How & where to get a World Elite MasterCard & other top tier credit cards.
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. :
a. Citi Thank You Prestige Card
b. Citi Executive Aadvantage
2. AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL
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
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
Note: Must be a resident of Canada.
5. MORGAN STANLEY SMITH BARNEY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
The one below is NEW ! :
6. FIRST HAWAIIN BANK
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)
J.P. Morgan (Chase) Palladium (VISA Signature) Credit Card
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)
The below credit cards you cannot apply for and are by invitation only. Basically, you must be super, super wealthy (LOL) :