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Avianca LifeMiles credit cards review

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Vida card ($59 annual fee)
2.5 stars 2.5/5

Avianca planeVuela card ($149 annual fee)
3 stars3/5

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Avianca (the Columbian airline that primarily serves Latin America) severed ties with U.S. Bank, its former U.S. issuing partner, in mid-2016. In Nov. 2016, it announced two new cards for U.S. consumers – this time issued by Puerto Rican bank Banco Popular.

In this review, we’ll go over the benefits of both products to help you decide if they’re worth adding to your collection.
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Chase Ink Business Preferred review

Note: This card was officially launched Nov. 15, 2016.

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chase business preferred card4 stars4/5
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Just months after rocking the boat with its premium Sapphire Reserve, Chase has revamped its business card offerings with a new product – the Chase Ink Business Preferred.

The card offers an 80,000-point sign-up bonus (after spending $5k in the first three months), 3X back on various categories (including travel) and will have a $95 fee.

The card combines various elements of its existing personal cards and business cards – read our review to see if that happens to be the perfect cocktail for you.
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SunTrust Platinum Elite Credit Card review

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3 stars3/5

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A regional bank has just joined the premium-card party. Via Reddit, some consumers are being targeted with an offer for the new SunTrust Platinum Elite MasterCard ($325 annual fee).

Like more familiar premium cards, such as the Platinum Card from American Express (a CreditCardForum advertising partner), the Citi Prestige card and the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the SunTrust Platinum Elite will charge a relatively high annual fee for what it considers superior benefits.

Our review will help you decide if it’s worth applying for (if you’re eligible).
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Fifth Third Bank Trio Card review

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3.5 stars3.5/5

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Fifth third trio cardFifth Third Bank is a small regional bank with headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, that’s historically had some ho-hum card offerings. But now it’s offering the highest return possible on dining for personal no-annual-fee cards — 3 percent — with its new Trio card.

Although a few no-annual-fee cards offer 3 percent back on dining (the Costco Anywhere Visa, the AARP card and the SimplyCash Plus card), it’s still rare on personal cards. While that may be a compelling reason to apply, read our review to make sure it’s a good addition to your wallet.

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