A new SPG credit card for Canadians forthcoming!

| December 3, 2009 | 1 Comment

beachpiggybanknovember A new SPG credit card for Canadians forthcoming!

A new SPG credit card is on the horizon!

Update (March 31, 2010) — It’s here—and according to American Express—more rewarding than ever! The new SPG Credit Card from American Express is now in Canada. Along with a number of travel benefits, the SPG Credit Card from American Express provides you with the only way to earn Starpoints on a credit card in Canada. Check out our post on the new card here.


As we reported in September, SPG will no longer offer the SPG MasterCard from MBNA in Canada. At that time we wrote that SPG would continue its relationship in Canada, but were unsure as to who the credit card issuer would be.

We have since learned that a new SPG credit card is on the horizon. Recent speculation on RedFlagDeals has it that the new SPG card will be from American Express and carry a higher annual fee than the US$45 fee our American friends pay.  That’s just conjecture, however. We’ve also heard rumblings that the card was going to be TD’s first MasterCard offering. Again, just speculation.

According to Starwood, the new card is expected in Canada within the first few months of 2010. Details have not yet been announced. You can be or enter your email address here to be among the first to receive details. According to SPG’s site, “you can expect all the rich benefits you’ve come to appreciate—and a few new ones.”

Note that, when the new SPG credit card is released in Canada, current MBNA cardholders will not automatically receive it. You will need to reapply to receive the new card.


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  1. Social says:


    Looking forward to seeing the details of this card. The old SPG MasterCard was extremely useful while travelling and the air miles were very handy.

    I just hope the new card has all the benefits that the old one did and if it’s going to cost more I hope there are some improvements.

    We will see.

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