Why should you get the Standard Chartered Smart Credit Card?
#1: Save more with cashback on everyday spending and annual fee waiver
Credit cards are designed to help you save money in one way or another, and the Standard Chartered Smart Credit Card is no different.
However, this card takes it one step further by helping you save money in two ways – by giving you cashback with no minimum spend, and by doing away with the customary annual fee.
As a result, you’ll earn cashback equivalent to a true 6%, awarded as reward points, with every dollar you spend on fast food, coffee and toast, digital streaming services, and bus and MRT rides. And because there is no annual fee to pay, every cent of this extra value you earned is yours to use.
Hence, if you are a regular consumer of Mcdonald’s, eat breakfast thrice a week at Ya Kun, have an active Netflix, Spotify or Disney+ subscription, and take the bus and/or MRT every day, switching to the Standard Chartered Smart Credit Card could help you unlock more savings than ever before.
#2: Greater financial flexibility with interest-free instalment plans
One notable feature of the Standard Chartered Smart Credit Card is the bundled interest-free instalment plan feature, which allows you to split up a large purchase into three payments.
This is a handy little option that allows you to meet urgent financial needs (say, the washing machine broke down and you don’t quite have the savings to replace it), without having to go through the trouble of applying for a loan or a balance transfer.
Perhaps best of all, instalment plans are interest-free, so you won’t have to worry about paying extra. On top of that, the service fee for processing your instalment plan – which is pegged at 1% of the purchase amount – will be fully refunded to you in the form of cashback.
#3: Complimentary travel insurance for principal cardholder
The Standard Chartered Smart Credit Card comes with complimentary travel insurance, offering you up to S$500,000 in worldwide personal accident coverage. You’ll also be covered for up to S$25,000 for emergency medical assistance, evacuation and repatriation.
While not the most robust of travel insurance plans, this included policy nevertheless offers a rudimentary degree of coverage for any overseas trip you take, which is always better than going completely without any insurance at all.
For whom is the Standard Chartered Smart Credit Card best suited?
Those whose spending habits include quite a bit of fast food, local coffee and toast shops, online streaming services and public transit will find some real value to be unlocked here, given how there’s no minimum monthly spend to earn cashback, and no annual fees to pay.
This card is also a good option if you’re looking for a credit card that provides some extra leeway via short-tenure, interest-free instalment plans, handy for coping with the occasional surge in spending.
Fees and charges
Here are some fees and charges you could incur while using the Standard Chartered Smart Credit Card. Be sure to refer to the full list of bank fees as well.
- Annual fee: Waived perpetually
- Late payment charge: S$100
- Minimum monthly payment: 1% of the current balance or S$50, whichever is higher, plus any overdue amounts
- Overlimit fee: S$40
- Interest on purchases: 23.9% to 29.9% p.a. based on the Bank’s assessment of your credit profile
- Interest on cash advance: 28%
- At least 21 years old
- Singaporeans or PRs: Annual income of at least S$30,000
- Annual income of at least S$60,000
- Holder of P1, P2 or Q type employment passes
- Q pass holders must have at least 12 months’ validity on their passes
SingSaver Exclusive Offer: Receive an Apple AirPods Gen 3 + MagSafe Charger bundle (worth S$331.05) or Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7 Bluetooth Speaker (worth S$399) or S$310 cash when you make a min. spend of S$500 within 30 days of card approval. Valid till 2 April 2023. T&Cs apply.
Plus, score a BRONZE ticket (1x chance) in our March Madness Grand Lucky Draw when you apply for a chance to win your share of over S$20,000 worth of prizes! Valid till 2 April 2023. T&Cs apply.
How to apply?
Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button on this page and complete the SingSaver application form. You might need to prepare the following documents for the application process:
- Front and back of NRIC/Passport/Employment Pass
- Salaried employees: Past 12 months CPF statement (Singaporean/PR) or latest Income Tax Notice of Assessment and latest original computerised payslip
- Self-employed: Latest Income Tax Notice of Assessment and latest original computerised payslip
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