Greg has long had hopes for an ultra-premium credit card on the business side of Ultimate Rewards. He made his case for why it would just make sense a couple of years ago (See: Still waiting for the Chase Ink Business Reserve). It turns out that it may be on the way after all: rumors are swirling that Chase will launch an ultra-premium “Ink Business Premier” card as soon as later this month. We don’t yet know much (nor even how likely the rumors are to be true), but reporting on this is coming from a couple of corners so it may be worth staying under 5/24 if you’re currently under and tempted to break loose.
Both 10xtravel and Doctor of Credit have reported on a coming new card that will possibly be called the “Chase Ink Business Premier” (gosh I hope that isn’t the real name and that Chase can please reduce abbreviation confusion between the Chase Ink Plus, Chase Ink Business Preferred, and Chase Ink Business Premier by choosing a word that doesn’t start with “P”. ).
The rough details so far indicate that this may be more like a charge card that must be paid in full with the option to pay some charges over time. That fits along with the rumor that the card will have increased buying power.
Of key importance, the word on the street is that it will not be possible to product change to or from this new card. That being the case, those who are currently under 5/24 may want to prioritize staying under 5/24 since a new card application will presumably be the only path to becoming a cardholder (and we imagine that the Ink Business Premier will presumably only be available to those under Chase’s 5/24 rule).
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Again, the rumors are that this card will come live as soon as the end of this month, but it could also be later. We don’t know about the earning structure or welcome bonus, but I would imagine that Chase isn’t going to try to launch a premium product without a competitive offering. I don’t know how long I would hold out waiting for a rumored card to arrive, but on the other hand Doctor of Credit usually picks up on reliable Chase rumors, so I give this one a better than 50-50 chance of being true (note: I have no inside info of my own here, so don’t read into that).