BMO CashBack World Mastercard
- Annual Fee
- Extra Card Fee
- Cash Advance
- Balance Transfer
- Personal Income
- Household Income
- Earn 1.25% cash back on all purchases.
- Earn 3% cash back on Shell purchases.
- Complimentary Roadside Assistance (a $69/year value).
- Choose when you get to redeem your rewards: annually, each time you reach a certain amount, or just in one big lump sum.
- Access to 24/7 Concierge Service.
- With 11 types of travel and purchase insurance, this World card has you covered.
|Extended Warranty||1 year|
|Purchase Protection||90 days|
|Lost or Stolen Baggage||$750|
|Rental Car Theft & Damage||Yes|
|Rental Car Accident||$200,000|
|Rental Car Personal Effects||$1,000|
Please review your insurance certificate for details, exclusions and limitations of your coverage.
The BMO CashBack World Mastercard has a great insurance package and some pretty nice perks. Not to mention, any card that gives you more than 1% cash back on your purchases deserves a second glance.
So, who is this card good for?
There are five things that could make this card perfect for you.
Credit card insurance is important to you.
Roadside assistance is something you currently have, or something you are considering getting.
Gas is one of your bigger expenses.
You don't want to pay the $100+ annual fee that premium credit cards often come with.
You like to be in charge of when you can receive your rewards.
If you find yourself agreeing with one or more of the above statements, then keep reading.
BMO Travel Insurance
Credit card insurance can be extremely valuable, and BMO Mastercards have some of the best insurance packages on the Canadian market right now. Granted, the BMO CashBack World Mastercard doesn't have the most insurance – it does come with 11 out of 16 types, which is good for a card that has an annual fee of less than $100.
While there are some types of insurance that are pretty standard, this card does come with the rare "Personal Effects" insurance. Personal Effects Insurance covers all of your personal belongings (with some exceptions) in the event that they are lost, stolen, or damaged during any part of your entire trip, not just when on a plane or at the airport. Even if you're taking a road trip, you're covered.
A few more benefits...
It doesn't end there, because this card also comes with:
Complimentary Roadside Assistance through Dominion Automobile Association (DAA) that has a value of $69 a year.
Comprehensive BMO travel insurance and purchase protection insurance that includes 11 different types (see the details in the Insurance Coverage tab above.)
24/7 Concierge Service that makes travel, reservations, and even shopping easier.
Earning BMO CashBack Rewards
The BMO CashBack World Mastercard allows you to earn rewards on all your purchases.
Cardholders will be given a minimum of 1.25% cash back on all purchases. However, a nice multiplier comes into play if buying gas is something you do often. In fact, you will earn 3% cash on all Shell purchases (up to a maximum of $2,500 spent at Shell monthly.)
And the best part? You get to choose when you get to redeem your rewards:
whenever you reach a certain amount, or
in one big lump sum.
Most cash back credit cards will just automatically apply your rewards as a statement credit once a year, during a predetermined month. However, this BMO Mastercard puts a little more power into your hands...and who doesn't like being in charge of their own rewards?
The annual fee
As appealing as it sounds to get 1.25 - 3% cash back whenever you decide, remember that this card does come with a $79 annual fee.
Not sure whether or not that annual fee is worth it for you? Use our spending calculator on the sidebar to see is your monthly spend gives you enough net annual rewards to cover the annual fees...
Or, have a look at this chart for a quick idea:
|Average Monthly Spent||Your Net Annual Rewards|
If your monthly spending is less than $1.5K, you're probably better off with the
But if your monthly spending is on the higher end and you meet the $80K minimum income, consider the