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Old 19-10-2011, 05:22 PM   #16
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Does anyone have a list of the benefits and confirmation re. miles/$?
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Old 19-10-2011, 07:15 PM   #17
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Min income not $250k?
Yup, it's not.
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Old 19-10-2011, 07:40 PM   #18
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Just got a call from HSBC. Annual fee payable is $488 but you get the tablet or 30k miles. Your supp card(s) gets a priority pass as well. Min income required is 120k.
Its funny how they state 250k minimum income on the brochure but then go on to cheapen the card by offering it to people who make 120k p.a. This is a new card somemore.

Btw the card fee cannot be waived? Not free for first year?
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Old 19-10-2011, 08:30 PM   #19
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Its funny how they state 250k minimum income on the brochure but then go on to cheapen the card by offering it to people who make 120k p.a. This is a new card somemore.

Btw the card fee cannot be waived? Not free for first year?
I believe they are more flexible if you are an existing cardholder. As far as I know, other banks practice the same policy too.

About the fee, the "free" welcome gift (30,000 miles or Sony Tablet S) will more than make up for it.

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Old 19-10-2011, 09:12 PM   #20
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I believe they are more flexible if you are an existing cardholder. As far as I know, other banks practice the same policy too.

About the fee, the "free" welcome gift (30,000 miles or Sony Tablet S) will more than make up for it.
30k miles isn't worth $488.
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Old 19-10-2011, 10:08 PM   #21
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30k miles isn't worth $488.
Hmm... On what basis?

Besides, I think the annual fee should be $248 rather than the official $488 - not sure if this applies to everyone or just existing cardholders.
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Old 19-10-2011, 10:13 PM   #22
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Any idea for existing HSBC Revolution cardholder with annual income > S$120,000, but less than S$200,000 can we request to be invited to apply for the card?
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Old 19-10-2011, 10:16 PM   #23
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Any idea for existing HSBC Revolution cardholder with annual income > S$120,000, but less than S$200,000 can we request to be invited to apply for the card?
I think can. Just call them.
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Old 19-10-2011, 11:40 PM   #24
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invite came in the post today.
an annual fee of $248 is payable. choose gift of 30,000 miles (in equivalent HSBC rewards points) or a sony tablet.
main feature is jetquay, priority pass, fasttrack immigration, limo transfer to airport and $1 - 2 miles (1st year); $1 - 2.5 miles (2nd year onwards)
doesn't seem very compelling
Do you have an existing HSBC Card? If so, do you get to get the existing card and Infinite Card upon approval? Or that you have to cancel the existing card?
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Old 20-10-2011, 12:00 AM   #25
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I'm not an existing HSBC account or card holder (new to bank) so maybe that's why the annual fee is $488? Not too sure but they said its a special thing so 120k income enough. I do think 30k miles is worth the $488 so might just sign up for it.
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Old 20-10-2011, 01:03 AM   #26
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I'm not an existing HSBC account or card holder (new to bank) so maybe that's why the annual fee is $488? Not too sure but they said its a special thing so 120k income enough. I do think 30k miles is worth the $488 so might just sign up for it.
Or perhaps you might want to ask them if you could sign up for another card first (those with free annual fee waiver) and once that is approved, you sign up for the Visa Infinite card @ $248? Alternatively, straight away ask for $248. lol.
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Old 20-10-2011, 01:14 AM   #27
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Or perhaps you might want to ask them if you could sign up for another card first (those with free annual fee waiver) and once that is approved, you sign up for the Visa Infinite card @ $248? Alternatively, straight away ask for $248. lol.
Good idea! I think should be able ask for $248, and the sales guy would try ask for injection of $x into HSBC account. The guys at HSBC behind the card need to show that there is sufficient interest in the new card and they would focus somehow on networth of clients.
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Old 20-10-2011, 01:52 AM   #28
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Just got a call from HSBC. Annual fee payable is $488 but you get the tablet or 30k miles. Your supp card(s) gets a priority pass as well. Min income required is 120k.
eh, why is epigram's only $248??
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Old 20-10-2011, 05:17 AM   #29
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Hmm... On what basis?

Besides, I think the annual fee should be $248 rather than the official $488 - not sure if this applies to everyone or just existing cardholders.
Airfares are so cheap these days (its the fuel surcharge thats the killer), 30k miles isn't what it used to be, unless you are gonna use them exclusively for upgrades...

Anyway there are other cards that give you more miles for less, $488 is quite for a rip off imo.
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Airfares are so cheap these days (its the fuel surcharge thats the killer), 30k miles isn't what it used to be, unless you are gonna use them exclusively for upgrades...

Anyway there are other cards that give you more miles for less, $488 is quite for a rip off imo.
Use the miles to redeem business class/first class as it gives you "more bang for the buck" so to speak. At least that's what I do. Mind sharing what other card gives you more miles for less? Thanks.
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