Republic Bank International VISA Gold

International Visa Gold
Our International Visa Gold Credit Card is a premium facility that is ideal for professionals and other high net worth individuals.

Republic Bank has the latest in credit card technology. Chip and PIN technology has many benefits:

  • It reduces fraud, making credit card transactions more secure and enhances the overall customer experience.
  • The embedded microchip on the card stores data more securely, preventing it from being easily copied or altered.
  • The unique Personal Identification Number (PIN) means that only you can use your card and do so securely.
  • These cards are also globally accepted, including in Europe and in the UK.

You get up to 50 days INTEREST-FREE CREDIT, once your outstanding balance is repaid in by the payment due date, depending on the date of purchase.

No matter the hour or day, you can receive 24-hour assistance, 365 days a year! A toll-free or collect call puts you in direct contact with the Visa Assistance Centre, which offers a range of services including:

Free Rental Car Insurance
Free Auto Rental Insurance worldwide for the Collision Damage Waiver (CDW/LDW) Insurance.
The Rental Car Insurance provided by your Republic Bank International Visa Gold Credit Card covers up to the full actual value, the cost of repair or replacement of a rental vehicle that has been damaged due to collision or has been stolen while in the cardholder’s possession in any part of the Americas and the Caribbean. Specifically, the insurance covers the following:

  • Damage due to collision, theft and theft-related charges, malicious vandalism charges. All you do is pay for the entire rental transaction with your Republic Bank International Visa Gold Credit Card and decline the auto rental company’s Collision Damage Waiver (CDW/LDW) option.

Emergency Cash Delivery
If your Republic Bank International Visa Gold Credit Card is lost or stolen and you need funds before the card is replaced, the Visa Assistance Centre will arrange for the prompt delivery of emergency cash directly to you, almost anywhere in the world.

Emergency Card Replacement
If your card has been lost, stolen or damaged anywhere in the world, one call to our toll-free number will replace it, usually within 24 hours in North America, or two business days when you are travelling elsewhere.

Emergency Medical Assistance
When you hold a Republic Bank International Visa Gold Credit Card, emergency services are just a phone call away. So you have the security of knowing that prompt medical help is available.

Legal Referral Assistance
Customs and regulations vary greatly from country to country. So when you need legal help in resolving a problem, the Visa Assistance Centre will help to put you in touch with legal assistance through local attorneys or your embassy. Until you have made your legal arrangements, and upon request thereafter, the Centre will maintain communication with you, your family, and your business associates. Services include:

  • Worldwide referral assistance in locating an English or Dutch speaking attorney.
  • Emergency Ticket Replacement This service assists you in replacing lost or stolen tickets by booking emergency tickets for airport or terminal pickup, or for delivery to your location.

Lost Luggage Assistance
If your luggage is lost while you are travelling, and the carrier is unable to locate it after a reasonable amount of time, the Visa Assistance Centre will assist the cardholder in coordinating with the airline to track the lost luggage. The Centre will also assist you in obtaining reimbursement from any applicable carrier insurance.

Emergency Message Service
The Visa Assistance Centre provides a toll-free 24-hour telephone service for Republic Bank International Visa Gold Credit Card travelers to record and receive emergency messages.

Pre-Trip Planning
To make your travel as trouble-free as possible, call the Visa Assistance Centre toll-free for the most current exchange rates, up-to-the-minute weather forecasts and passport/visa information, travel advisories, health precautions and required immunizations.
For cardholders with special medical needs, the Visa Assistance Centre can assist with making local arrangements for medical equipment and supplies, and in locating medical facilities prior to your trip.

Delivery of Valuable Documents
The Visa Assistance Centre will help to replace documents for cardholder at cardholder’s expense.

Type of credit card Annual membership fee for main applicant Annual membership fee for co-applicant Card replacement fee lost/stolen /damaged
Republic Bank International Visa Classic Credit Card USD40.00 USD20.00 USD20.00
Republic Bank International Visa Gold Credit Card USD60.00 USD30.00 USD20.00
Interest rate 1.5% per Month
Over limit Fee 5% MIN US$20.00
Late Payment fee 2.5% Min-US$35.00
Cash advance fee 3% Min-US$5.00

No interest will be payable on any amounts debited to the credit card account if the outstanding balance is paid in full by the payment due date shown on the principal cardholder's current billing statement. Payment must be paid in full by the payment due date for two consecutive billing statements.

What you will need

Before visiting our branches, ensure you have the following documents:

Main applicant and each co-applicant on the account

One (1) form of valid identification – Passport or National Identification Card
Job letter (original - not older than 1 month)
Civil Registry extract
Pay slips of the last two (2) months
Bank statements of the last three (3) months
If self-employed: financial statements of the last three (3) years

Conditions of Use is available for download in either English (pdf) or Dutch (pdf).

As at 10th January 2017, the following is the list of countries where sanctions have been imposed by the US government and United Nations, as well as sanction regulations issued by other jurisdictions, that restrict the use of VISA/MasterCard products:

  • Burma (Myanmar)
  • Iran
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • North Korea

How Do I contact the Visa Assistance Centre?
When you have any questions about the Republic Bank International Visa Credit Card services or how to access them, simply call Republic Bank Credit Card Customer Service at (868) 627-3348, or the Visa Assistance Centre when overseas. If a toll-free number is not available, call the U.S. number collect: (303) 967-1098. Day or night, someone will be waiting to help you.

Do I Call the Visa Assistance Centre with Questions About My Account?
Normally, you should call the customer service number at (868) 627-3348, or check with your Republic Bank branch in Suriname for information about your balance, credit limit, statement or other account-related items. If you are overseas, you can call the Visa Assistance Centre toll-free number.

Is There a Charge for Visa Travel Assistance Service?
These services are provided to you at no extra charge as part of your Republic Bank International Visa Credit Card benefits. However, Visa Travel Assistance Services provide assistance and referral only. You are responsible for the cost of any actual medical, legal, transportation, cash advance or other goods/services provided.

The supply of this service is in conformity with the provisions of the Code of Banking Practice. Information on current interest rates, fees and charges applicable to this and any other service is available on request at any branch of the Bank.
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