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HSBC Premier World Mastercard

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2x Travel
TSA PreCheck
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Travel Coverage
Hotel Discounts
Boingo Wi-Fi
ShopRunner Membership
Postmates Discount
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Review the benefits of the HSBC Premier World Mastercard, calculate how many HSBC Points you can earn based on spend, and compare against top rewards cards.


The HSBC Premier World Mastercard is a no-annual fee travel card available to HSBC Premier clients. This card earns 2x points on travel purchases and offers a TSA PreCheck credit, annual rideshare credits, and good travel coverage. The card also has no foreign transaction fee which makes it a decent card for international travel. You can pair it with the HSBC Advance Mastercard or HSBC Cash Rewards Mastercard to have a great fee-less card combo.

In order to obtain the HSBC Premier World Mastercard, you must be have a HSBC Premier Checking account.

HSBC Premier Checking
Must meet at least one requirement.

  • Have at least $75,000 in total deposits and/or investments
  • Have at least $5,000 in total direct deposits per month
  • Maintain U.S. residential mortgage loan with an original loan amount of at least $500,000

If you close your HSBC Premier Checking or you downgrade to an HSBC Advance Checking account, you can still hold onto the HSBC Premier World Mastercard, but it will cost you an annual fee.

Bonus Categories

The HSBC Premier World Mastercard features one bonus categories which is travel purchases. There's no limit to the amount of bonus points you can earn spending in the travel category and there's no limit to the amount of points you can earn with the card overall.

2x Travel

The HSBC Premier World Mastercard earns 2 HSBC Points per $1 spent on travel. Travel includes airlines, hotels, car rentals, transit, and much more. This is the only HSBC card with no annual fee that earns on travel purchases. You can pick up the HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard to earn a higher return on travel and many more benefits.

1x Non-Category

All non-travel purchases made on the HSBC World Elite Mastercard will earn you 1 HSBC Point per $1 spent. This is a relatively low return, but can be worth it depending on how much value you get out of HSBC Points. If you can't get more than a 1 cent per point return, I recommend running non-category spend through a 1.5% cash back or higher credit card.

Perks and Benefits

The HSBC Premier World Mastercard features a few additional benefits over the HSBC Advance Mastercard that can help those who travel even more. This includes global WiFi access, TSA PreCheck, discounts on bookings, annual credits, and other savings.

Boingo Wi-Fi Access

As an HSBC Premier World Mastercard member, you will be able to enjoy complimentary unlimited premium Wi-Fi at over a million hotspots worldwide with Boingo. You can connect up to four devices simultaneously.

$85 TSA PreCheck Credit

When you use the HSBC Premier World Mastercard to pay for your TSA PreCheck application, you will receive an $85 statement credit as reimbursement for the fee. This credit is available every five years which is how long TSA PreCheck lasts.

Hotel Savings

When booking with Expedia, Agoda, or onefinestay, you will receive a 10% discount as a HSBC Premier World Mastercard member.

MasterRental Coverage

As a HSBC Premier World Mastercard member, you'll receive protection for physical damage and theft to most rental vehicles with the MasterRental Coverage. This can be a useful benefit if you're looking a little bit more protection when renting cars.

MasterCard Travel & Lifestyle Services

The HSBC Premier World Mastercard will grant you access to Mastercard Travel & Lifestyle Services. This benefit offers luxury travel perks, amenities, and upgrades at some travel destinations. These services can be accessed through phone, email, and online platforms.

Mastercard Airport Concierge

You'll be able to enjoy 15% off Airport Meet and Greet services with your HSBC Premier World Mastercard. This gives you a dedicated Meet and Greet agent to escort you through the airport on departures, arrivals, or connecting flights.

ShopRunner

You will receive complimentary ShopRunner members which gives you unlimited, free 2-day shipping and free return shipping at over 140 online stores. This is a great benefit for anyone that shops online.

Annual $50 Uber/Lyft Credit

Every year, you will receive up to $50 in statement credits towards rides with Uber and Lyft when you pay with the HSBC Premier World Mastercard.

Postmates

Get $5 off on orders of $25 or more when you use the HSBC Premier World Mastercard to pay for your Postmates food, drinks, or grocery delivery.

Priceless Golf & Cities

The HSBC Premier World Mastercard grants you discounted access to select golf courses, complimentary grounds passed for PGA Tournaments, and Priceless Lessons with PGA Tour professionals.

Priceless Cities offers you the ability to engage in exclusive events in the cities you live, shop, and travel in.

Cell Phone Protection

The HSBC Premier World Mastercard provides reimbursements up to $600 per claim if your cellphone is stolen. This is great benefit for anyone who wants to add a little bit of extra protection to their phone.

Travel Coverage

The HSBC Premier World Mastercard comes with a nice handful of useful travel insurance and protections. They include:

  • Trip Cancellation Insurance
  • Travel Accident Insurance ($1 million)
  • Hotel & Motel Burglary Insurance ($1.5k per claim)
  • Lost Luggage Insurance ($1.5k per claim)
  • Baggage Delay Insurance ($250 per claim)

Sign Up Bonus

The standard sign up bonus for the HSBC Premier World Mastercard is 35,000 points after you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months from account opening. HSBC has this pegged at a value of at least $400 in air travel. Most other redemptions will give you 1 cent and lower.

Credit Card Fees

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Annual Fee
Authorized User Fee
Foreign Transaction Fee

Annual Fee

The HSBC Premier World Mastercard has a $0 annual fee for HSBC Premier clients which is great considering that the card offers a good amount of useful benefits as well as an annual credit.

HSBC members who no longer has an eligible HSBC Premier checking account will have to pay a $95 annual fee. The $50 in annual credits bring down the true fee to $45 which isn't bad if you don't have TSA PreCheck, but you can generally find a better cards without the fees.

Authorized User Fee

The HSBC Premier World Mastercard has a $0 authorized user fee. I recommend adding family and friends if you want to earn some additional HSBC Points on travel spend.

Foreign Transaction Fee

The HSBC Premier World Mastercard has a 0% Foreign Transaction Fee which makes it a decent option for those looking to earn HSBC Points on international travel. Depending on how much you spend on travel, you may want to consider the HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard.

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Page Last Updated: 2020-03-24
Written By: Robert Flowers III

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