Scotiabank Value® Visa* Card review
0% introductory interest rate on Cash Advances for the first 6 months (12.99% after that; annual fee $29). Plus no annual fee in the first year.1 Offer ends 30 April 2023.
Great reasons to get this card for your everyday purchases
Save up to hundreds of dollars a year on interest
Pay down higher interest rates balances faster
- Stay one step ahead of your balance a lower interest rate makes this card an affordable way to finance those medium to large purchases you are making.
Transfer higher rate balances and save even more
- Switch balances over from higher interest-rate credit cards to the Scotiabank Value® Visa* credit card. By consolidating your higher-rate balances on a lower-rate card, you’ll save on interest and make paying bills easier.
- 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
- Vehicle rental insurance No
- Travel accident insurance No
- Travel medical insurance No
- Annual Fee: $29
- Additional Card Fee: $0
- Purchases Interest Rate: 12.99%
- Cash Advance Interest Rate: 12.99%
- You're a Canadian resident
- You've reached the age of majority in your province or territory
Save on car rentals
As a Scotiabank ValueVisa Cardholder, you can save up to 25% off base rates at participating AVIS locations and at participating Budget locations in Canada and the U.S. when you pay with your Scotiabank Value Visa card.
Save time at the checkout
Tap your Scotiabank Value Visa* Card or your smartphone for quick easy payments.
Feel reassured (Optional protection)
Your finances can have added protection from some of life's unpredictable events, like disability, job loss, strike or lockout, critical illness or loss of life
Coming with an annual fee of $29 and a very good interest rate of 12.99% for both purchases and cash advances, the Scotiabank Value® Visa* Card is one of the best credit cards you can find on the market if you're keen on paying a low interest.
This card from Scotiabank comes with an amazing introductory offer of 0% for cash advances. Basically, during the first 6 months, you can consolidate your debt and save hundreds of dollars on interest.
The only requirement to access this card is a minimum income of $12,000 a year, which is quite low. Most Canadians can get this card with ease. Once you get it, you'll be able to capitalize on certain perks.
First, you can pay an interest rate on cash advances of just 0% for the first 6 months. This means the rest of the year. This is one of the most attractive offers you can get this year. Second, you can get a free supplementary card for one of your family members or close friends.
Lastly, this card allows you to save 25% on car rentals, get optional protection and pay quickly at the checkout using the Visa app.
The Scotia Value Visa is aimed at individuals looking for a good balance transfer credit that offers decent privileges and a lower interest rate beyond the introductory promo period. Although it comes with a minimal fee, customers who cannot pay their balance in full can take advantage of the low post-promotional rate of 12.99%. Plus, if you regularly rent cars from Avis, then you might get the best value out of this card.
For example, on an outstanding balance of $5,000 with an annual interest rate of 12.99% and assuming a constant balance (i.e., no other transactions posted) during a 12 month period, you can save $850 in interest compared to a credit card with an annual interest rate of 29.99% ($1,499.50 interest for 12 months at 29.99% compared to $649.50 interest for 12 months at 12.99%). Actual interest savings will depend on various factors including the outstanding balance and the amounts, timing and application of any payments made, the nature of the transactions and the interest rate of the credit card being compared. Interest rate comparison effective November 18, 2021 and subject to change.
Offer Description and Conditions: The Introductory 0% Balance Transfer Rate and First Year Annual Fee Waiver Offer (the “Offer”) applies only to new Scotiabank Value Visa credit card accounts (“Accounts”) that are opened by April 30, 2023 subject to the conditions below. We will waive the annual fee for the primary card issued before April 30, 2023 on the Account for the first year only. Offer may be changed, cancelled or extended at any time without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers.
Introductory 0% Balance Transfer Rate Offer Description and Conditions: The Introductory 0% Rate Offer (the “Rate Offer”) applies only to cash advances (including balance transfers, Scotia® Credit Card Cheques and cash-like transactions) (collectively “Cash Advances”) subject to the conditions below. This introductory rate applies when the new Account is opened by April 30, 2023 and will continue for 6 months from date of Account opening (the “Promotional Period”). After the Promotional Period, the promotional 0% interest rate on any Cash Advances (including any that remain unpaid after the Promotional Period ends) will increase to the preferred interest rate on Cash Advances (currently 12.99%). A Balance Transfer fee of 1% of the amount of each Balance Transfer transferred during the Promotional Period applies. A $5 Cash Advance fee applies to all other Cash Advances (Scotia® Credit Card Cheques and cash-like transactions).
If you don’t pay the minimum payment on your Account by the payment due date on your statement, two times in any consecutive 12-month period, you will lose the benefit of this promotional Rate Offer and the interest rates that apply on any unpaid balance will increase to the standard annual interest rates that apply to your Account (currently 24.99% on purchases and 27.99% on Cash Advances).
This Rate Offer is subject to any available limit for Cash Advances on your Account. This Rate Offer cannot be used to transfer a balance from another Scotiabank Account, or to make a payment or deposit to another Scotiabank account.
In general, if you make a payment that exceeds the minimum payment on your statement, we will apply your payment on a proportionate basis among each group of billed charges on your Account. We group charges based on the interest rate that applies to the group of charges. Your payment cannot be applied to the balance(s) of your choice. See your credit card agreement for more information about how we apply payments to your Account.
First Year Annual Fee Waiver Offer Description and Conditions: We will waive the annual fee for the primary card issued before April 30, 2023 on the Account for the first year only.
Eligibility and Exclusions: Individuals who are currently or were previously primary or secondary cardholders of a Scotiabank personal credit card in the past 2 years, including those that switch from an existing Scotiabank personal credit card, as well as employees of Scotiabank, are not eligible for the Offer. Subject to the above exclusions, Scotiabank small business credit cardholders are also eligible for the Offer.
Rates and Fees: The current annual fee is $29 for the primary card and $0 for each additional card. The current preferred annual interest rates for the Account are: 12.99% on purchases and 12.99% on Cash Advances.
All rates, fees, features and benefits are subject to change.
For current rates and information on fees and interest, call 1-888-882-8958. Interest rates, fees and features are subject to change without notice. Learn more about credit card fees and interest rates.
All Scotiabank retail credit cards, except ScotiaLine Visa card, will have Visa payWave when issued or reissued.
The savings of up to 25% applies to Avis and Budget base rates and is applicable only to the time and mileage charges of the rental. All taxes, fees (including but not limited Air Conditioning Excise Recovery Fee, Concession Recovery Fee, Vehicle License Recovery Fee, Energy Recovery Fee, Tire Management Fee, and Frequent Traveler Fee) and surcharges (including but not limited to Customer Facility Charge and Environmental Fee Recovery Charge) are extra. The Bank of Nova Scotia is not responsible for, and provides no representations, warranties or conditions regarding this offer or any Avis or Budget products or services, including Avis Preferred Plus membership and services and those obtained under this offer, which are governed solely by Avis’ terms and conditions. Avis Preferred Plus membership and services are provided by Avis.
The Primary Cardholder on the Scotiabank Value® Visa* Card Account (the “Account”) is responsible for all charges to the Account including those made by the additional Supplementary Cardholder.
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Click to Pay is an online checkout solution provided by a third party that supports American Express, Mastercard and Visa cards and is based on EMV® SRC Specifications. The Bank of Nova Scotia is not responsible for this service.
Scotia Credit Card Protection is underwritten by Chubb Life Insurance Company of Canada under a Group Policy issued to The Bank of Nova Scotia. All coverage is subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the Certificate of Insurance which you will receive upon enrolment.
Scotia SelectPay Conditions apply. Review Terms and Conditions for full details or visit scotiabank.com/selectpay to learn more.
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