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Festive promotions, travel aid and cashback for active living

Large crowds shopping at the bazaar in Chinatown on Jan 26, 2017.
Large crowds shopping at the bazaar in Chinatown on Jan 26, 2017. PHOTO: ST FILE

The Sunday Times highlights Chinese New Year promotions, a wellness programme, a new credit card and a travel app.

CNY PROMOTIONS BY CIMB

Usher in the Chinese New Year with CIMB FastSaver, an online savings account that pays interest of 1 per cent a year on balances from the first dollar up to $50,000.

And until Feb 28, the first 1,200 customers who open a FastSaver account with $3,000 will earn $8 in cash credits while the first 800 customers who open an account with $8,000 will earn $28 in cash credits.

In addition, the first 1,288 customers who either open a FastSaver account with $1,288 or deposit $1,288 via online banking into an existing FastSaver account on Li Chun on Feb 4 will earn $8 in cash credits. The CIMB FastSaver Li Chun promotion is open to new and existing customers. Visit www.cimbbank.com.sg/fastsavercny for more information.

CNY PROMOTIONS BY DBS BANK

DBS and POSB are offering a slew of festive deals. For instance, customers could receive $88 cashback when they register and spend $1,888 from Jan 29 to March 5 using their DBS/POSB cards. They could also win $88 when they send an eAng Bao from Jan 25 to March 2, or make a deposit into their accounts on Li Chun (Feb 4) with DBS PayLah. Terms and conditions apply.

Visit https://www.dbs.com.sg/personal/cards/promotions/default.page for more details.

MANULIFEMOVE BY MANULIFE SINGAPORE

ManulifeMove is a health and wellness programme that rewards physically active customers with premium cashback.

The mechanics are simple: Walk an average of 10,000 steps a day and receive $50 cashback every six months until the end of your insurance policy.

The recent launch follows the campaign roll-out across Asia, with Singapore being the first and only market to reward customers with cash for achieving their set step goals.

A Manulife study covering Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Philippines found that Singapore was the most expensive country to lead a healthy lifestyle, with the average person spending $406 a month on healthy living compared with Hong Kong ($389), Malaysia ($335) and the Philippines ($337).

The survey indicated that 52 per cent of Singaporeans find it more expensive to make healthier food choices, choosing less healthy options when eating out because they are tastier, cheaper and more filling.

It also found that 80 per cent choose to stay healthy through general everyday movement and activity such as walking up the stairs, while 50 per cent track sporting activity using apps/smart watches and 33 per cent prefer cashback as their reward for staying healthy.

CO-BRAND CREDIT CARD BY MAYBANK SINGAPORE AND FC BARCELONA

The Maybank FC Barcelona Visa Signature credit card is Maybank's first co-brand partnership with the famed Barcelona football club.

Card holders earn cash rebates of 1.6 per cent - one of the highest here - on any amount that they charge locally without being imposed any cashback limit, while overseas usage will earn them "Treats" points and other lifestyle rewards. In the first year, Maybank Singapore aims to issue around 10,000 cards.

There will be a special draw for users who charge to their card until June 30, with two prize packages that each include a pair of economy class flights to Barcelona, three days of deluxe hotel accommodation and two tickets to the club's matches at Camp Nou stadium.

ERGO TRAVELMANAGER APP BY ERGO INSURANCE

This is a corporate travel insurance app for companies. It gives businesses hassle-free management of their corporate travel insurance programme and travelling employees immediate access to their insurance policy and the Ergo emergency hotline via their smartphones.

The app makes it easy for human resource managers and insurance intermediaries to efficiently manage, track and collate the insurance cover utilisation information during and at the end of the policy period or during the master policy renewal.

It is especially useful to medium-sized and large firms that often see numerous staff travelling at any given time.

The app offers business travellers an easily navigable, self-help dashboard on their smartphones to pre-schedule a cover before a trip and view their corporate travel insurance policy.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 28, 2018, with the headline 'Festive promotions, travel aid and cashback for active living'. Print Edition | Subscribe