Interesting what you heard as over on the flyertalk forum there is a thread on this where someone close to Barclays is stating that those new applicants being approved with credit lines in the $250 to $1700 (low credit lines) are getting the World Elite. Not a good move for existing customers with higher lines, longer history and brand loyalty
denvercenturion wrote:Just spoke to an agent with Barclaycard, he said there was no criteria to explicitly meet and there are no upgrade offers. I would anticipate there will be invites after certain thresholds are met, but he did say that he was advised by superiors the only consideration to the upgrade would be a change in the customers tax bracket. Basically they made the World Elite card more prestigious and targeted towards users who will put large purchases on the card. Overall, its not a bad call, the card is still great.