TODO
American Express® Platinum Credit Card
Last Updated: Oct 2021
$ 300,000
Min. Annual Income
2 %
Local Spending - Cashback Rate
on selected local supermarkets and gas stations spending
Applicated to the first HK$120,000 spending at the participating merchants during each Program Period
$ 2.5 /mile
Local Spending - Air Miles Conversion
Applicated to the first HK$120,000 spending at the participating merchants during each Program Period
Exclusive Offer
from MoneyHero
OFFER 1
HK$800 city'super voucher
  • From now till 30 November 2021, new Cardmembers of American Express® Platinum Credit Card who apply for the card via MoneyHero and has paid HK$2,200 annual fee are entitled to HK$800 city'super voucher.
  • The Card must be active when the voucher is sent. Otherwise, the offer will not be entitled.
  • Within 7 days of card approval, please send (1) the name of the applied product, (2) application date, and (3) screen capture of approval SMS or Email notification to support@moneyhero.com.hk and complete the redemption form sent via email for verification and follow-up. MoneyHero will verify your reward eligibility with American Express.
  • If you have concerns regarding redemption process, please refer to this article.
  • Extra HK$800 city’super cash vouchers are only applicable to Cardmember who has paid annual fee of Platinum Credit Card. Cardmember is not eligible to the offer if he/she is holding The Platinum Card and has enjoyed annual fee waiver for the Platinum Credit Card. American Express reserves the right to claw back the extra offer or debit the original price of the extra offer from the Eligible Card account without prior notice if the annual fee was waived and extra offer was awarded.

Welcome Offers from American Express

OFFER 1
4 movie tickets + HK$500 city'super cash voucher + up to 600,000 points
  • New customers are required to submit the application via MoneyHero and accumulate the designated spend amount in the first 3 months:
  • 4 movie tickets - Submit the application online
  • HK$500 city'super cash voucher - Spend HK$5,000 or above in the first 3 months upon Basic Card approval.
  • Up to 600,000 points Enjoy HK$1 = 5 points (i.e. HK$3 = 1 Mile) in the first 3 months (cap: 600,000 points; redeemable for 40,000 Miles / HK$2,000 cash coupon) Based on 1 mile can be redeemed by 15 points and HK$100 cash vouchers can be redeemed by 30,000 points.
  • The promotion period is valid from now till 31 January 2022.
  • Terms and Conditions apply. Basic Card must be approved within 45 days.
Need some help?
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Thank you for using MoneyHero. If you are looking to check on your reward redemption status, then this is the right place. We have compiled our promotional campaigns and their respective rewards progress so that you can keep track of when you can expect yours. 

Please click on the campaign that you participated in, and you will find the corresponding redemption status. Campaigns are sorted chronologically, be sure to match the correct financial institution, reward, and period of the campaign.

MoneyHero has partnered with the most trusted banks and financial institutions in Hong Kong to help you find the right financial products for you. Through our comparison engine, you can compare credit cards, personal loans, mortgages, medical insurance, travel insurance, HK stock accounts, US stock accounts, payroll accounts and other financial products. We provide accurate, up-to-date information and an unbiased overview of financial products in Hong Kong so that you can make the best choice, saving your time and money.

Most Hong Kong credit card providers require applicants to be of legal age and a permanent resident/citizen of Hong Kong.

You would also need to have stable employment and meet minimum salary requirements, which vary according to the type of credit card.

The main types of credit cards in Hong Kong are VISA and MasterCard, followed by American Express and JCB.

In order to choose the best credit card, you can consider the popularity and offers of the card types, and also the reputation of banks, class of the credit cards, etc. Many people own several credit cards to meet different needs nowadays. Also, you can consider your spending habits and choose Cash Back Credit Cards, Airmiles Credit Cards, Dining Credit Cards, Online Shopping Credit Cards, Premium Credit Cards, Corporate Credit Cards, Entry Level / Student Credit Cards, UnionPay Credit Cards, or Welcome Offers Credit Cards. You can also make use of MoneyHero comparison pages, and compare latest offers of credit cards.

For exclusive offers from MoneyHero, current customers are unfortunately not eligible to enjoy. For welcome offer from banks or institutions, various terms and conditions apply, subject to different banks and institutions. You may refer to the following:

American Express 
Welcome offers do not apply to current customers. Their welcome offers only apply on applicants who have not held or cancelled American Express credit cards in the past 12 months.

Citibank 
Welcome offers do not apply to current customers. Their welcome offers only apply to applicants who have not held or cancelled Citibank credit cards in the past 12 months.

DBS 
Current and new customers are eligible for welcome offers. New customers refer to card holders who have not held or cancelled Citibank credit cards in the past 12 months. For more details of welcome offers, please click here.

PrimeCredit 
Welcome offers do not apply to current customers. Their welcome offers only apply to applicants who have not held or cancelled PrimeCredit credit cards in the past 6 months.

CITIC 
Welcome offers do not apply to current customers. Their welcome offers only apply to applicants who have not held or cancelled CITIC credit cards in the past 12 months.

HSBC 
Current and new customers are eligible for welcome offers. For more details of welcome offers, please click here

BEA 
Welcome offers do not apply to current customers. Their welcome offers only apply to applicants who have not held or cancelled BEA credit cards in the past 6 months.

Credit card rewards come in many forms, the two major incentives are air miles and cash back. Many card issuers have different credit card rewards programs, cardholders can earn reward points for their spending and redeem the points for cash backair milesgift vouchers or free gifts.

Certain banks promote cash back rewards which their credit cards can earn, cardholders can enjoy 1-4% cash rebate for eligible local / overseas spending or shopping online.

If you travel and use your credit card to book flights and hotels frequently, you can earn more air miles using air mile credit cards. You may redeem miles for award flights, hotel stays and other travel offers.

In addition to daily spending, you may also earn rewards by using the Octopus Automatic Add-value Service and paying utilities, tax, tuition and insurance bills with your credit card and redeem reward points, cash back and air miles.

Banks in Hong Kong such as HSBC, Hang Seng Bank and Standard Chartered Bank issue different types of credit cards with generous rewards and their eligibility requirements are also different. Hence, the processing time varies depending on the card issuer, but as soon as your application has been approved, it normally takes 7 to 10 working days until you receive your card. Make sure that you submit all the relevant documents so that your application can be processed as quickly as possible.

The requirements to get different credit cards may vary and some may even have a minimum income requirement. Of course, applicants with a proper job or have income proof are more likely to be successful with their application, but it does not mean that a self-employed or unemployed person will not able to apply for a credit card.

The annual fee, which is generally charged HK$200-HK$6,000, depends on the bank and the type of credit card. One- to three-year annual fee waiver is usually offered to attract users, and cardholders get their fee waived if they can meet the minimum spending. Some card issuers even advertise credit cards with no annual fee, so please be sure to check the terms before applying. You can request annual fee waiver by calling the card issuer's hotline. Furthermore, many banks charge an early termination fee of more than HK$100; other common fees and charges include replacement fee, late charge, over-limit fee, cash advance fee and foreign transaction fee. In addition to credit card welcome offers, you should also check with your provider to see the fees and charges of your credit card.

Banks look at your credit score and income to determine the maximum credit amount they would extend to you. If your application is approved, the credit limit a bank gives you may be lower or higher than what you indicated in your application. If your credit score is satisfactory, banks may give you the maximum credit limit. If you think your limit is too high, you can talk to your provider and ask them to reduce it. Know more about credit score by reading our credit card application guide.

There are many ways to pay credit card bills, the easiest way is to apply for the bank?s autopay service, which will automatically deduct the monthly payment from the bank account on the due date, so that you won't overlook the payment. Other methods that cardholders can choose to pay the bills include PPS, ATM, e-banking, cheque or convenience stores.

Making only the minimum payment is not the best way to pay the bills! If you just make the minimum payment on the credit card, the bank would charge you compound interest, which means you might owe more and more money and carry long-term debt. Cardholders are recommended to assess their repayment ability before using their credit cards, and pay off all outstanding debt as soon as possible.

In the past, most people think we should not own too many credit cards, as it might lead to over-consumption or missing payment. With the development of modern society and more credit card offers, many of us own several credit cards for various purposes, such as one for overseas spending, one for earning Asia Miles, and the other one for monthly instalments.

Please note that if you always pay your credit card bill after the due date while owning many credit cards, your credit score could drop, which is likely to affect your credit card, mortgage and loan application.

To protect yourself from credit card fraud, you should keep your credit card and personal information (including credit card numbers and security code) safe and never disclose your passwords or personal information to anyone. You should also keep record of all credit card transactions and check bank statements regularly. Report any suspicious transactions to your financial institution or bank immediately to avoid financial loss.

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Enjoy up to 2% cash rebate at selected supermarkets and gas stations; Up to 30% off for takeaway order at selected restaurants
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MoneyHero Exclusive Offer

Great for

  • Welcome Offers Requirements: accumulate designated spend amount in the first 3 months
    Upon Card
    Approval
    Spend HK$5,000
    or above
    Spend HK$120,000
    or above
    4 free movie tickets
    (Worth HK$460)
    HK$500 city'super voucher  
    600,000 Membership Rewards points
    (equivalent to HK$2,000 cash voucher / 40,000 miles)
       
    MoneyHero Exclusive Offer
    HK$800 city'super voucher
    You can earn
    the value of the welcome and exclusive offer
    HK$1,260 HK$1,760 HK$3,760
  • MoneyHero Exclusive Offer - HK$800 city'super voucher
    • New American Express® Platinum Credit Card Basic Cardmembers who successfully apply for American Express® Platinum Credit Card via MoneyHero and have paid HK$2,200 annual fee are entitled to top-up exclusive offer HK$800 city'super voucher.
    • How to redeem MoneyHero exclusive offer?
      • Note down your application reference number for reference. You will be asked to upload all required documents when you apply the card to facilitate the approval process.
      • Within 7 days of card approval, send an email with (1) the name of the applied product, (2) application date, and (3) screen capture of approval SMS or Email notification to support@moneyhero.com.hk and complete the redemption form sent via email for verification and follow-up. MoneyHero will verify your reward eligibility with American Express.
    • Tips:
    • Notes:
      • Extra HK$800 city’super cash vouchers are only applicable to Cardmember who has paid annual fee of Platinum Credit Card. Cardmember is not eligible to the offer if he/she is holding The Platinum Card and has enjoyed annual fee waiver for the Platinum Credit Card. American Express reserves the right to claw back the extra offer or debit the original price of the extra offer from the Eligible Card account without prior notice if the annual fee was waived and extra offer was awarded.
  • Earn rewards when you spend with the Card
    • First HK$120,000 spending within first 3 months - HK$1 = 5 Membership Rewards points
      • Take American Express Pay with Points Redemption Rate 300 Membership Rewards points = HK$1 as an example. The cashback rate is 1.67%.
      • Take 15 Membership Reward points = 1 Asia Mile as an example. The air miles conversion rate is HK$3 = 1 mile.
    • First HK$120,000 charged and billed during each Program Period - HK$1 = 3 Membership Rewards points
      • Take American Express Pay with Points Redemption Rate 300 Membership Rewards points = HK$1 as an example. The cashback rate is 1%.
      • Take 15 Membership Reward points = 1 Asia Mile as an example. The air miles conversion rate is HK$5 = 1 mile.
    • The spending from HK$120,001 and onwards during each Program Period - HK$1 = 1 Membership Rewards points
      • Take American Express Pay with Points Redemption Rate 300 Membership Rewards points = HK$1 as an example. The cashback rate is 0.33%.
      • Take 15 Membership Reward points = 1 Asia Mile as an example. The air miles conversion rate is HK$15 = 1 mile.
    • All spending requirement above applicable to local retails, dining and online shopping; foreign currency shopping
    • Shop online or in a store at selected merchants, you’ll earn double Membership Rewards points. First HK$120,000 spending
      during each Program Period - HK$1 = 6 Membership Rewards points
      • Take American Express Pay with Points Redemption Rate 300 Membership Rewards points = HK$1 as an example. The cashback rate is 2%.
      • Take 15 Membership Reward points = 1 Asia Mile as an example. The air miles conversion rate is HK$2.5 = 1 mile.
      • Including but not limited to Circle K Convenience Stores, city’super, DON DON DONKI, Mannings, PARKnSHOP, SOGO supermarket, Watsons, Wellcome, YATA supermarkets, Esso stations, Shell stations (earn up to an extra 30,000 Membership Rewards points in total per calendar month)
  • Shopping Protection
    Spend with the Card to enjoy the following protection:
    • Online Fraud Protection Guarantee
      Shop online with the Card and you won't be held responsible for any fraudulent charge.
    • Return Guarantee
      Refund if you are unhappy with the purchase made with the Card.
    • Extended Warranty
      When purchase with the Card, the warranty will be extended by up to 1 year once the original manufacturer's warranty expires. The maximum coverage is HK$40,000 per item, and HK$150,000 per Card account per year.
    • Price Protection
      Refund the difference when you see an identical item offered at a cheaper price in Hong Kong within 14 days of your purchase
    • 45 Days Cover
      Almost anything you buy with your Card is insured against theft or accidental damage for up to 45 days after the date of purchase.
    • Terms and Conditions apply.
  • Dining Offer
    Basic and Supplementary Cardmember can enjoy
    • 30% off while dining at Heichinrou, Metropol Restaurant and Metropol with the Card on the à la carte food and beverage menu (excluding bottles of wine and spirits) for dine-in dinner after 6 pm. 30% savings on the à la carte food menus for takeaway order (including Dim Sum) (available all day).
    • Savings of up to 50% on à la carte dining at designated Gourmet Club restaurants.
    • 30% savings on the à la carte food and beverage menu (excluding bottles of wine and spirits) for dine-in dinner consumption at the Cuisine Cuisine ifc │Tsui Hang Village│Assaggio Trattoria Italiana. Up to 25% savings on the à la carte food menus for takeaway order (available all day).
  • Lifestyle Offer
    • Buy-1-Get-1-Free tickets offer will only be applicable to Friday shows, while 20% savings on regular priced movie tickets will be available on other days in Broadway Circuit.
    • Get a HK$65 Statement Credit when you make a net spending of HK$450 net or more in a single transaction at Shell Stations. Statement Credit capped at a total of 4 times to each Eligible Card Account for each calendar month (i.e. a maximum of a HK$260 Statement Credit per calendar month).
    • Enjoy 3% savings on selected regular-priced items at the stores of city'super, LOG-ON and cookedDeli in Hong Kong.
  • Travel Offer
    • Enjoy 3X Membership Rewards points on the first HK$120,000 spending (as low as HK$5 = 1 mile)
    • Enjoy 8% savings on selected hotel booking all year round at Expedia

Need to know

  • Card Benefits Terms and conditions apply.
  • Annual fee is HK$2,200 with the entitlement of 2 Supplementary Platinum Credit Cards (annual fee cannot be waived)
  • Existing Cardmembers or applicants who have held the Card at any time within the past 12 months are not eligible for MoneyHero Exclusive Offer and Welcome Offers.
    • Existing American Express® Platinum Credit Card Basic Cardmembers and applicants who held American Express® Platinum Credit Card (Basic card) at any time within the past 12 months from the date of this application are not eligible for MoneyHero Exclusive Offer and Welcome Offers.

Year-round rewards

Local Spending
2%
Applicated to the first HK$120,000 spending at the participating merchants during each Program Period
Overseas Spending
1%
Applicable to the first HK$120,000 charged and billed during each Program Period
Dining Spending
1%
Applicable to the first HK$120,000 charged and billed during each Program Period
Online Shopping Spending (Local)
1%
Applicable to the first HK$120,000 charged and billed during each Program Period
Online Shopping Spending (Overseas)
1%
Applicable to the first HK$120,000 charged and billed during each Program Period
Need some help?
No worries, we've got you covered!

Thank you for using MoneyHero. If you are looking to check on your reward redemption status, then this is the right place. We have compiled our promotional campaigns and their respective rewards progress so that you can keep track of when you can expect yours. 

Please click on the campaign that you participated in, and you will find the corresponding redemption status. Campaigns are sorted chronologically, be sure to match the correct financial institution, reward, and period of the campaign.

MoneyHero has partnered with the most trusted banks and financial institutions in Hong Kong to help you find the right financial products for you. Through our comparison engine, you can compare credit cards, personal loans, mortgages, medical insurance, travel insurance, HK stock accounts, US stock accounts, payroll accounts and other financial products. We provide accurate, up-to-date information and an unbiased overview of financial products in Hong Kong so that you can make the best choice, saving your time and money.

Most Hong Kong credit card providers require applicants to be of legal age and a permanent resident/citizen of Hong Kong.

You would also need to have stable employment and meet minimum salary requirements, which vary according to the type of credit card.

The main types of credit cards in Hong Kong are VISA and MasterCard, followed by American Express and JCB.

In order to choose the best credit card, you can consider the popularity and offers of the card types, and also the reputation of banks, class of the credit cards, etc. Many people own several credit cards to meet different needs nowadays. Also, you can consider your spending habits and choose Cash Back Credit Cards, Airmiles Credit Cards, Dining Credit Cards, Online Shopping Credit Cards, Premium Credit Cards, Corporate Credit Cards, Entry Level / Student Credit Cards, UnionPay Credit Cards, or Welcome Offers Credit Cards. You can also make use of MoneyHero comparison pages, and compare latest offers of credit cards.

For exclusive offers from MoneyHero, current customers are unfortunately not eligible to enjoy. For welcome offer from banks or institutions, various terms and conditions apply, subject to different banks and institutions. You may refer to the following:

American Express 
Welcome offers do not apply to current customers. Their welcome offers only apply on applicants who have not held or cancelled American Express credit cards in the past 12 months.

Citibank 
Welcome offers do not apply to current customers. Their welcome offers only apply to applicants who have not held or cancelled Citibank credit cards in the past 12 months.

DBS 
Current and new customers are eligible for welcome offers. New customers refer to card holders who have not held or cancelled Citibank credit cards in the past 12 months. For more details of welcome offers, please click here.

PrimeCredit 
Welcome offers do not apply to current customers. Their welcome offers only apply to applicants who have not held or cancelled PrimeCredit credit cards in the past 6 months.

CITIC 
Welcome offers do not apply to current customers. Their welcome offers only apply to applicants who have not held or cancelled CITIC credit cards in the past 12 months.

HSBC 
Current and new customers are eligible for welcome offers. For more details of welcome offers, please click here

BEA 
Welcome offers do not apply to current customers. Their welcome offers only apply to applicants who have not held or cancelled BEA credit cards in the past 6 months.

Credit card rewards come in many forms, the two major incentives are air miles and cash back. Many card issuers have different credit card rewards programs, cardholders can earn reward points for their spending and redeem the points for cash backair milesgift vouchers or free gifts.

Certain banks promote cash back rewards which their credit cards can earn, cardholders can enjoy 1-4% cash rebate for eligible local / overseas spending or shopping online.

If you travel and use your credit card to book flights and hotels frequently, you can earn more air miles using air mile credit cards. You may redeem miles for award flights, hotel stays and other travel offers.

In addition to daily spending, you may also earn rewards by using the Octopus Automatic Add-value Service and paying utilities, tax, tuition and insurance bills with your credit card and redeem reward points, cash back and air miles.

Banks in Hong Kong such as HSBC, Hang Seng Bank and Standard Chartered Bank issue different types of credit cards with generous rewards and their eligibility requirements are also different. Hence, the processing time varies depending on the card issuer, but as soon as your application has been approved, it normally takes 7 to 10 working days until you receive your card. Make sure that you submit all the relevant documents so that your application can be processed as quickly as possible.

The requirements to get different credit cards may vary and some may even have a minimum income requirement. Of course, applicants with a proper job or have income proof are more likely to be successful with their application, but it does not mean that a self-employed or unemployed person will not able to apply for a credit card.

The annual fee, which is generally charged HK$200-HK$6,000, depends on the bank and the type of credit card. One- to three-year annual fee waiver is usually offered to attract users, and cardholders get their fee waived if they can meet the minimum spending. Some card issuers even advertise credit cards with no annual fee, so please be sure to check the terms before applying. You can request annual fee waiver by calling the card issuer's hotline. Furthermore, many banks charge an early termination fee of more than HK$100; other common fees and charges include replacement fee, late charge, over-limit fee, cash advance fee and foreign transaction fee. In addition to credit card welcome offers, you should also check with your provider to see the fees and charges of your credit card.

Banks look at your credit score and income to determine the maximum credit amount they would extend to you. If your application is approved, the credit limit a bank gives you may be lower or higher than what you indicated in your application. If your credit score is satisfactory, banks may give you the maximum credit limit. If you think your limit is too high, you can talk to your provider and ask them to reduce it. Know more about credit score by reading our credit card application guide.

There are many ways to pay credit card bills, the easiest way is to apply for the bank?s autopay service, which will automatically deduct the monthly payment from the bank account on the due date, so that you won't overlook the payment. Other methods that cardholders can choose to pay the bills include PPS, ATM, e-banking, cheque or convenience stores.

Making only the minimum payment is not the best way to pay the bills! If you just make the minimum payment on the credit card, the bank would charge you compound interest, which means you might owe more and more money and carry long-term debt. Cardholders are recommended to assess their repayment ability before using their credit cards, and pay off all outstanding debt as soon as possible.

In the past, most people think we should not own too many credit cards, as it might lead to over-consumption or missing payment. With the development of modern society and more credit card offers, many of us own several credit cards for various purposes, such as one for overseas spending, one for earning Asia Miles, and the other one for monthly instalments.

Please note that if you always pay your credit card bill after the due date while owning many credit cards, your credit score could drop, which is likely to affect your credit card, mortgage and loan application.

To protect yourself from credit card fraud, you should keep your credit card and personal information (including credit card numbers and security code) safe and never disclose your passwords or personal information to anyone. You should also keep record of all credit card transactions and check bank statements regularly. Report any suspicious transactions to your financial institution or bank immediately to avoid financial loss.

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Eligibility

Minimum Age
18 years old
Min. Annual Income
HK$300,000

Fees

Annual fee
HK$2,200
Foreign Currency Transaction Fee
2%

Repayment

Minimum Payment
The highest of the following three amounts: (i) 1.5% of outstanding principal plus 100% of Finance Charges, interest, fees (including annual membership fee) and all other applicable charges; or (ii) 4% of your outstanding balance; or (iii) HK$300, plus any overdue minimum payments and any amount exceeding your credit limit.
Late payment charge
5% of the outstanding minimum payment due (The maximum Late Payment Fee is HK$350 and the minimum Late Payment Fee is HK$300. However, the Late Payment Fee will not exceed the minimum payment due.)
Retail Purchase APR
37.67%
Cash Advance APR
39.87%

Other information

Credit card type
American Express

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Need some help?
No worries, we've got you covered!

Thank you for using MoneyHero. If you are looking to check on your reward redemption status, then this is the right place. We have compiled our promotional campaigns and their respective rewards progress so that you can keep track of when you can expect yours. 

Please click on the campaign that you participated in, and you will find the corresponding redemption status. Campaigns are sorted chronologically, be sure to match the correct financial institution, reward, and period of the campaign.

MoneyHero has partnered with the most trusted banks and financial institutions in Hong Kong to help you find the right financial products for you. Through our comparison engine, you can compare credit cards, personal loans, mortgages, medical insurance, travel insurance, HK stock accounts, US stock accounts, payroll accounts and other financial products. We provide accurate, up-to-date information and an unbiased overview of financial products in Hong Kong so that you can make the best choice, saving your time and money.

Most Hong Kong credit card providers require applicants to be of legal age and a permanent resident/citizen of Hong Kong.

You would also need to have stable employment and meet minimum salary requirements, which vary according to the type of credit card.

The main types of credit cards in Hong Kong are VISA and MasterCard, followed by American Express and JCB.

In order to choose the best credit card, you can consider the popularity and offers of the card types, and also the reputation of banks, class of the credit cards, etc. Many people own several credit cards to meet different needs nowadays. Also, you can consider your spending habits and choose Cash Back Credit Cards, Airmiles Credit Cards, Dining Credit Cards, Online Shopping Credit Cards, Premium Credit Cards, Corporate Credit Cards, Entry Level / Student Credit Cards, UnionPay Credit Cards, or Welcome Offers Credit Cards. You can also make use of MoneyHero comparison pages, and compare latest offers of credit cards.

For exclusive offers from MoneyHero, current customers are unfortunately not eligible to enjoy. For welcome offer from banks or institutions, various terms and conditions apply, subject to different banks and institutions. You may refer to the following:

American Express 
Welcome offers do not apply to current customers. Their welcome offers only apply on applicants who have not held or cancelled American Express credit cards in the past 12 months.

Citibank 
Welcome offers do not apply to current customers. Their welcome offers only apply to applicants who have not held or cancelled Citibank credit cards in the past 12 months.

DBS 
Current and new customers are eligible for welcome offers. New customers refer to card holders who have not held or cancelled Citibank credit cards in the past 12 months. For more details of welcome offers, please click here.

PrimeCredit 
Welcome offers do not apply to current customers. Their welcome offers only apply to applicants who have not held or cancelled PrimeCredit credit cards in the past 6 months.

CITIC 
Welcome offers do not apply to current customers. Their welcome offers only apply to applicants who have not held or cancelled CITIC credit cards in the past 12 months.

HSBC 
Current and new customers are eligible for welcome offers. For more details of welcome offers, please click here

BEA 
Welcome offers do not apply to current customers. Their welcome offers only apply to applicants who have not held or cancelled BEA credit cards in the past 6 months.

Credit card rewards come in many forms, the two major incentives are air miles and cash back. Many card issuers have different credit card rewards programs, cardholders can earn reward points for their spending and redeem the points for cash backair milesgift vouchers or free gifts.

Certain banks promote cash back rewards which their credit cards can earn, cardholders can enjoy 1-4% cash rebate for eligible local / overseas spending or shopping online.

If you travel and use your credit card to book flights and hotels frequently, you can earn more air miles using air mile credit cards. You may redeem miles for award flights, hotel stays and other travel offers.

In addition to daily spending, you may also earn rewards by using the Octopus Automatic Add-value Service and paying utilities, tax, tuition and insurance bills with your credit card and redeem reward points, cash back and air miles.

Banks in Hong Kong such as HSBC, Hang Seng Bank and Standard Chartered Bank issue different types of credit cards with generous rewards and their eligibility requirements are also different. Hence, the processing time varies depending on the card issuer, but as soon as your application has been approved, it normally takes 7 to 10 working days until you receive your card. Make sure that you submit all the relevant documents so that your application can be processed as quickly as possible.

The requirements to get different credit cards may vary and some may even have a minimum income requirement. Of course, applicants with a proper job or have income proof are more likely to be successful with their application, but it does not mean that a self-employed or unemployed person will not able to apply for a credit card.

The annual fee, which is generally charged HK$200-HK$6,000, depends on the bank and the type of credit card. One- to three-year annual fee waiver is usually offered to attract users, and cardholders get their fee waived if they can meet the minimum spending. Some card issuers even advertise credit cards with no annual fee, so please be sure to check the terms before applying. You can request annual fee waiver by calling the card issuer's hotline. Furthermore, many banks charge an early termination fee of more than HK$100; other common fees and charges include replacement fee, late charge, over-limit fee, cash advance fee and foreign transaction fee. In addition to credit card welcome offers, you should also check with your provider to see the fees and charges of your credit card.

Banks look at your credit score and income to determine the maximum credit amount they would extend to you. If your application is approved, the credit limit a bank gives you may be lower or higher than what you indicated in your application. If your credit score is satisfactory, banks may give you the maximum credit limit. If you think your limit is too high, you can talk to your provider and ask them to reduce it. Know more about credit score by reading our credit card application guide.

There are many ways to pay credit card bills, the easiest way is to apply for the bank?s autopay service, which will automatically deduct the monthly payment from the bank account on the due date, so that you won't overlook the payment. Other methods that cardholders can choose to pay the bills include PPS, ATM, e-banking, cheque or convenience stores.

Making only the minimum payment is not the best way to pay the bills! If you just make the minimum payment on the credit card, the bank would charge you compound interest, which means you might owe more and more money and carry long-term debt. Cardholders are recommended to assess their repayment ability before using their credit cards, and pay off all outstanding debt as soon as possible.

In the past, most people think we should not own too many credit cards, as it might lead to over-consumption or missing payment. With the development of modern society and more credit card offers, many of us own several credit cards for various purposes, such as one for overseas spending, one for earning Asia Miles, and the other one for monthly instalments.

Please note that if you always pay your credit card bill after the due date while owning many credit cards, your credit score could drop, which is likely to affect your credit card, mortgage and loan application.

To protect yourself from credit card fraud, you should keep your credit card and personal information (including credit card numbers and security code) safe and never disclose your passwords or personal information to anyone. You should also keep record of all credit card transactions and check bank statements regularly. Report any suspicious transactions to your financial institution or bank immediately to avoid financial loss.