If you are not currently holding any Standard Chartered credit cards, now is a great time to change that because there is an ongoing $200 sign up promotion for new-to-bank StanChart card holders. This latest credit card sign-up campaign from SingSaver will have you receiving $120 in cash the next day after application via PayNow with each approved card.
This $120 next day cash reward is on top of StanChart’s own $80 cashback welcome bonus; when you sign up for a new card now you are eligible for both promotions resulting in a total of $200 cash bonus when applying for your first Standard Chartered Card
For existing StanChart cardholders, each card that you apply for will get you a $50 cash reward from SingSaver as well as a $20 cashback bonus from the bank, for a total cash bonus of $70
We have also helped to clarify that for new-to-bank customers, approval from StanChart will be on the same day, and cash will be credited to you via PayNow by the next day. With 3 StanChart cards available under this campaign, you can get up to $340 in sign up rewards, all with no annual fees and no minimum spend requirements.
|Sign up rewards||Rewards for New-to-Bank||Rewards for Existing Cardholder|
|First Card Application||$200 ($120 from SS, $80 from SC)||$70 ($50 from SS, $20 from SC)|
|Second Card Application||$70 ($50 from SS, $20 from SC)||$70 ($$50 from SS, $20 from SC)|
|Third Card Application||$50 ($50 from SS)||$70 ($50 from SS, $20 from SC)|
SS = SingSaver, SC = Standard Chartered
Some additional details on the promotion:
Cash bonus from SingSaver will be transferred directly via PayNow. The $120 bonus for first time card applicants will be credited to you via PayNow on the next day; the $50 reward for subsequent cards will be credited via PayNow only in 60-90 days as per Singsaver’s regular rewards cycle.
There are technically 4 cards covered by this campaign, however WhatCard has excluded the SC Visa Infinite Card in this post as it requires applicants to pay a non-waivable upfront annual fees of $588.50.
I’m interested! But which card should I get?
The Unlimited Card offers a flat 1.5% cashback on all spend, with no minimum spend and no cashback cap. As such, it regularly features on our merchant search engine tool as one of the cashback cards when you are transacting in generic categories instead of the popular categories such as contactless / dining, where many cashback cards give a bigger cashback percentage to users, usually subject to a monthly dollar cap.
What we have seen our users do is to hold the Unlimited Card together with other cashback cards such as the UOB One/DBS Live Fresh, and use it as a catch-all card for spending that does give bonus cashback under the other cards - for example for any spending above your monthly UOB spending tier.
In addition, the Unlimited card is has no cashback cap which means that it is ideal for making large transactions (e.g. wedding venue deposit, buying household appliances) that would bust the monthly cashback cap of other cards.
WhatCard Verdict: If you only want 1 card to maximize the promotions, along with an awesome general spending cashback card, we recommend prioritizing applying for the Unlimited Card to get $200 ($120 cash from Singsaver, $80 cashback from StanChart), if you do not have a credit card with StanChart. If you do have a prior StanChart card, you still can get a cool $70 ($50 cash from Singsaver, $20 cashback from StanChart) getting this card as well.
Sadly, this poorer little brother of the Unlimited Card has only 2 scenarios where it narrowly edges out its big brother: online local currency transactions and contactless payments, which earn 2% cashback instead of 1.5% (Unlimited Card’s cashback rate). Even so, the cashback is capped at $60/month, which means you earn the incremental 0.5% for spending of up to $2000; subsequently, you are still better off with the Unlimited Card.
WhatCard Verdict: We typically recommend our users to choose the Unlimited Card over this, so our approach is to first apply for the Unlimited Card (and get $200 cash bonus), and then get this card as well simply for the sign up promotion. Collect an additional $70 bonus, and use it only for retail transactions to maximize the value of the card; otherwise, just use up the $20 cashback credit and stop using it.
Again, there is not much innovation going on at StanChart with the Rewards + Card. The card targets the same categories as the Spree card, such as retail transactions receive a reward multiplier which can be converted to into a cashback of ~3%. However, the card has a yearly cap of 20,000 SCB points, which works out to be $62.50! In conclusion, the card is slightly more complicated but with the same small upside for online and retail transactions, similar to Spree.
WhatCard Verdict: We recommend that you take the same course of action as that of our Spree card recommendation above - prioritise the StanChart Unlimited Card and get this if you are looking to get an even larger overall signup bonus.
The StanChart Next Day Reward is a new campaign that we are excited to share because it allows applicants to receive their rewards almost instantaneously instead of the previous rewards redemption process of having to wait 2 months for the application to be approved by the bank and verified by SingSaver. If you haven’t already obtained an Unlimited card, this is the best opportunity to do so today! Get extra cash reward by applying for the 2 other cards as well, however do note that they present several constraints that really only has an edge over the Unlimited card in certain specific instances.
IMPORTANT: Do take note of your application reference number after you have submitted all your details to StanChart; you will need it to submit the redemption form to Singsaver (they will email you a redemption form) to collect your rewards. If you want to know specifically where it is in the StanChart page after you have submitted your details, click here.
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