Uber’s New Credit Card Offers Perks for Hailing Rides and More

Uber, the popular ride-hailing service, has seen its fair share of relatively negative news as of late, but it’s looking to shake that off.

One way to do that is by changing things up, and, in this case, offering more services for its customers. As a result, Uber has decided to team up with Barclays and Visa for a co-branded credit card. The standard credit card fare is here, including points for doing things like paying for a check at a restaurant, and using the credit card to pay for a hailed ride from the service.

Starting next week, Uber customers will be able to use the standard Uber app to apply for the card, and Uber says it will have a decision regarding approval or not in a matter of minutes. Once approved, a customer can expect to find their credit card in the mail about a week later. If you spend $500 in the first 90 days, the card includes a $100 bonus. And there is no annual fee.

Percentages look like this:

  • 4% back on purchases made from restaurants, takeout, and bars
  • 3% back on purchases made for airfare and hotels, including Airbnb
  • 2% back on online purchases, including monthly services like Spotify
  • 1% back on all other purchases

What’s more, Uber credit card owners will also get an annual $50 credit which they can use for subscription services, including Netflix and others.

The new Uber credit card officially launches next week. You planning on applying for one?

[via The Verge]