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UOB excludes Hospitals, Parking from UNI$ earning

You'll no longer earn UOB UNI$ for credit card transactions at hospitals and parking lots from 1st February 2021, adding to an already extensive exclusion list.

UOB is updating its list of qualifying and eligible transactions for UNI$ earning from 1st February 2021, adding new spend exclusions including hospitals, automobile parking lots and garages, meaning you’ll have to switch to alternative cards to continue earning miles for spend in these categories from early next year.

UOB cards already exclude categories like education and insurance payments from miles earning, so these additional categories are unfortunate to see.


The new exclusion list

The following transactions by MCC code are not eligible for UNI$ (and therefore miles) earning, with new categories added from 1st February 2021 highlighted:

MCC Code Description
4829 Wire Transfer/Remittance
5199 Nondurable Goods
5960 Direct Marketing – Insurance Services
6012 Member Financial Institution – Merchandise and Services
Quasi Cash (Various)
6211 Securities – Brokers and Dealers
6300 Insurance Sales / Underwrite
6513 Real Estate Agents & Managers – Rentals
6540 Stored Value Card Purchase / Load
7349 Clean / Maint / Janitorial / Property Management
  7523 Automobile Parking Lots and Garages
7995 Gambling
  8062 Hospitals
8211 Schools, Elementary and Secondary
8220 Colleges, Universities, Professional Schools and Junior Colleges
8241 Schools, Correspondence
8244 Schools, Business and Secretarial