Category: Credit Cards

X1 Opens Waitlist for New X1+ Credit Card

A neo-credit card issuer is looking to build upon its early success and expand its line-up. This week, X1 announced the upcoming X1+ card while opening a waitlist for the product. With the X1 being billed as "the world’s smartest credit card," this latest offering is being hailed as the only credit card for smart travel. The X1+ is expected to launch this spring and will carry an annual fee...

Bilt and Point.Me Partner for Award Flight Search Integration

With several credit cards, customers can earn points that can then be transferred to various travel programs and redeemed for flights or hotel bookings. Unfortunately, finding and booking the best award travel deals isn't always as straightforward as one might assume. To assist with that, Bilt has unveiled a new integration with Point.Me that will help its rewards members search for award flights on airlines that participate in Bilt's transfer...

Alaska Airlines Adds Benefits to Credit Card, Raises Annual Fee

With demand for travel continuing to be strong, one domestic airline is making updates to its co-branded credit card. Effective this week, the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card is gaining some new benefits, while also increasing its annual fee. Starting with what the updated card has to offer, the Alaska Airlines Visa now earns 2 miles per $1 spent on eligible gas, cable, streaming services, and local transit purchases. This...

Simon American Express Card from Cardless Officially Launches

Last fall, Simon Property Ground, American Express, and Cardless announced that they'd be teaming up to debut a new rewards credit card. Now, that product — the Simon American Express Card — has officially launched. In turn, new specifics about the offering have emerged. Starting with the headline rewards, Simon American Express cardholders will be able to earn 3% back on purchases they make at retailers located in any Simon...

American Express Opens Expanded Centurion Lounge in SFO

With travel demand expected to remain strong in 2023, American Express has just unveiled an expanded lounge at a major domestic airport. Last week, an updated Centurion Lounge debuted at San Franciso International Airport (SFO). The newly-remodeled lounge is now nearly twice the size, coming in at 16,000 square feet. That extra space has been used to accommodate more seating and an additional bar that offers specialty wine flights curated...

Chase Makes Rate Adjustments to Pay Yourself Back Program

Early in the pandemic, Chase made a few changes to help their credit card customers get value from their cards even at a time when travel was halted. One of the most notable developments in this vein was the introduction of the Chase Pay Yourself Back program. With this feature, those with cards such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Sapphire Preferred could redeem their points for "everyday" purchases such...

Guide to Hotel Co-Branded Credit Card Options

This holiday season will see millions of Americans traveling all across the country. And while many may be staying with friends or family once reaching their destinations, many others will likely be visiting a hotel. In these cases, location may dictate which property they ultimately stay at. Nevertheless, there are plenty of benefits to brand loyalty when it comes to hotels. Similarly, with many popular hotel chains offering co-branded credit...

Money at 30: My Personal Credit Card Strategy for 2023

Over the past six years, I've gone from having one credit card to having more than half a dozen. With every card I add, I often pick up an extra perk, multiplier on a useful category, or some other benefit. Meanwhile, as my portfolio evolves and as issuers update their products, there are also some instances where a card no longer becomes useful to me. With all of that in...