Money card wrote:That's correct Dave canceled it sometime in Oct 2010 , since it's a card that can be used in many different places and because
the rewards and platinum had a date of 1995 on it , I feel chase should have left the Freedom the same way. member since 1995.
My Chase Slate was originally a Chase Manhattan Platinum MasterCard, with the Member Since date on it. The Slate does not have the Member Since date either. I emailed them to inform them I was not happy about that. So I can understand where you are coming from. But I would have to echo DavidNY's sarcastic shock that you would close an older account with great cash back simply because of the deletion of the Member Since date. Card designs change and they could bring back the Member Since date in the future. Keep in mind too that with EMV Chip cards coming down the pike in a few more years merchants/waiters etc will no longer even touch or see your card; it will never leave your posession. So, really, a Member Since date embossed on the card will only benefit you and not serve as a sort of status when handing the card to someone for payment.
Anybody that was a Chase customer prior to 2004 knows that things have changed since the 2004 merger with Bank One. Because Bank One's First USA card division was so huge, when they merged, it made sense to leave the First USA opperation in place and fold the existing Chase Manhattan credit cards into that system. (This also is the case with Bank of America and their purchase of MBNA) Statements, online account management and customer service numbers all changed to what was First USA. Chase Manhattan was an awesome company and Bank One/First USA, eh. Overall, I do not mind the "new" Chase, but they were loads better before the Bank One merger in 2004.