Overview of the Scotia Momentum® VISA Card
On bills, gas, groceries, drug & pharmacy1%
On other purchases
Scotia Momentum® VISA Card details
- Annual fee
- Earn 2% on bills, gas, groceries, drug & pharmacy, 1% on other purchases
- Average point value
- Balance transfer offer
- 0% per month for the first 6 months
- Purchase interest rate
- Cash advance interest rate
- Balance transfer interest rate
- Minimum income
- Household income
- Any amount
- Recommended credit score
- Card type
- Cash back
Detailed card summary
Benefits & features
- Get a 0.00% introductory interest rate on balance transfers for the first 6 months (22.99% after that) Offer extended Jan 31, 2023
- Earn 2% cash back for every $1 you spend on all eligible gas stations, grocery store, drug store purchases and recurring bill payments.
- Earn 1% cash back on all other eligible purchases.
How to redeem
Credit to statement balance annually in November
How to get approved
- Minimum income $12K/yr
- Household income Any
- Recommended credit score 660+
- You are a permanent Canadian resident and have reached the age of majority in the province in which you live.
You will earn 2% Cash Back on the first $25,000 in purchases that are charged annually on your Scotiabank Momentum Visa Card Account (the “Account”) on gas station, grocery store and drug store purchases and on recurring payments. 2% Cash Back applies at merchants which are classified in the Visa Inc. (Visa) network as Grocery Stores & Supermarkets, Drug Stores & Pharmacies, Service Stations (with or without ancillary services), Automated Fuel Dispensers and Recurring Payments (Merchant Codes: 5411, 5541, 5542 & 5912). Some merchants may sell these products/services or are separate merchants who are located on the premises of these merchants, but are classified by Visa in another manner, in which case this added benefit would not apply. Recurring payments are payments made on a monthly or regular basis automatically billed by the merchant to your Account. Recurring payments are typically for purchases of subscriptions, telecommunication, insurance, gym memberships, etc. Not all merchants offer recurring payments. (Please check with the merchant to see if they offer recurring payments on Visa Accounts) You will earn 1% Cash Back on purchases made on the Account after the 2% $25,000 annual spend max has been reached. Cash Advances, balance transfers, Scotia Credit Card Cheques, returns, refunds or other similar credits, payments, fees, interest or service/transaction charges do not qualify for Scotia Momentum Cash Back.
Offer Description and Conditions: The Introductory 0% Balance Transfer Rate Offer (the “Offer”) applies only to eligible 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 Jan 3,2023 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 22.99%). A Balance Transfer fee of 2% of the amount of each Balance Transfer transferred during the Promotional Period applies. 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 (preferred annual interest rates will increase to standard rates of 24.99% on purchases and 27.99% on Cash Advances). This Offer is subject to any available limit for Cash Advances on your Account. This Offer cannot be used to transfer a balance from another Scotiabank Account, or to make a payment or deposit to another Scotiabank Account.
Offer may be changed, cancelled or extended at any time without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers.
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.
Payment Allocation: 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.
Rates and Fees: The current annual fee is $39 for the primary card and $15 for each additional card. The current preferred annual interest rates for the Account are: 19.99% on purchases and 22.99% on Cash Advances.
All rates, fees, features and benefits are subject to change.
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 Momentum® Visa Card Account (the “Account”) is responsible for all charges to the Account including those made by the additional Supplementary Cardholder.
All Scotiabank retail credit cards, except ScotiaLine Visa Card, Scotiabank Value Visa Card, and No-Fee Scotiabank Value Visa Card, will have Visa payWave when issued or reissued. Visa payWave™ is a Trademark of Visa Int./Lic. User.
Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and later in stores, apps, and websites in Safari; with Apple Watch in stores and apps; with iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and later in apps and websites; and with Mac in Safari with an Apple Pay enabled iPhone 6 or later or Apple Watch. For a list of compatible Apple Pay devices, see support.apple.com/km207105
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.
Under all insurance coverages or services, certain limitations, restrictions and exclusions apply, including a pre-existing condition exclusion for certain benefits. Please see the Certificates of Insurance for full coverage details. Coverages are underwritten by The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company and its wholly owned subsidiary First North American Insurance Company. The Bank of Nova Scotia is not an insurer. All insurance claims must be forwarded to the insurance providers.
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.
Trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia.
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Visa Int. / Lic. User.
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