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The AmEx for You: Top 6 AmEx Credit Cards

Does the sound of Warren Buffett’s name ring a bell?

It’s not a secret that Warren Buffett is one of the richest individuals worldwide. But did you know that he’s a major investor in American Express?

That’s right.

The billionaire knows that AmEx is a powerful brand – with a solid name, an iconic reputation, and a worth of more than $18,000,000. As such, AmEx grants him leverage with company pricing power, as well as the guarantee that it can help prevent his company from losing any market share.

That said, Warren Buffett believes in AmEx, and perhaps so should you. You might want to apply for an AmEx-branded card.

Here are the best AmEx credit cards for every Singaporean.

Credit Card Best for…
AmEx Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Air mile earning convenience
AmEx Platinum Dining
AmEx True Cashback Cashback
AmEx CapitaCard Privileges at CapitaLand malls
AmEx Singapore Airlines PPS Solitaire Travel
AmEx Platinum Reserve Special privileges

1. American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

Highlight: Air mile earning convenience

Annual fee: SGD $176.55 for principal cards and SGD $53.50 for supplementary cards (1-year waiver)

Income requirements: SGD $30,000 for Singaporeans and SGD $60,000 for non-Singaporeans

Features:

  • SGD $150 cashback from singaporeair.com (with minimum spend of SGD $12,000 minimum spend until June 30, 2017)
  • 2 miles for every SGD $1 on overseas dining (applicable during June and December)
  • 2 miles for every SGD $1 from Singapore Airlines, SkyShop, and KrisShop
  • 1.1 mile for every SGD $1
  • Free 5,000 KrisFlyer miles as welcome gift
  • Free 3,000 KrisFlyer miles for first 6 months with minimum spend of SGD $700
  • Cheap airport lounge access
  • 10% discounts and other perks from Hertz
  • Special discounts under American Express SELECTS
  • Automatic conversion to KrisFlyer account
  • 0 conversion fee of miles
  • Complimentary insurance (travel accident, luggage loss, missed connection, and luggage delay)

*For a closer look at this credit card, you may check out this review: AmEx SIA KrisFlyer Credit Card 101: Is It Really One of the Best Cards?

*You can apply for this card here.

2. American Express Platinum

Highlight: Dining

Annual fee: SGD $321 for principal cards and SGD $160.50 for supplementary cards

Income requirements: SGD $60,000 for Singaporeans and SGD $60,000 for non-Singaporeans

Features:

  • Extravagant sign-up offers (Play H5 B&O, 76cm Samsonite Sigma Expandable Spinner, and 2D1N at Dorsett Singapore) with SGD $5,000 minimum spend within first 6 months
  • 50% discounts from over 60 restaurants island-wide (under American Express SELECTS, Love Dining programme, American Express Global Dining programme, and The Far Card)
  • 10 points for SGD $1.60 from Platinum EXTRA Partners (such as The Pump Room, The Hour Glass, and Infinity Auto Sales)
  • Points with no expiration date
  • Special privileges under American Express Global Assist, Platinum Entertainment, Chillax programme, and Platinum Wellness
  • 2 points for SGD $1.60
  • Complimentary green fees from more than 40 golf clubs in Singapore (as well as in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia)

*For further details, you may check out the Top 4 Reasons Why the American Express Platinum Card Is Perfect for Every Singaporean. It discusses the AmEx Platinum’s key features and privileges.

*You can apply for this card here.

3. American Express True Cashback

Highlight: Cashback

Annual fee: SGD $171.20 for principal cards (with 1-year waiver) and SGD $85.60 for supplementary cards

Income requirements: SGD $30,000 for Singaporeans and SGD $60,000 for non-Singaporeans

Features:

  • 3% cashback during first 6 months
  • 1.5% cashback on ALL purchases after 6-month period (for 3% cashback) expires
  • Dining privileges under American Express SELECTS

*3 Secrets on How to Maximise AmEx True Cashback Card is a review about this credit card. It discusses the key features and privileges.

*You can apply for this card here.

4. American Express CapitaCard

Highlight: Privileges at CapitaLand malls

Annual fee: SGD $171.20 for principal cards and SGD $85.60 for supplementary cards (with 1-year waiver)

Income requirements: SGD $30,000 for Singaporeans and SGD $60,000 for non-Singaporeans

Features:

  • Welcome bonus 20,000 STAR$ within first 6 months + 30,000 STAR$ (with minimum spend of SGD $888 within the first 6 months)
  • Earn STAR$ 10x per SGD $1 at CapitaLand malls
  • 5 STAR$ for every SGD $1
  • Complimentary parking at CapitaLand malls for 3 hours (with minimum monthly spend of SGD $1,200)
  • Enables use of Apple Pay

*For key features, privileges, and additional details, check out a review that discusses the 3 Awesome Privileges That Are Yours with the AmEx CapitaCard.

*You can apply for this card here.

5. American Express Singapore Airlines PPS Solitaire

Highlight: Travel

Annual fee: SGD $551.05 for principal cards and SGD $80.25 for supplementary cards (with 1-year waiver)

Income requirements: SGD $30,000 for Singaporeans and SGD $60,000 for non-Singaporeans

Features:

  • 10,000 KrisFlyer miles bonus (with minimum spend of SGD $2,000 within first 6 months)
  • 5,000 KrisFlyer miles as welcome gift
  • 2 miles for every SGD $1 from Singapore Airlines, SkyShop, and KrisShop
  • 2 KrisFlyer miles for every SGD $1 overseas (with minimum monthly spend of SGD $3,800)
  • 1.4 KrisFlyer miles for every SGD $1 in Singapore (with minimum monthly spend of SGD $3,800)
  • Platinum privileges (SELECTS, Golf, Luxury Yachts, and Health & Wellness)
  • 0 conversion fee
  • Complimentary travel insurance (up to SGD $1,000,000 coverage)

*You can apply for this card here.

6. American Express Platinum Reserve

Highlight: Special privileges

Annual fee: SGD $535 for principal cards and SGD $160.50 for supplementary cards

Income requirements: SGD $150,000 for all

Features:

  • Extravagant sign-up offers (Play H5 B&O, 76cm Samsonite Sigma Expandable Spinner, and 2D1N at Dorsett Singapore) with SGD $5,000 minimum spend within first 6 months
  • 50,000 bonus points (with minimum spend of SGD $5,000 within first 6 months)
  • 10 points for every SGD $1.60 from Platinum EXTRA partners; 2 points for every SGD $1.60 from all other merchants
  • Complimentary 1N hotel stay at selected hotels (such as Fraser Property in Australia, Spain, and Germany)
  • Complimentary beverage from American Express partner outlets (such as Maison Ikkoku and The Mad Men Attic Bar)
  • Dining privileges under Love Dining programme (such as 50% discount from Raffles Hotel Singapore’s restaurant)
  • Complimentary The Far Card membership
  • 90-day purchase protection (maximum of SGD $25,000 per annum)
  • Tower Club reciprocal membership
  • Platinum privileges (SELECTS, Golf, Luxury Yachts, AmEx Global Assist, and Health & Wellness)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi under Boingo app
  • Complimentary travel insurance (up to SGD $1,000,000 coverage)

*You can apply for this card here.

The Final Statement

These are the best AmEx credit cards for Singaporeans. Owning an AmEx card is advantageous primarily because of the AmEx logo. It’s a globally recognised card that can take you far.

Global recognition is definitely a major bonus of an AmEx-branded credit card. Wherever you are and wherever you want to go, merchants will easily recognise an AmEx credit card.

So, which of the AmEx credit card (on the list) has caught your attention? And are you interested in applying for it?

You can also view all of American Express’ credit card offers here.

Feel free to discuss your choice. Alongside, leave any relevant concern below.

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