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With several banks offering credit cards in the Philippines, it sounds easy to apply for one in any bank of your choosing. Nowadays, the internet makes it even easier for you to apply for a credit card because instead of going to an actual bank just to get more information on the card you want, you can read about it online. Not all banks allow online applications, though. While major banks like BPI and Metrobank allow you to apply online, most banks still require you to show up in person at their branch close to your home or workplace.

In the Philippines, you need to comply with the basic requirements when applying for a credit card to make it smooth and easy for you. BPI is one of the banks where you can easily apply for a credit card. Here is an overview of BPI’s credit card application and approval process.

Basic requirements

For starters, you should be at least 21 years old and earning a fixed income. You are qualified to apply for any of BPI”s credit cards if your minimum fixed monthly income is at least P10,000, but if you want to get the BPI Gold MasterCard, your minimum income should be at least P50,000.

Provide a residence or business landline number so the bank can easily get in touch with you. The application form should also be completely filled out before you sign it so it can be processed immediately. You can also apply for your credit card online.

Other documents you need

If you are employed, submit your latest income tax return with the stamp from a bank or the BIR, or the W2, but if you are self-employed, a businessman, or a proprietor, submit your latest Audited Financial Statements with the bank or BIR stamp and your latest income tax return with the BIR or bank stamp.

Also, be sure to submit a photocopy of any of the following:

  1. Previous month”s pay slips
  2. Certificate of Employment
  3. Previous month”s credit statements

BPI may also demand for additional income documents later on.



Featured Credit Cards:

RCBC Black Card


FEATURES:

  • Highest credit limit
  • Peso Payment convenience (gives cardholders the option to purchase in any currency abroad and then pay in pesos when they get back home)
  • Revolving Facility (allows cardholders to pay the minimum of 5% of their total outstanding balance or P500, whichever is higher.
  • Get Cash Advance of up to 50% of your credit Limit or Php250000
  • Annual fee of Php3,600

CITI SILVER MASTERCARD AND VISA


FEATURES:

  • Pay an annual fee of Php1500 for your primary card!
  • Go over your credit limit and pay for just Php500 or 3% whichever is higher!
  • Enjoy a finance charge rate of 3.50%
  • Earn rewards points with every Php30 spent with your Silver Card!
  • Travel with comfort with Travel Inconvenience Insurance provided by your Silver Card when you buy your plane ticket!

PSBank MasterCard


FEATURES:

  • No annual charge for the first year upon enrollment.
  • PSBank Mastercard has only 3.5%monthly finance charge.
  • Get a chance to watch a movie blockbuster for free and a health insurance on your first use.

BPI Credit Card – Express Classic


FEATURES:

  • Pay for just Php1250 for your primary card!
  • Get the lowest finance charge of just 2.75%!
  • The BPI Classic card lets you shop and dine with friends and family anywhere since it  is accepted in 20,000 establishments nationwide!
  • Avail of FREE Travel Insurance Package when you charge your fare with the BPI Classic card.
  • Avail of BPI Express Classic card’s S.I.P. facility that lifts the problem with you paying high-ticket items by easy to pay installment terms!
  • Get cash advance for up to 30% of your credit limit!
  • Earn free miles with every Php35 worth of transaction charged to your BPI Express card!
  • Transfer your balance with just 1% add-on interest rate per month!
  • Enjoy 24/7 customer service anytime, anywhere!

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KEEPING AWAY FROM CREDIT CARD PROBLEMS

Once used properly and efficiently, credit cards are handy and suitable devices for just about anyone who is of age. It can even assist you with upcoming activities like buying a house, getting another degree and sometimes going for a leisure trip somewhere abroad with family and friends. Before you allow your teenager or yourself to get a credit card, know some of its advantages and understand some of its procedures.

A credit card can allow you to bUy products or services which you need right now but can’t afford to pay all of it at once. Sometimes it’s often the single way to pay for hotel accommodations, car rental fees or airline tickets.

Credit cards also allow it holders to purchase items over the phone or sometimes in the internet. You can shop and pay your monthly bills in the convenience of your very home! Some credit card companies offer virtual banking that lets you shop and transact business online.

It is also safer to carry a credit card than to carry cash around wherever you go. For the most part, credit cards are very useful in instant emergencies like accidents, car breakdowns or calamities.

You could actually even give anything you purchase protection, avail of travel insurances, free miles and even cash back bonuses if you charge your transactions with your credit card.

One fact is for sure; having a credit card is convenient at times but also remember that a credit card tempts you to spend money you don’t have. Always have the sense to follow up on your credit card to avoid overspending which can give you a big headache in the future. Use your credit cards in ways that you benefit from them, not them benefiting from you!

Understand what you’re getting into before you start building up credit card balances. Once used wisely, they are an absolute help in budgeting. But if not, they will turn up to be your greatest nightmare.