CIBC Select Visa Card Review
Transfer your balance and get 0% interest for up to 10 months with a 1% transfer fee.
Recommended Credit Score:
670 900
Average to Excellent
$0
Welcome Bonus Value
$0
Annual Fee
13.99%
Purchase Interest Rate
$15,000
Min Personal Required
CIBC Select Visa Card
My Rate Compass Rating: star star star_outline star_outline star_outline (2)
Bank Name:CIBC
Network Type:VISA
CIBC Select Visa Card
Welcome Bonus
Transfer your balance and get 0% interest for up to 10 months with a 1% transfer fee.
Annual Fee
$0
CIBC Select Visa Card
Card Details

CIBC Select Visa* Card review


Stay on budget

Enjoy a low annual fee.

Passenger protection

Get accident coverage with Common Carrier Accident Insurance

Consolidate and save

Transfer balances to this card to reduce interest charges

Insurance
  • Priority airport services No
  • Airport lounge access No
  • Concierge service No
  • Balance protection(Optional) No
  • Purchase Security & Extended Protection Insurance NO
  • Flight delay insurance,Baggage Insurance No
  • Vehicule rental insurance No
  • Travel accident insurance Yes
  • Travel medical insurance Yes
Fees and Eligibility
Fees
  • Annual Fee: $0
  • Additional Card Fee: $0
  • Purchases Interest Rate: 13.99%
  • Cash Advance Interest Rate: 13.99%
Eligibility
Personal Income Required: $15000
  • You're a Canadian resident
  • You've reached the age of majority in your province or territory
Recommended Credit Score:
670 900
Average to Excellent
Our Rating
My Rate Compass Rating: star star star_outline star_outline star_outline (2)
Rating Methodology: My Rate Compass's ratings are determined by our editorial team. Our editors rate credit cards objectively based on the benefits and features the credit card offers, interest rates, the fees, and how a credit card compares with other cards in its category. Credit card rating methodology
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Pros and Cons
Editor's Review

The Select Visa card from CIBC is a unique type of card specially designed to enable Canadians to reduce their interest rates. Basically, this card is perfect for people who want to consolidate their debt and save more money in the long run.

 

The CIBC Select Visa* Card offers you just a 13.99% interest rate on cash advances, purchases, and balance transfers. Basically, you'll be able to save around 6% and 9% in the interest rate and improve your credit score.

 

The only requirement to access this card is to have an income of over $15k a year as a household. The annual fee is $29, but you can get a first-year fee rebate thanks to the welcome offer.

 

This card also comes with accident coverage, passenger protection, and up to 3 free cards. You can basically transfer your balance to this card and benefit from lower interest. Optionally, you can get payment protector services and emergency travel insurance.

 

The CIBC Select Visa* Card is the perfect way to consolidate debt, pay lower interest, and save money in the long run.

‡ Offer available only at the time of application. You must apply and be approved between March 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019 to qualify for this offer.

If you qualify and are approved, you can receive 0% interest for up to 10 statement periods from the date of application on any balances transferred if: your account is in good standing at the time the balance transfer is processed AND the balance transfer amount is at least $1. Otherwise, the regular annual interest rate for cash advances will apply to the balance transfer amount. If the balance transfer amounts exceed your approved credit limit determined by CIBC at the point of credit application, it will not be processed. Once you take advantage of this offer, you will have a promotional rate balance on your account. As a result, you will lose your interest-free grace period on new purchases unless you pay your entire balance, including any promotional rate balances, in full each month. While you will enjoy the promotional rate on the balances that you add by using this offer, new purchases will be subject to interest.

If you do not pay your required payment by the payment due date in any month during the promotional period, you will lose the benefit of this promotional interest rate offer and, effective the first day of the next monthly statement period, the regular annual interest rate for cash advances will apply to any remaining balance transfer amounts.

Balance transfers are processed in Canadian dollars and cannot be converted to other currencies.

The promotional interest rate is charged on balance transfer amounts from the date they are posted to your account until the end of the offer period stated on your Summary of Rates and Fees. Your Summary of Rates and Fees and CIBC Cardholder Agreement will arrive in your welcome package. After the promotional period, any remaining balance transfer amounts will be charged interest at the regular annual interest rate for cash advances, until the amount is repaid in full. During the promotional period, the regular annual interest rate for purchases will apply to purchase transactions and the regular annual interest rate for cash advances will apply to balance transfer(s) that do not qualify for the promotional interest rate. For more information on how interest is calculated, please refer to your CIBC Cardholder Agreement.

A fee of 1% of the balance transfer amount will be charged to your account when the balance transfer amount is posted. If you do not pay off your balance in full by the due date, interest will be charged on the fee at the regular annual interest rate for purchases from the date the fee is posted to your account.

You will not be approved for a balance transfer amount that exceeds your assigned cash limit or is greater than 50% of your assigned credit limit.

If a balance transfer amount plus the balance transfer fee results in you exceeding your available credit or available cash limit, we may not approve the balance transfer, and may charge you a dishonoured balance transfer fee, or we may honour the balance transfer at the regular annual interest rate for cash advances and charge you an applicable overlimit fees. See your Summary of Rates and Fees. No partial balance transfer amount will be applied.

Payments will be applied to your account as set out in the "Application of Payments" section of your CIBC Cardholder Agreement and these terms and conditions. You cannot choose to apply your payments to your regular annual interest rate balances and leave your promotional interest rate balance transfer balances outstanding. For personal cardholders only: If you make a payment greater than your minimum payment, the excess amount is allocated to your regular annual interest rate balances and your promotional interest rate balance transfer balances in the proportion that each represents of the remaining balance. For example, if you have a regular annual interest rate purchase balance of $800 and a promotional interest rate balance transfer of $20080% of your payment will be allocated to your regular annual interest purchase balances and 20% will be allocated to your promotional interest rate balance transfer balances. If there are two or more promotional interest rate balance transfers with the same promotional interest rate, the excess amount allocated to your promotional interest rate balance transfers will be allocated to those balance transfer balances based on the expiry date of the promotional offer, starting with the promotional interest rate offer that will expire first. For example, if your account has promotional interest rate balance transfers with the same promotional interest rate that will expire in January, February and March in the same year, then that portion of your excess amount will first be allocated to the balance transfer that will expire in January, then to the balance transfer amount that will expire in February and, lastly, to the balance transfer that will expire in March.

Interest on the balance transfer amount may be charged on both your CIBC account and the non-CIBC account(s) from which you are transferring a balance until the transferred amount is credited to the non-CIBC account(s). You are responsible for any payments due on the non-CIBC account(s) from which you are transferring a balance. Balance transfer(s) do not result in the cancellation of your non-CIBC account(s). Balance transfers cannot be used to make a payment on any other CIBC credit card or loan product and do not qualify to earn loyalty points, rebates or cash back rewards. You cannot dispute balance transfer transactions.

Promotional interest rate offer is available on select credit card accounts and is not transferable.

We may make changes to these terms and conditions at any time with or without prior notice unless advance notice is required by law. CIBC may notify you of such changes by sending a notice in accordance to the terms of your CIBC Cardholder Agreement.

This offer may be withdrawn or changed without prior notice at any time. CIBC may, in its sole discretion, disqualify, limit or revoke this offer if you are believed to be abusing or manipulating it, or engaging in any suspicious or fraudulent activity.

Insurance coverage(s) included with CIBC credit cards are underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada (RSA). Different cards will have different coverage(s). To learn about included insurance(s), and important information regarding coverage eligibility requirements, benefits, limitations and exclusions, see our Agreements and Insurance page and the insurance certificate(s) in your card package. Some insurance(s) require purchases, common carrier fares and other trip costs to be charged to the card to activate coverage (other conditions may also apply). Certain RSA coverages are “excess insurance” (all other sources of insurance and recovery must be exhausted before benefits are available). For more information, call RSA toll-free at 1-866-363-3338 in Canada, continental U.S. and Hawaii or collect from elsewhere at 905-403-3338.

2 Interest rates will change from time to time on at least 30 days prior notice to the primary cardholder. "Purchase" means card purchases less returns and does not include: cash advances, interest, fees, balance transfers, payments and CIBC Convenience Cheques. "Cash" means cash advances, balance transfer and CIBC Convenience Cheques.

CIBC Emergency Travel Medical Insurance is underwritten by Co-operators Life Insurance Company. This product is administered by Allianz Global Assistance, which is a registered business name of AZGA Service Canada Inc. and AZGA Insurance Agency Canada Ltd. For more information call CIBC Travel Insurance at 1-800-281-9109.

CIBC Payment Protector Insurance for Credit Cards is optional creditor’s group insurance underwritten by Canadian Premier Life Insurance Company under a group policy issued to CIBC as group policyholder.

5 We may withdraw approval if we become aware of any unfavourable information regarding your financial position or account status, or if you are unable to provide any additional information reasonably requested by CIBC. The application response time may take longer than 60 seconds in the event of technology issues. If you supply your email address, an application status email will be sent as soon as the technology issues are resolved. Otherwise, you will receive a response to your credit card application within 7 to 10 business days.

All information is valid at the time of publication and is subject to change without notice.