Articles tagged “american express”

AmEx Is in Hand-to-Hand Combat With JPMorgan Over Rewards Cards

AmEx Is in Hand-to-Hand Combat With JPMorgan Over Rewards Cards

Jenny Surane, Bloomberg

The success of JPMorgan Chase’s Sapphire Reserve Card has forced American Express to compete and spend the most in at least nine years on its card rewards. It's time to check if you have the most generous card.

1 week ago

Delta Says Travelers Still Love Airline Credit Cards Even Though Miles Are Worth Less

Delta Says Travelers Still Love Airline Credit Cards Even Though Miles Are Worth Less

Brian Sumers, Skift

Yes, airline frequent flyer programs probably were more lucrative a decade ago. But savvy travelers can still get a lot of value out of the programs and their affiliated credit cards.

2 weeks ago

Travel Perks Help Tip the Balance in Credit Card Versus Debit Battle

Travel Perks Help Tip the Balance in Credit Card Versus Debit Battle

Ben Steverman, Bloomberg

While the more affluent in the United States focus on travel perks in premium credit cards, most cardholders focus on cash back. The popularity is waning for debit cards; they won't get you any points or cash back from hotel stays or airline tickets.

1 month ago

American Express Beats Out Citigroup as Hilton’s Exclusive Loyalty Credit Card Provider

American Express Beats Out Citigroup as Hilton’s Exclusive Loyalty Credit Card Provider

Ken Sweet, Associated Press

We're pretty sure AmEx is breathing a huge sigh of relief today, especially after losing its co-branded cards with JetBlue and Costco in recent years, and potentially losing Starwood Preferred Guest following the integration of Marriott and Starwood's loyalty programs.

2 months ago

UBS Will Challenge Chase and AMEX With New Travel-Focused Credit Card

UBS Will Challenge Chase and AMEX With New Travel-Focused Credit Card

Jenny Surane, Bloomberg

Some of the perks are impressive, but UBS may have some trouble challenging Chase and American Express. Both competitors offer serious value to cardholders seeking free travel. And each has been in the high-end business longer than UBS. Plus, Chase and Amex have lots of airline partners.

2 months ago

American Express Expands Its Lounge Access Program With Its Platinum Card

American Express Expands Its Lounge Access Program With Its Platinum Card

Grant Martin, Skift

Travelers who own the American Express card now have a new suite of lounges to look forward to visiting. Whether they make up for the annual fee on the AmEx platinum is another question.

2 months ago

American Express Clamps Down On Points Churners — Skift Business Traveler

American Express Clamps Down On Points Churners — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Those in the habit of cyclically signing up for credit cards solely for the points may soon be out of luck thanks to a new strategy coming from American Express.

5 months ago

Amex Takes Battle to Chase With Revamped Platinum Card

Amex Takes Battle to Chase With Revamped Platinum Card

Ken Sweet, Associated Press

The buzz surrounding the launch of JPMorgan Chase's Sapphire Reserve Card has forced the hand of American Express but it'll be the points geeks who decide on the winner.

5 months ago

To Understand Personalization, Corporate Travel Looks to Consumer Travel

To Understand Personalization, Corporate Travel Looks to Consumer Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel management companies are finally looking to approach corporate travel from a more traveler-centric perspective. The pressure is on to shift to a more progressive approach to travel technology, iterating based on what travelers actually want.

5 months ago

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7 months ago

Travel-Focused Consumers Win in Amex and Chase’s Battle for Credit Card Supremacy

Travel-Focused Consumers Win in Amex and Chase’s Battle for Credit Card Supremacy

Ben Steverman , Bloomberg

It takes a remarkable amount of effort to extract value from credit card offers, but for sophisticated travelers who study their options, the reward tend to be worth it.

8 months ago

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New Skift Insights Deck: Cyber Fraud in Travel

New Skift Insights Deck: Cyber Fraud in Travel

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8 months ago