Last updated: Aug 2023

Min. Annual Income



on online spend
Capped at S$20 per statement month

Digital Wallet - Cashback Rate

via Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Fitbit Pay
Capped at S$20 per statement month

Welcome Offers from UOB

Receive S$500 Grab vouchers
  • Promotion is valid for new-to-UOB credit card holders
  • Apply for the UOB EVOL card and make a min. spend of S$1,000 per month for 2 consecutive months from date of card approval to be eligible for rewards
  • Rewards available only for the first 100 eligible applicants per calendar month of the promo period (300 total)
  • Promotion is valid until 31 October 2023
  • Terms and Conditions apply
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Credit cards allow you to spend on your purchases today and make payment in the future, when it’s time to settle your monthly bill. If you miss the monthly payment, you will be charged a hefty interest rate of around 25% p.a.

The main draw about credit cards is that they help ease cash flow – you don’t have to suffer an immediate outflow of money as you’re spending ‘future money’. Besides being able to spend before you receive your pay, credit cards also reward you for your spending in the form of cashback, miles or reward points.

You can apply for a credit card online or using physical forms available at banks. Fill up the personal details required, submit the relevant documents (such as your NRIC and payslip or latest CPF statements), and wait for the application to be approved.

Most banks also offer the option of applying via MyInfo using SingPass. Applying via MyInfo speeds up the application process as most of the information required would have been pre-filled in for you. Sometimes, there are promos where you get rewarded cash gifts by applying with MyInfo.

When using a debit card, the money you spend is immediately deducted from the bank account linked to the debit card. You cannot spend more than the amount you currently have in your account.

On the other hand, credit cards allow you to spend on credit. This means that you do not actually make the payment for the purchase until you receive your credit card statement at the end of the statement or calendar month.

There are three main types of credit cards: cashback, miles and rewards cards. The credit card you choose would depend on your spending habits and personal preference. You can read this article to find out which of the three types is best for you.

If you are looking for a credit card for a specific spending type, you can check out these articles to find the best credit cards for:

Visa, Mastercard and American Express are different credit card payment networks. Most credit card providers offer one or two of the card networks for their credit cards. For example, for DBS Altitude, you can get either the DBS Altitude Visa Signature or DBS Altitude American Express. UOB PRVI on the other hand, offers all three options — UOB PRVI Miles Visa UOB PRVI Miles Mastercard and UOB PRVI Miles American Express.

From a cardmember’s standpoint, the payment in general does not differ, although there are a handful of places that might not accept American Express cards. The perks offered by these card providers do make a difference, in terms of dining promotions, airport transfers, lounge access, hotel benefits and more.

The most common fee you’ll incur with a credit card is the annual fee. This annual fee typically falls just under S$200 each year, although it differs from card to card. If you’re not keen on paying this annual fee, you’ll be glad to know that some credit cards come with a free annual fee waiver, while others waive your annual fee when you spend a certain amount each year.

Other credit card fees include:

  • Late payment charge: Incurred if your payment is not received by due date
  • Overlimit fee: If the total outstanding card balance exceeds the total credit limit at any time
  • Interest on purchases: Interest incurred on the outstanding amount if there is an amount that remains unpaid, until outstanding is paid in full. This can range from 25% to 28% p.a.

There is a minimum monthly payment you have to make for your credit card bill. This is the amount you would have to pay in the event you are unable to pay your credit card bill. The minimum monthly payment is typically 3% of the total balance or S$50, whichever is higher. But note that the outstanding balance would incur interest charges that are applicable on a daily basis until the full payment is received.

To avoid credit card fraud, you can set up Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for all your bank accounts. You should be mindful to keep your passwords, PIN code and One-Time Password (OTP) to yourself. During correspondences with your bank or credit card provider, always check the source of the message or email to ensure it is genuine.

You can also read this article to get tips on how to prevent cyber attacks and safeguard your money.

If you’ve decided on the credit card to apply for, you can check out the promotions available on SingSaver. These promotions are a further incentive for you to sign up for the credit card, with rewards that range from cash via PayNow to free gifts such as wireless earbuds or GrabFood vouchers.

Here’s what you should look out for when signing up for a credit card promotion:

  • Do you have to be new-to-bank to enjoy the promotion? Most credit card sign up promotions are applicable for new-to-bank cardmembers. If you are an existing cardmember of the bank, you will likely be eligible for a different reward. This reward is typically not as attractive as the reward on offer for new-to-bank cardmembers.
  • What do you need to do to get the sign up reward? This could simply be having your credit card application approved, or having to activate your new credit card. Others could require you to make a transaction or hit a minimum spend in order to be eligible.

When does the promotion expire? Be sure to sign up for the credit card before the promotion deadline.

Two of the most common types of rewards are air miles and cash back. The rewards provided may differ depending on the cards in use, or the card issuer or banks - some cardholders can earn rewards for simply spending in the form of cash back, air miles, free gifts, gift vouchers and more. Some cards are better suited for certain users such as air miles cards which is best for those who frequently book flights and hotels, enabling them to quickly earn and rack up air miles as well as enjoy the various travel-related benefit a travel-centric credit card might offer.

Singsaver takes the financial security of our users very seriously and more than anyone else, we know better that there are products to suit for every niche be it air miles, cashback or reward points.

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Dining & Entertainment
Daily Expenses
Annual Fee Waiver

Great for

  • Enjoy 8% cashback on all online and mobile contactless spend (Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Fitbit Pay)
  • All other spends earn 0.3% cashback
  • Gain access to over 1,000 deals at eco-friendly, dining, and online shopping merchants
  • Receive a first-year annual fee waiver. Annual fee for subsequent years waived with min. 3 transactions every month.
  • Get greater savings with up to 7.8% p.a. interest with UOB One Account+

Need to know

  • Min. spend of S$600 each statement month to enjoy accelerated cashback earn rate
  • S$60 total cashback cap per statement month, capped at S$20 per category

Year-round rewards

All Spending
0.3 %
Capped at S$20 per statement month
Online Shopping Spending (Overseas)
8 %
Capped at S$20 per statement month
Online Shopping Spending (Local)
8 %
Capped at S$20 per statement month
Digital Wallet Spending
8 %
Capped at S$20 per statement month
Local Spending
8 %
Capped at S$20 per statement month


Minimum Age
Min. Annual Income
Monthly Spend Required


Annual Fee
S$194.40 (First Year Fee Waiver). Subsequent years waived with min. 3 transactions every month.
Foreign Currency Transaction Fee


Minimum Payment
3% of current balance or S$50, whichever is higher, plus any overdue amounts.
Late payment charge
S$100 if Minimum Payment Due is not received on or before the Payment Due Date.
Interest On Purchases
Interest On Cash Advance
Interest Free Repayment Period
21 Days

Other information

Supported Payment Type
Apple Pay
Google Pay
Samsung Pay
Credit card type
Visa Signature

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