The 4 most prestigious credit cards in the world 💳
You always believed that gold was yellow, think again, it is black! It easily takes place in your pocket, weighs few grams and realises your desires with one magic code. Here, we are not talking about the matter but the small elitist rectangular card. For some a real fantasy, for others, a reality. What is the best card? How to get it? What are the benefits and inconveniences? Here are the details below.
American Express Centurion Card
Launched in 2004, the mysterious titanium card is only available by invitation to the best American Express customers against an annual fee of 3000 euros. Best customer, what does it mean? With an annual expenditure close to $250,000 dollars and according to your needs, so, the little magical card will be suggested. Once given, it will allow you to join the closed class of the 1000 holders (in France) and will offer an exclusive and prestigious and service including the following benefits:
Devoted International Concierge Service:
Centurion holders have a Concierge Service 24h/24 and 7/7, which manages all in various fields and all around the world (example: the opportunity to bring a holder’s fiancée a present on her birthday day each hour, while she is in the Philippines and the holder at United State…).
A Personal Travel Advisor:
Reachable 24h/24 and 7/7, this service offers a personalized advice and a made to measure organization on all the travel aspects, according to the own wishes and habits of each Centurion holder (VIP lounges access in 500 worldwide airports, trip organization by private 747 or to the most remote islands…).
Access to Rewards loyalty Membership program:
All expenses are taken into account in France and abroad in all businesses accepting the American Express Card. At any time, the holder can convert his points on the loyalty program. This later, offers a catalog of exceptional bonuses, which provides regularly an access to promotional offers and «points bonus». 1€ spent with the Centurion Card brings in 1.5 Membership Rewards?
Arts & Museums:
Private reception at Le Louvre devoted to the gastronomy and museum personalities; discovery of the Contemporary Art at the Plaza…
Fashion: Dior fashion show in Monaco. It is organised in a private boutique intended for this event; Gucci fashion show at Place François 1er and the Fendi one on a yacht in Cannes,…
Gastronomy: Access to the American Express Fine Dining Program (booking a table in one of the 500 well known restaurants in France and abroad), Cookery classes with Alain Ducasse, epicurean evening at Raphael « Louis XIII cigars and cognacs with the acknowledged rules of art» (tasting evening)…
Sport & Auto: «Emotion at Stade de France» Events (football and rugby) in the American Express box.
JPMorgan Palladium Card
Palladium card concerns wealthy costumers that earn more than 250,000$, and belonging to a private bank like JP Morgan Private Bank, Commercial Bank, Investment Bank or Treasury Services (which involves having a minimum balance of 30 million $). With an insignifiant annual subsription of 425€ (if considering the owner’s fortune and the price of the card made in palladium), this card unlocks only few doors to the unreachable. As well as the palladium provided services, a book of 57 pages is offered to the holder with a considerable amount of exclusivity.
Only one inconvenience: this card is working only in the United States.
Stratus Rewards Visa Card
Best known as the “White Card” in opposition to the American Express “Black Card”. In order to get the Stratus Rewards Visa, one have to be invited by a holder of this card or even a business partner of Stratus Rewards.
For an annual fee of 1,500 $ USD, the cardholders enjoy mainly a private jet trip.
Carte QNB Private World Elite Visa
Came up since June 2013, the “QNB Private World Elite Visa Credit Card” is even more exclusive than the Centurion American Express. Inlaid with a 0.02 carats stone, it offers travel advisors, personal shoppers, concierge 24h by 24h, and invitations to mysterious “special experiences.” Of course, permission for a no spending limit is possible with this card.
1000 $ USD is the price to acquire the outward sign of wealth.