New MasterCard launched with improved benefits

Thu Mar 22 10:34:29 UTC 2012



New MasterCard launched with improved benefits

Whether away on business, treating yourself to a weekend away with friends or just enjoying a city break with the family, you could be missing out on great offers rewarding you, says Creation, a leading financial power behind many of the UK’s affinity credit cards, consumer finance  and loyalty schemes.

Creation, in partnership with Marriott Rewards: the loyalty division of international hotel company Marriott International, Inc. launches the new World; MasterCard; which has improved benefits including faster earning opportunities for Marriott Rewards points on all purchases – a great way to manage your money and be rewarded along the way.

Lisa Simcox, Marketing Director at Creation, explains: "With the new Spring season upon us, it’s time to switch to a credit card that pays dividends in more ways than one".  The new Marriott Rewards Credit Card offers better rewards, especially for frequent travellers, with a host of benefits and is the latest in the Creation portfolio of co-branded affinity credit cards.

"Earn 10,000 Marriott Rewards bonus points when you activate and spend £200 or more on your card within the first six months and gain automatic Silver Elite status, plus earn points every time you spend.  It offers 0% on balance transfers for 12 months (on balances transferred within 90 days of account opening) and Marriott Rewards points on all purchases, which can be redeemed for free hotel stays, leisure breaks, airline miles, merchandise and upgrades.  It makes sense to have a credit card which gives something back so you earn as you spend."

Ed French, senior vice president, Marriott Rewards, comments: "We are excited to offer our UK Marriott Rewards members a credit card that allows them to earn points faster. We know our members look for a card that will provide them with the greatest value and the Marriott Rewards MasterCard from Creation is designed specifically for them."

Customers can earn 10,000 Marriott Rewards bonus points for spending £200 or more within their first six months as a cardholder, along with two Marriott Rewards points for every £1 spent in Marriott locations in the UK.

Marriott Rewards points are even doubled on purchases made abroad and can be redeemed for free hotel stays, leisure breaks, airline miles, merchandise and upgrades.  The card has a <b>representative APR of 16.9% variable.

Hany Fam, President of MasterCard UK & Ireland, adds: "We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Marriott Rewards and Creation to deliver tailored benefits through the World MasterCard platform, to enhance Marriott Rewards members’ everyday spending.  These frequent travellers will also appreciate the fact that no comparable card is as widely accepted as World MasterCard, which can be used at nearly 24 million locations worldwide.

*Representative Example - Standard Purchases: 16.9% p.a. variable, Representative APR: 16.9% variable. This is for illustrative purposes only, based on a credit limit of £1200. The amount of credit may differ. Subject to status, applicants for credit must be aged 18 or over. Terms and conditions apply.