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Bank of China Family Card

10% Cashback on Dining and Movies
CASHBACK
$100
CASHBACK CAP
$800
MINIMUM SPEND

    Bank of China Family Card

    10% Cashback on Dining and Movies
    CASHBACK
    $100
    CASHBACK CAP
    $800
    MINIMUM SPEND

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Highlights of BOC Family Card

  • 10% cashback on dining (local and overseas)
  • 10% cashback on movies (local and overseas)
  • 5% cashback on family club merchants
  • 3% cashback on public transport
  • 3% cashback on online shopping, groceries and hospital bills

Find out about the card's host of benefits, charges, promotions and eligibility criteria below.

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Reviews (10)

3.6

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  • Updated on 02 May 2020

    Purchased

    Bank of China Family Card

    [Updates on 2th May 2020] Since the benefits has reduced since 2019, it is no longer beneficial for most except those choose to save with the bank's high interest savings account which needs to spend min $500 on their card. Otherwise it is a no go for this card as other card might provide better benefits. Been using this card for the past 8 months plus and in the past their other services. BOC is still NKOTB, so kinda in the past not really good in their offers until recent 1 to 2 years. Still my main card due to : Pros: - One of the highest for dining + Movie at 10% but capped at $30 per billing cycle - Telco/supermarket/hospital bill /netflashpay[first 4 auto top up with fees at $0.50 each auto top up]/best denki, Bigbox, Toys r us , Unity, Watson, all shared at 5% BUT Cap at $40! (So max spend is $800) - Online spend at 5% but cap at $30 (max spend $600) - Good to consolidate all your household charges/ spending to get the max cash back out of it! Cons: - They changed the min spend from $500 to $700, effective 24th April 2018! TOO MUCH! - Need to call up CSO to find out your billing period and it is based on book-keeping date (posting date), and different CSO actually gave me different date! Furious! - With everyone posting date different, and transaction may post 2 to 3 days after transaction date(depends on merchant), you need to buffer: (a) 2 day before the starting of the posting date and (b) 3 days before end of posting date => to ensure your transaction safely fall into the cash back period for yourself eg. If your posting date is: 17th Mar to 16th Apr, you need to spend on 15th Mar to 13th Apr to ensure it safely falls into your billing period to fulfill the $700 min spend and then ensure each cash back category doesn't get over the max cashback cap of each category. - Probably they realize they are paying too much cash back due to many pro user using their card! haha.. so they started consolidating spending category and limit the cash back. sigh... - Worst Internet banking and apps ever, confusing bill, troublesome to login, LONGEST 2FA code in the world!!! Very hard to calculate the cash back transactions validity. Overall, still the only good cashback cash in the market than the rest with easier spending to meet.
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  • Updated on 20 Jan 2020

    Purchased

    Bank of China Family Card

    [Cashback Card] A powerful card to earn rebates for daily shopping ( groceries, online) and dining (fast food, restaurants). Despite several change in tnc, still rather straightforward to use. [Promotions and Perks] Get step up interest for BOC smartsaver account if u spend $500 per month. Sweet!
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  • Posted on 23 Nov 2019

    Purchased

    Bank of China Family Card

    BOC a bit messed disorganized - took more than a month to get card going - almost gave up before call out of blue 3 weeks in asking for some more documents and then another week before approval letter/card received. The cashback benefits used to be quite strong but then the bank keeps on changing around requirements (witnessed two program changes in 12 months) and a hassle to use really. Gave up on first year renewal coz wavier was more trouble than it is worth.
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  • Updated on 13 Jun 2019
    Well, this card is alright. nothing much i can complain about. serve as a decent credit card for casual spending monthly. 1 thing to note is that the annual fee is $230 and the fee waiver process takes at least 2 working week before you get any notification.
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    Scared Lose
    Scared Lose

    30 Jun 2018

    I wanted a bank of China card, thinking I can link it to Alipay. I was wrong. ūüėĎ
  • Updated on 13 Jun 2019
    Have been using this card for the past 6 months plus. Hands down this was one of my favourite cards which I selected after doing an assessment here: https://blog.seedly.sg/best-cashback-cards-for-working-adults-in-2017/ Pros: - One of the highest for dining (10%) but capped at $30 per billing cycle - Same for online and supermarket purchases which stands at 5% - Additional interest for your savings account if you are on the BOC SmartSaver account - Ideal for larger family sizes where this can be your main utility cards Cons: - They changed the min spend from $500 to $700 last month (April 2018) which kinda sucks :( - Beyond that, some of the caps include categories like dining and online at $30 each a month - This is the main reason why I am giving it only 4 stars and not 5 stars - Cashback was delayed for 2 months before and the UI on the app kinda is not good LOL - But the customer service called me up to check on the status etc which is not bad Overall, I may be switching to a miles card depending on our progress as a couple. And if my spending drops below $700 per month. But we'll see, in the meantime, it's nice to get good cashback monthly :)
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    Hoon Thien Rong
    Hoon Thien Rong

    21 May 2018

    Do you know if online spending includes qoo10?
    Justin

    20 Jan 2020

    Yes qoo10 qualifies as online spend
Questions (2)
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BOC Family Card

Cashback

Grab

SG Budget Babe

Credit Cards

For the BOC Family Card, what do you guys think about the new addition of 3% cashback for hospital bills as well as the removal of 3% cashback for telco bills and Grab and taxi rides?
Brandon Ho
Brandon Ho, Community Lead at Seedly
Level 6. Master
Answered on 17 Mar 2020
Hi Anon! The BOC Family Card's removal of 3% cashback for taxi rides could actually be affected by Grab's recent moves in the ride-sharing market. The recent devaluation of the Grab rewards system (both increasing of the burn rate and decreasing of the ear rate), along with topups to the Grab Wallet no longer qualifying for many credit card rewards, have devauled the vaue of using Grab quite abit. Although I think that the impacts will be negligible- as Grab is too ingrained into our economic ecosystem lol, I do know of people who have switched to using Comfortdelgro. This could be what BOC expected with this card, and hence their choice to remove it as an expenditure category. Alternatively, they could've just realised that Taxis aren't attractive to the younger crowd anymore, and hence having this expenditure category actually does not value-add to their card. It's all speculation on my end, but this card is still fantastic for movie and dining spend- 10% cashback capped at $25 per billing cycle, so do consider that! Hope this helps! :)
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YouTrip

BOC Family Card

Credit Cards

If I use BOC Family Card to top up YouTrip, is it counted as an online transaction to get the 5% Rebates?
Pat
Pat
Level 5. Genius
Updated on 25 Jun 2019
Sorry this is late but it doesn't! Payment to prepaid accounts like Youtrip is excluded. Reference: 1(b)(iii) https://cloud.bankofchina.com/sgp/boccc/media/documents/TermsandConditionsGoverningBOCFamilyCreditCardCashRebate_Programme.pdf
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BOC Family Card

BOC Family Card

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Eligibility for BOC Family Card

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Income of S$30,000 and above per annum for Singaporeans and PR
  • Income of S$60,000 and above per annum for foreigners

Fees and Charges for Bank of China Family Card

  • Annual Principle Fee: S$203.30
  • Annual Supplementary Card fee:¬†S$101.65
  • Fee Waiver:¬†First year annual fee waiver
  • Interest-Free Period:¬†23 days
  • Charges for Card Transactions:¬†At the prevailing effective interest rate of 28.88% p.a. (subject to compounding if charges are not paid in full)
  • Foreign Currency Transaction Fee: 2%
  • Minimum Monthly Payment:¬†3% of the outstanding balance, in addition to: i) the total sum of any overdue minimum payment, ii) late payment charges, and iii) any amount exceeding your credit limit, or S$50 (whichever is greater)
  • Overlimit fee: S$40
  • Late Payment Charge:¬†A charge of¬†S$100 applies for outstanding balances
  • Cash Advance Fee:¬†The fee for a cash advance is S$5¬†or 3% of the transaction, whichever is greater.

Key Features and Benefits of BOC Family Card

These are some features of the BOC Family Card and the cashback benefits it has to offer.

Benefits of BOC Family Card

What You'll Get

Base Cash Rebate

0.3% if you spend less than S$800 with a cap of S$25

Family Cash Rebate

Minimum spend of S$800

  • 10% cash rebate on Dining and Movies
  • 5% cash rebate on Family Club Merchants such as Best Denki, POPULAR Bookstore, Unity Pharmacy and Watsons

It is capped at S$25 per billing cycle

  • 3% cash rebate on Supermarket, Online purchases and Hospital

BOC Family Card - Benefits

Terms and Conditions of BOC Family Card

  • 0.3% base cash rebate will be awarded on all retail transactions if the Bank of China credit card user spends less than S$800 in his/her billing cycle
  • Family cash rebates will be given after spending more than S$800 within the billing cycle
  • These are some transactions that does qualify for the cashback: payments to government institutions, payments to financial institutions, utilities payment, any form of donation, payment for parking lots, payment for cleaning, payment made via AXS and SAM
  • 0.3% cash rebate on all other spending is capped at S$25 per billing cycle

Bank of China Contact Info

  • Credit card assistance: 1800 338 5335¬†(SG)¬†or +65 6779 5566¬†(if overseas)
  • Banking and general enquiries: 1800 669 5566¬†(SG)¬†or +65 6779 5566¬†(if overseas)

About Bank of China

Bank of China is a notable bank with the longest continuous operation among Chinese banks. Formally established in February 1912, they served as the central bank till 1949. Bank of China has a well-established global service network with institutions set up across mainland China and 57 countries. They provide services such as corporate banking, personal banking, financial markets and commercial banking.

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