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HSBC Star Alliance Credit Card

The HSBC Star Alliance Credit Card offers 0% p.a. for 12 months on balance transfers. Ongoing benefits include Star Alliance Points earned on eligible purchases, and complimentary travel insurance.


Updated 27 November 2023

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Expert Review

The HSBC Star Alliance credit card is HSBC's premium Star Alliance product. This is also the only credit card HSBC offers in the premium Star Alliance category. Featuring a relatively high points earn rate which is uncapped, the card provides premium features such as insurances. Of the 200+ credit cards reviewed by Stay or Go, this card ranks among the best 1% for earning $100 back in value, such as on a gift card, for an average spend of $5,000 per month. Further, the product has a $450 annual fee, including up to 55 interest free days.

Considering its key features, this card is most suitable to someone who wishes to be rewarded for their spend. Other benefits include Overseas Travel and Medical Insurance which is similar to equivalent products and no additional cardholder fees.

Balance Transfer and $0 Annual Fee in first year.
For a limited time the HSBC Star Alliance credit card has a special 0% p.a. Balance Transfer offer for 12 months. Of note, there is also a 2% p.a. Balance Transfer fee which should be considered when evaluating the overall benefit of this offer. In addition, the product also has a $0 annual fee in first year, which is a saving of $450. To get this offer, there will be certain eligibility criteria that you should be aware of before you apply.

Product Details
Unlock a world of global travel benefits."
- HSBC
Rewards

Earn Star Alliance Points

1point per $1 spent up to $3,000, then 0.5 per statement

Fees
Account Fees

$450 annual account fee

Transaction Fees

3.00% international transaction fee

Other fees may apply.

Rates

19.99% p.a. variable purchase rate

21.99% p.a. variable cash advance rate

Up to 55 interest free days on purchases

Features
Insurance

Domestic and International Travel Insurances

Rental Vehicle Insurance Excess Cover

Transit Accident Insurance

Extended Warranty Insurance

Guaranteed Pricing Scheme

Purchase Protection Insurance

Offers
Balance Transfer Offer

0% for 12 monthson balance transfers (2.00% BT fee applies), reverts to 21.99% p.a.

$0annual fee in first year

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TMD

Before applying for this product, you should read the Target Market Determination (TMD) available here on the HSBC website.

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^ Credit card reward programs can be difficult to compare due to tiered and capped points earn rate structures. To simplify comparison, we estimate the number of points you could earn per $1 spent, assuming $5,000 of spend on eligible purchases each month.
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