• Union Bank Couples For Christ Foundation For Family And Life Visa Card

    Union Bank Couples For Christ Foundation For Family And Life Visa Card
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    Union Bank Couples For Christ Foundation For Family And Life Visa Card
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    Union Bank also known as Union Bank of the Philippines is one of the fastest growing banks in the country. The bank aims to deliver quality services through implementation of international standards. It was one of the first banks in the country to completely centralize its entire backroom operations. Union Bank offers a range of exciting credit cards with the UnionBank Couples for Christ credit card being a popular co-brand credit card. This card is a rewards card jam packed with features such as instalment plans and complimentary insurance policies. The card donates 50% of the annual fee and 0.5% of the retail spend towards the Couples for Christ foundation. The features and benefits of this card are as follows.

    Features and Benefits

    Listed below are the features and benefits of UnionBank Couples for Christ credit card:

    • Cardholders can use their credit card to pay for their utility bills through the Auto-charge program. The utility bills are automatically charged to the card and eliminates the hassle of remembering various due dates of one’s utility bills.
    • The card earns reward points on every expense charged to the card.
    • The annual fee of the card is waived for the first year.
    • Cardholders who have opted for the UnionBank Car Secure Insurance program can use their UnionBank credit card to pay the insurance premiums through monthly instalments with tenures of up to 10 months at 0% interest.
    • The cardholder can enjoy longer credit terms if their balance is paid in full.
    • Cardholders get access to the UnionBank Discount Program which entitles them to attractive discounts at various participating merchants.
    • Cardholders get a monthly statement of account through email 2 days after their billing cycle. The statement is password protected and secure.
    • Cardholders get a complimentary credit life insurance policy.
    • The card is widely accepted at over a million establishments across the globe.
    • Cardholders can enjoy 24 hour customer service through telephone, fax, email, and through the website.
    • Cardholders can convert big ticket purchases into more affordable monthly instalments through the UnionBank Credit Cards’ Lights Instalment program. The program offers tenures ranging up to 36 months. The minimum purchase amount that is eligible for this program is P3,000 in a single receipt.

    Rewards Program

    The UnionBank Couples for Christ credit card earns reward points on every expense charged to the card. Cardholders can redeem the accumulated points for exciting gifts from the Rewards Catalogue. Reward items can range from cash rebates, annual fee waivers, e-Gift certificates, gift passes, movie cards, to even airline tickets. The reward points can be redeemed online via the bank website or through the bank’s customer service facility.

    Security Features

    Most UnionBank credit cards are equipped with a Chip and PIN feature. This feature offers ample security against credit card fraud such as card duplication. This smart chip technology encrypts vital credit card information and prevents the card from being hacked or cloned.

    Insurance Offered

    • The UnionBank credit card offers a Credit Life Insurance policy which covers the outstanding balance of a cardholder in the event of their untimely demise or disablement.
    • The policy comes in two variants which are U-Secure and U-Protect insurance plans.
    • The plans cover up to P400,000 of the outstanding balance of the cardholder in case of their death due to illness or accident.
    • In the event of temporary or permanent disablement, the plans pays the minimum balance of P500 or 5% of the outstanding balance, whichever is higher for a period of up to 12 months or till the cardholder attains the age of 60, whichever is earlier.

    Eligibility Criteria

    The applicants must meet certain eligibility criteria to apply for UnionBank Couples for Christ credit card in the Philippines. The requirements are:

    • The applicant must be a Filipino citizen or a Philippines resident.
    • The principal cardholder must be 18 years old and must not exceed the age of 60 years.
    • The applicant should be a salaried employee or self-employed for minimum 1 year.
    • The minimum annual income requirement is P600,000.
    • The applicant must have a business or personal landline number.

    Documents Required

    To apply for the UnionBank Couples for Christ credit card, you must submit the following documents as your income, identity, and address proof:

    • A copy of 2 valid IDs with photo and 3 specimen signatures. It can be your Passport, Driver's License, TIN ID, GSIS e-Card, Company ID, SSS ID or other government issued IDs.
    • Income proof for salaried employees:
      • The latest ITR - BIR Form 2316(W-2)
      • Signed Certificate of Employment and Income
      • A copy of last 3 months payslips with Company ID (both sides)
    • Income proof for self-employed persons:
      • The latest ITR forms with BIR stamp (BIR form 1701 or 1702) and SEC or DTI registration
      • Audited Financial Statement for the last 3 years
    • Proof of billing address (the latest statement) if the applicant resides outside Metro Manila

    Fees and Charges

    Listed below are the various fees and charges applicable for the UnionBank Couples for Christ credit card:

    Annual fee

    Principal card: P1,500

    Supplementary card: P750

    The annual fee is waived for the first year.

    EIR 3.5% per month, calculated on a daily basis
    Cash advance fee 6% of the amount withdrawn or P300, whichever is higher.
    Cash advance Over-the-Counter fee P500 per transaction
    Overlimit fee P500 on every instance of exceeding the credit limit
    Pre-termination fee P500 or 5% of the remaining principal balance, whichever is higher
    Sales slip retrieval fee P200 per charge slip
    Credit Life Insurance Premium (U-Protect/U-Secure) P0.36 for U-Protect or P0.55 for U-Secure will be charged for every P100 outstanding balance
    Late payment charge 6% of the overdue amount or P500, whichever is higher.
    Minimum amount due P500 or 5% of the total amount due, whichever is higher
    Foreign currency conversion fee Currency rates available in the wholesale currency markets or the government-mandated rates plus 2% processing fee
    Returned cheque fee P1,000
    Dispute fee P1,000
    Refund fee P50
    Replacement card fee P400 per card

    How to apply for Union Bank Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life Visa Card

    You can apply for a UnionBank Couples for Christ credit card through the following ways:

    • Applying online: New or existing UnionBank cardholders can get the UnionBank Couples for Christ credit card by submitting the online application forms available on the UnionBank
    • website. This paperless process involves the borrower having to fill out the application form and submit it along with the supporting documents required.
    • Applying through a UnionBank branch: Borrowers can also get the credit card by visiting any of the banks’ participating branches and filling out the necessary application forms. The borrower will have to carry with them any supporting documents pertaining to their identity proof or proof of income.

    Lost or stolen card liabilities

    If the cardholder has their UnionBank Couples for Christ credit card stolen or have lost their card then they need to report it to the bank immediately by calling the Security Bank customer service hotline at (02) 841-8600, 1-800-1888-2277 for domestic toll-free calls outside Manila, and international toll-free number IAC+800-8277-2273. Cardholders must submit a written statement explaining the loss or theft of their card to the bank. The report should contain details like the place, date, and the circumstance surrounding the loss or theft of the card. Cardholders will be charged a fee for the replacement card. Cardholders must report the loss or theft of the card at the earliest as they will be held liable for all charges made on the card prior to notification.

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