Get Annual fee waived on FGB Credit Card
Reverse Annual fee on FGB Credit Card
FGB, being a famous bank in UAE, many expats and locals obtain credit cards from First Guld Bank. Those who have opted for the Platinum cards are liable to pay a yearly fee for the card. This yearly fee is a steep amount, that is AED550. There are ways to get this FGB Credit card annual fee waived off by the bank. The request for annual fee waiver can only be initiated by the customer when the statement with the fee is generated. Once the statement is generated, use the following method to reverse the annual fee.
Reversing the FGB Credit Card Annual Fee
To get started, call FGB Customer care at 600 525 500. Wait patiently, as the waiting times for the FGB customer care has now increased upto 10-15minutes. Once the call is attended, request the customer care operator that you want to request a waiver on the annual fee. The operator will take the request and have someone from FGB’s Retention team call you back. This may take a few days, and once they call, you will be presented with a few options to reverse the FGB Platinum card annual fee.
1. Make a spend of AED2000 within the next one month or
2. Pay Etisalat/Du/Water/Electricity bill with FGB auto debit payment
First option is straight forward. Spend the amount on the card, and the fee will be reversed. You have to call them back to confirm once you have made the spend.
For the second option, provide the operator with the Etisalat/Du/Water/Electricity bill’s account number. You will have to set a maximum amount cap which can be paid by FGB. The author selected Etisalat and mentioned AED369, which is the monthly ELife internet bill. Then they confirmed that the AED550 annual fee will be reversed in next 2-3 days. Yo will receive confirmation sms once it is reversed. You can reduce the amount from your bill when you make the payment.
Make FGB Platinum Credit card Life-time free
FGB Customer care also provides the option to make the credit card free for life. To become eligible for this offer, make a quick cash transfer for AED20,000 or above, with a fixed interest rate and tenure of more than 1 year. When making this quick cash request, make sure to check with the customer care and get confirmation that this transaction will make the Platinum credit card free for life.
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