National Bank World Elite Mastercard Review
Get the card that helps you earn more points and exclusive travel benefits
Get the card that helps you earn more points and exclusive travel benefits
National Bank’s most exclusive credit card is the World Elite Mastercard.
- A refund of up to $250 per year on seat selection, airport parking and baggage fee
- Unlimited access to the National Bank VIP Lounge at Montreal-Trudeau for you and a guest
- Travel rewards you can benefit from during your next trip abroad or for your vacation closer to home, for example for a car rental
- Your points can be exchanged towards a wide range of articles and gift-cards, a payment on your credit card balance or a donation to a good cause
- Purchase protection such as purchase insurance, extended warranty on your purchases and fraud protection
- National Bank ranks #1 among credit card issuers for Customer Experience according to the Forrester CX Index
To be eligible, you must have an annual gross income of $80 000 or an annual household income of $150 000. Otherwise, you must have a minimum value of $400 000 in assets or $25 000 in yearly minimum purchases (existing clients only) on your card.
- Priority airport services No
- Airport lounge access Yes
- Concierge service No
- Balance protection(Optional) No
- Purchase Security & Extended Protection Insurance Yes
- Flight delay insurance,Baggage Insurance Yes
- Vehicle rental insurance Yes
- Travel accident insurance Yes
- Travel medical insurance Yes
- Annual Fee: $150
- Additional Card Fee: $50
- Purchases Interest Rate: 20.99%
- Cash Advance Interest Rate: 22.49%
- You're a Canadian resident
- You've reached the age of majority in your province or territory
More with your points
Make a payment on your card, make a donation or redeem your reward points for a gift card or financial product.
Get up to triple the manufacturer's warranty for most items purchased using your credit card, up to 2 additional years.
Redeem your points to pay for travel expenses, such as plane tickets, car rentals or vacation home rentals.
Access to the VIP Lounge at the airport
Unlimited access to National Bank Lounge
You and a guest can enjoy free access to the National Bank Lounge at Montréal-Trudeau Airport, with drinks, snacks, Wi-Fi and much more!
Get a refund of up to $250 per year on seat selection, airport parking and baggage fees.
Comprehensive travel insurance
Enjoy up to 60 days' coverage with our travel, trip cancellation/interruption, or baggage loss insurance and up to 48 days for car rental insurance.
National Bank’s most exclusive credit card is the World Elite Mastercard. Cardholders can take advantage of exclusive travel perks and earn points under the À la carte Rewards Plan at an accelerated rate. Check out the other benefits below.Key Features and Benefits
- Annual fee of $150 and standard interest rates
- Earn points towards the À la carte Rewards Plan while you spend
- Earn 1.5 points per dollar spent on net purchases up to $40,000, earn 2 points per dollar spent on net purchases between $40,001 and $80,000, and earn 1.5 points per dollar spent over $80,001 in a year
- Eligibility for a travel expense refund
- Unlimited access to National Bank Lounge at the Montreal-Trudeau Airport for you and a guest
- Minimum annual income of $80,000 for an individual or $150,000 for a household, OR have a minimum of $400,000 in assets, OR be an existing client that spends at least $25,000 per year
- Extended warranty and comprehensive travel insurance coverage included
- Access to a special travel agency and a dedicated online store under the À la carte Rewards Plan
- Redeem points for merchandise, gift cards, vacation packages, plane tickets, travel experiences, À la carte Extras, or credit card statement credits
- National Bank is rated as one of the best banks for customer service support
- Tiered points earning system under the À la carte Rewards Plan
- Minimum annual incomes, expenditures, or savings are required to apply for this credit card
- Minimum credit limit of $5,000
The World Elite Mastercard is the most luxury credit card National Bank has to offer. There are tons of exclusive benefits that come with the card, but not everyone spends enough to take advantage of the perks or is willing to pay the annual fee. If you’re more concerned with affordability, consider other National Bank credit cards.
®Mastercard, and World Elite are registered trademarks, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. Authorized user: National Bank
Grace period: No interest will be charged on purchases made during the month, provided the client pays the balance in full within twenty-one (21) days of the statement date. This grace period does not apply to cash advances or balance transfers. Minimum payment: If your account balance is lower than $10, you must pay the entire balance. If you reside in the province of Quebec, your minimum payment will correspond to 5% of the credit card account balance plus any overdue payment or $10, whichever amount is higher. If you reside outside of Quebec, your minimum payment represents 2.5% of the credit card account balance plus any overdue payment or$10, whichever amount is higher. Account statement: A statement is sent monthly.
Example of credit charges over a 30-day period
Annual interest rate
*Variable interest rate in effect on September 1, 2021
Balance transfer and cash advance are subject to credit approval by National Bank. Each balance transfer must be at least $250.
The amount of points earned on grocery and restaurant purchases depends on the total gross monthly amount charged to the credit card account, regardless of the purchase category. You will earn 5 points for every dollar in eligible grocery and restaurant purchases until a total of $2,500 in gross monthly purchases is charged to the account. After that, you will earn 2 points per dollar in eligible grocery and restaurant purchases. The total gross monthly amount is calculated based on your monthly billing period. Grocery purchases include any purchase made at a store that primarily sells food, i.e., grocery store, delicatessen, supermarket, greengrocer or specialty food store. Ready-to-eat meal services and meal delivery services are eligible. This definition excludes purchases made at retail stores and big box stores whose core business is the sale of non-food items. Certain merchants may sell products and services that appear identical or similar to those sold by eligible merchants, or may be separate merchants located on the same premises as eligible merchants, but are classified in different categories by Mastercard. For purchases at other merchants, you will only earn regular rewards points. Restaurant purchases include purchases at a restaurant, fast food restaurant, bar, nightclub or pub. For a full list of Mastercard codes associated with eligible merchants, download the terms and conditions of the À la carte Rewards Plan®.
To earn 2 points per dollar in purchases, you will need to purchase gas or an electrical vehicle charge from a service station or from certain big-box stores. Certain merchants may sell products and services that appear identical or similar to those sold by eligible merchants, or may be separate merchants located on the same premises as eligible merchants, but are classified in different categories by Mastercard. For purchases at other merchants, you will only earn regular rewards points. For a full list of Mastercard codes associated with eligible merchants, download the terms and conditions of the À la carte Rewards Plan®.
Recurring bill payments are defined as monthly or regular payments automatically charged by a merchant to your National Bank World Elite Mastercard credit card. Not all merchants offer recurring bill payments, and not all recurring payments are considered recurring bill payments. Certain payments therefore may not entitle you to earn more points.
To earn 2 points per dollar in purchases, you must make your eligible purchases via the À la carte TravelTMAgency section of our À la carte RewardsTM site.
For example, if each month you charge $400 in groceries, $200 in gas, $100 in recurring bill payments and $150 in other purchases to your card, your $850 in purchases will earn you 2,750 points, as follows: 2,000 points for grocery purchases (since the total gross monthly amount is $850, i.e., under $2,500), 400 points for gas purchases, 200 points for recurring bill payments and 150 points for other purchases.
Exclusively available to World Elite Mastercard cardholders. Visitors must present their physical credit card and boarding pass to access the National Bank Lounge. The National Bank Lounge is only available to clients travelling to international destinations (excluding Canada and U.S. flights). Guests cannot spend more than three (3) hours in the Lounge. For National Bank clients who do not have free Lounge access and for additional guests, admission is around $37 for adults and $26 for children, plus tax. Admission is free for children under three years old. The entry price may change at any time without notice and at the discretion of the Lounge operator.
Clients must submit required documents within the given deadline. Certain conditions may apply. Only the primary cardholder (“Cardholder”) of National Bank World Elite Mastercard whose account is in good standing can request a refund of travel expenses. An account in good standing refers to an account linked to a credit card which complies with the Agreement governing the use of the credit card and which is not subject to any restrictions. For example, the annual fees related to the credit card must have been paid in full. The maximum amount that can be submitted for reimbursement between January 1 and December 31 of each year is $150.
Eligible expenses include:
- airport parking fees
- baggage fees
- seat selection fees
- access to airport lounges worldwide
- airline ticket upgrades
The claim must be submitted within 60 days of the purchase date and accompanied by proof of purchase. The travel fees must be charged to the National Bank World Elite Mastercard credit card. The maximum reimbursement amount is $150 per account. The refund will be issued within 7 business days following the request approval date and after receiving all required information. An amount not claimed in a year cannot be carried over to the following year. For more information or to obtain the refund form, sign in to rewards.nbc.ca, click the Refund of travel expenses tab and complete the form, you can also contact us at 1-888-296-8881 (toll-free).
This coverage applies to purchases and rentals charged in part to the card, except out-of-province medical/hospital insurance for which the travel arrangements need not be charged to the card and lost or delayed luggage insurance where all transportation costs must be charged to the card. This coverage applies to the primary cardholder, their spouse and/or dependent children when they (spouse and/or dependent children) travel with the primary cardholder. Extended warranty coverage applies to most new items purchased with the card, in Canada or abroad, as long as the manufacturer's warranty is valid in Canada. Certain conditions and restrictions apply. For more information and for details of your insurance coverage, please consult the insurance certificate associated with your card.
Up to $1,000 in the event of breakage, loss or theft for a maximum of 2 years after the purchase date. The device must have been purchased using your National Bank World Elite Mastercard credit card, or your phone plan must be paid via recurring payments charged to your National Bank World Elite credit card starting September 1, 2022. For complete terms and conditions, please consult the insurance certificate associated with your card.