Charging your credit card for those more expensive purchases is the new norm in this day and age. However, those charges do entail an interest rate that increases the more you fail to pay your bills.
Go for a smarter option and check out the Standard Chartered FlexiPay Plus payment plan.
What does it do?
From medical expenses to automobile servicing, to the latest cellphones, the FlexiPay Plus allows you to convert these purchases and help you save.
Not only do you get to pay off your purchase or expense in smaller installments, but with much lower interest rate of 9.88% p.a. (based on the bank's approval).
The minimum charge required for this plan to work is RM500. Under this plan, you can make your repayments over a period ranging from 6, 9, 12 and 18 months and not have to think about it as an immediate expense that will break your bank.
How do I apply?
For your ultimate convenience, the application for this plan is entirely online. Simply go to Standard Chartered Bank online and log in to Online Banking.
Select your credit card in the ‘Overview’ page, and click on the ‘Select for FlexiPay Plus’ box on the transaction you wish to convert. That’s it! Submit your application online and simply wait for an approval confirmation.
You should see the first installment and the lower rate on your next statement.
Are there any specifications?
Yes. You need to apply for this plan within 30 days of the date for your transaction, if it already appears on your statement, the purchase cannot be converted into FlexiPay.
With a plan like this, it is vital that all your installments are paid in full and on time, any amount not paid within the stipulated period will be charged with the regular interest rate of 18% p.a.
Lastly, this plan is exclusively for principal card holders only.