Chase Q3 5x Categories

Details Written by: RJ   The Chase Freedom FlexSM  Q3 2023 categories have been announced: Gas stations & EV charging Live entertainment Categories can be activated on 6/15/23 in app or here. You must activate on each Freedom card you have. Thoughts No word on what counts as live entertainment. We’ll have to wait and…

Capital One Buys Concierge Service Velocity Black

Details Written by: RJ Capital One has purchased Velocity Black, a digital concierge company. “This acquisition brings together two companies focused on finding new ways to solve common consumer pain points. Velocity Black’s innovative technology will bolster Capital One’s delivery of exceptional experiences for consumers.” “Capital One and Velocity Black are committed to innovating on…

Plaza Premium Lounges Rejoining Priority Pass

Offer Details Written by: RJ Plaza Premium Lounges and Priority Pass have made up after the split in 2021. 63 total Plaza Premium Lounges are rejoining the Priority Pass network 39 lounges rejoined today. The remaining 24 lounges will be available by 6/20/23. Press release  First reported by OMAAT Thoughts Nice to see them getting…

Chase Freedom® Rise

Offer Details Written by: RJ The good DoC got the details on the Chase Freedom Rise card:   Chase Freedom® Rise Annual fee: $0 Multipliers 1.5x All purchases Additional details Launches 6/11/23 Welcome offer Receive $25 after enrolling in auto payments within the first three months Will replace the Chase Freedom® Student Earns Ultimate Reward…

American Express Revoking Centurion Guest Access

Details Written by: RJ American Express is sending notice to some cardholders that revokes their guest access to the Centurion Lounge. American Express had changed the rules this year where the cardholder had to spend $75k/year to keep guest access. American Express then granted some cardholders guest passes even without hitting the spend requirement. “Due…

Plastiq Files Bankruptcy

Details Witten by: RJ Plastiq has filed chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware. Priority Technology Holdings is emerged as a stalking horse bidder to acquire Plastiq Business Wire VTF reports – This is not a liquidation, and if all goes according to filings in day one proceedings there shouldn’t be an interruption in service. Thoughts Bankruptcy…

Chase Freedom Rise Launch Plans

Details Written by: RJ Chase held an Investor Day presentation where they announced the ‘Freedom Rise’ card. The card name had previously been discovered in Trademark filings a few months back. The slide (page 54) shows the card set to launch later in 2023. “Leveraging the strategic advantage of our branches to help new-to- credit…