Credit Cards For Paying Insurance Premiums (2021)

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Insurance is one of the bigger recurring expenses we have, and it’s only natural to want to get rewards from paying for the premiums. Unfortunately, credit cards tend to exclude these transactions and you often get nothing for using your card. Here are some ways for you to get card rewards for paying your insurance policies.

If your policy accepts card payment directly

These Amex Cards + GrabPay Mastercard

Amex
True Cashback

 New to Amex

Receive*

  • S$80 CapitaVouchers^
  • 3% cashback on first $5,000 of spend

*min spend of S$250 required within 30 days of card approval

The Amex True Cashback has been the permissive card of choice to pay for insurance premiums. The recently launched UOB Absolute Cashback Card joins it as a nearly identical clone, except for a higher 1.7% earn rate.

Both cards are American Express cards which very few insurers accept. Fortunately, this can be sidestepped by first topping up your GrabPay Card with these cards for the cashback, then spending with your GrabPay Card.

Friz

Friz is a prepaid card that gives instant 1.75% cashback on anything that isn’t AXS or e-wallet top up transactions.

ActivityReward
Sign up here and use code WEE-wjcM4C
Spend S$500* or more (in one or multiple transactions); or
Successfully apply for Friz credit line; or
Get paid S$500 or more for invoices using Friz
S$20
Optional: make your first top up of at least $10 S$5
Bonus: spend S$500* or more (in one or multiple transactions)Stand a chance to win AirPods Max
*spend on e-wallets or AXS is excluded
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Maybank Cards

Maybank
Platinum Visa

New customers

Singsaver promo
Receive S$20 Cash via PayNow upon card approval

Maybank promo
Apply for a Maybank Credit Card and a CreditAble Account and receive:

  • First 2,000 applicants: Garmin vívomove Style
  • 2,001 onwards: S$100 cashback

Both promos stack if you sign up with the Apply button above.

Until 20th February 2022

Maybank
Horizon Visa

New customers

Singsaver promo
Receive S$20 Cash via PayNow upon card approval

Maybank promo
Apply for a Maybank Credit Card and a CreditAble Account and receive:

  • First 2,000 applicants: Garmin vívomove Style
  • 2,001 onwards: S$100 cashback

Both promos stack if you sign up with the Apply button above.

Until 20th February 2022

Maybank
Visa Infinite

Maybank is one rare bank that has yet to exclude insurance premiums from earning cashback/miles on all of its cards.

For cashback, Maybank Platinum Visa gives you an earn rate of 3.33% per quarter. You are required to meet the minimum spend of $300 or $1,000 per month for the three months within the quarter.

Maybank Visa Infinite gives 1.2 mpd on insurance premiums (up to $3,000 a month). However, its $150,000 annual income requirement and the $600 annual fee (waived for the first year) make it a little out of reach for many. The Maybank Horizon Visa, on the other hand, is more mass market with the standard $30,000 income requirement. Alas, it gives a paltry 0.4 mpd for insurance premiums.

If your policy does not accept card payment directly

Many insurers and policies do not accept cards. That’s not going to stop highly motivated rewards chasers like us, clearly. Simply use payment services like CardUp and ipaymy to make such non-card payments with your card! You pay a service fee for this, though it pays off if you can get rewards greater than the service fee. Read this for more info; it applies to insurance as it does for income tax.

CardUp

New to CardUp*
Get $30 off the fee on your first payment! Remember to use promo code SETHISFY!

*Valid for new-to-CardUp users before 30 June 2022 with payment due date on or before 5 July 2022.

New or Existing CardUp users

Get discounted fee of 1.75% for one-off or on recurring payments for tax! Remember to use promo code SETHTAX22. See terms

ipaymy

New to ipaymy
Sign up here to get $30 off the fee on your first payment!

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