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How & where to get a World Elite MasterCard & other top tier credit cards.

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Last Edited by patticake September 4, 2012 at 08:29 PM
World Elite Mastercard (WEMC) is the top tier credit card for those with excellent credit, among other requirements--- depending on the card issuer.

Below are the companies that offer this card. In some cases, you cannot apply directly, you have to receive an invitation from the company. Or, in some case(s) you have to call the company to get an application, you cannot apply online. :

1. CITIBANK
a. Citi Thank You Prestige Card
https://creditcards.citi.com/cred...tige-card/

b. Citi Executive Aadvantage
https://creditcards.citi.com/cred...astercard/


2. AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL
http://banking-credit.ameriprise....ercard.asp

NOTE: This card has the lowest APR I have seen on a WEMC or any credit card for that matter--- it is only 6.24%. The next lowest I have seen is for a Visa Platinum card from Simmons First National Bank with an APR of 7.25%.
This card charges a foreign transaction fee, which most do. However, the Citibank WEMC do not charge a foreign transaction fee, neither does the JP Morgan Palladium VISA credit card.


3. SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
info:
https://www.saksfifthavenue.com/S...nefits.jsp

Note: The Saks card and MasterCard is operated by Capital One. It appears you must have a Saks Store Card account before applying for the World Elite MC.



4. BANK OF MONTREAL
http://www.bmo.com/home/personal/...mastercard

Note: Must be a resident of Canada.


5. MORGAN STANLEY SMITH BARNEY
http://fa.morganstanleyindividual...tSheet.pdf

Note: You must be an investment client with them in order to apply. You may contact them at 1 800 688 3462, and they have another 800 # in order to apply for the card, or email to worldcard@morganstanley.com .


The one below is NEW ! :

6. FIRST HAWAIIN BANK
https://www.fhb.com/creditcards.htm

Note: You must call 1 888 844 4444 to request an application be mailed to you for their World Elite MasterCard. You cannot apply online. Their card is called "Priority RewardsSM Premier World Elite [MasterCard) Credit Card" . This bank is a division of BNP Paribas (Banque National de Paris), which also owns Bank of the West and other companies.

UPDATE: You may also call direct at 1 808 643 CARD to apply. I would suggest getting a physical application although, just so you have a record and can make a copy before you send it off. I received the physical application in the U.S. Mail.



OTHER Top Tier Credit Cards, similar to the World Elite MasterCard:

Similar credit cards with other card issuers:

1. American Express Platinum Credit Card
(business or personal)

personal:
http://www304.americanexpress.com...Card/25330

business:
http://www262.americanexpress.com...90#rewards



2. CHASE


J.P. Morgan (Chase) Palladium (VISA Signature) Credit Card

https://creditcards.chase.com/Cat...display=10

Note: You must call 1 877 626 5995. They will fax you an application which you must mail back. This card is made out of the metal Palladium.



3. American Express Centurion (Black) Card.

By invitation only.


4. The VISA Black Card (by Barlays Bank)
https://www.blackcard.com/apply/L...2781924130





MORE:

The below credit cards you cannot apply for and are by invitation only. Basically, you must be super, super wealthy (LOL) :

http://www.consumercreditcardguid...ld-and-ice

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Please feel free to add any info in this thread, in case I missed something, or if you are aware of any other World Elite MasterCards, as it does not appear that they list the available World Elite Credit cards at all on the MasterCard.com website.

Wink
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Time to start a blog?
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I think the TD is largely because this is in the wrong forum and does not explain why each of these cards are so special.

I have seen AMEX Black invitation but when you see the fees and think about what you'd actually use out of the list of benefits, the card was nothing more than a "prestige vanity" card. For some people that is important.

If the other cards listed are like that, then SD is probably the wrong place to promote them.
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What about the people with bad credit lmao
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Thanks for the post. rep'd anyway.

These cards have high annual fee. For example, Citi Thank You Prestige Card is $500/year.

I'm looking for a MasterCard that has a short list of benefits:
1. no annual fee
2. initial cash bonus
3. 1% to 5% of cash back bonus
4. no foreign transaction fee
5. rental car insurance waiver, travel insurance, etc. travel benefits

It looks the the Barclay NFL card is the best right now, albeit without #4. I missed the Chase Freedom's $300 or $400 cash bonus a few months back.
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Quote from patticake View Post :

3. American Express Centurion (Black) Card.

By invitation only.
You can get this card if you use Goldman Sach's Private Wealth Management division. You'll need a few million to open an account with them, then can ask about the card.
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The benefit of these World Elite MasterCard isn't that good. You are just wasting membership fee for a black plastic card.

I would rather get Mileage cards for free 50K-100K miles.

Quote from chevron7 View Post :
Thanks for the post. rep'd anyway.

These cards have high annual fee. For example, Citi Thank You Prestige Card is $500/year.

I'm looking for a MasterCard that has a short list of benefits:
1. no annual fee
2. initial cash bonus
3. 1% to 5% of cash back bonus
4. no foreign transaction fee
5. rental car insurance waiver, travel insurance, etc. travel benefits

It looks the the Barclay NFL card is the best right now, albeit without #4. I missed the Chase Freedom's $300 or $400 cash bonus a few months back.
you should have signed up chase sapphire+freedom.
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you should have signed up chase sapphire+freedom.
What do you mean "+"? Aren't Sapphire (or Sapphire Preferred) and Freedom two separate cards?
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Quote from chevron7 View Post :
Thanks for the post. rep'd anyway.

These cards have high annual fee. For example, Citi Thank You Prestige Card is $500/year.

I'm looking for a MasterCard that has a short list of benefits:
1. no annual fee
2. initial cash bonus
3. 1% to 5% of cash back bonus
4. no foreign transaction fee
5. rental car insurance waiver, travel insurance, etc. travel benefits

It looks the the Barclay NFL card is the best right now, albeit without #4. I missed the Chase Freedom's $300 or $400 cash bonus a few months back.
Get the Freedom card, and open a Chase checking account to take advantage of the Chase Exclusives Ultimate Rewards bonuses when you use the Freedom card. UR points are very valuable, especially if you also obtain a Chase Sapphire Preferred or Ink Bold/Plus card, as you can then transfer UR points into airline miles or hotel points.

Quote from chevron7 View Post :
What do you mean "+"? Aren't Sapphire (or Sapphire Preferred) and Freedom two separate cards?
Yes - he means sign up for BOTH the Sapphire Preferred AND the Freedom card. You can then use your Ultimate Rewards points earned on the Freedom card to transfer into hotel/airline point programs via the Sapphire Preferred card. Also consider the Ink Bold or Ink Plus business cards, which give you the same point transfer capabilities that the Sapphire Preferred offers.
Last edited by vortix August 30, 2012 at 08:35 AM
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Yes - he means sign up for BOTH the Sapphire Preferred AND the Freedom card. You can then use your Ultimate Rewards points earned on the Freedom card to transfer into hotel/airline point programs via the Sapphire Preferred card. Also consider the Ink Bold or Ink Plus business cards, which give you the same point transfer capabilities that the Sapphire Preferred offers.
Thank you! Rep'd. One more question, why would we want to use Chase's hotel/airline program? I thought those deals suck, meaning, aren't we better off to cash out first then use Priceline or Expedia to get better hotel/airline fare?
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FWIW, I had the original Citicards PremierPass Elite level MC (the one with I think $79 annual fee), which was then turned into the ThankYou Premier MC a year or two ago (got grandfathered in with the lower AF), and just last month they sent me a new card and letter saying "Welcome to the new benefits of your Citi ThankYou® Premier World Elite MasterCard®." Was quite nice to see the shiny silver MC logo instead of the red/orange.

From what I can tell, this card isn't on their website, seems to be invited by the bank, but over on flyertalk where a lot of people have this card for the flight points benefit, it seems a few others have been upgraded too. Not sure what the criteria are, but as the OP states often these aren't listed and only available by calling or having a good relationship with the bank.

TBH, the benefits aren't all that.. I wouldn't go out of my way to get it, but for free.. why not? Smilie
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I would like to know which of these is non-plastic (metallic) and has no annual fee (or what the fee is for each card), since otherwise I don't see much point in them
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Sorry, if I put this in wrong forum. Posting this was a lot of work and research.

Enjoy. Wink
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Quote from slapshot136 View Post :
I would like to know which of these is non-plastic (metallic) and has no annual fee (or what the fee is for each card), since otherwise I don't see much point in them

All you want above, does not exist in the combination you want (fantasy).

Click the link on each of the offers above and it will answer your questions. Wink
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