Chase and United Airlines are Launching a New Travel Credit Card
JP Morgan Chase, who made massive waves in the credit card industry just last year with their Chase Sapphire Reserves Card, are gearing up to do it all again, this time with the aid of an old partner, United Airlines.
New Travel Credit Card – Main Features
The United TravelBank Card lets cardholders earn TravelBank cash, which can then be spent on United Airlines purchases. You’ll earn 1.5% cash back on all purchases. Cardholders can also earn 2% cash back on any United Airlines purchases.
One of the best parts of this program is that there’s no minimum requirement for redeeming your rewards. If you only have a dollar of TravelBank cash, you can still put that dollar towards a flight.
Most of the travel perks associated with the United TravelBank Card are pretty standard: auto rental insurance, trip interruption/cancellation insurance, and complimentary guest services at 900 luxury hotels and resorts around the world. You’ll also get 0.25% back on any food or beverage purchases from United Airlines. There are also no foreign transaction fees on this card, so you can easily earn rewards on the road.
Another thing that sets the United TravelBank Card apart from regular travel cards is the lack of an annual fee. This is part of Chase’s strategy to make the United TravelBank Card worthwhile to people who usually wouldn’t bother with a travel card.
Sign Up Bonus
That said, the sign up bonus for the United TravelBank Card is quite small when compared to other travel cards: $150 in TravelBank cash if you spend a minimum of $1,000 in the first three months of owning the card.
The United TravelBank Card offers variable interest rates between 16.99% and 23.99%.
Applications for the United TravelBank Card opened at the beginning of September 2017. You can apply online today.