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    DBS Takashimaya American Express Card Review for Cash Rebate

    Designed to give you 6% voucher rebates on spends at the Takashimaya Square and Takashimaya Departments Stores, this card gives you 2 Takashimaya Bonus Points for each S$10 you charge to it. For every 100 Points you earn, you can get gift vouchers from Takashimaya worth S$30. Also, you get to take part in selected sale events during which you can get an additional discount of 10%. The other privileges offered by the card include free delivery of your purchases if you spend a minimum of S$100 at Takashimaya stores, discounts of 5% on transactions made at Takashimaya Japan, Visa payWave to make payments in an easier way, and hundreds of dining and shopping offers in Singapore courtesy of DBS Lifestyle Privileges.

    Key Features & Benefits

    Features Description
    Reward points on shopping at the Takashimaya Store 2 Takashimaya Bonus Points (or 6% voucher rebates) per S$10
    Reward points on purchases outside the Takashimaya Store Not applicable 2 Takashimaya Bonus Points (or 0.5% voucher rebates) for every S$10 you spend
    Complimentary travel insurance Not available

    Additional Benefits

    • You will be entitled to a discount of 10% during certain Takashimaya sales, which will enable you to save more.
    • If you spend S$250 at the Takashimaya Store to your DBS Amex Takashimaya Card in a day, you could get S$6 on your parking charges. Up to 3 receipts can be combined to reach this set amount. You must carry the charge slips, your bills, your DBS Takashimaya Credit Card and NETS Cash Card/NETS FlashPay Card to the customer service centre to redeem this.
    • You can get free home delivery of your purchases if you spend S$200 during a Takashimaya 10% Promotion Day or S$100 or a normal day.
    • Up to 30 June 2018, you can earn 0.5% voucher rebates when you spend using this credit card on non-Takashimaya purchases. You will get a voucher worth S$10 for every S$2,000 you spend outside of the brand.
    • When you shop at Takashimaya stores in Japan, you are eligible for a 5% discount.
    • You can make Visa payWave payments through this card.
    • The card offers DBS Lifestyle Privileges and other promotional offers too, which can be kept track of on this page.

    Earn Cashrebates or Rewards While Spending

    The DBS Takashimaya American Express Card offers you Takashimaya Bonus Points whenever you spend at participating stores using the card.

    • For every S$10 you spend at the Takashimaya store, you will get 2 Takashimaya Bonus Points. The points are credited in spending based on blocks of S$10. So if you have spent S$1,127, then the points will be counted only for S$1,120.
    • After you accumulate 100 Takashimaya Bonus Points, you can use it to get a gift voucher worth S$30.

    Calculate Rewards Points from DBS Takashimaya American Express Card

    Let us consider an illustration for better understanding.

    Spend category Monthly spend Points Earned Gift voucher value
    Purchases at Takashimaya S$1,050 210 S$63
    Purchases outside Takashimaya S$750 Nil -
    Total S$1,800 210 S$60 + 10 points carried over

    Redeem Earned Cash Rebates Or Reward Points

    • To redeem the bonus points, you must visit the store’s customer service centre.
    • Once you accumulate 100 bonus points, you can use it to redeem a Takashimaya gift voucher worth S$30.
    • You cannot use these points directly to offset purchases.
    • These Bonus Points you earn on the principal card cannot be combined with the supplementary card account, or with any other DBS card account.
    • In case your card is lost/stolen/expired/terminated for any reason, you will not have claim over the unused points in your account.

    DBS Takashimaya American Express Card Interest Rate

    Type of Interests Charge
    Retail Purchases 25.90% p.a.
    Cash Advance S$15 or 6% of the sum withdrawn, whichever is higher
    Instalment Payment Plan N/A

    DBS Takashimaya American Express Card Fees & Charges

    Type of charge Charge
    Annual Fee S$192.60 after the first year
    Overseas Transaction Fee 3.8% of the amount for the transaction
    Late Payment Fee S$80 if your pending balance is above S$50
    Over-limit Fee S$40
    Cash Advance Fee 6% of the amount withdrawn
    Supplementary Card Fee S$96.30

    Activating the Card for Overseas Use

    Your card will have a magnetic stripe on the back, which is essential for transactions in some foreign countries. The stripe is in a deactivated state when in Singapore, because our country uses EMV chip technology.

    To make the card ready for transactions outside Singapore, you can use any one of the following ways:

    Cash Withdrawn on credit Card

    You can withdraw up to S$3,000 in a day from a DBS/POSB ATM. There is no minimum limit on cash advance withdrawal and it is linked to your available credit.

    Lost/Stolen Cards

    The first thing you ought to do is to inform the bank about the theft/loss. If your card was stolen or lost, you have a liability limited to S$100 only in the following cases:

    • You have informed the bank promptly about the theft/loss.
    • You help the bank in looking for it.
    • You present a copy of the police report.
    • The bank believes that the loss/theft was not due to your fault or negligence.

    In case the bank finds you guilty in misuse of the card, then you could be held responsible for the fraud and legal proceedings may be taken against you.

    Whether you are looking to accumulate miles for your next tour or save big on fuel in Singapore, you can get more information on cards with reference to their privileges, on our website.

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    What Else Do I Need to Know?

    How to Enable/Disable Auto Debit & Standing Instructions

    Through iBanking/Recurring Payment Form

    • Use iBanking funds transfer to transfer funds from your savings account for payment of your credit card bills by setting up a standing instruction.
    • If you do not have an internet banking account, you will have to download and complete the ‘Recurrent Payment Form’ and send it to DBS.

    To terminate the recurring funds transfer, you will have to log into iBanking and click on ‘Terminate Standing Instruction’ under ‘Other Services’.

    How to Apply for the Card & Check the Application Status

    • Visit the particular credit card page and apply for it online.
    • To check your application status, log into internet banking. Under More Application Services, select “View Application Status”.
    • Otherwise, you can chat with DBS Live Chat agents or Virtual Assistants.
    • It will take approximately 7 business days for your request to get processed.

    How to Check Balance

    Through SMS/Phone Banking/Digibank/iBanking

    You can check your credit card by:

    • Subscribing to SMS notifications.
    • Phone Banking
    • Digibank
    • iBanking

    How Can the Bill Be Paid?

    Through iBanking/Digibank/GIRO/SMS/Phone Banking/AXS/ATM/Cheque

    You can pay your DBS credit card bills in the following ways:

    • iBanking
    • Digibank app
    • Interbank GIRO
    • SMS Banking
    • Phone Banking
    • AXS
    • ATM
    • Cheque

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

    3% of the Statement Balance or Min S$50

    With this card, you will have to pay at least S$50 or 3% of the card statement balance, the greater among the two. In addition, you will also have to pay the overdue amount.

    What Is the Grace Period?

    20 Days

    You will get an interest-free period of 20 days before your next credit card statement is generated. This period is applicable if you pay your credit card bills in full every month.

    Which Mobile Wallets Can This Card Be Used With?

    Apple Pay/Google Pay/Samsung Pay

    You can make purchases using the following mobile wallets:

    • Apple Pay
    • Google Pay
    • Samsung Pay

    Can It Be Used With EZ-Link?


    Yes, you can top up this card using EZ-link through a DBS/POSB ATM. You will have to take the following steps:

    • Insert your card into the ATM machine.
    • Punch-in your PIN.
    • Select CashCard/ez-link//Concession Card/NETS FlashPay under ‘more services’.
    • Click on EZ-link.
    • Select the top-up amount and the account.
    • Remove your card and place it on EZ-link card holder.
    • Choose the amount and finalise the transaction.

    How to Block or Unblock the Card

    Online/Contact DBS Customer Service Centre

    To block or unblock your card, you will have to go to the ‘Cards Digital Services Page’. Otherwise, you can have a chat with the DBS Customer Service Centre.

    How to Reset the PIN

    Through Internet Banking/Online/Digibank

    You can instantly reset your pin through the following ways:

    • Online on the website
    • DBS/POSB Internet Banking
    • DBS/POSB Digibank app

    What Is the Billing Cycle and the Bill Due Date?

    20 Calendar Days for Minimum Payment/ 1 Month for Full Payment (Can Start on Any Date)

    Your billing cycle and bill due date will be mentioned on your credit card bill.

    • The minimum payment is due within 20 calendar days from your statement generation date.
    • The full payment is due by the next month’s statement generation date.

    How to Get a Replacement Card

    Online Form/Card & PIN/iBanking/Customer Service

    If you want to replace your DBS credit card, you can do it via:

    • Online using your card and PIN
    • iBanking
    • Submit an online form
    • Contact Customer Service available 24/7

    How to Temporarily Increase the Limit of the Card?

    Through iBanking/Online Form

    • Increase your credit limit on a temporary basis through iBanking or by filling up and submitting an online form.
    • Temporary credit limit increase is approved for reasons including travel, wedding, funeral and hospitalisation expenses only.
    • Maximum credit limit increase provided is S$4,000.
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