Cards To Use for Insurance Premiums

Insurance premiums are a commonly excluded item in most credit cards’ terms and conditions for rewards. Nevertheless, there are still a few rare cards that give rewards for paying premiums, and also some workarounds to get cashback and miles out of our insurance policies. Here are some cashback options.

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For policies that directly accept cards

Most policies accept credit cards for the initial premium. Some may not accept it for renewal premiums. If your policy allows you to pay directly with a card, here are some options to get cashback (as card terms are constantly changing, please check the terms and conditions of your card before proceeding).

Amex True Cashback: 1.5% cashback (3% for the first 6 months capped at S$5,000 for new cardholders) for policies that accept American Express

American Express True Cashback

New to Amex Basic Cards

RequirementReward
New cardholder of Amex True CashbackBoosted 3% cashback on all eligible spend (except Grab-top) up to S$5,000 for the first 6 months
Fill up SingSaver Rewards Redemption Form and spend S$500 on eligible transactions within first 30 days from card approvalS$150 cash
⚠️ No form = no reward

Tap here for terms and conditions (save a copy for future reference)

Last date to apply: 4th June 2024

1.5% cashback on transactions except Grab top-ups

Maybank Platinum Visa: 3.33% cashback but insurance premium can only make up half of the minimum spend requirement

Maybank
Platinum

⚠️ Please remember to refer to Application Steps and complete all requirements

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New to Maybank Customers

Apply for both an eligible Maybank Credit Card and a CreditAble Account, and make a min spend of S$600 per month on the credit card for 2 consecutive months. Choose:

  • Samsonite ENOW Spinner 69/25 Luggage; or
  • AirPods (3rd generation) with Lightning Charging Case; or
  • S$200 cash credit
  • 10,000 miles (only for Maybank Horizon)

Note that you need to apply for the CreditAble account, although you do not need to use it.

Application Steps

  1. Sign up here
  2. Note down the Application Reference number (at the end of Application, starts with REF-XXXXXXX)
  3. Fill up this Google form

Please view the terms and conditions here and save a copy for your reference.

Spend S$300, S$1,000, or S$2,000* per month for a quarter and get S$30, S$100, or S$200* cashback! That is 3.33% and it works for Cardup and ipaymy.

*S$2,000 tier from 1st October 2023 onwards

UOB Absolute: 1.7% cashback for policies that accept American Express

UOB Absolute

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S$350 Cash credits: 
 The first 200 new-to-UOB credit card customers in May 2024 who successfully apply for an eligible UOB Credit Card between 1 May 2024 and 31 May 2024 (both dates inclusive) and spend a min. of S$1,000 per month for 2 consecutive months from their card approval date, will receive S$350 cash credit. Click here for full terms and conditions.

Terms and conditions

10% cashback:
For all new-to-UOB Credit Cardmembers who successfully apply for UOB Absolute Cashback Card by 30 June 2024, enjoy 10% cashback on the transactions charged to your UOB Absolute Cashback Card during your card approval calendar month and the following calendar month. Total bonus cashback is capped at S$100. Full terms and conditions apply.

Get 1.7% cashback on nearly anything excluding Grab top-ups which get 0.3% instead.

Maybank Horizon Visa: 0.24 miles per dollar

Maybank
Horizon

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New to Maybank Customers

Apply for both an eligible Maybank Credit Card and a CreditAble Account, and make a min spend of S$600 per month on the credit card for 2 consecutive months. Choose:

  • Samsonite ENOW Spinner 69/25 Luggage; or
  • AirPods (3rd generation) with Lightning Charging Case; or
  • S$200 cash credit
  • 10,000 miles (only for Maybank Horizon)

Note that you need to apply for the CreditAble account, although you do not need to use it.

Application Steps

  1. Sign up here
  2. Note down the Application Reference number (at the end of Application, starts with REF-XXXXXXX)
  3. Fill up this Google form

Please view the terms and conditions here and save a copy for your reference.

Earn up to 3.2 mpd for restaurant dining, petrol stations, public transport (including Grab and taxi rides with our selected taxi service providers), and hotel bookings at Agoda.com/horizon.

For policies that don’t accept credit cards

Many policies, unfortunately, do not accept credit cards. You can still use your card for this, thanks to the services below. You need to pay a fee, but it’s worth it to get some cashback if you use an appropriate card. Check out the guide for more info.

CardUp

ActivityReward
New user, use this first: sign up and use code SETHISFY Get S$30 off transaction fee ¹

(Free miles/cashback for a payment of about S$1,154!)
New or existing users: use code SETHTAX24Reduced 1.75% fee² for income tax payment
(Visa or China Unionpay only)
New or existing users: use code MCTAX24Reduced 1.99% CardUp fee³ for income tax payment
(Mastercard only)

Tap here for guide

Terms and conditions:

  1. Terms and conditions for SETHISFY
  2. Terms and conditions for SETHTAX24
  3. Terms and conditions for MCTAX24

ipaymy

Ongoing promo

Activity Reward
New user: sign up hereGet S$30 off transaction fee

(free miles/cashback for a payment of about S$1,333!)
Existing users: code TAX2024Reduced fee of 1.75% for income tax payment with a VISA card. Code can only be redeemed once

After signing up with the link, an email will be sent to you with the code.

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