Posted by William Charles on January 19, 2016
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Published on January 19th, 2016 | by William Charles

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American Express JetBlue Cardholders Will Be Transferred To Barclaycard On March 21st

Reposting this because American Express has confirmed this switch date and also given some additional information to existing cardholders.

If you’re a holder of an American Express JetBlue card, you will have your card automatically product changed into the new JetBlue Barclaycard on March 21st according to American Express customer service representatives. We’ve known that Barclaycard would be the new issuer of these cards for awhile now and American Express stopped accepting applications for this card back in October of last year.

[Read: Amex Costco Cardholders Transition Offers + No Hard Pull]

We don’t know a lot about the new card, except that it will run on the Mastercard payment network and that it will be launched sometime in Q1 of 2016. I think it’s safe to assume that the card will be available to new applicants on or before March 21st when existing cardholders are transitioned.

American Express will also be letting existing cardholders product change to a different product before this March 21st deadline, but don’t look to be aggressively targeting cardholders with transition offers (like they are with Costco), presumably because the deal in which Barclaycard buys the backbook is profitable.

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Glenn
Glenn

Tried several times to get Amex to either convert my JetBlue cards to something else or at least tell me what they would be converted to. Got to the end of the year and they still couldn’t tell me, so I killed both of them. Rather get the bonus again on the Barclay JetBlue card when it becomes available (meaning someday).

stefano
stefano

They can not convert a card into another. you need to apply for a new card.

Amex Blue Cash everyday is pretty good. No annual fee and good cash back for groceries, gas. and 1% back for everything that is not in the 2% / 3% category.

You still get all the other benefits.

Sandra Pettee
Sandra Pettee

I had Amex Blue Cash card and have had the same problems many others are having with them. I closed the account after paying off the entire amount owed and they sent me a bill months later. I tried resolving this over the phone but was ONLY able to speak to various foreign Countries, one identified as being in India and they asked me for every bit of info including bank routing numbers, SSN, and HOW MUCH was in my bank acct. I wouldn’t give that info to these people who were obvious in their attitude they had no interest in assisting me to resolve any situation. Now they have added a ton of usuary fees and sent my acct to a lawbreaking debt collector who has called everyone from my sister to my son-in-law. NEVER DO BUSINESS WITH THE AMERICAN EXPRESS ! I don’t know who took over or why but I’m ready to jump into a class action suit because I know I do not owe them this money and no one should be treated this way! Many are, however, because it was never like this many years ago.

Jan B
Jan B

Wonder how that works with the annual fee due for the Amex JB that is due soon on my card? Why bill me if Amex is not going to service the card after March?

RAF
RAF

They’re going to pro-rate and return partial fee in March.

Kevin
Kevin

I opened the account in September…should I cancel now? If I do, will Amex retract my bonus?

tom michaels
tom michaels

would we be better off cancelling the Jetblue card and then applying for a new MC Barclay card. Anyone know if there will be a bonus sign up

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Smay
Smay

That would be my guess. Cancel this before the switch then apply and get new card bonus

Ailsa Deitemeyer
Ailsa Deitemeyer

What happens to the true blue points I have earned but not used?

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Bryna Levin
Bryna Levin

I can’t find out what the interest rate will be on the new card. AmEx said only Jet Blue knows, Jet Blue says only Barclays knows. The interest rate is the ONLY thing that really matters on a credit card.
Anyone have a clue?

Joey
Joey

I’m assuming I will lose my free ShopperRunner ($79 yearly value) which gives me free two day shipping from a ton of online retailers. I believe Shoprunner has a partnership with Amex which is why they offer free ShopRunner to Amex card holders. Hope they don’t continue charging me the $40 annual card maintenance fee too. I would probably cancel the card at that point. JetBlue said that I would not have to forfeit my TrueBlue points if I cancelled the card as long as they are all sitting in my TrueBlue account and not pending in Amex.

Celia
Celia

I have the Amex Jet Blue card. There was no annual fee with this card. The new Barclay Mastercard costs $40 dollars a year. I have tried to call Jet Blue to get answers about this fee (which I don’t want to pay) and they told me to talk with Barclays. Jet Blue gave me a 800 number, but no one ever answered. Plus, there doesn’t seem to be anyway to contact them on email. How can I let them know that I would rather cancel this new card, than pay $40 fee? thanks, Celia

bernadette
bernadette

When did Amex get permission from all of us to transfer our sensitive information to Barclay? Don;t we have to agree to that?

Jeff
Jeff

Does anyone know if Amex did a freeze on the points transfer until Barclays takes over? I normally receive my points in my trueblue account around the 21st of each month, but I didn’t receive any points in February. The points are still pending. I tried talking to customer service, but didn’t get a clear answer. There is no mention of this in the frequently asked questions for the transfer to Barclays.

Tim
Tim

same

Carmen
Carmen

How do you opt out? I didn’t know I had that option!!

Dan
Dan

I mentioned this in another comment on this thread but I think it’s worth repeating, the Jet Blue card holders were never given to an option to Opt Out of the transfer of the Jet Blue credit card from Amex to Barclays. I tried calling Amex, Jet Blue and Barclays and no one could Opt me out of the transfer.
This seems deceitful and possibly illegal.
We should contact the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB).

GW
GW

For those of us that transitioned to Barclays, but still want an Amex card. Do you have a recommendation on when we should apply for a new (non-JetBlue) Amex?

Claudia
Claudia

Just transferred to new Barclay card, and then in the mail comes my American Express bill with
a $40 annual fee added to bill. Why would I pay that?

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