This is a roundup of news and other interesting pieces that I’ve come across over the last few days. Check out SFO Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse pics, Millennials embrace the American Express card, Capital One launches Secured Quicksilver card, Stranded in foreign country with no cash, and Mastercard crypto-based cards.
Check out this review of the SFO Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, which you can now access with your Amex Platinum card. DEM Flyers also visited the JFK Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse. Check out the awesome pics on both articles.
The card issuer said spending by millennial and Gen cardholders gained 38%, compared to the third quarter of 2019 excluding the impact of currency fluctuations. Amex said it acquired 2.6 million new card members in the quarter.
Capital One has launched a Capital One secured Quicksilver card. Consumers with little to no history can apply for and be approved for this card by putting down a refundable security deposit starting at $200.
We all make mistakes or forget things while traveling. And my friend Ryan at Miles to Memories wrote about one such mistake that left him stranded in Tajikistan without cash. The solution? Flying to Dubai. So yeah, I don’t feel that sorry for him 🙂
Via Mastercard and Bakkt, businesses and banks will be able to issue their own branded crypto debit and credit cards to consumers who want them. Holders can use bitcoin purchased through Bakkt with the card, or link to a fiat-based funding source, and receive bitcoin rewards.