Posted by William Charles on July 30, 2017
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Published on July 30th, 2017 | by William Charles

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Barclaycard To Launch Uber Credit Card (Lyft To Follow)

Card now available, more details and our full review here.

According to WSJ (full article also available here) Barclaycard will issue an Uber credit card in the fall. Visa is expected to be the payment processor for the new card. At the moment it isn’t clear what the structure of the card will be, but it will be possible to use the card outside of Uber purchases. This isn’t surprising given that earlier this month Barlaycard registered domain names relating to an Uber credit card. What is interesting is that Barclaycard will be the issuer:

Lyft also has plans to launch a co-branded credit card in the future but at this stage it isn’t clear what card issuer they will go with. American Express seems unlikely given the Uber credit on the Platinum card. I’m surprised that these ride sharing companies haven’t launched a co-branded credit card earlier to be honest. I’m still shocked that AirBnB and AccorHotels still don’t have co-branded cards as well. What benefits, sign up bonus and fees would you like to see on these cards? Let me know in the comments below.

Personally this is what I am expecting:

  • No annual fee
  • $100 Uber credit sign up bonus after $500 spend
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 3x on Uber
    • 2x on some random categories, probably groceries and restaurants
    • 1x on all other purchases

That wouldn’t be enough to get me to apply personally.

Hat tip to Mark L



9 Responses to Barclaycard To Launch Uber Credit Card (Lyft To Follow)

  1. WR says:

    Could this signal the imminent end of the platinum uber credits? I hope so.

  2. NinjaX says:

    meh. but i bet pple will still churn this every month tho for the $100. RIP Uber CC…

    • Joe says:

      You mean every year, right? Not sure that would be worth it for a hard pull. Also since it would add to one’s 5/24 status.

      • Slidellian says:

        Barclaycards can be churned, but. It monthly. Even if It were possible, who would want a hard call and a new account on their credit report every month?

  3. Dan says:

    Good luck getting approved by BCS anyway

  4. Abey says:

    It should give 10% back on Uber or every 10th ride free like the quick silver did.
    Otherwise i wouldnt get it/use it for Uber rides.
    Meanwhile rather churn Barclay Wyndham, Arrival plus, Hawaiian or AA Aviator then a $100 Uber credit card, Its less then Barclays cash forward $200 bonus. Anyway good luck because Barclay doesnt approve so easily to begin with.

  5. MJ says:

    I’ve churned 3 Hawaiian cards over last 2.5 yrs. use them for 6 statements, close and wait 6 months for it to fall off your online profile, then reapply.

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