Best Credit Card Singapore 2016
Lets tackle that most important question – that keeps hovering on almost everyone’s minds – which is the best credit card in Singapore for the year 2016? – in this blog post. The answer is short and simple, probably brutally so: there is no one best credit card in Singapore. Let’s explore this in a little more detail:
You have a credit card that rewards you for your biggest spend categories: groceries, utility bills and SMRT travel. Something like the Citibank SMRT Platinum Visa Card that provides you with up to 7% rebate on groceries, savings on your SMRT spends, up to 15% savings on coffee, up to 5% savings on toys and books, waiver of annual fees for the first two years and more. If this is you, how could a review that presents XYZ Bank’s AirMiles credit card as the best credit card in Singapore help you?
… Nugget One
So, there we’ve unearthed our first nugget: a category-wise credit card review is of more use to you than a “generic” review. You can navigate to the credit card category that is of most importance to you – whether it is cashback, travel, petrol, reward points etc. and check the top finishers in that category.
Let’s consider yet another scenario: You are a student. You come across a credit card review that throws up ABC Rewards Points card as the best credit card in Singapore. How do you think review was helpful to you when you are not even eligible for the top finishing cards?
There are just a few student credit cards in Singapore; a review that provides a comparison of the Citi Clear Card, the Standard Chartered Manhattan $500 Card, the DBS Live Fresh Visa Student Card and the Maybank eVibes Card would be far more useful to you.
Hot Tip to Choose Best Credit Card
Ok, here is another tip: if you just want to compare different credit cards you could use any of the several third-party comparison websites that are available in Singapore; once you select the cards you wish to compare, you will be presented with a feature-wise comparison of the selected cards.
… Nugget Two
Even if you are presented with a category-wise review of credit cards, you must consider eligibility. If you are a student or are in the early years of your career you may only be eligible for the basic credit card product offerings. A review that presents a Premier / Platinum credit card from your category as the winner may not be so helpful to you in your present situation.
So, when you come across a review that touts this card or that card as the best credit card in Singapore, take it with a pinch of salt. Don’t mistake me; I am not knocking on credit card reviews many of which are written by genuine-intentioned users who want to help fellow users based on their experiences.
As we’ve seen above, it is just that not every card that comes out on top in these reviews will have universal applicability. What you should do is: read the review, take the top finishers in your particular category and do a feature-by-feature comparison with your present card and then make a decision. And, of course don’t forget eligibility. That way, you will make the most of the review’s findings while not losing out on your unique requirements.