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    DBS Treasures Black Elite Card for Travel

    The DBS Treasures Black Elite American Express Card is a card which is meant exclusively for DBS Treasures customers. The highlights of this card is as follows:

    • You can control your wealth on a simple and potent digital dashboard.
    • You will get access to research and investment tools, financial expertise to manage, build and preserve your wealth.
    • You can become a member of DBS Treasures with a minimum deposit of S$350,000.

    Best suited to: Since this card offers rewards in the form of air miles when you use the card to spend locally or overseas, it is ideal for people who travel frequently.

    Key Features

    Features Description
    Annual Fee S$535 (Waived as long as you remain a member of DBS Treasures)
    Miles per S$1 on local expenses 1.2 miles for every dollar spent locally
    Miles per S$1 on overseas expenses 2.4 miles for every dollar spent abroad
    Complimentary Travel Insurance Up to S$1 million
    Hotel Privileges You will get discounts at various hotels across the world when you travel
    Concierge/Butler Service Premium Concierge Services
    Airlines that miles can be used in The DBS points that you earn with this card can be converted into BIG Points, Asia Miles or Krisflyer Miles that have partnership with different airlines
    Airport Lounge Access Not available
    Expedited Immigration Not available
    Limousine You can buy back a private limousine ride in Singapore when you accumulate 2,500 DBS points

    Additional Benefits?

    • As part of American Express Selects, you will get to enjoy an assortment of offers globally in shopping, dining and travel.
    • You will also get to discover a world of top-quality deals with American Express as part of American Express Privileges.
    • You will get exclusive wellness privileges in the form of spa and beauty treatments.
    • Dine as much as you want, at over 1,000 outlets around the world with DBS Lifestyle.
    • With this card you will get a wide range of promotional offers in the form of dining, shopping, travel and more. All these promotional offers will be valid only for a limited period and additional terms and conditions will be associated with it. If you want to know more, you can visit our promotional offers page for the latest updates.

    Redeem Your Earned Rewards

    With DBS Treasures Black Elite American Express Card, you will get the following rewards:

    • When you shop at Dsquared, Max Mara, Club 21 and other select luxury boutiques, you will get 3.2 miles for each dollar spent. However, you will have to spend at least S$300 in a single receipt.
    • 2.4 miles for every dollar spent abroad.
    • 1.2 miles for every dollar spent locally.
    Rewards Spend overseas on DBS Treasures Black Elite Card
    50,000 KrisFlyer Miles S$20,834
    S$100 Gift Voucher from Takashimaya Department Store S$5,125
    Imperial Treasure S$50 Dining Voucher S$2,500

    Let Us Illustrate:

    Assume that you have spent S$3,500 in Singapore, S$1,000 overseas and S$1,500 in Dsquared, Max Mara, Club 21 and other select luxury boutiques.

    The total miles earned would be as follows:

    3.2 x 1,500 = 4,800

    2.4 x 1,000 = 2,400

    1.2 x 3,500 = 4,200

    The total miles earned will be 11,400.

    You will get 3 DBS Points or 6 miles for every S$5 spent locally, 6 DBS Points or 12 miles spent overseas and eight DBS Points or 16 miles at select luxury boutiques. To convert your points to air miles, you will have to enrol in the Frequent Flyer Programme.

    Whenever you convert your points to the chosen airline programme, you will be liable to pay a fee of S$26.75 which you will have to pay using your DBS card. To convert BIG Points, the administrative fee will be waived until 31 December 2018.

    Once you become a member of the Frequent Flyer Programme, you will have to submit a redemption request form. You can download this form online and fill it up and submit it.

    You can also redeem the air miles through iBanking. You will have to take the following steps:

    • Once you login, you will have to select “cards” and go to ‘Redeem Rewards’.
    • When you click on “DBS Rewards Home Page”, you will be taken to the Rewards page.  
    • In the Rewards page, you will have to choose the air miles you want to redeem.
    • Once you click on the air mile item, you will see a pop-up screen. You can make changes to your Frequent Flyer details in this popup screen.
    • Once you have filled all the relevant information, click on “Add to Cart” and proceed to checkout.

    After you have redeemed your air miles successfully, your details will be captured. For all following airline redemptions, you can finish it directly through the DBS Lifestyle app or DBS Rewards website.

    Complimentary Insurance

    Benefits Cover
    Accidental death or permanent disablement while travelling on Public Conveyance during your journey S$50,000 to S$1 million
    Accidental death or permanent disablement anywhere else during your journey S$25,000 to S$1 million
    Overseas Medical Accidental Expenses S$5,000 to S$10,000
    Flight Delay due to Misconnection of Flight S$400 to S$800
    Travel Delay S$400 to S$800
    Baggage Delay S$400 to S$800
    Loss of Baggage S$1,000 to S$2,000

    Who All Will Be Covered by the Insurance?

    This complimentary travel insurance will provide coverage for the insured person in addition to his/her partner and dependent children.

    CardCare Protector

    Through CardCare Protector, you will also get a comprehensive coverage of up to S$200,000 on unsettled balances. The premium that you will have to pay is S$0.58 for every S$100 on your monthly unsettled balance. However, with this plan you will not get any cover for any pre-existing medical conditions. There is a 90-day waiting period applicable with this policy for claim of critical or early cancer benefit.

    Concierge/Butler Service

    With this card, you will get assistance with a variety of lifestyle services throughout the day while you are travelling. The butlers will also help you with your personal requests, such as overseas purchase of performance tickets and gifts, international restaurant reservations and recommendations and facts on places and countries. To get the services of a butler, you will have to call at 1800 221 1111.

    Interest Rate

    Type of Interest Charge
    Retail purchases 25.9% p.a.
    Cash Advance 28%
    Instalment Payment Plan 0% p.a. interest

    Other Fees & Charges

    Type of charge Charge
    Overseas Transaction Fee
    • A conversion factor of 1% to the amount converted will be applied
    • Current administrative fee is 2%
    Late Payment Fee
    • no fee Up to S$50
    • S$100 for S$50.01 and above
    Over-limit Fee -
    Cash Advance Fee 6% of the sum withdrawn for every transaction (minimum charge of S$15).
    Supplementary Card Fee -

    Activating the Card for Overseas Use

    Yes, you will have to activate the magnetic stripe on your card if you want to use it overseas. You can activate your DBS credit card using Video Teller Machine, DBS/POSB ATM, digibank, SMS Banking or iBanking. If you have chosen to use iBanking, you will have to login using your PIN and User ID.

    Next, you will have to select the particular card and accept the terms and conditions and verify the details before submitting. The process is similar with digibank. If you opt for SMS Banking, you will have to SMS Activate last 4 digits of your card to 77767.

    Instalment Payment Plans

    My Preferred Payment Plan

    With DBS instalment payment plan you can pay back your credit card dues in monthly instalments. DBS provides options to pay in 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months. You can choose to pay using the instalment payment plan before making a purchase at various partaking merchants. Once the payment is made, you will be charged the entire sum to your credit card which would reflect on the monthly statement. You can make use of the instalment payment plan at 0% interest.

    You can divide your payment with 0% interest and a small processing fee for a period of 24 months. With this plan, you can combine and convert a total of 10 transactions immediately.

    Tenure (in months) 3 6 12 18 24
    One-time processing fee 3% 3% 5% 6% 6%
    Effective rate of interest 18.18% p.a. 10.43% p.a. 9.50% p.a. 7.86% p.a. 5.98% p.a.

    The instalment payment plan offered by DBS is administered by the following terms and conditions:

    • You will not get any DBS Rewards Points or Daily$ if purchases are made through instalment payment plan charged to your DBS card.
    • If you choose to surrender your credit card, then the instalment payment plan will no longer be valid and you will have to pay all unsettled balances on the credit card instantly.
    • If you choose to cancel the instalment payment plan, you will be charged an administrative fee of S$150.

    0% Instalment Payment Plan

    Enjoy 0% p.a. interest on purchases made at participating merchants in Singapore. Choose from 3-, 6-, 12-, 18- and 24-month tenures. The plan can be directly applied for at the merchant outlet by requesting for it.

    Cash Withdrawn On Credit Cards

    You can withdraw up to S$3,000 a day using your DBS credit card at DBS as well as POSB ATMs. There is no minimum withdrawal amount. Note that standard cash advance charges and interest rate will be applicable for every cash withdrawal you make using your card.

    Eligible Criteria

    Before you decide if this is the card for you, check out the eligibility criteria to ensure your application doesn’t get rejected.

    Lost/Stolen Cards

    If you lose your DBS card or if it gets stolen, you must immediately report it to the bank. For assistance regarding fraudulent charges on your credit card, contact the bank on their hotline.

    Once you have reported the loss/theft, you will not be responsible for any fraudulent activity or misuse done using the card. You can then block the card using the online services offered by DBS. You can also apply for a replacement card instantly. If you manage to find your lost or stolen card, you must cut the card in half and return it to the bank.

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    What Else Do I Need to Know?

    How to Enable/Disable Auto Debit & Standing Instructions?

    Through Recurring Bill Payment Form With the Bank/Recurring Bill Payment Arrangement With Merchant/iBanking

    • Fill out a recurring payment form available on the bank’s website.
    • Use iBanking to set up auto-debit.
    • You can also enable recurring bill payments by directly setting up an arrangement with any participating merchant.
    • To disable auto debit and standing instructions, you will have to inform the merchant directly.

    How to Apply for the Card & Check the Application Status?

    Through iBanking/Online Form and Follow Up With the Bank

    • If you are an existing DBS customer, apply for the card through your iBanking account.
    • If you are a new customer, fill out an application form online and submit it along with the required supporting documents.

    Check the status of your application through phone banking or by calling the bank’s 24-hour customer service.

    How to Check Balance?

    Through Phone Banking/iBanking/Digibank/SMS

    Check your card balance through:

    • Phone banking
    • iBanking
    • Digibank, and
    • SMS banking

    You can also subscribe to the bank’s SMS notifications for regular updates on your card balance.

    How Can the Bill Be Paid?

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

    You can pay your card bill through:

    • iBanking
    • SMS banking
    • Digibank
    • Cheque
    • Interbank GIRO
    • Video Teller Machines (VTMs)
    • and AXS stations.

    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 amount is higher. It will also include any overdue amount as well as any amount borrowed in excess of your credit limit.

    What Is the Grace Period?

    20 Days

    Starting from the date of the generation of your card statement, you get 20 days as grace period (interest-free period) to repay your card dues.

    Which Mobile Wallets Can This Card Be Used With?

    Apple Pay/Google Pay/Samsung Pay

    • The card can be used with three of the most popular mobile wallets – Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay – to make contactless payments.
    • Download the app that is compatible with your phone and phone software and link it with your card.

    How to Block or Unblock the Card?

    Online/Call Customer Service Hotline

    • If you have lost your card, or if your PIN is disclosed, you can get it blocked immediately through the bank’s website.
    • You will need to enter your card number and PIN.
    • If you don’t have card number and PIN, you can get in touch with the bank’s customer service hotline.

    To get the card unblocked, you can contact the bank’s customer service hotline.

    How to Reset the PIN?

    iBanking/Digibank/VTM/Online Form

    You can reset your card PIN through:

    • iBanking
    • Digibank
    • Video Teller Machines (VTMs)
    • Filling out an online form

    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)

    The billing cycle is the time period between two successive billings.

    • The minimum payment will be due within 20 calendar days from the generation of your credit card statement.
    • The full payment will be due by the following month’s statement generation date.

    How to Get a Replacement Card?

    Through iBanking/Online Form/Card & PIN

    • In the event your card is damaged, lost, or worn out, you can apply for a replacement card through the bank’s website.
    • Use your card number and PIN to request for a replacement card.
    • Alternatively, you can also apply for a replacement card through iBanking.

    How to Temporarily Increase the Limit of the Card?

    Online Form/iBanking

    • You can fill out a form available on the bank’s website to get a temporary increase in your limit.
    • You can also do it through iBanking.
    • Maximum credit limit increase offered is S$4,000 and for reasons include wedding, funeral, hospitalisation and travel expenses.
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