The Best Petrol Credit Cards For Malaysians


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*Updated on 12th March 2018

Want to save more money on your monthly petrol bill? We’ve listed down the best credit cards for petrol cashback in Malaysia, find out more below!

From 29th March 2017 there will be a ceiling price for fuel announced weekly. The ceiling price will be announced every Wednesday of the week. Right now, the current floating petrol price is announced once a month. This measure is said to enable consumers to know the current prices, while avoiding confusion.

What is A Ceiling Petrol Price?

A ceiling price means the maximum price a seller is allowed to charge for a product or service. This is to ensure fair and reasonable business practices. A ceiling price is price control imposed by the government on the maximum price a seller is allowed to charge for a product or service. It is done to protect consumers from conditions that could make commodities such as petrol too expensive.

Wondering how the ceiling price for fuel could affect consumers? Firstly, the introduction could potentially lead to a price war. If it does, it could benefit consumers as they can source for petrol stations which offers the lowest price for petrol. But on the flip side, petrol stations could also all agree to price fuel at the maximum price allowed. If that’s the case, it will be less exciting and beneficial for consumers.The prices in the first week (March 30-April 5) since the new scheme began are:

  • RM 2.13 for RON95 petrol
  • RM 2.41 for RON97 petrol
  • RM 2.11 for diesel

A drop of 17 sen, 19 sen and nine sen respectively can be observed from previous petrol prices.The price of petrol is an ongoing concern for most of us, especially when the subsidy was removed. Below is a graph to show the history of petrol price from January 2016 up until February 2017. A pattern of price increase can be observed.

See also: Latest Petrol Prices in Malaysia – RON95, RON97 & Diesel

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But not to worry, by using the right credit card you can enjoy savings on fuel. We’ve narrowed down the best credit cards for car owners below:

Petrol Credit Card Features To Look Out For

Do you know that 40% of credit cards in Malaysia offers car related benefits such as cashback or rewards points for petrol spending?  A credit card that would be suitable for car owners should offer benefits on petrol, as well as benefits for other car related expenses. This can be in the form of discounts for car servicing, insurance or freebies. For petrol benefits, it can be in the form of cashback or rewards points given when the card is used for petrol spending.

Based on the points above, we’ve narrowed down the best credit cards for car owners below:

Standard Chartered JUST One Platinum Card

Print Earn more than RM1,000 cashback per annum  cta-apply-now

Save money when you fill up for petrol while getting other benefits  with Standard Chartered Just One Platinum Card! Check out the savings you can enjoy every month in the table shown below:

Minimum Retail Spend To Qualify For Cashback

Cashback

Minimum Retail Spend

Cashback Cap

RM500

2%

RM500

RM10

RM800

3%

RM833

RM25

RM1,500

5%

RM1,000

RM50

However, take note that there is a cashback cap for retail spending and a minimum petrol spend amount as stated above to be eligible for cashback.

Requirements:

  • Minimum monthly income of RM2,000 (RM24,000 per annum)
  • Annual fee is RM265

Hong Leong WISE Gold Card

hongleongwisegoldvisa Enjoy 10% cash back with a minimum of 10 retails transactions  cta-apply-now

This is one of the best cards if you’re on the lookout for cashback. Enjoy 10% cash back with a minimum of 10 retails transactions monthly of minimum RM50 per transactions! The best part is that you get to choose the spending categories of your choice so this card can suit your spending habits and maximize your cashback!

Requirements:

  • Minimum monthly income of RM2,000 (RM24,000 per annum)
  • Annual fee: RM169.90 for Principal cardholders and RM84.80 for supplementary card holders

HSBC Amanah MPower Platinum Visa Credit Card-i

hsbcamanahmpowerplatinumivisa 8% Cashback for Petrol & Groceries spend cta-apply-now

If you want a card that gives you access to platinum privileges whilst being Shariah-compliant, this card can deliver that to you.

Benefits of this card:

  • Good cashback program that helps you get the most of your purchases.

Cashback Category

Cashback Rate

Monthly Cap

Spend

Petrol and Groceries

2%

RM50

RM2,000 or less monthly

Petrol and Groceries

8%

RM50

RM2,000 or above monthly

Local spending

0.2%

Uncapped

No minimum spending amount needed

  • 20days grace period for all shopping transactions, provided that all outstanding balance stated in the monthly statement  is fully paid.
  • The HSBC Smart Privileges gives you discounts, free gifts, free drinks and more at participating retail outlets and hotels.
  • Premium privileges and offers from Visa, among which are discounts and Visa concierge services.

Requirements:

  • Minimum income RM2,500 (RM30,000 per annum)
  • Annual fees: RM95.40 for Primary card and RM47.40 for supplementary card. You will be eligible for annual fee waiver with a minimum of 12 swipes per year.

Shell-Citi Gold Credit Card

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If you want to save on your petrol spending and have exclusive privileges at the same time, this card may be the one you’re looking for. You can enjoy rebates of up to 8% on petrol per the table below.

Tier

Monthly Total Spending (RM) (Dining, travelling, bills, groceries)

Rebate on Shell Fuel Spending

Max. Monthly Shell Fuel Spending Eligible For Rebates (RM)

1*

300 – 999

4.0%

250
2**

1000 – 2499

6.0%

500

3***

Above 2500

8.0%

800

*     Monthly cap of RM10
**   Monthly cap of RM30
*** Monthly cap of RM64

As a cardholder, you will also have access to perks like preferential treatment and discounts at over 25,000 dining, travel, golfing and shopping establishments worldwide!

Requirements:

  • Minimum monthly income of RM2,000 (RM24,000 per annum)
  • Annual fees RM206.70 per annum for principal card, RM106.00 for supplementary card. No annual fees for the first year by using the card for three times within 60 days of card approval.

Maybank Islamic Mastercard Ikhwan Gold Card

maybankislamicikhwangoldmastercard 5% rebate on petrol and groceries spent on Friday and Saturday cta-apply-now

This is an ideal credit card for those looking for a basic card or a basic and Islamic credit card. Features of this card are as below:

  • 5% rebate on petrol and groceries spent on Friday and Saturday.
  • Free Maybank Touch ‘n Go Zing card.
  • Cardcare Takaful plan which is available for all Maybank Islamic Ikhwan Visa and American Express cardholders. With contribution of RM0.28 a month for every RM100 of your outstanding card balance you will be covered of up to RM100,000. The coverage will be on your credit card debt in the event of sickness or accident.

As for the cashback, you will need to charge at least RM1,000 monthly to this card to receive the RM50 maximum monthly cashback.

Requirements:

  • Minimum income RM2,500 (RM30,000 per annum)

Petronas Maybank Visa

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  • 8x TreatsPoints on weekends
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This is another card you can consider to help you save on your petrol cost. You will also get additional privileges from this card as below:

  • 8x TreatsPoints on weekends
  • 5x TreatsPoints on weekdays

The more points you collect, the more free petrol you can redeem!

Requirements:

  • Minimum monthly income of RM2,500 (RM30,000 per annum)
  • Lifetime free annual fees

CIMB Petronas Mastercard

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  • Get 7% cash rebate with a statement balance of RM3,000 and above
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This is a card you should consider if you frequently purchase fuel at Petronas as you can get up to 7% cash rebate everyday using this card. The cash rebate minimum spend are  stated below:

  • 7% cash rebate with a statement balance of RM3,000 and above
  • 3% cash rebate with a statement balance of RM3,000 and below
  • 2% cash rebate on other retail spend

However, the cash rebate on Petronas spending will be capped at RM50 per month, but there is no limitation of cash rebate on other retail spending. Another benefit of this card is that it does not charge annual fee.

Requirements:

  • Minimum income of RM2,000

AmBank CARZ Platinum Credit Card

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Here’s another Shariah compliant credit card you can consider if you’re looking for an Islamic petrol card. It’s ideally  for those who do not want to limit themselves to only one petrol brand. With this card, you can earn cash rebate on any petrol purchase regardless of the brands.

Revolvers will get 3% rebate while transactors will get 2% rebate capped at RM20 per month. Aside from that you will also collect CARz Point which you can then use to redeem auto-related goods and services.

Requirements:

  • Minimum income RM2,500 (RM30,000 per annum)
  • No annual fees as it is free for life for principal card, and first 3 supplementary card is also free.

 

See also: Latest Petrol Prices in Malaysia – RON95, RON97 & Diesel [UPDATED WEEKLY]