Uber, in partnership with Barclays, is set to launch a new no-annual-fee credit card – Uber Visa Card – on 2 November 2017 in the US.
The new credit card, which can be integrated with a mobile application, provides instant earning of reward points for dining, booking travel, shopping online or riding an Uber.
Uber Visa Card gives $100 bonus for $500 spent on purchases in the first 90 days. Cardholders can also redeem points for rewards, including Uber credits, cash back and gift cards.
Customers can apply for the card in Uber app or online beginning November 2, 2017.
Card details can be added to users’ Uber wallets after receiving approval and approved cardholders will get the physical card through mail in 7-10 days.
The benefits of the card include – 4% back on restaurants; 3% back on airfare, hotels, and vacation home rentals; 1% back on all other purchases; up to $50 credit for online subscription services, after spending $5,000 on the card per year; and $0 fraud liability protection.
Additionally, the card offers in-app redemption experience; no foreign transaction fees; invites to exclusive events and offers in selected US cities; and mobile phone insurance of up to $600 for damage and theft, when the card is used to pay the monthly mobile phone bill.
Uber global head of business and corporate development David Richter said: “We are always looking for unique ways to surprise and delight our riders, which is the reason we built the Uber Visa Card.
“We partnered with Barclays to design a credit card that is not only custom-tailored to reward our customers’ everyday lifestyle, but is also fully integrated into the Uber app experience.”
Barclays head of US partnerships Denny Nealon added: “Through our partnership with Uber and Visa, we have created one of the most innovative and modern payment experiences in the market.
“The Uber Visa Card is one of the richest no annual fee card programs available in the U.S. Our deep integration into the Uber app enables us to provide the simple and seamless experience customers are looking for.”