The next British invasion may hit your wallet instead of your music collection, with UK lending giant Barclays using its Barclaycard brand to make inroads into the American credit card market. For a few years now, Barclaycard has backed some recognizable retail and travel rewards cards bearing familiar brands like US Airways and Wyndham Hotels.
Chase has spent plenty of advertising dollars positioning the benefits of its various rewards credit cards with different types of consumers. While the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card resonates with jet-setters who love luxury experiences, Chase Freedom's brand aligns with frugal Americans who love to uncover extra cash in their daily activities.
Once a spin-off of a Sears retail credit card project, Discover has grown into a consumer lending powerhouse with hooks into the student loan and mortgage industries. With the Discover it for Students card, the lender wants to prove that qualifying for a student credit card doesn't mean putting up with stripped-down features.
Discover it brings back the same kind of feeling that early customers had when Discover invented the cash back credit card in the 1980s. Times have changed, and everyone from major banks to neighborhood credit unions now offers rewards.
With a fresh look and a focus on customer service, the Discover it card aims to win back the cash back credit card category that the original Discover card invented in the 1980s. With no annual fee, no foreign transaction fee, and amnesty for many of the situations that cause most banks to hike their rates and fees, Discover it card has the potential to set a new standard for American rewards credit cards.
The First Progress Platinum Elite MasterCard Secured Credit Card takes a long time to pronounce, but it can shorten the amount of time it takes you to build a solid credit history. Despite a relatively high APR, this card's low annual fee and affordable minimum deposit can put a clean line of credit within the reach of many consumers.
The Marriott family turned their commitment to guest service into a global empire that includes thousands of hotels and resorts. Although the Starwood Group's loyalty program often gets the most kudos when frequent travelers compare notes, Chase's Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card offers some of the most lucrative perks among hotel affinity cards.
Many cash back credit cards require cardholders to spend tremendous amounts of money before they see any substantial benefits. American Express overhauled its Blue Cash cards in the spring of 2011 to address those concerns, offering an "Everyday" cash back rewards card with real earning potential.
If you need the Simmons Bank Visa Platinum, you probably can't get the Simmons Bank Visa Platinum. That's because this credit card for excellent credit operates at an intersection rarely crossed by most Americans: a no frills, no annual fee credit card with one of the lowest APRs on the market, available exclusively to applicants with zero blemishes on their credit reports.