SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Riding-sharing company Uber plans to launch its own credit card, partnering with the British bank Barclays.
The card will be coming later this year, Barclays said last week.READ MORE: COVID Schools: AC Transit Resuming Bus Lines For Returning Students In Newark, Oakland, West Contra Costa
Uber would be the first of the riding-sharing companies to have a co-branded credit card, which are a popular way for companies to cement customer loyalty. They typically give points or credits toward awards, with the most popular cards offering airlines and hotels.READ MORE: COVID Impact: San Francisco Reopening All Indoor Pools For Summer
Uber rival Lyft has a partnership with Delta that offers miles, though it’s not via a card.MORE NEWS: Pedestrian On Highway 101 In Healdsburg Hit, Killed By Vehicle
No details about terms or rewards on the Uber cards were available yet, though the awards seem likely to go toward ride credit. Earlier this year, Uber partnered with American Express to give Platinum Card customers a $200-a-year credit toward free rides.
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