Chase rolls out credit card for business owners

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Chase and its Wilmington-based credit card unit is offering a Southwest Airlines credit card for business owners.

The Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Card offers new customers 80,000 points after a spending minimum is reached. The owner can also issue employee credit cards, with proceeds used towards points.

The 80,000 point total can be the equivalent to two round trips, depending on distance flown.

The discount carrier has been attracting more business travelers, despite the lack of assigned seating and business class seats. Business travelers like no fees for luggage and frequent flights on some popular business routes.

The airline has also added routes to the Caribbean, Mexico and most recently Hawaii. All are attractive leisure destinations for business travelers who have accumulated points.

“Through research, we heard directly from business owners that they’re looking for simple and attainable perks out of their business credit cards, as well as more rewards for the business they do,” said Leslie Gillin, Chase Co-Branded Cards president. “That was the inspiration for the new Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Card, which is all about providing business owners with the reward categories most relevant to them, while at the same time offering enhanced travel benefits from an airline known for its exemplary Customer Service.”

Chase and Southwest are commemorating the launch of the Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Card by hosting networking events for business owners called #BigDreamsStartSmall. At these events, business owners will have the opportunity to network, listen to a panel of business experts talk about what it takes to grow a business.

The Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Card has a $199 annual fee. Click herefor further information.

The Southwest credit card is one of the most popular Chase airline credit cards and dates back to its predecessor bank First USA landing the airline as a customer.

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