All Articles With Category : Credit Card

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My Credit Card Application Was Denied. What Should I Do?

Received a denied credit card application? It’s natural to be disappointed and paranoid—what if you’re rejected again on your next credit card application? But you don’t have to wallow in despair. Just because you’re denied for a credit card doesn’t mean you can’t be approved in the future. You can take steps to ensure that […]

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4 Tips on How to Increase Your Credit Card Limit (and How to Request per Bank)

Asking the bank to raise your credit limit isn’t always a bad move—unless your only intention is to splurge on things you can’t afford. A higher credit card limit boosts your spending power, which is extremely helpful in preparing for the unexpected, like a financial emergency or a crisis like the current COVID-19 pandemic. It […]

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Citi Credit Card Application: An Easy 5-Step Guide

This article was published on June 28, 2018 and was updated on March 18, 2020. Citibank is known for its fast credit card approval and delivery time. It takes only one to two weeks to get approved for a Citibank credit card online and a few days to receive your new card. In contrast, other […]

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11 Credit Cards for Women in the Philippines 2020

Women are nurturing by nature. We usually prioritize the needs of others—children, parents, partners, etc.—over our own. But have you ever considered your own needs like self-care? This is an especially important factor when shopping for credit cards for women. Do you love shopping, traveling, or pampering yourself to de-stress? Don’t feel guilty about it! […]

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8 Credit Cards with Easy Application Requirements

What’s keeping many Filipinos from getting a credit card? One of the top three reasons for not having a credit card is the approval process. This finding is hardly surprising since most banks in the Philippines take a month or longer to process credit card applications. It can certainly be frustrating for someone to wait […]

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Should You Get a Supplementary Credit Card or Your Own Credit Card?

You’re probably exploring your options for your first credit card, and you’ve heard that a sure-fire way to get approved is to apply for a supplementary credit card. While getting a supplementary card seems the easier route to meeting your adulting goals or becoming financially independent, you have to think about whether this is the […]

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10 Credit Cards for First-Time Applicants in the Philippines

Thinking of applying for a credit card? One of the first things you should know is that credit card companies will look at your credit history. Banks are after low-risk, consistent payers. Having a credit history shows that you can responsibly use your credit card and not go over your credit limit. This is good […]

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How to Apply for a Credit Card: What Beginners Need to Know

Is getting your first credit card a part of your #adulting goals? That plastic card can be a great tool for building your credit history and managing your finances as a young professional. But don’t dive into it yet without doing your homework. Know what it takes to get the right credit card for beginners […]

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Credit Card Promos for Dining, Traveling, and Shopping in 2020

Make the most of your credit card use this year! Here’s a roundup of credit card promos in 2020 that offer discounts, rebates, freebies, and other rewarding perks for cardholders in the Philippines. Welcome Gifts for New Credit Cardholders in 2020 No Annual Fee Forever, Air Miles, and More Eligible cards: All Citibank credit cards (except […]

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20 Credit Cards You Need to Have in 2020

It’s the start of a new year again. If getting your finances in order is among your resolutions for 2020, then one of the things you need to do is to find the best credit card for your needs. With the right choice and responsible use, a credit card can be a helpful tool in […]

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16 Co-Branded Credit Cards That Can Help You Save Money

This article was published on June 12, 2018 and was updated on December 18, 2019. Co-branded credit cards are ideal for customers who are loyal to a particular mall, retailer, airline, oil company, auto dealership, restaurant, or brand. These cards come with attractive discounts, rebates, rewards, freebies, and other exclusive perks. The best co-branded credit […]

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Applying for a Rewards Credit Card? Read This First

Earning and redeeming rewards for purchases is undeniably the most exciting part of using a credit card. Who doesn’t want to get rewarded and save money while spending? It’s most likely the reason you’re considering to apply for a rewards credit card. But what are rewards credit cards, really? Are they worth it? This guide […]

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10 Holiday Credit Card Promos for December You Shouldn’t Miss

The holiday season in the Philippines is all about celebrations, bonding activities, and gift-giving with family and friends. It also means more expenses! But you can ease up your budget by taking advantage of holiday promos. Your issuing bank may just have the perfect credit card promo for you. Here’s a round-up of the most […]

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8 Best Credit Cards for Shopping in the Philippines

Do you love shopping? When purchasing something, using a credit card is much better than paying in cash. Swiping a card is more convenient and secure than bringing cash. It also earns you rewards, rebates, discounts, freebies, and other privileges you won’t get from cash payments. But which credit cards for shopping is the best […]

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10 Money-Saving Credit Card Hacks That Work

Is owning a credit card expensive? Will it get me into deep debt? Should I use my card less? These questions are probably running through your mind when you think of credit cards. However, such worries are just based on irrational fears of Pinoys about credit cards. In fact, you can use a credit card […]

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Complete Guide to Secured Credit Cards in the Philippines

This article was published on April 4, 2014 and was updated on November 1, 2019. It isn’t always easy to get a credit card. You may be an entrepreneur or freelancer and therefore don’t have a stable income. Or you have been declined several times when applying for a credit card due to a lack […]

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9 Different Ways to Pay for Your Credit Card Bill

This article was originally published on June 21, 2018 and was updated on October 16, 2019. The key to managing your credit card successfully—and avoiding missed payments—is planning where and when to pay for your monthly bill. Banks provide a wide range of credit card payment methods for their customers’ convenience. With many options available […]

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12 Credit Card Fees in the Philippines to Watch Out For

This article was originally published on March 5, 2018 and was updated on October 9, 2019. “Having a credit card is expensive and often leads to unmanageable debt.” Agree or disagree? This is a common concern—and a big misconception—of the average Filipino about owning a plastic card. But credit cards don’t deserve such a bad […]

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Credit Card Balance Transfer: 8 Things Cardholders Need to Know

Credit card balance transfer is a promising yet lesser-known way to pay down debt. Rather than let your outstanding balances stay unpaid for months and continue to accumulate debt, you transfer them to a new credit card with a lower interest rate from the same bank or a different one. That’s essentially how balance transfer […]

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Best Credit Cards for Gadget Shopping in the Philippines

The ber month season is here, and so is the mad rush for holiday gift shopping. If you plan to buy anything tech this year, you might already be anticipating how complicated it can be. Paying in cash for large purchases is great, but it would take months (or even years) to save up for […]

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