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Star Alliance is launching its own credit card with HSBC in Australia

The all-new Star Alliance credit card looks set to launch in the Australian market, but could the concept extend to Singapore soon, with SIA already praising its benefits to Aussie members?

Earlier this year the world’s oldest and largest airline partnership Star Alliance, which boasts 26 worldwide members including Singapore Airlines, ANA and Lufthansa, revealed that it would be launching its own co-branded credit card.


This first within the alliance industry will reportedly allow members to earn points from spending, then transfer them to any Star Alliance frequent flyer programme for redemption, a significantly increased flexibility compared to the more typical airline-specific co-brand cards we’re used to seeing.

The upcoming credit card was first announced by Star Alliance in mid-May 2022.

“Among the key successes and future offerings upon which Star Alliance continues to innovate are… an industry-first co-branded credit card in a regional market that will offer loyalty customers of member airlines the opportunity to earn miles and points with spend.”

Star Alliance, 13th May 2022

Australia looks to be the first market

Unfortunately for most of our Singapore-based readers it appears that Australia has been chosen as the launch market for this product, dubbed the “HSBC Star Alliance Credit Card”, based on details now shared by Singapore Airlines.

The HSBC Star Alliance Credit Card will have an annal fee of AU$450, waived in year one for a limited time.

HSBC is an ideal launch partner for the product, operating across many countries with popular Star Alliance loyalty programmes, including Australia, Germany, Singapore, the UK and the USA.

‘Star Alliance Points’ to be the alliance currency

According to the details released by Singapore Airlines for the HSBC Star Alliance Credit C