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This Week in Credit Card News: October 8–14

Updated Oct 20, 2021 | Published Oct 14, 20212 min read

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At a glance

New points, credits, and fee for the Amex Business Platinum Card; New secured versions of U.S. Bank cards: Cash+ Secured and Altitude Go Secured; New Amex Centurion Lounge opens in London Heathrow Airport, the first in Europe.

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New Points, Credits, and Fee for the Amex Business Platinum Card

  • The Business Platinum Card® from American Express (Review) is a longstanding popular business card, designed primarily for travel (but less so as time goes by). American Express has once again upgraded the card with new features, plus a higher annual fee to go along with them.
  • The new features are:
    • 1.5X Membership Rewards points per dollar for the following (in addition to 1.5X points for purchases of $5,000 and over, all up to $2 million spent per year):
      • Construction material and hardware suppliers
      • Electronic goods retailers and software/cloud system providers
      • Shipping providers
    • Up to $400 in annual statement credits for Dell purchase: Up to $200 semi-annually; this is a $200 increase from the previous benefit
    • Up to $360 in annual statement credits for Indeed: Up to $90 in statement credits per quarter for all Indeed hiring and recruiting products and services
    • Up to $150 in annual statement credits for Adobe: An annual credit for select Adobe products, including Adobe Creative Cloud and Acrobat Pro DC
    • Up to $120 in annual statement credits for wireless services: Up to $10 per month, good for purchases of monthly wireless services made directly from U.S. wireless telephone providers
    • A new $695 annual fee, beginning 1/13/22 for all cardholders: The annual fee is increasing from $595. (Rates & Fees)
  • Enrollment for benefits required; terms apply.
  • Source: American Express

New Secured Versions of U.S. Bank Cards: Cash+ Secured and Altitude Go Secured

New Amex Centurion Lounge Opens in London Heathrow Airport, the First in Europe

Centurion Lounge at LHR

Seating area at the LHR Centurion Lounge. Image credit: American Express

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