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Old Apr 14, 12, 11:27 am   #1
 
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Metal Credit Cards

Completely juvenile and shallow thread topic, but I'm curious what the metal credit cards are out there today. I think AMEX has 1 (Cent) and Chase has 3 (Palladium, Sapphire Pref, Ritz Carlton), but would be curious if there are others...
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Old Apr 15, 12, 6:29 am   #2
 
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The new Chase United Club card is also metal.
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Old Apr 15, 12, 6:34 am   #3
 
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The new Chase United Club card is also metal.
Seriously? This is true..??
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Seriously? This is true..??
http://infamousdx.com/2012/04/10/the...rd-from-chase/
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Old Apr 15, 12, 2:40 pm   #5
 
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Completely juvenile and shallow thread topic, but I'm curious what the metal credit cards are out there today. I think AMEX has 1 (Cent) and Chase has 3 (Palladium, Sapphire Pref, Ritz Carlton), but would be curious if there are others...
FWIW, there is a huge difference in the feel of sapphire preferred and the Pd card. The Sapphire card is very light. I have not seen the other chase metal cards but I wonder if they are more like Sapphire or more like the Pd card.
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Old Apr 15, 12, 7:22 pm   #6
 
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A bit OT, but I'll tack something onto your thread.

I recently canceled my Sapphire Preferred card (we're going to keep my wife's card and I don't want to pay 2 annual fees). I always destroy canceled credit cards. Plastic cards are easy to cut up or shred. But the metal in the Sapphire card made it very difficult to destroy. My shredder wouldn't take it. A scissor didn't work. Garden shears failed. I don't own tin snips, so I tried a wire cutter, but that also failed. Finally cut it with my Dremel using the metal cutting head.
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Old Apr 15, 12, 8:30 pm   #7
 
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I have the Palladium, and the Sapphire Preferred (Both the Visa and Mastercard version, due to business spending at Sams Club) and have to say, the Sapphire was nice, but once I got the Palladium it plays second banana in terms of feel and weight. I am a Noob on here and would post pictures with info blocked but noobs seem to be flamed on these boards

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Old Apr 15, 12, 9:00 pm   #8
 
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By far, the Pd card is the most amazing CC I've ever seen/held. And the requirements to get one are damn impressive.
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Old Apr 16, 12, 12:43 am   #9
 
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By far, the Pd card is the most amazing CC I've ever seen/held. And the requirements to get one are damn impressive.
What are they? AFAIK no special underwriting or criteria, other than the basics. So if you are approved for CSP or Freedom, you can also get Palladium.
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Old Apr 16, 12, 6:53 am   #10
 
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What are they? AFAIK no special underwriting or criteria, other than the basics. So if you are approved for CSP or Freedom, you can also get Palladium.
In my understanding, you need to be a private banking client of JPMC. I think what gets me is the average Pd card holder has $30 million invested with them
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Old Apr 16, 12, 7:10 am   #11
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... But the metal in the Sapphire card made it very difficult to destroy.
There a thread on this topic:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...shredder.html?

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In my understanding, you need to be a private banking client of JPMC.
There is ample evidence in this thread that anyone can apply and they do not even ask about assets:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...dium-card.html
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Old Apr 16, 12, 8:34 am   #12
 
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There is ample evidence in this thread that anyone can apply and they do not even ask about assets:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...dium-card.html
I can attest to this; I am not a private client and prior to applying my only relationship with chase consisted of two credit cards and chase bought one of our mortgages. IMHO, JP Morgan Chase wants the card to be perceived as exclusive, but the problem with making it exclusive is there are too few cardholders. Last time I asked I was told there were under 5,000 cardholders (compared to 1 million or more amex platinum card holders).
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Old Apr 16, 12, 8:53 am   #13
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Moderator observation

Please use this thread to list additional metal credit cards. Posts discussing the characteristics of the American Express Centurion, Chase Sapphire or Palladium cards should be made in the established threads for those cards.
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Old Apr 16, 12, 8:58 am   #14
 
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I read the forums and was pretty sure the talk about assets was a bit overstated. I have scores in the 760-780 range with high annual income, over 300k (again new to ft so I say this more for those wanting to know criteria more than for show) customer service was great during app process. Did whole thing by phone and app by email, took 3 days. FYI I watched a linked unboxing and when they opened up package for the first time, revieled the brown JP Morgan signature visa. This is the standard "back up" plastic card (same account #s) which I found pretty cool. I wanted back up card because the sapphire preferred got scratched up pretty quick, but after multiple uses you can tell the palladium won't have nearly the same problem. Much higher quality card.

Hope that helps!

Oops sorry Mia, please disregard palladium requirement comments, but hope the quality suggestion is helpful for those looking for "metal cards" I know it would have helped me.

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Completely juvenile and shallow thread topic, but I'm curious what the metal credit cards are out there today. I think AMEX has 1 (Cent) and Chase has 3 (Palladium, Sapphire Pref, Ritz Carlton), but would be curious if there are others...
I guess now its Amex (1): Cent, Chase (5): Sapphire Pref, Palladium, Ritz, UA MP Club, and Marriott. I'm pretty sure Chase will turn all their AF cards to the same material. Anything else?
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