BOC World MasterCard For Travel

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    The BOC World MasterCard is designed to provide you with several benefits across the globe. The key features of this card include:

    • Annual fee waiver for the first two years.
    • 3x rewards points on overseas spends.
    • Funds transfer from BOC credit card to another card at 0% interest rate.
    • 24x7 concierge service.

    Best suited to: Those who often travel outside Singapore but are not looking to just earn miles.

    Key Features

    Feature Description
    Annual Fee S$190 (annual fee is waived for the first two years)
    Reward points on overseas spends 3 Reward Points for every S$1 spent
    Reward Points on other (including local) spends 1 Reward Points for every S$1 spent
    Complimentary travel insurance Not available
    Hotel privileges Available
    Concierge/Butler Service Available
    Airport lounge access Not available
    Limousine Not available
    Expedited immigration Not available

    Additional Benefits

    • Transfer funds from your card account to another bank’s card at 0% interest over 3- or 6-month periods.
    • Enjoy promotional offers on this card every year across multiple categories. Check out our BOC credit card promotions page for the latest deals on this card.
    • Experience the exclusive benefits curated for World MasterCard holders. These include preferred guest programmes at various hotels and resorts, special rates and privileges on travel, movie discounts, wine-and-dine specials, among others.

    Earning Rewards

    • Earn 3 reward points per S$1 spent on all eligible overseas transactions and 1 reward point per S$1 spent on eligible transactions locally.
    • The reward points are valid for a period of one year from the date of card activation.
    • The reward points earned will be reflected in your account statement, after being rounded off to the nearest whole number.

    Let Us Illustrate:

    Let us take a look at how much you can earn with your card per category. Moreover, every 30,000 reward points will get you 10,000 KrisFlyer miles [i.e. 3 BOC Reward Points = 1 Krisflyer Mile].

    Spend categories Monthly spend Points earned Equivalent KrisFlyer miles
    Overseas dining S$300 900 300
    Overseas shopping S$300 900 300
    Overseas lifestyle spends S$200 600 200
    Overseas hotel bookings S$500 1,500 500
    Local spends S$1,200 1,200 400
    Total S$2,500 5,100 Reward Points 1,700 KrisFlyer Miles

    Redeeming your Earned Rewards

    • Exchange the reward points earned for reward vouchers.
    • The reward vouchers can be redeemed for specific items from the bank’s online Rewards Catalogue. The vouchers are valid for 3 months from the date they are issued.
    • Cash rebates earned can also be used to redeem rewards.
    • The reward points earned can also be converted to KrisFlyer miles under the Frequent Flyer Miles Programme.
    • Get 10,000 KrisFlyer miles for every 30,000 rewards points accumulated.
    • Miles earned can only be redeemed in blocks of 10,000.
    • Pay a fee of S$25 every time you redeem points for miles.

    How Does the Concierge/Butler Service Work?

    • Enjoy luxury concierge services 24/7 delivered by BOC’s lifestyle experts. Call the relevant number to use this service.
    • Make hotel or restaurant reservations, dining and travel suggestions, delivery of flowers and gifts, and other lifestyle chores with the help of your concierge.
    • Get hold of event or concert tickets and make golf course reservations with the help of your concierge.

    Interest Rates

    Type of Interest Charge
    Retail Purchases 28.88% p.a., subject to a minimum fee of S$3
    Cash Advance 28.88% p.a., subject to a minimum fee of S$3
    Instalment Payment Plan 0% rate of interest

    (Note: These interest rates are newly revised, and will be effective from 10 April 2018)

    Other Fee and Charges

    Type of charge Charge
    Overseas Transaction Fee
    • 1.5% of the sum transacted charged as administrative fee
    • Another 1% of the sum transacted for MasterCard transactions
    Late Payment Fee 5% of the minimum payment amount each month, subject to a minimum amount of S$100 per month
    Cash Advance Fee 6% of the sum withdrawn or S$20, depending on whichever is larger
    Supplementary Card Fee S$95

    Activating the Card for Overseas Expenses

    • The magnetic stripe of your card is kept in a deactivated state by default in order to prevent data misuse.
    • You’ll have to activate this feature of your card if you want to use it overseas for retail transactions.
    • Call the 24/7 Customer Service hotline to make use of this feature.

    Instalment Payment Plans Available

    • Split a large-ticket purchase into the Flexi-Balance Instalment Plan, an instalment payment plan offered by the bank.
    • Make your purchase more affordable by using this plan.
    • Enjoy a 0% interest and a one-time low processing fee.
    • 0% interest will apply only if you make timely payments at the end of every month.
    • This plan can be used for both local and overseas spends.
    • The various tenures available include 6 months, 9 months, 1 year, 18 months, 2 years, and 3 years.
    • The value of your purchase can’t be less than S$500 if you want to opt for this plan.
    • Pay an administrative charge of S$100 if you want to prepay the purchase or terminate the plan.

    The following table illustrates the processing fee and effective interest rates applicable for different tenures:

    Tenures of instalment Rate of one-time processing fee Effective rate of interest
    6 months 2.5% 8.68% p.a.
    9 months 2.5% 6.09% p.a.
    12 months 4.5% 8.57% p.a.
    18 months 5.5% 7.25% p.a.
    24 months 6% 6.04% p.a.
    36 months 6.5% 4.45% p.a.

    Cash Withdrawal on the Credit Card

    • Withdraw cash conveniently using your credit card.
    • The cash withdrawal amount depends on the credit limit remaining on your card.
    • Cash can be withdrawn through one of the following channels:
      • Online banking
      • Mobile banking
      • BOC branches
      • BOC ATMs in Singapore or Plus/Cirrus ATMs abroad
      • The customer care number

    Eligibility Criteria

    Find out more about whether you qualify to apply for this card on our BOC credit cards page.

    Lost/Stolen Cards

    • Immediately report the incident to the bank by calling it’s hotline number.
    • Lodge a written complaint with the police and handover a copy of the same to the bank, if asked for.
    • Fill out a statutory form in the format prescribed by the bank, if asked for. Confirm the incident and provide all the related information to help the bank with its investigation.
    • The maximum liability imposed for any unauthorised use of your card will be limited to S$100, provided:
      • You weren’t proven to be grossly negligent.
      • You weren’t proven to be complicit in the fraud.
      • You have pledged to help the bank track the card or recover the losses occurring from the misuse of the card.

    Credit card details such as features and benefits, interest rates, fees and charges, eligibility criteria, and more can be found on our homepage.

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    What Else Do I Need to Know?

    How to Enable/Disable Auto Debit & Standing Instructions

    Through Online Banking

    Use BOC’s online banking facility and enable/disable auto-debit of payments in the following ways:

    • Choose ‘Bill Payment’ and then ‘Bill Payee Management’.
    • Choose the billing organisation and then enter the bill reference number.
    • Choose between payment of the entire amount or only the minimum repayment amount.

    Go to ‘Scheduled Bill Management’ to cancel this facility.

    How to Apply for the Card & Check the Application Status

    Through Mail/Fax and Follow Up With the Bank

    • To apply you need to complete the credit card application form and send it with the relevant documents to the bank via mail or fax.
    • Call the service hotline of BOC to check the status of your application. Usually the processing of an application takes 14 working days.

    How to Check Balance

    Through Internet Banking/BOC Mobile App

    BOC's internet banking facility and mobile application allows you to check your balance conveniently.

    How Can the Bill Be Paid?

    Through Internet Banking/Cash/AXS/Cheque/Money Order/GIRO

    Use any of the following methods to pay your credit card bills every month:

    • Internet banking account
    • Cash payments
    • AXS machine
    • Cheque or money order
    • Interbank GIRO

    How Much Is the Minimum Payment to Be Made on the Card?

    3% of the Statement Balance or Min S$50

    The minimum payment is 3% of the statement balance or S$50, whichever is higher. You also must pay any outstanding dues from previous bills, if any.

    What Is the Grace Period?

    23 Days

    If you have no pending dues, you will get an interest-free period of 23 days from the date of generation of the statement.

    How to Block or Unblock the Card?

    Call Customer Service

    In case of loss of theft of your card, block your card by calling the customer service hotline. Follow the same procedure to unblock your card.

    How to Reset the PIN?

    Through Tele-Banking

    Resetting the PIN can be done through the bank’s tele-banking service. However, in order to enjoy this service, you first need to sign up for it.

    What Is the Billing Cycle and the Bill Due Date?

    1 Month

    The billing cycle refers to the time between the generation of two successive statements. The due date of the bill will be mentioned on your monthly statement.

    How to Get a Replacement Card?

    In case of loss/theft of your credit card, you must notify the bank immediately. The bank will replace your card as per its discretion.

    How to Temporarily Increase the Limit of the Card

    Submit an application along with your income documents to apply for a permanent credit limit increase. The maximum increase provided by the bank is 2x your monthly income.

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