Move Over Centurion, Here Comes The Visa Black Card

by MB on December 20, 2008

Visa Black Card

Visa Black Card

Visa is rolling out its new “Black Card” to compete with the Centurion card from American Express.

Features:

  • Limited Membership
  • 24-Hour Concierge Service
  • Exclusive Rewards Program
  • Luxury Gifts
  • Patent Pending Carbon Graphite

I’m not sure how one would benefit from carrying around a carbon graphite card, but what the heck.

This card appears to be a relative bargain compared with the Centurion.  The Black Card will cost $495 per year while the Centurion costs $2,500 per year.

For further reading, here is an interesting Wikipedia article about the Centurion card, and how it was developed to capitalize on an urban legend about an ultra-exclusive black Amex card which was only given to dignitaries and celebrities.

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