200 Cashback, AND get additional S$100 Cashback when you charge at least 1 Qualifying Transaction from Card Account Opening Date to the end of the following month.

Existing Cardholders can get S$50 Cashback when you spend a min. of S$500 in Qualifying Transactions from Card Account Opening Date to the end of the following month AND provide marketing consent in the application form! T&Cs apply.

Live your adventure with HSBC Credit Cards! From 25 June to 23 September 2024, apply, activate and spend with HSBC credit cards and stand to win an all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQB and round-trip air tickets to Paris! T&Cs apply.
Valid until 30 Sep 2024 - See more details below
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OCBC 365 Credit Card
MoneySmart Exclusive
High Spend on Dining
Cashback on Everyday Dining
5%
with min. spend of $1,600 per month
Unlock up to $160 Cashback
with min. spend of $800 per month
$80 Cashback per month

Earn 1,890 SmartPoints or S$200 Cash via PayNow when you apply and spend a min. of S$500 in qualifying spends within 30 days from card approval date. T&Cs apply.
 
Use 1,890 SmartPoints to fully redeem a product from our Rewards Store. If the product costs more, redeem with your points and top up the rest by purchasing additional SmartPoints e.g. get an Apple 10.2 inch iPad Wi-Fi (9th Generation) 64GB at only S$315 on top of your earned SmartPoints.

Valid until 14 Jul 2024 - See more details below
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UOB One Card
MoneySmart Exclusive
LUCKY DRAW | Up to 10% Cashback
Cashback on McDonald's, DFI Retail Group, Grab, Shopee, SP and more
Up to 10%
Cashback Cap per quarter
Up to S$500
Min. Spend per month
S$500

[LUCKY DRAW]
Stand a chance to win a Cartier Santos-Dumont Watch - Large Model, Blue (worth S$6,000) or an Apple 11-inch iPad Air WiFi, 128GB (worth S$899) or a Sony PlayStation 5 SLIM Digital Edition (worth S$669) when you apply and spend a min. of S$1,000 in Eligible Transactions each month for the first two consecutive months from the card approval date. T&Cs apply.
 
PLUS get S$350 Cash Credit from UOB when you are the first 200 new-to-UOB credit card customers in July 2024 who successfully apply for an eligible UOB Credit Card and spend a min. of S$1,000 per month for 2 consecutive months from their card approval date. T&Cs apply.

Valid until 11 Aug 2024 - See more details below
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UOB Lady's Card
MoneySmart Exclusive
LUCKY DRAW | Earn up to 6 Miles per S$1
Base Earn Rate
S$5 = 1X UNI$ (or 2 miles)
Category of Choice
S$5 = Up to 25X UNI$ (equivalent to 10 miles per S$1)
Min. Spend
S$0

[LUCKY DRAW]
Stand a chance to win a Cartier Santos-Dumont Watch - Large Model, Blue (worth S$6,000) or an Apple 11-inch iPad Air WiFi, 128GB (worth S$899) or a Sony PlayStation 5 SLIM Digital Edition (worth S$669) when you apply and spend a min. of S$1,000 in Eligible Transactions each month for the first two consecutive months from the card approval date. T&Cs apply.
 
PLUS get S$350 Cash Credit from UOB when you are the first 200 new-to-UOB credit card customers in July 2024 who successfully apply for an eligible UOB Credit Card and spend a min. of S$1,000 per month for 2 consecutive months from their card approval date. T&Cs apply.

Valid until 11 Aug 2024 - See more details below
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Citi PremierMiles Card + Citi Wealth First Account
MoneySmart Exclusive
BUNDLE | SINGLE SEAMLESS APPLICATION JOURNEY
on Foreign Currency Spend
S$1 = Up to 2 Miles
on your Citi Wealth First Account
Up to 7.51% Interest
Application Journey for the Bundle
Single

Get a Apple 10.9-inch iPad 10th Gen WiFi 64GB (worth S$529), or a Sony HT-AX7 Portable Theatre System (worth S$769) or up to S$450* when you spend a min. of S$500 within a month on your credit card and open your Citi Wealth First account! T&Cs apply.

Valid until 31 Jul 2024 - See more details below
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CIMB World Mastercard
Online Promo
Unlimited 2% Cashback
Unlimited Cashback on the following categories (Wine & Dine, Online Food Delivery, Movies & Digital Entertainment, Taxi & Automobile, Luxury Goods)
Up to 2%
Min. spend per month to qualify for 2% Unlimited Cashback
S$1,000
Cash Rebate cap
Unlimited
Online Promo:
Get up to S$188 Cashback when you spend a minimum of S$988 in Eligible Transactions within 60 days from card approval date. T&Cs apply.
Valid until 31 Jul 2024 - See more details below
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UOB EVOL Credit Card
MoneySmart Exclusive
LUCKY DRAW | Up to 10% Cashback
on Online, Mobile Contactless, Overseas in-store FX spend
10% Cashback
Cash Back Cap per month
Up to S$80
Min. Spend per month
S$800

[LUCKY DRAW]
Stand a chance to win a Cartier Santos-Dumont Watch - Large Model, Blue (worth S$6,000) or an Apple 11-inch iPad Air WiFi, 128GB (worth S$899) or a Sony PlayStation 5 SLIM Digital Edition (worth S$669) when you apply and spend a min. of S$1,000 in Eligible Transactions each month for the first two consecutive months from the card approval date. T&Cs apply.
 
PLUS get an Apple Watch SE 2nd Gen with CASETiFY Impact Band (worth S$453) from UOB when you are the first 50 new-to-UOB credit card customers in each calendar month from 7 June 2024 to 31 July 2024 to successfully apply and spend a min. of S$1,000 per month for the 2 first consecutive months from their card approval date. T&Cs apply.

Valid until 11 Aug 2024 - See more details below
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UOB Absolute Cashback Card
MoneySmart Exclusive
LUCKY DRAW | 1.7% Unlimited Cashback
Cash Back on Eligible Spend
1.7%
Min. Spend per month
S$0
Cash Back Cap
Unlimited

[LUCKY DRAW]
Stand a chance to win a Cartier Santos-Dumont Watch - Large Model, Blue (worth S$6,000) or an Apple 11-inch iPad Air WiFi, 128GB (worth S$899) or a Sony PlayStation 5 SLIM Digital Edition (worth S$669) when you apply and spend a min. of S$1,000 in Eligible Transactions each month for the first two consecutive months from the card approval date. T&Cs apply.
 
PLUS get S$350 Cash Credit from UOB when you are the first 200 new-to-UOB credit card customers in July 2024 who successfully apply for an eligible UOB Credit Card and spend a min. of S$1,000 per month for 2 consecutive months from their card approval date. T&Cs apply.

Valid until 11 Aug 2024 - See more details below
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American Express The Platinum Card®
MoneySmart Exclusive
LUCKY DRAW | Membership Rewards Point never expire
for every S$1.60 spent
Earn 2 Membership Rewards® points
for every S$1.60 spent with 10Xcelerator by Membership Rewards®
Earn 20 Membership Rewards® points
on Membership Rewards® Points
No Expiry Date

[LUCKY DRAW | 1 to 23 July 2024]
Get up to 10 chances to win a 3 Day 2 Night stay at Capella Ubud, Bali (worth up to USD4,000) or a Samsonite Choca Spinner 68/25 Luggage (worth S$700) when you apply for The Platinum Card® and meet the requirements in the MoneySmart x American Express Lucky Draw! T&Cs apply.
 
[American Express Welcome Offer | 1 to 23 July 2024]
New & Existing American Express cardholder can get 98,000 Membership Rewards® points (enough to redeem a Return Trip to Auckland, New Zealand*) when you pay the card's annual fee and spend a min. of S$8,000 within the 2 month of card approval! T&Cs apply.

Valid until 23 Jul 2024 - See more details below
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American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Credit Card
MoneySmart Exclusive
TRIP.COM COUPON FLASH DEAL | LUCKY DRAW
Local Spend
S$1 = 1.2 Miles
Overseas Spend
S$1 = 2 Miles
on Eligible Grab transaction, capped at $200 per month
S$1 = 3.2 Miles

[LUCKY DRAW | Trip.com Coupon Flash Deal]
Get S$80 Trip.com Coupon from MoneySmart and earn up to 3 chances to win a 3 Day 2 Night stay at Capella Ubud, Bali (worth up to USD4,000) or a Samsonite Choca Spinner 68/25 Luggage (worth S$700) when you apply, pay the annual fee and spend a min. of S$1,000 within 1 month from card approval! T&Cs apply.
 
[American Express Welcome Offer | 1 to 23 July 2024]
Pay the card's annual fee and spend a min. of S$1,000 within the first month of card approval:

  • New American Express cardholder can get S$300 eCapitaVouchers AND up to 17,000 KrisFlyer miles (enough to redeem a Return Trip to Bali*)
  • Existing cardholders can get up to 24,000 KrisFlyer MilesT&Cs apply.
Valid until 23 Jul 2024 - See more details below
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American Express True Cashback Card
MoneySmart Exclusive
LUCKY DRAW | Unlimited Cashback
on up to $5,000 spend in the first 6 months for new Card Members.
3.0% Cashback
all subsequent eligible purchases
1.5% Cashback
Cash Back Cap
Unlimited

[MoneySmart Exclusive Offer | 1 to 15 July 2024]
Get S$130 Cash via PayNow when you apply for an American Express True Cashback Card and spend a min. of S$500 in Qualifying Spends within the first month of card approval! T&Cs apply.
 
[LUCKY DRAW | 1 to 23 July 2024]
Stand a chance to win a 3 Day 2 Night stay at Capella Ubud, Bali (worth up to USD4,000) or a Samsonite Choca Spinner 68/25 Luggage (worth S$700) when you meet the requirements in the MoneySmart x American Express Lucky Draw!  T&Cs apply.

Valid until 15 Jul 2024 - See more details below
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Citi Cash Back Card
MoneySmart Exclusive
FASTER GIFT REDEMPTION | FLASH DEAL
Cash Back on Groceries, Petrol & Private Commute
Up to 8%
Total Cash Back Cap, per month
S$80
at Caltex, Shell & Esso
Up to 23.64% savings

[FLASH DEAL | FASTER GIFT FULFILMENT]
Get UPSIZED CASH REWARDS of up to S$480* OR 5,040 SmartPoints + S$80 Trip.com Coupon, in as fast as 5 weeks from meeting the S$500 spend criteria! T&Cs apply.
 
Use 5,040 SmartPoints to fully redeem a product from our Rewards Store. If the product costs more, redeem with your points and top up the rest by purchasing additional SmartPoints e.g. get an Apple 10.9-inch iPad Wi‑Fi 64GB (10th Generation) at only S$110 on top of your earned SmartPoints.

Valid until 15 Jul 2024 - See more details below
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Standard Chartered Smart Credit Card
MoneySmart Exclusive
Up to 6% Cashback
Cashback from Netflix, Spotify, fast food joints and more. *T&Cs apply.
6%*
Annual Fee
S$0
Minimum Spend
S$0

Earn 1,890 SmartPoints or up to S$230 Cash via PayNow when you apply and spend a min. of S$1,000 in eligible transactions within 60 days from card approval date. T&Cs apply.
 
Use 1,890 SmartPoints to fully redeem a product from our Rewards Store. If the product costs more, redeem with your points and top up the rest by purchasing additional SmartPoints e.g. get an Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) at only S$214 on top of your earned SmartPoints.

Valid until 15 Jul 2024 - See more details below
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Citi Rewards Card
MoneySmart Exclusive
FASTER GIFT REDEMPTION | FLASH DEAL
on Online & Shopping Purchases
S$1= 10X Points
for all other purchases
S$1= 1X Point
Rewards Conversion
10X Points = 4 Miles

[FLASH DEAL | FASTER GIFT FULFILMENT]
Get UPSIZED CASH REWARDS of up to S$480* OR 5,040 SmartPoints + S$80 Trip.com Coupon, in as fast as 5 weeks from meeting the S$500 spend criteria! T&Cs apply.
 
Use 5,040 SmartPoints to fully redeem a product from our Rewards Store. If the product costs more, redeem with your points and top up the rest by purchasing additional SmartPoints e.g. get an Apple 10.9-inch iPad Wi‑Fi 64GB (10th Generation) at only S$110 on top of your earned SmartPoints.

Valid until 15 Jul 2024 - See more details below
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American Express Platinum Credit Card
MoneySmart Exclusive
LUCKY DRAW | Membership Rewards Point never expire
for every full S$1.60 spend at participating Platinum 10Xcelerartor Partners
10 Membership Rewards Points
for every full S$1.60 spend on All Other Spend
2 Membership Rewards Points
Rewards to Miles Conversion
1 Point = 0.55 Miles

[LUCKY DRAW | 1 to 23 July 2024]
Get up to 3 chances to win a 3 Day 2 Night stay at Capella Ubud, Bali (worth up to USD4,000) or a Samsonite Choca Spinner 68/25 Luggage (worth S$700) when you apply for the Platinum Credit Card and meet the requirements in the MoneySmart x American Express Lucky Draw! T&Cs apply.
 
[American Express Welcome Offer | 1 to 31 July 2024]
New to American Express cardholders can get S$300 cashback* from AMEX (in the form of Statement Credits) when you pay the card's annual fee and spend a min. of S$1,000 within first month of card approval.
 
Existing cardholders can get S$200 cashback* from AMEX (in the form of Statement Credits) when you pay the card's annual fee and spend a min. of S$1,000 within first month of card approval. T&Cs apply.

Valid until 23 Jul 2024 - See more details below
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Standard Chartered Journey Credit Card (No Annual Fee)
MoneySmart Exclusive
Annual Fee Waived
for every S$1 spend on Transportation, Food Delivery & Online Grocery merchants. Capped at 3,000 Miles in a statement cycle
S$1 = 3 Miles
for all Eligible Foreign Spends
S$1 = 2 Miles
for all Eligible Local Spends
S$1 = 1.2 Miles

[Trip.com Coupon FLASH DEAL]
Get a S$80 Trip.com Coupon when you apply and spend a min. of S$3,000 in Eligible Transactions within the first 2 months from card approval! T&Cs apply.
 
PLUS earn up to 25,000 Miles when you sign up for the Journey Credit Card, meet the eligible spends and waive your card's first year Annual Fee. T&Cs apply.

Valid until 31 Jul 2024 - See more details below
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Best Credit Card in Singapore 2024

Credit CardBest ForReward Type
Citi Cash Back CardSavings on dining, grocery and grab spendingsCashback
Citi PremierMiles CardEarning bonus miles that do not expireMiles
American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Credit CardConvenience and perks for frequent flyersMiles
Standard Chartered Simply Cash Credit CardUnlimited cashback with Ez-link capabilitiesCashback
UOB One CardCard and Savings Account BundleCashback
DBS Live Fresh CardHighest cashback on any contactless paymentCashback
HSBC Advance Credit CardNewlyweds and married couplesCashback
American Express The Platinum Card®High Net-worth IndividualsReward Points
UOB EVOL Credit CardDining and EntertainmentCashback
Standard Chartered Smart Credit CardNetflix, Spotify, fast food dining and public transportCashback

With SmartRewards, you can earn SmartPoints and choose any gift from our Rewards store.

What you can get using Smartpoints

Compare Credit Cards for Everyday Use

When comparing the best credit cards for rewards, it is often a good choice to combine multiple credit cards each specializing in a particular spending type or card feature that best suits your lifestyle. Avoid paring Miles credit cards with Cashback credit cards since these reward types are incompatible. Points credit cards, on the other hand, are more flexible as they can be used to either get cash rebates on specific merchants or convert points into miles to redeem free flight tickets.

Air Miles

Miles Credit Cards

  1. Citi PremierMiles Card: Use for online hotel and flight bookings
  2. UOB PRVI Miles Card: Use for general local spend
  3. American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Card: Use for earning KrisFlyer miles

Cashback

Cashback Credit Cards

  1. Citi Cash Back Card: Use for grocery shopping worldwide
  2. Standard Chartered Simply Cash Credit Card : Use for unlimited cashback
  3. OCBC 365 Credit Card: Use for spending on everyday dining

Reward Points

Reward Points Credit Cards

  1. Citi Rewards Card: Use for retail shopping to earn extra miles
  2. American Express CapitaCard: Use for shopping at CapitaLand Malls to earn cash rebates
  3. DBS Woman's World Card: Use for free gym memberships

The Ultimate List of Credit Card Reviews in Singapore

Delve into the intricacies of credit card offerings, dissecting features, fees, rewards, and everything in between. We’ve done the dirty work so you don’t have to.

Visa Card vs Mastercard vs American Express

At some point in your life, you’ll probably wonder if there’s a difference between a Visa card and Mastercard (and maybe American Express). Visa, Mastercard and Amex are the 3 big global payment networks. This means they handle all the technical back-end stuff that makes it possible to pay with your credit card anywhere in the world. Visa and Mastercard are extremely widely accepted worldwide, both online and offline. Both payment networks are easy and secure to use. Visa has a slight edge in terms of acceptance, but really, you’ll be fine with either. American Express is a bit less widely accepted globally. It’s in 140 countries compared to Visa and Mastercard’s 200+. However, many people still love using Amex because they have an excellent reputation for customer care. Whichever payment network you choose, you can get a credit card from a bank like DBS or UOB. Note that American Express also issues its own credit cards, even though it’s not a bank.

Minimum Balance Payment for Credit Cards

Is paying the minimum balance bad?

Because credit cards are effectively short-term loans, you are meant to pay off your bills in full every month. If you make only the minimum payment each month, you may accrue huge additional costs on top of your bill due to the credit card’s interest rate (typically 24%+)!

Does paying only minimum balance affect credit score?

Yes, If you plan to apply for any kind of credit or loan (such as a housing loan or car loan) in the future, be aware that any “bad behaviour” with your credit card can come back to haunt you in the form of a bad credit score.

Which Credit Card is the Best in Singapore?

With so many credit cards in Singapore to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down the best credit cards to suit your lifestyle. Unfortunately, there’s no single best credit card in Singapore. You’ll have to choose the best one for you. Here’s how:

Find a card that fits your spending habits

Think about your current lifestyle and spending habits. What are the things you spend the most money on? For example, if you’re a real foodie and love checking out new restaurants around town, then it makes sense to get a card with rewards points for dining out and useful perks like 1-for-1 buffet promotions.

Plan how to use your credit card benefits

Credit cards come with a whole bunch of benefits, so think about which benefits you actually want to use. Do you want to collect air miles and fund your upcoming travels? Or accumulate points for shopping vouchers? Or would you rather enjoy cash rebates? This is a deeply personal matter - only you can decide how you prefer to be rewarded. Make use of the ongoing credit card promotions to enjoy the full benefits of the card rewards on top of the promotion offer.

Check the Terms & Conditions

Now that you’ve got a shortlist of credit cards, it’s time to dig deeper into the details of the rewards or air miles programmes. Find out all you can about terms and conditions like expiry dates, exclusions, minimum spend, credit limit, etc. Be sure to ask a bank rep to clarify if you don’t see answers anywhere.

Annual Fees are NOT the Only Credit Card Fee!

Annual fees aren’t the only type of credit card charges you might be paying. Many of these other common fees will impact the benefits you earn, so be mindful of them and actively monitor your spend.

Foreign Transaction Fees

This is a fee imposed on overseas spending - whether it’s while you’re traveling or even when making an online purchase on a foreign website. This is usually 2.5% to 3% on top of the prevailing foreign exchange rate.

Cash Advance Fees

Some credit cards allow you to withdraw cash from ATMs, using your credit line. Be prepared to fork out up to 6% of the transaction amount, plus 2%+ daily charges on unpaid withdrawn balance.

Balance Transfer Fees

Charged when you move a balance from one card to another, usually 2% to 4% of the amount transferred.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do credit cards work?

A credit card is basically a way to borrow money from a bank to make purchases. Unlike a bank loan, a credit card “loans” money in smaller amounts and on a short-term basis, requiring you to pay the bank back monthly (or be subject to unpleasant penalties and interest fees). The biggest payment networks are MasterCard, VISA and American Express, but do note that merchants may not accept all types.

How do I apply for a credit card?

Simply fill out an application online or at a bank branch and submit the required documents such as proof of income. After approval, the bank will inform you about how much you are allowed to borrow and mail you your new credit card. You’ll need to activate the credit card as well as sign on the back.

What’s the difference between debit cards and credit cards?

Unlike credit cards, debit cards do not involve any borrowing. They are linked to your bank account, so purchases made on your debit card are paid for by deducting straight from your funds. You must have sufficient funds on hand to use your debit card. If you have a credit card, you can borrow the money for the time being and pay it back later.

How to prevent credit card fraud?

There’s no sure-fire way to prevent credit card fraud, so unfortunately holding a credit card also means being vigilant about making sure it doesn’t end up in the wrong hands. Make use of credit card alerts, monitor your transactions closely, be wary of phishing scams and don’t make it easy for others to get hold of your credit card information.

What should I do with my credit card statement?

It might not be the most fun thing to read, but it IS super important to understand your credit card statement. So don’t throw it away without checking it. Of course, after reading the statement you will have to pay your bill – typically through online banking, though some people use ATMs, SAMs, AXS machines or go to the bank in person.

What if I only make the minimum payment on my bill?

Because credit cards are effectively short-term loans, you are meant to pay off your bills in full every month. If you make only the minimum payment each month, you may accrue huge additional costs on top of your bill due to the credit card’s interest rate (typically 24%+)

What are the hidden credit cards benefits?

Did you know? Credit cards benefits include travel insurance coverage and rental car insurance and many other perks such as access to airport lounges however these benefits can vary depending on the credit card issuer and card type. If you are looking for the best car insurance quotes, our specialists will find it for you!

What are SmartPoints?

SmartPoints is MoneySmart’s reward currency. Earn SmartPoints when you apply for financial products through MoneySmart or when you complete actions on MoneySmart. SmartPoints will be credited to your wallet where eligible. You can then use the SmartPoints in your wallet to redeem gifts from the Rewards Store or even convert them to cash.

What can I use SmartPoints for?

SmartPoints can be used to redeem gifts from the Rewards Store or even convert them to cash.