by Venus Zoleta, on category "Credit Card"
October 29, 2018
If you’re in your 20s or 30s looking for your first credit card, then you’re already one step ahead of other millennials who are wary of owning a plastic card. In itself, a credit card helps you manage your finances better than cash. Using one also helps build your credit history, which will come useful when you apply for a loan or another credit card in the future.
But then choosing the best credit cards for millennials can be quite overwhelming, what with the many choices available in the Philippines.
To trim down your options, look for credit cards with low annual fees (preferably cards that don’t charge this fee), low income requirement (especially if you’re earning PHP 15,000 or below), and rewards for the types of purchases you frequently make.
The AUB Easy Mastercard is one of the most inexpensive credit cards in the Philippines. Its annual fee is free for life, which means savings on your credit card payment.
This credit card helps you manage your credit card bills and payment according to your budget by letting you choose how often (weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly), when, and how much to pay. Such flexibility enables you to pay your bills in full and on time and to build a good credit history.
This PNB card that’s co-branded with The Travel Club (TTC) is one of the best credit cards for millennials who want to enjoy a lot of travel perks without straining their budget.
Cardholders, especially loyal TTC customers, are treated to the following exclusive privileges:
Shopping and other financial transactions on the internet are secure with this Metrobank credit card. When you use it at participating online merchants, you’ll receive a one-time password on your phone for completing your transaction. You won’t have to worry about unauthorized online purchases using your credit card information.
The Metrobank ON Internet Mastercard is also ideal for millennials with a limited budget, with its low annual fee that’s free for the first year.
The BPI Edge Mastercard is designed for young adults who are always on the lookout for the latest trends in fashion, electronics, and events. Cardholders enjoy discounts, rewards (one point per PHP 50 spent), and other exclusive perks at shops, restaurants, and clubs. It is one of the best credit cards for millennials who are sophisticated but on a budget.
If you’re a frequent shopper at Mango stores, you might as well get a credit card that maximizes your purchases. This co-branded card from RCBC offers exclusive sale and 0% installment (three and six months) at any Mango store.
The RCBC credit card also allows earning non-expiring rewards points from grocery, medicine, and fuel, purchases that can be exchanged for shopping vouchers or credit to the cardholder’s account.
This RCBC Bankard co-branded with Fully Booked is packed with treats for bookworms. New cardholders get a Fully Booked gift certificate worth PHP 500 as a welcome gift.
You can enjoy up to 10% rebate and 10% discount all year-round when you shop at Fully Booked stores using your card. Having this card also earns you access to private sale events at any branch.
Credit card payment is also made easier on the pocket with its 0% installment (three and six months) on selected Fully Booked items.
Being a true-blue fashionista doesn’t have to burn a hole in your pocket. With the BDO Forever 21 Mastercard, you’re in for the following shopping perks:
One of the best credit cards for millennials who love to shop, this co-branded BDO card with Bench makes shopping for clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories more rewarding.
Enjoy these exclusive shopping privileges at Bench, Kashieca, Charles & Keith, The Face Shop, Cotton On, and other partner brands:
Nothing wrong with indulging in self-care at times, as long you don’t overspend. The Metrobank Femme Visa is a good tool for saving money while taking care of yourself. You can use it to get discounts on skin treatments, gym memberships, and other beauty and wellness services.
It’s also easy to rack up rewards points with this Metrobank credit card: every PHP 20 purchase earns you a point. Accumulated points can be redeemed for annual fee waivers, gift certificates, air miles, or donation to a charity.
The Femme Visa has a variant, the Metrobank Femme-ICanServe Visa, that allows cardholders to donate to ICanServe Foundation. If you support its programs for breast cancer patients, then this credit card suits you.