Another one bites the dust. I will admit, I am very late in the game. Seems like the Capital One Vibe MasterCard was discontinued earlier in the year. This was an amazing student credit card. I am fairly disappointed seeing this…
I wrote a post earlier today about the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Visa possibly discontinued. According to my contacts at Marriott International Canada, effective September 5th, 2017, no new customer applications are being accepted into the credit card program, but existing card members will continue to be serviced. Note that this only applies to applications in Canada and does not impact the US program.
I was hoping that this is just a temporary glitch, but all the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Visa links are broken.
I called Chase Canada customer service to confirm what was going on and they said that they are “no longer offering the Chase Marriott credit card for the moment”. When I asked what she meant by “for the moment”, she said it may or may not come back, but I would need to ask Marriott Rewards to find out.
Another credit card is being discontinued. This time it is the TD Drivers Rewards Visa Card. You may have noticed the following wording on the TD website:
Is it just me or does it feel like more credit cards are being shut down than introduced to the market? It started with Petro-Canada, now it is Esso’s turn. Seems like gas loyalty programs are having difficulty maintaining their partnerships with credit card companies. You will noticed that the RBC Esso Visa Card has already been taken down from the RBC website. On the Esso website, they still show the card, but mention that new applications are no longer accepted.
Just a few days after a write a post comparing the co-branded Amazon credit cards between Canada and the United States, it seems like it the Canadian version has been discontinued. Here is the official wording:
As of April 3, 2017, we are no longer accepting applications for the Amazon.ca Rewards Visa Card and there is no other way to get the card at this time.
In the summer of 2015, the Capital One co-branded IHG Rewards credit cards discontinued. However, existing credit cardholders were grandfathered. But a year later, grandfathered cardholders received a letter stating that their credit cards will cease on November 7, 2016, which has come and gone.
Two of CIBC’s retail co-branded credit cards are being discontinued. The CIBC Petro-Points MasterCard Card and CIBC TELUS Rewards Visa Card. It is always disappointing to see credit cards being discontinued, as it decreases the competition in the market.
It was only a matter of time before this credit card gets discontinued, since the Shoppers Drug Mart buyout by Loblaws, which runs the PC Plus program.
Is it just me or is the MBNA Smart Cash Platinum Plus MasterCard discontinued? I can’t find an application link anyway.