Best Credit Cards in the Philippines

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Offline Chris

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Best Credit Cards in the Philippines

  • on: April 09, 2018, 05:31:29 PM
Anong gamit nyong credit card?

I've been hearing good things about Citibank's Premier Miles. Anyone else using it? Is it any good?




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Re: Best Credit Cards in the Philippines

  • on: April 09, 2018, 09:09:11 PM
Matrobank Travel Platinum Visa. Comes with a free Priority Pass Membership which you can use in airport lounges. Triple rewards points for spending abroad and hotel & airfare bookings. Unlimited airmiles redemption for mabuhay miles, asia miles & krisflyer. Free annual fee for life for the first supple.

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Re: Best Credit Cards in the Philippines

  • on: April 09, 2018, 09:55:09 PM
Credit Cards ko
1. BPI Amore visa- Free use of Ayala Malls lounge, Ayala Cinema Priority Lane, discounts during ayala mall sale

2. BDO Shopmore - additional 10% discounts and 3% rebates during sm mall sales, laki discounts sa mga hotels lalo sa ibang bansa

3. Citibank Rewards Card - pinaka walang kwenta para sa akin, puro sa pagkain discounts, patatabain pa ako, pero usually ito ginagamit ko pag nasa ibang bansa ako kasidi na kailangan itawag sa bangko pag gagamitin mo sa ibang bansa.

4. Chinabank World Card - My Favorite may kasama kasi siyang SM Prestige Card. Alam niyo na siguro ang mga perks ng SM prestige card, use of airport lounge.

5. JCB Card - na di ko pina activate ewan ko bat ako binigyan niyan, pero puro sa airport daw perks nito may mga exclusive airport lounge sa hk, japan etc..
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Re: Best Credit Cards in the Philippines

  • on: April 10, 2018, 10:36:43 AM
wala akong credit card. point cards, madami. hehehe

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Re: Best Credit Cards in the Philippines

  • on: April 11, 2018, 06:16:56 PM
I'll start with the ones I have...

Citibank
1. PremierMiles Signature Visa - My main credit card for local transactions. It has a great peso to points conversion at PHP 30 = 1 miles. Similarly, it has a 1:1 conversion for airline miles (Mabuhay Miles, GetGo, etc). Recently, lounge access was downgraded from unlimited access to a DragonPass membership. This allows the card holder to access lounges twice per year.

2. Rewards Platinum Visa - Was approved at the same time as my PremierMiles. Will be cancelling this in case Citibank is unable to waive the annual fee.

Metrobank
3. Travel Platinum Visa - My main credit card for foreign transactions. Conversion is at PHP 17 = 1 miles if transaction was done in a different currency. PriorityPass membership is free (should be requested via customer hotline) but I don't think the access is...

HSBC
4. Red Mastercard - Signed up for this because of a flight promo at that time. Sadly, wasn't able to redeem it. Will also be cancelling this in case I'm unable to waive the annual fee.

BDO
5. AMEX Blue - Initially applied for AMEX Platinum but got this one instead. Weird enough, CL should have been sufficient for a higher-tier card but this was the one issued... Cancelling this one once I get a better AMEX.
6. Gold Mastercard - Was approved at the same time as AMEX Blue (companion card). Not activated.

PNB
7. PNB Travel Club Platinum MasterCard - Free annual fee for life. Currently serves as my back-up.


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Re: Best Credit Cards in the Philippines

  • on: April 11, 2018, 06:24:41 PM
Trying to get AMEX Platinum for lounge access. I'll also be using this to replace Metrobank for transactions abroad since mababa ang foreign exchange rate niya. Medyo hassle rin kasi gamitin si Metrobank since wala pa siyang payWave (or other similar) capabilities.

Medyo mahirap sagutin kung alin ang best credit card, Sir Chris since this depends on what you are after... Is it Cashback? Miles? Reward Points?

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Re: Best Credit Cards in the Philippines

  • on: April 11, 2018, 06:28:36 PM
Ayoko sana mag-link sa ibang forums pero this is very informative:

https://www.pinoyexchange.com/discussion/comment/77348733/#Comment_77348733

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Re: Best Credit Cards in the Philippines

  • on: April 12, 2018, 07:52:56 AM
BPI Gold. The statement that post a very late transaction. Swipe now. Pay 6 months later. Ndi kasi pumapasok sa system nila.

HSBC Platinum. Free annual fee. Free samsonite cabin size luggage. 10% Caltex rebate
3x points when used outside the country.

Citibank Rewards. No annual fee. Free 5k GC. Free Popcorn free wine. Free one pack lemon square cheesecake .

Citi premiermiles. 3000 annual fee. Every year. 30pesos 1 miles. It is good because it is for any mileage program.

I guess it is better to have no annual fee than saving points. Miles to convertion. Parang binabayaran mo din.


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Re: Best Credit Cards in the Philippines

  • on: April 16, 2018, 02:48:47 PM
Interestingly, HSBC's Platinum Visa Credit Card has no annual fee for life.

Thanks to their ongoing promo!
https://www.hsbc.com.ph/1/2/personal/credit/platinum-visa#keyfeatures

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Re: Best Credit Cards in the Philippines

  • on: April 16, 2018, 04:45:45 PM
HSBC also serves as a good reference when used to apply for other credit cards...

Kung malaki naman ang purchases at na-ma-maximize ang benefits, then these should easily outweight the cost of the annual fee. Pero kung hindi nga ganun kagamit na gamit, better go for NAFL credit cards.

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Re: Best Credit Cards in the Philippines

  • on: April 16, 2018, 07:05:09 PM
Interestingly, HSBC's Platinum Visa Credit Card has no annual fee for life.

Thanks to their ongoing promo!
https://www.hsbc.com.ph/1/2/personal/credit/platinum-visa#keyfeatures

Ganyan din sinabi sakin ng citibank then after 2 years I got an email from them saying that starting february 2018 they will start charging annual fees again.


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Re: Best Credit Cards in the Philippines

  • on: April 16, 2018, 08:44:48 PM
^Haha No Annual Fee For Life until further notice. Terms are subject to change din pala.


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Re: Best Credit Cards in the Philippines

  • on: April 26, 2018, 12:38:11 PM
di ba pwede mo naman ipilit sa kanila na free annual fee for life yung sa hsbc? ang problema lang dyan eh mahirap makahanap ng hsbc branch or better yet kukuha ka rin talaga ng debit account sa kanila.

^Haha No Annual Fee For Life until further notice. Terms are subject to change din pala.


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Re: Best Credit Cards in the Philippines

  • on: July 12, 2018, 02:02:50 AM
Citibank
1. PremierMiles Signature Visa - My main credit card for local transactions. It has a great peso to points conversion at PHP 30 = 1 miles. Similarly, it has a 1:1 conversion for airline miles (Mabuhay Miles, GetGo, etc). Recently, lounge access was downgraded from unlimited access to a DragonPass membership. This allows the card holder to access lounges twice per year.

PremierMiles don't expire. This card has the most valuable *points* because of the 1:1 conversion. Also add SQ KrisFlyer, Thai, and Malaysian for airlines and hotels such as Hilton and  IHG. '

Travel insurance also cut from  5M to 1M. Lounge access policy is disgusting now.

AF is 5k   :o  :o  but 1st supp is free for life.


2. Rewards Platinum Visa - Was approved at the same time as my PremierMiles. Will be cancelling this in case Citibank is unable to waive the annual fee.
PHP30 = 1 Rewards points but less valuable. Usually sa airline conversion 3 rewards points = 1 airline point. But if you use this card in dining and shopping, you get 3x rewards so still can earn same airline point as PM.
I always get my AF waived tho.