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After more than 100 years of banking service in the Philippines, CitiBank is still one of the largest overseas commercial bank in the country in terms of assets, customers, revenues and domestic branches. It steadily ranks as one of the top five commercial banks in the condition of profitability and is among the top ten in terms of assets, loans and deposits.

You can choose from any of their seven credit card offers that give you a lot more than you have bargained for. If you love traveling with friends and family you can be assured of first class service anytime, all the time. It will also provide you with big discounts whi le shopping not just in the Philippines but also abroad.

Ever been embarrassed about not knowing if your balance is still enough for your purchase? Well, thanks to Citi Bank, you can now check your available balance on your credit card just by texting. They are the ones responsible for SMS banking wherein credit card holders can make charges, inquire about their existing balance and find out the amount or due dates of different bills. Citi Bank was the first to offer this kind of service in 2008.

With Citi, you can receive emails and SMS for free about your different purchases thus helps you avoid going over your credit card limit. You can even view your Rewards points plus redeem your special gifts online.

Guess what, you don’t have to suffer the thought of having to go through different processes just to get a credit card of your own. In Citi Bank, you can apply online anytime and anywhere you are.

Want more great news? You can actually acquire all your credit card statements via email in 5 business days compared to the others. You not only save on paper. You also do away with those piles of paper with your credit card statements.

All in all, Citi Bank Credit cards offer its clients the benefits of relishing a life of comfort. With varied online features with an extensive arrays of expedient and reliable services obtainable with just a click away, nothing is impossible even if you’re away from home.



Featured Credit Cards:

RCBC Bankard MasterCard


FEATURES:

  • Do anything you want, anywhere you want in any currency you want and pay them when your back home
  • Gain cash with RCBC Bankard MasterCard because it allows you as much as 30% of your credit limit.
  • Keep your mind at ease with 24/7 customer service anywhere from 20 countries in the globe

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!

MABUHAY MILES WORLD MASTERCARD


FEATURES:

  • Enjoy an annual fee of only Php6000 for the primary card and Php3000 for the supplementary cards. But guess what, the first year is actually for free for both cards
  • Pay a cash advance rate of only 3.25%
  • Cash advance fee of only Php50 plus 5%, whichever is higher.
  • Get individual Dollar and Peso billings for your international and local transactions.
  • Avail of free flights out of the country with the Mabuhay Miles World MasterCard that has the lowest point of Mile conversion of only Php38!
  • Relish on customized assistance as you get special access to the Allied World Service.

BPI Credit Card – PETRON MasterCard


FEATURES:

  • Pay an annual fee of Php1550 for your primary card. Plus you get FREE Php200 worth of fuel once you receive your Petron-BPI MasterCard!
  • Get FREE Full Tank every year with its 3% fuel rebate!
  • Avail of a finance charge of just 3.4%
  • Get 24-hour Roadside Assistance and Towing Service wherever and whenever you need it!
  • Relish on very exclusive privileges and discounts on car dealerships and car accessory merchants only with your Petron-BPI MasterCard!

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Should you let your kid have his own credit card?

Fact: there is already an increase of teens and college students who have their own credit cards. Credit card companies now aim on the two groups since they are the ones who spend more money than adults.

Educate your child on how to manage spending with a credit card. Parents an even use instances in the present state of affairs as an example to discuss to kids the pros and cons of credit cards.

Smaller credit limits are usual with these types of cards and while it may be easy to apply for one, credit card companies charge large interest rates and fees to the teenage credit card holders.

People who are below 18 are not legitimate in obtaining credit cards without the consent of their parents. Unfortunately, some kids fill out forms and receive credit cards without the knowledge of their parents. To avoid this, talk to them and help them realize the importance of beginning a solid credit history with their first card. Emphasize that it is of utmost importance to their future.

As a parent, start by reading the guidelines with your child. Make sure you call to attention all the terms written on the fine print. Avoid coming to the rescue if the bills get way out of control. This will teach him to be responsible in handling his money. A credit card spent by a teenager and paid by his parents initiates bad credit habits

Let the child bear in mind that his credit card sho uld be used in emergencies only. Monitor ALL his spending activities. Some credit cards even allow the parents to create their own credit limit for the supplementary cards. This is very logical especially if you are too busy with your career.

Parents can help their kids spend sensibly with the correct use of credit cards. At this early stage, it is better to prepare them in the reality of life by teaching them not to abuse its benefits.