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Digging into the Customer Experience: Banking and Credit Cards
Corporate Insight’s Bank Monitor, Credit Card Monitor and Small Business Card Monitor provide ongoing coverage of the products, websites and overall customer experience offered by the nation’s leading banks and card issuers. Our value-added banking and credit card research digs deeply to evaluate the retail and small business customer experience.
|Gas and Automotive Cards|
With the continuing increase of gas prices, surprisingly few firms offer driving-specific cards. These cards offer users the ability to earn extra rewards on a common, albeit costly, monthly charge. In this Credit Card Monitor Report, we look at which firms offer gas- and automotive-based card products, examining their rewards earnings and redemption options.
In this Card Monitor Report, we look at Gas and Automotive Rewards cards, examining both co-branded and universal cards, to see which card option is the best for potential new clients by comparing card benefits and perks, as well as the rewards earnings offered. As we investigated the various gas and automotive cards offered by each issuer, we focused on the following:
Of these six main cards, the APR varies greatly from a low of 10.99% to a high of 19.24%. Additionally, five of the six cards currently offer an introductory APR, with one firm offering the best rate for new card holders with a 0% APR for 15 months on both purchases and balance transfers.
In addition to the driving-specific branded cards, six firms are offering more traditional rewards cards with gas-based earnings or redemptions. Among these six firms, a total of 16 cards offer accelerated gas earnings with varying incentives from Cashback to rewards points.
Additional key findings include: