Barclays and US Airways Launch the New US Airways Dividend Miles MasterCard BusinessCard
WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Barclays (NYSE: BCS) and US Airways (NYSE: LCC) today introduced the new US Airways Dividend Miles MasterCard BusinessCard for small business customers. Small business owners can now turn their everyday business expenses into Dividend Miles, and have greater control over their finances with tools to help track and manage spending. Small business owners can apply for the card online now at http://www.usairwaysbiz.com. "Discerning small business travelers need a card that gives them more choices, better perks, faster reward redemption and helpful business tools," said Travis Christ, Vice President, Sales and Marketing for US Airways. "The US Airways Dividend Miles BusinessCard from Barclays is the fastest way for business owners to earn Dividend Miles while taking advantage of other great benefits for flying US Airways." "US Airways caters to a large, diverse clientele so we created a customized business card solution that meets the different needs of business travelers," said Chuck Moore, Chief Marketing Officer of Barclays U.S. credit card business. "By creating a tiered rewards program, small business owners can choose which card option best suits their needs while earning US Airways Dividend Miles on all of their business expenses." Those who apply for the US Airways Dividend Miles BusinessCard can choose one of two card options that best suit their needs. The Dividend Miles Business Card with a $79 annual fee gives business travelers the fastest possible way to earn reward travel, starting with up to 25,000 bonus miles for new cardholders -- enough for a free domestic round-trip ticket. The rewards program includes: -- 15,000 Dividend Miles after the first purchase -- The ability to earn up to 10,000 more Dividend Miles for balance transfers -- Two miles for every dollar spent on US Airways purchases -- One mile for every dollar spent on all other purchases -- Extra miles for purchases made at US Airways' select merchants -- One complimentary US Airways Club Day Pass per year -- $75 each year towards a US Airways Club annual membership fee -- The ability to convert up to 10,000 base miles into Preferred miles, which can be used to upgrade the cardholder's elite status in US Airways' frequent flyer program The no-fee version of the US Airways Dividend Miles BusinessCard lets cardholders earn Dividend Miles on all of their everyday business purchases. No-fee cardholders receive: -- 5,000 Dividend Miles after the first purchase -- The ability to earn up to 10,000 more Dividend Miles for balance transfers -- One mile for every dollar spent on US Airways purchases -- One mile for every two dollars spent on all other purchases -- Extra miles for purchases made at US Airways' select merchants As a member of the Star Alliance network, the largest global airline alliance, US Airways Dividend Miles BusinessCard cardholders can earn and redeem Dividend Miles on any Star Alliance airline to 842 destinations in 152 countries worldwide, and miles earned on member airlines count toward US Airways Preferred status. The US Airways Dividend Miles BusinessCard gives business owners a credit line of up to $50,000, plus simplified expense management, spend tracking and other reporting tools to better manage their finances. Business owners can also request free additional cards for employees, enabling them to earn rewards faster, while easily controlling and tracking employee spending. And new US Airways Dividend Miles BusinessCard cardholders can consolidate their other credit card payments with zero percent introductory APR on balance transfers for the first six months. About US Airways US Airways is the fifth largest domestic airline employing more than 36,000 aviation professionals worldwide. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express operate approximately 3,700 flights per day and serve more than 230 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. The new US Airways -- the product of a merger between America West and US Airways in September 2005 -- is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers our customers 16,000 daily flights to 855 destinations in 155 countries worldwide. About Barclays PLC Barclays PLC is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail and commercial banking, credit cards, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services. It is one of the largest financial services companies in the world by market capitalization. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 127,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for over 25 million customers and clients worldwide. For further information about Barclays, please visit our website http://www.barclays.com. Headquartered in Wilmington, DE, Barclays U.S. credit card business has more than 50 partnerships with some of the country's most successful travel, entertainment, retail and financial institutions including US Airways, Barnes & Noble, Best Western, BJ's Wholesale Club, Travelocity and Carnival Cruise Lines. The company employs more than 1,400 associates in Wilmington and Colorado Springs, CO, and was named a Top Employer in Delaware in 2007. For more information please visit http://www.barclaycardus.com.
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