October 27, 2006 9:49 AM
OptionXpress Offers Affiliated Credit Card
As reported by CardWeb, OptionXpress and Chase are launching a new cash reward card. At 1% cashback, the offer is not impressive at all. (And it is no different from the 1% cashback ShareBuilder card.)
With the Dow now hovering at 12,000 a credit card tied to a brokerage firm might be a good deal. optionsXpress, ranked as the top online securities broker by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in 2006 and by Barron’s in its last four annual surveys, has teamed with Chase to launch a VISA card. The new “optionsXpress Platinum VISA” offers points toward cash deposits in the cardholder’s brokerage account. Cardholders earn one point for every dollar spent on net retail purchases. For every 1,500 points earned, cardholders can redeem for a $15 deposit to their optionsXpress brokerage account. Additionally, the card offers a 0% APR introductory offer for up to 12 months and no annual fee.
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