Are you eligible for a business card?
You must have a business to apply for a business card. That said, its not uncommon for people to have businesses without realizing it. If you regularly sell items on eBay, for example, then you have a business. Similar examples include: consulting, writing (e.g. blog authorship!), handyman services, owning rental property, etc. In any of these cases, your business is considered a Sole Proprietorship unless you form a corporation of some sort. If you want to keep things simple, you can use your own name as the business name and your own social security number as the business Tax ID.
Business Cards and Chase’s 5/24 Rule
|Chase's 5/24 Rule: With most Chase credit cards, Chase will not approve your application if you have opened 5 or more cards with any bank in the past 24 months.
To determine your 5/24 status, see: 3 Easy Ways to Count Your 5/24 Status. The easiest option is to track all of your cards for free with Travel Freely.
More:According to Doctor of Credit, the following banks do not routinely report business accounts to the personal credit bureaus:
- American Express (except for Canadian Amex)
- Bank of America
- Capital One Spark Cash
- Navy Federal CU
- US Bank
- Wells Fargo
The following banks do report business cards on personal credit reports (and therefore do count towards 5/24):
- Capital One (except Spark Cash)
- TD Bank
- UBS Bank
Best Business Card Offers
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First year values are calculated as: estimated first year value minus estimated first year costs. First year value includes signup bonus points and statement credits. First year costs include the first year annual fee and the opportunity cost of meeting minimum spend requirements.
Please note that valuable perks such as free checked bags, companion passes, airport lounge access, etc. are not included in these calculations.
Full details of how first year value is calculated can be found here: Credit card signup bonus estimation details.