Posted by William Charles on July 28, 2016
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Published on July 28th, 2016 | by William Charles

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New Chase Sapphire Reserve/Elite Card Will Be A Visa Infinite

A few days ago we shared some details about a new premium Chase Sapphire card that would be coming out, we currently have the following rumored information:

  • 100,000 Chase UR point sign up bonus
  • Card is expected to launch on August 21st, 2016
  • Annual fee of $300-$400
  • Card earns 3x Chase UR on travel purchases
  • Will be made via bonded metal (e.g same as the Chase Sapphire Preferred)

visa infinite

We now also know that the card will be a Visa Infinite card, this will be a second Visa Infinite card available in the U.S. (City National Bank offers the Crystal Visa Infinite). The Visa website for their infinite cards doesn’t display the benefits for U.S. cardholders, but we can go off what the City National Bank cards show as clear Visa Infinite benefits. They are as follows:

  • Visa Infinite Hotel Privileges (Enjoy special benefits from leading hotels, like a VIP welcome and complimentary breakfast at select properties with Relais & Chȃteaux, a prestigious association of approximately 500 luxury properties worldwide.)
  • Visa Infinite Discount Air Benefit (Save $100 on air travel when you use your Visa Infinite Credit Card to book a qualifying U.S. domestic round-trip coach airline itinerary for 2 to 5 travelers through the Visa Infinite Discount Air Benefit website.)
  • Visa Infinite Car Rental Privileges (Enjoy privileges, such as special discounts and upgrades, when you use your  Visa Infinite Credit Card to book with Avis, National and Silvercar.)
  • Visa Infinite Luxury Hotel Collection (Best available rate guarantee, Automatic room upgrade upon arrival, when available, Free in-room Internet, Complimentary continental breakfast, 3PM check-out, when available, VIP Guest status, $25 food or beverage credit)

Now it’s important to remember that these are only the benefits offered under the Visa Infinite program, Chase will obviously add their own benefits on top of this. I’d expect some sort of lounge access, an airline credit and possibly some sort of additional hotel benefit as well. Chase also doesn’t have to implement all of the above Visa Infinite benefits and there might be others we aren’t aware of, usually card issuers can choose pick and choose some of the benefits. This is obviously on top of the regular benefits you’d get from having a Visa signature card.

One last point, interestingly enough there is at least one higher tier than Infinite that Visa offers called Infinite Privileged.

[Read: A Complete Guide To Visa Benefits: Signature & Basic]



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Cate Hesser
Cate Hesser

Visa Infinite Privilege appears to be Canada specific.

Dario Filippi
Dario Filippi

This is exciting! Well, at least the unknown factor of it all is.
Maybe a little more so for me as my wife is only at 3/24.

George
George

Heh I want this to one up all the other chase sapphire preferred members (everyone I know) and for the points of course. But I do recall when the CSP first came out and everyone was like aw cool its metal.

Lantean
Lantean

i will apply for this the first day it’s out to see if it’s exempt from the 5/24 rule just like freedom unlimited was.

Michael B
Michael B

Hasn’t that myth (5/24 exemption for FU) been proven false?

Lantean
Lantean

hmmm
not sure
has it?

DoC can you please clarify? thank you.

Mark O
Mark O

No it is pretty accurate most of the time but there have been some special circumstances where people have gotten through. TPG had an article a few days ago breaking down the trend. Since June most people have been denied.

Phil
Phil

You have “Enjoy privileges, such as special discounts and upgrades, when you use your Crystal Visa Infinite Credit Card to book with Avis, National and Silvercar.” in the bulleted list twice.

HC
HC

“Visa Infinite Luxury Hotel Collection” – How is this any different from the existing Chase Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection which is already available for CSP (and Freedom if it’s a Visa Signature, I believe)? Seems like Chase LHR is already a great collection that very few take advantage of.

Jordan
Jordan

There’s a higher level of hotel perks at a smaller number of properties than the Visa Signature program. It’s similar to the hotel collection vs FHR with AMEX. That program is separate from the Relais/Chateaux benefits.

Jon
Jon

Do you think there will be a higher minimum income requirement for this card? Perhaps only available via Chase Private Client, that sort of thing?

Phong Chau

Holy crap. Anyone notice the sign-up bonus? I usually fly United with my Chase UR points. They’re valued at 1.5 cent per point. Since it’s a 1:1 transfer, you’re essentially getting $1500 worth of free travel. Subtract the $300-$400 fee and you get about $1100-$1200 worth. Just about as good as the Amex Plat 100k if not better! Too bad I already hit 5/24.

Steve
Steve

**Everyone** noticed the sign up bonus.

Dukie02
Dukie02

I am expecting the bonus to be lowered quite a bit and many benefits removed within the first 12-18 months, well before most churners would be eligible if they chose to wait out 5/24.

Cdog
Cdog

Intereting… Was going to have my wife do a slew of apps tomorrow since she is under 5/24. Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Hyatt, Old Blue Cash, WF 5X (yes I know I the last one).

Should I wait it out until late August and change from CSP to CS Reverve/Elite? Would be an extra 35000 UR points for about 300-400 (50K CSP Bonus + 5K Auth user +10K refereal from my account gets to 65K for CSP)

William
William

Banco Popular has had a Visa Infinite for quite some time. I think it was the first of it in the US.

http://www.popular.com/tarjetas/aadvantage-visa-infinite

I think people from the US can also apply. I have one.

Tyler James
Tyler James

$200,000 minimum household income for all of the other Visa Infinite cards listed on the website; possibly true for this one as well to make it more of an “elite” card

Alan
Alan

SunTrust is also offering a visa infinite for their private clients: https://www.suntrust.com/wealth-management/productsandsolutions/bankingsolutions/private-wealth-credit-cards/visa-infinite

UBS is coming soon.

Alex
Alex

Do you know if there is a minimum credit limit with the Visa Infinite as there is for the Visa Signature?

exoticfusion
exoticfusion

I know for the Crystal Visa Infinite is 10K, I would expect it to be the same for the Chase one too.

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