Free Priority Pass with SCB or Cathay Pacific Credit Card

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  1. Just a few comments:

    - For SCB Priority banking, are you sure the figures are right? As I understand it if you have a salary account with them or a mortgage, your balance can be HK$500k, otherwise it has to be HK$1million. I wasn’t aware of the HK$60k monthly salary requirement. Also, they often do the first year without the minimum requirements.

    - You also missed out the Citi Prestige Card: https://www.citibank.com.hk/english/credit-cards/prestige-card.html which also offers Priority Pass. Yes, the annual fee for is HK$2.5k, but first year benefits are pretty good, namely up to 40K asia miles and a free stay at an Anantara for two nights in Thailand (OK not the best resorts in the world, but pretty good overall).

    - There are other banks that offer free PP for their premier / priority customers, or whatever you call them such as Hang Seng Bank.

    - Finally you say, “you shouldn’t even be accruing Asia Miles if you can avoid it.” – Are you able to post where you have said this in the past?

    • Hi Browngeek,

      The figures are based on the loan person I spoke w/ at the bank. They won’t approve the CC without $1m in the bank at time of application or $60K/mo salary, this has nothing to do with obtaining a priority banking account, it’s two separate things. I have Priority Banking with SC but have less than $1m in the account and they told me this.

      I will have to look into the Prestige Card, but I wasn’t planning on including any credit cards that I need to pay for. I was trying to research “FREE” priority pass access for my frugal self and readers. If you know of other free ones feel free to let me know!

      I’ve commented on many previous posts about other airline’s award program about how the Asia Miles program is usually comparatively worse, I’ll have a post coming out in the next few days comparing BA Avios vs Asia Miles, stay tuned!

  2. Mark Phelps says:

    Amex HK have just changed their terms-as usual for the worse as they will only allow 4 free visits to priority pass lounges on renewal!

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