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SKYPASS Visa Signature Credit Card


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- Get up to 15,000 Bonus Miles after your first purchase.
- Earn 1 mile for every $1 you spend in net purchases
- Double Miles on Korean Air ticket purchases.
- Redeem miles for award travel and upgrades on any SkyTeam partner, including Korean Air and domestic carriers such as Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines

Introductory APR: N/A*
Introductory Period: N/A
APR on Purchases: 12.99% - 19.99% (variable)*
Annual Fee: $80*
Card Issuer: US Bank
Card Network: VISA®
Card Category: Consumer (Premium)
Card Type: - Co-Branded
- Instant Decision
- No Foreign Transaction Fee
- Reward Card
Credit Needed: Excellent*

The Skypass Visa Signature credit card gives cardholders the purchasing power that they need and a number of exclusive benefits. This is one of the more involved cards issued by U.S. Bank, giving cardholders the ability to make purchases without staying under a preset credit limit. In the meantime, cardholders earn SKYPASS miles for every purchase made.

The exclusive benefits that are offered include bonus SKYPASS miles with the first purchase made with the card. When the card is renewed, there are more bonus miles to be awarded to the card. If you purchase tickets through Korean Air, then you receive double miles and you also receive two Korean Air VIP Lounge coupons every year.

When you gather your miles, you can redeem them toward travel and Korean Air upgrades, as well as upgrades through SkyTeam partners. Purchases made with the card also help cardholders reach Morning Calm Club membership and maintain it. There is no limit on the number of miles that can be earned. If you want to maximize your rewards, you can combine your SKYPASS Visa miles with SKYPASS flight miles.

Because this is a card that is made for the frequent traveler, those traveling abroad do not have to worry about foreign transaction fees. With the fact there is no present spending limit, there is a lot of spending power when traveling. Cardholders also have access to the Visa Signature Concierge and can take advantage of a wide range of premium offers and special dining privileges.

There are some additional advantages, such as EMV chip technology that gives you the added security needed when traveling abroad. PayWave technology is also used so that purchases don't have to require the card being handed to someone else and swiped. The Zero Fraud Liability strengthens the security element of the card. What this means is that cardholders do not have to be liable for fraudulent activity on the account. Through the fraud protection, U.S. Bank puts safeguards in place that prevent fraudulent activity on the account.

When traveling, you receive travel & emergency assistance, an auto rental collision damage waiver, and travel accident insurance. To make sure bills are managed well, cardholders receive online access to their account and they can automatically pay their bills.

U.S. Bank does reserve the right to change the APR, fees, and other terms as per the terms in the cardmember agreement and as the law applies.

There is an annual fee on the card. The bonus miles may be applied either when this fee is paid or the card is used for a purchase. It can take six to eight weeks for these bonus miles to be credited to the account. When it is time for the renewal bonus miles to be applied, they are applied after the annual fee is paid and can take eight weeks to be applied to the account.

As for how miles are earned, a cardholder is awarded two miles for every $1 charged to the card on qualified Korean Air ticket purchases and $1 for every dollar spent on all other purchases.

As for the travel benefits, such as accident insurance, you, your spouse, and traveling dependent children will be covered. This insurance covers loss of life, speech, sight, limbs, or hearing when being transported by a common carrier.

As for the cost of the card, the APR is very competitive. It is based on creditworthiness and the Prime Rate. To avoid paying interest on purchases, the due date is 24 to 30 days after the billing cycle's close date. If the balance is paid by the due date, then there is no charge for those purchases.

There is also an APR for balance transfers, along with a balance transfer fee and a cash advance APR that accompanies the cash advance fee. How the transaction fees work on the account is this: the fee is a percentage of the transaction or a minimum dollar amount.

Other transaction fees include convenience Check Cash Advance, ATM transaction fees, cash equivalent advances, and there is no fee for foreign transactions. There are also penalty fees that include a late payment and a returned payment fee. There is no over the limit fee since the account can't go over its limit.

The review prepared by . Opinions expressed therein are solely those of the reviewer.

Reward Types: - Airline Rewards
- Travel Rewards
Reward Unit: Miles
Rewards: - 15,000 Bonus Miles after your first purchase.
- 1 mile for every $1 you spend in net purchases
- 2 miles on Korean Air ticket purchases.
- 2,000 Bonus Miles at renewal.
Expiration: None*
Yearly Limit: None*
Other Benefits: - No Preset Spending Limit
- Travel and Emergency Assistance Services
- $1,000,000 in Travel Accident Insurance
- Visa Concierge
- Complimentary 24/7 travel and entertainment assistance
- Visa Travel and Shopping
- Visa Sports and Entertainment
*See website for additional benefits
Online Account Access: Yes
Introductory APR: N/A*
Introductory Period: N/A*
APR on Purchases: 12.99% - 19.99% (variable)*
Annual Fee: $80*
Grace Period: 24 - 30 days*
Min Finance Charge: $2.00
Late Payment Fee: $35.00*
Over Limit Fee: $35.00
Balance Transfer: Yes
Transfer Fee (%): 3.00%
Minimum Fee: $5.00
APR Cash Advances: 23.99%
Cash Advance Fee: 4.00%
Minimum Fee: $10.00
Additional Fees - Convenience Check fee: 3% of each check amount, $5 minimum.
- Cash Equivalent fee: 4% of each cash amount, $20 minimum.

We do not offer online application for this card at the moment.

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* The information provided for SKYPASS Visa® Signature Credit Card is believed to be accurate at the time of evaluation (Feb 18, 2015). We strongly advise visitors to review the terms and conditions to verify accuracy of the information and fees posted prior to applying for the product.

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