Owning a credit card is both a luxury and a need. It is a luxury because of the fees included when you use it. It is a need especially for those who travel a lot as cards with known providers is accepted almost everywhere (except for night and day market of course).
Just recently, I was introduced to a new credit card by Maybank in cooperation with Mastercard, the Maybank Platinum Mastercard which offers a high credit limit and perks that only a platinum card holder can avail of. While I was not offered one (thank goodness!) I found some of the features very enticing.
I have listed below the reasons to own a Maybank Platinum Mastercard which you might find not available on the current credit card you own. I was also told by a source that if you are a current owner approval will be easy!
- To help prevent fraudulent transactions, they have embedded a EMV-compliant chip on the card and the number that will send an SMS messgae to the customer’s mobile phone after every transaction using the credit card. This allows cardholders to track their purchases and protects them from unauthorized transactions.
- A Maybank Secure Online Shopping (MSOS) , which is a one-time password that the card owner will recive via SMS before every online transaction at 3D secure websites.
- Philippine-issued cardholders of the Maybank Platinum Mastercard can enjoy all the perks as the locals have in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Cambodia card holder because of the cross-border privileges. They can also enjoy discounts and freebies offered at local merchants from other countries.
- For every Php50.00 spent using the Maybank Platinum MasterCard, a cardholder earn 1 Asia Mile or 1 KrisFlyer Mile, pick one where you want your miles credited.
- Using the card overseas also earns cardholders a 1% cashback rebate.
- Enjoy MasterCard’s Priceless Cities program which offers exclusive access to some of the most coveted places and events. You can know about the Mastercards Priceless Cities just google the term and it’s all there!
My favorite benefit of owning the platinum card is the 1 mile for every Php50.00 purchase or charge using the card! That is very competitive offer that travel enthusiast would want to make use of a lot.
To learn more about the Maybank Platinum MsterCard, you may visit www.maybank.com.ph