Published on January 23rd, 2020 | by William Charles35
Chase Increases United Business Card Annual Fee To $99 (From ($95) & Adds 4 New Benefits (5,000 Mile Bonus, $100 Credit – Both With Requirements & More)
Update: This is actually a new card.
Chase has increased the annual fee on the United Business card to $99 (previously $95). They have also added four new benefits:
- $100 annual United travel credit after 7 United purchases over $100
- Receive 5,000 bonus miles each card anniversary when you have both the United Business card and a personal United credit card
- Get 25% back on United inflight purchases
- Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on local transit and commuting, including taxicabs, mass transit, tolls, and ride share services
I’m not sure why you’d ever really wanted both a personal and business United card, but there are undoubtedly people with both. The $100 travel credit is great for frequent flyers, but most readers probably don’t have seven United revenue flights annually. The other benefits are OK, but probably won’t be used much either. My gut reaction was that these were all huge positive benefits and for some this will be true but I think for the average cardholder you won’t really get much increased benefit. Obviously the annual fee has only been increased by $4, but you really need to determine if the card is worth keeping for $99 long term with all the benefits rather than if the marginal value has increased by more than $4. There is also an increased bonus of 100,000 points currently as well.