What cards come as World Elite MasterCard?

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What cards come as World Elite MasterCard?

Postby Midas Card » Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:04 pm

Hey this may have been asked before but I can't really find anything... But anyway what cards come as a world elite MasterCard? Other than Barclays. Thanks.


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Re: What cards come as World Elite MasterCard?

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:22 pm

Any particular reason? Most of the good perks come from the issuing bank, and not MasterCard.

Are you planning on buying some full-fare international airline tickets?
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Re: What cards come as World Elite MasterCard?

Postby takeshi » Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:11 pm

Midas Card wrote:Hey this may have been asked before but I can't really find anything... But anyway what cards come as a world elite MasterCard? Other than Barclays.

You may not find a convenient list but you can certainly find prior discussions on WEMC's.
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Re: What cards come as World Elite MasterCard?

Postby Merte » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:08 pm

Thank you for link, you helped me too a lot :)

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Re: What cards come as World Elite MasterCard?

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:44 pm

Capital One has the BuyPower card. It comes as a World Elite MasterCard.

The rewards are a little tricky to redeem, but you're always earning at least 2%, and sometimes 5%.

It has no annual fee, and people are always talking about the quality of Capital One's customer service.
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Re: What cards come as World Elite MasterCard?

Postby CC Deville » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:43 am

Bank of America Virgin Atlantic is World Elite

Barclaycard Ameriprise, Arrival + and Hawaiian Airlines are World Elite; if you had a US Airways MasterCard that was changed to the Admiral AAvantage you could upgrade to Silver status which is World Elite though this is not available to apply for anymore.

BMO Harris has the Diners Club MasterCard available as World Elite; however, they only offered it 9/14-11/14 with the possibility of it coming back....

Capital One GM BuyPower is a World Elite (nothing elite about it; many report limits as low as $600)

Citibank AAdvantage cards, Prestige and Thank You Premier are World Elite; many have reported that their Double Cash are World Elite; also if you have an existing MasterCard product you may be able to get them to upgrade you to a World Elite as I did with my Dividend.

Commerce Bank offers a World Elite MasterCard but you must apply in a branch; they are mostly in Missouri

Saks Fifth Avenue MasterCard is World Elite-you must first have the store card and request the upgrade to MasterCard

There may be more but these are the ones I know of off the top of my head. As others have stated, World Elite really does not mean much anymore; Barclaycard, Capital One and even Citibank have been known to issue these cards with very small limits. As I mentioned, my Citibank Dividend is a World Elite and other than the cool silver MasterCard logo I have never once used any of the other benefits of World Elite though I could see concierge being handy at some point. I wish Visa and MasterCard would try harder to keep their top tier cards a little more exclusive rather than just letting everybody have them.

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Re: What cards come as World Elite MasterCard?

Postby TheLethargicAge » Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:13 pm

CC Deville wrote:Bank of America Virgin Atlantic is World Elite

Barclaycard Ameriprise, Arrival + and Hawaiian Airlines are World Elite; if you had a US Airways MasterCard that was changed to the Admiral AAvantage you could upgrade to Silver status which is World Elite though this is not available to apply for anymore.

BMO Harris has the Diners Club MasterCard available as World Elite; however, they only offered it 9/14-11/14 with the possibility of it coming back....

Capital One GM BuyPower is a World Elite (nothing elite about it; many report limits as low as $600)

Citibank AAdvantage cards, Prestige and Thank You Premier are World Elite; many have reported that their Double Cash are World Elite; also if you have an existing MasterCard product you may be able to get them to upgrade you to a World Elite as I did with my Dividend.

Commerce Bank offers a World Elite MasterCard but you must apply in a branch; they are mostly in Missouri

Saks Fifth Avenue MasterCard is World Elite-you must first have the store card and request the upgrade to MasterCard

There may be more but these are the ones I know of off the top of my head. As others have stated, World Elite really does not mean much anymore; Barclaycard, Capital One and even Citibank have been known to issue these cards with very small limits. As I mentioned, my Citibank Dividend is a World Elite and other than the cool silver MasterCard logo I have never once used any of the other benefits of World Elite though I could see concierge being handy at some point. I wish Visa and MasterCard would try harder to keep their top tier cards a little more exclusive rather than just letting everybody have them.


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Re: What cards come as World Elite MasterCard?

Postby CC Deville » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:27 pm

[quote=Does your Dividend WEMC report as "Credit Card" or "Flexible Spending"?[/quote]

On Experian It reports as "Flexible Spending Credit Card" Equifax: "Revolving or Option" and TU: "Revolving Account." Same thing with Chase on my Visa Signature...

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Re: What cards come as World Elite MasterCard?

Postby jcarte29 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:26 am

As mentioned on the thread, my BuyPower GM card is world elite. It's my everyday spending card. My AA aviator red (previously US Airways card) is a world MasterCard (as shown on the card) but the logo isn't silver.

Is there a difference between world MC and World Elite MC?
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Re: What cards come as World Elite MasterCard?

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:28 pm

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:Capital One has the BuyPower card. It comes as a World Elite MasterCard.

The rewards are a little tricky to redeem, but you're always earning at least 2%, and sometimes 5%.

It has no annual fee, and people are always talking about the quality of Capital One's customer service.

I'd have thought that would have gotten more of a reaction...

Seriously, as far as a difference... http://thepointsguy.com/2014/09/world-elite-vs-world-mastercard-benefits-and-value/

Private jet benefits, upgrades on Y-Class air travel, "discounts" on already-overpriced cruises and chauffeured cars (which give "discounts" through many other channels)...stuff that's really not that practical for most people. A few business travelers may buy Y-Class tickets with their clients'/employers' funds, but it's pretty uncommon for people to do it with their own money.

It's about marketing the image of luxury/status and higher processing fees, and not value for consumers. If you want good perks, shell out the AF dough for a premium card.
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