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UOB PRVI Miles Card

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UOB PRVI Miles Card
4.5
13 reviews

UOB PRVI Card

1.4 mpd
LOCAL SPEND
2.4 mpd
FOREIGN SPEND
4.4 mpd on Shopping, Accommodation and Transport
SELECTED SPEND

    UOB PRVI Card

    1.4 mpd
    LOCAL SPEND
    2.4 mpd
    FOREIGN SPEND
    4.4 mpd on Shopping, Accommodation and Transport
    SELECTED SPEND

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Highlights of UOB PRVI Miles Credit Card

  • Up to 4.4 miles for every S$1 spend on overseas dining, shopping and accommodation
  • Up to 4.4 miles for every S$1 spend on local public transport
  • Up to 4.4 miles for every S$1 spend on grocery through contactless payment
  • Up to 3 miles for every S$1 spend on Klook
  • Up to 6 miles for every S$1 spend on major airlines and hotels worldwide
  • Up to 1.4 miles for every S$1 spend locally

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

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  • Updated 2w ago

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    UOB PRVI Card

    Well the rate is really the highest among the mass market cards, except that the main drawbacks are spending must be in multiples of $5 then the UNI$ will be awarded. If u spend only $4 no UNI$ Bawarded. On top of that there is an expiry date to the points which adds on the pressure of accumulating and using the points
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  • Posted on 23 Nov 2019

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    UOB PRVI Card

    My current miles credit card. Good miles per dollar for both overseas and local spending. And it is easy to reach UOB customer service compared to other banks.
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  • Posted on 19 Sep 2019
    One of the highest entry level miles paying card. Caveat is the 2 years expiry date of the miles which means you need to chalk up the spending within 2 years
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  • Posted on 19 Sep 2019
    One of the better options out there to earn your miles. With a high miles to dollar rate, it’s the card I would recommend to accumulate your miles with ease.
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  • Updated on 19 Sep 2019
    The UOB PRVI Miles Card is one of the best air miles credit cards in Singapore with high earn rates of $1 = 1.4 miles (local) and $1 = 2.4 miles (overseas). This is all the more impressive considering its entry level income requirement of $30,000.
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UOB PRVI Miles Card

Miles

MileLion

Aaron Wong
Aaron Wong, Founder at The Milelion
Level 6. Master
Answered 2w ago
So...it appears you've run into UOB's infamous automated UNI$ deduction..."for your convenience" Truth be told, this has been happening for a long time already ( https://milelion.com/2016/11/21/uob-cardholder-with-an-upcoming-annual-fee-better-check-your-uni-balance/ ), and fortunately, it doesn't mean your UNI$ are gone. You call up UOB and apply for a fee waiver via phone banking, just as you would an annual fee charged in cash. If the waiver is approved, great- your UNI$ will be returned to your account. If the waiver is rejected, tell UOB that you want to cancel your card. They'll refund the UNI$ first to reverse the annual fee- and if you have other UOB cards, there's no need to actually convert the UNI$ just yet (they'll be pooled together).

UOB PRVI Miles Card

MileLion

Miles

Credit Card

UOB

Shopping

Hi, You will have to check for the particular card. Some cards define overseas spend as long as the payment gateway or processing merchant is overseas, especially in the case of BOC EM or UOB PRIV as you have asked. Some cards will define overseas spend as anything that is in foreign currency, which is pretty much any other card. So take that as a guideline.

MileLion

UOB PRVI Miles Card

Citi PremierMiles Visa Card

Credit Card

I'd take Citi PM for two reasons: Miles that never expire, and miles that can be earned from the first dollar. I hate to be awarded nothing because I bought a discount pack of wet tissues at $4.90, then go home and find 100K UNI$ wiped from my account because I forgot to transfer them out to KF (where another 3 year countdown starts). However, if your expenditure is generally high, the UOB PRVI has its merits, and you'd also be able to accumulate miles faster to burn them, since you have high expenditure. If you don't want to go through the trouble of calculating which card earns more miles based on a sample of your expenditure, I'd rather stick with Citi in this case.

UOB PRVI Miles Card

MileLion

Choon Yuan Chan
Choon Yuan Chan
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Top Contributor (Dec)

Level 9. God of Wisdom
Answered on 04 Dec 2019
SIMPLYgo Mastercard consolidates its simplygo for a few days into one transactions. So its not issue. Also that means you can hit UOB wording of minimum SGD5 per transaction easily due to amstercard conslidating the Simplygo transactions

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Citi PremierMiles Visa Card

UOB PRVI Miles Card

Tianshu Dai
Tianshu Dai
Level 2. Rookie
Updated on 07 Jun 2019
Both cards have limits. My suggestion is to have both of them. 1. For miles calculation. We usually didn't think about the spending block. Which UOB has the block in $5 and CITI is in $1. To simplest the usage. You can use CITI to pay any bill which under $20. And use UOB to pay the bill over $20. You can refer to this chart. And here's the formula if you need. UOB=INT(INT(amount/5) 3.5) 2 , CITI=INT(INT(amount) 1.2) ! 2. UOB Amex has a benefit which gives you 20,000 miles every year with $50,000 spending which is the most important attraction to me. The maximum rate under this benefit becomes 1.8miles/dollar. And that's why I apply this Amex one rather than visa one. 3. Amex channel has a lot of limitations which you can not use it to pay tax, telephone bill or insurance(I'm not sure). But to be honest. Citi also changed their policy on Oct 2018 which you can not earn any points from insurance or electric wallet top-up. So if one card has no benefit from certain category spending. Please just choose the other card. Or the rebate card. 4. For the redeem. If you can not earn points very fast. Please choose CITI or even DBS altitude. Their points never expired. Or just use the rebate card which may even better for you. If you can earn points fast. UOB's two-year limit will not be an issue. 5. KEEP YOUR MILES UNDER ONE AIRLINE! Now airlines have different alliances. So use one airline account to redeem different airlines tickets is far than enough for you. Because 1. you usually take SQ. 2. Miles transfer from bank to airlines is blocked in 10k. But your reward ticket uses variable miles. The balance miles always become waste if it's not in your SQ account. Conclusion: No need to consider how many airlines the card support. You only need SQ. 6. Join the miles promotion from CITI. Last year they got 43k miles marathon. This year they have 38k miles activity. Which let you spend 8888 dollars within 2 mths. and pay 288 admin fee to get extra 28k miles. It's not bad. And last year 20X promotion is really good. UOB doesn't have too many promotions. Just the 10miles promotion for Agoda is not bad(have maximum S$1500 limit). But Agoda usually has a lot of rebate for cards which make 10miles promotion not worth. 7. CITI have Priority Pass. UOB doesn't. If you need miles. That means you need lounges. PP gives you the basic lounge access. Better than nothing. You can add Citi to your apple pay. UOB Amex can not. If I can choose only one of them. I'll choose UOB Amex.
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Miles

UOB

UOB Preferred Platinum Visa Card

UOB PRVI Miles Card

Javier Lim
Javier Lim
Level 5. Genius
Updated on 28 Jul 2019
Spending on UOB credit cards does not award you miles directly. Instead they are rewarded in the form UNI$ to be redeemed into miles. Not only do Miles/Travel card earn miles. Reward cards such as UOB Preferred platinum visa (PPV) earn UNI$ which can then be converted into miles. In fact not just UOB Cards work in this manner, DBS Cards work in the same way as well. So to answer your question, Yes you can (with the exception of Cashback/Rebate cards)

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UOB PRVI Miles Card

Timothy Tan
Timothy Tan
Level 2. Rookie
Answered on 17 Jan 2019
Utilities - MCC mostly excluded, so the best is still POSB everyday 1% cashback Telco - no cards give bonus so use Citi Premier miles / UOB PRVI Insurance/Tax/Govt - MCC mostly excluded, try go for some other perks like auto splitting payments over a few months with OCBC GE card

UOB PRVI Miles

UOB PRVI Miles Card

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Eligibility for UOB PRVI Miles

To be eligible for the UOB PRVI Miles, you'll have to meet the following criteria:

  • 21 years old and above
  • For Singaporeans and PRs: Minimum annual income of S$30,000 or Fixed Deposit collateral of at least S$10,000
  • For Foreigners: Minimum annual income of S$40,000 or Fixed Deposit collateral of at least S$10,000

Fees and Charges for UOB PRVI Miles

  • Annual Principle Fee: $256
  • Annual Supplementary Card fee: First 2 cards free, subsequent cards: $128.40
  • Fee Waiver: Available for the first year
  • Interest-Free Period: 21 days
  • Annual Interest Rate: 25.90%
  • Minimum Monthly Payment: 3% or $50, whichever is higher
  • Late Payment Charge: $90
  • Cash Advance Fee: 6%
  • Overlimit Fee: $40

Key Features and Benefits of UOB PRVI Miles

These are some features of the UOB PRVI Miles and the Cashback benefits it has to offer.

  • No spending cap
  • No minimum spend
  • More flight destinations
  • No restrictions

Benefits of UOB PRVI Miles

What You'll Get

Travel

Up to 6 miles for every S$1 spend

  • Expedia
  • UOB Travel Airlines
  • UOB Travel Cruise

Hotel

Up to 6 miles for every S$1 spend

  • UOB Agoda
  • Expedia
  • UOB Travel

Complementary Airport Transfer

Free airport transfers to Changi Airport for UOB PRVI miles

UOB PRVI Travel Butler

Hotline for comprehensive travel assistance

Insurance

Up to S$500,000 travel insurance coverage

Cash

Get cash to offset your spending or vouchers

UOB PRVI Miles - Benefits

UOB PRVI Miles Promotions

  • Get 10,000 welcome miles when you sign up with UOB PRVI miles before 31 Dec 19 with a minimum spend of S$6,000 spend within 90 days from the card approval date

Terms and Conditions of UOB PRVI Miles

  • Annual waiver applicable upon $50,000 spent on card or more
  • For Miles Earn Rate: 1.4 mile or up to 4.4 miles for every S$1 spent locally or overseas respectively
  • UOB PRVI Miles Cardmembers be able to get UNI$ for every spending on their UOB PRVI Miles Card
  • Cardmembers will get UNI$6 for every S$5 spent on transactions in foreign currencies (equivalent to 2.4 miles for every S$1 spent), where the payment gateway is outside of Singapore, and UNI$3.5 for every S$5 spent on transactions in Singapore Dollars (equivalent to 1.4 miles for every S$1 spent)
  • Since 30 November 2019, UNI$ will no longer be awarded for any payment made to Member Financial Institution – Merchandise and Services, Securities – Brokers and Dealers, Stored Value Card Purchase/Load, Betting/Track/Casino/Lotto and Political Organizations
  • Every S$1 spend on public transport you are able to get up to 4.4 miles
  • Every S$1 spend on groceries you are able to get up to 4.4 miles
  • Every S$1 spend on Klook you are able to get up to 3 miles

Cash Rebate Will Not Be Awarded On:

  • Payments made to charitable/religious organisations
  • Payments government institutions and services
  • Cash advancements
  • Any late payment charges or interests charges on any Card
  • Any fees payable to the bank

UOB Contact Info

  • Customer service(Credit card): 1800 222 2121

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