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New Zoomer+ Mastercard.

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New Zoomer+ Mastercard.

https://my.zoomerplus.com/
It looks like a rebranded Brim Mastercard targeted at boomers/seniors. They have a standard and World Elite versions.
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LeifS39303 wrote: https://my.zoomerplus.com/
It looks like a rebranded Brim Mastercard targeted at boomers/seniors. They have a standard and World Elite versions.
The pop-up comparison states it is a "BRIM" product.
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Both the basic and WE cards sadly have the 2.5% FTF (can't even give Boomers a break). The included features are kinda cool, even for the general population (obviously some of the rebate programs focus on Boomers/seniors).
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I wish they could bump up the travel medical coverage. Only 3 days for 65+ which is the target market for this card.
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If CARP is anything like AARP then be aware their sole purpose is to sell your info to as many places as possible forever. Mail, email, phone call spam like you'd never believe, I bet stuff even shows up at your grave if they find out where it is.

No way a few discounts will ever make up for the perpetual annoyance. YMMV of course.
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robsaw wrote: The pop-up comparison states it is a "BRIM" product.
Zoomer cards used to be issued by MBNA. I wonder if Alaska Airlines and BW Rewards MC will soon follow suit to Brim.
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CARP? More like CRAP.
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Here2day2 wrote: Zoomer cards used to be issued by MBNA. I wonder if Alaska Airlines and BW Rewards MC will soon follow suit to Brim.
It does seem like Brim is going to be the issuer of issuers
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the only thing that would have entice me for the card is No Forex. Since they aren't offering that here, no need to get it
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MizuRyuu wrote: the only thing that would have entice me for the card is No Forex. Since they aren't offering that here, no need to get it
I doubt no FX is in the top list for boomers
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I don't see how any snowbird would be enticed to use this card (which I'm assuming is the target audience). You might as well use a US credit card when the majority of US card issuers have no forex fees.
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erniefu wrote: I don't see how any snowbird would be enticed to use this card (which I'm assuming is the target audience). You might as well use a US credit card when the majority of US card issuers have no forex fees.
The vast majority of Canadians either don't realize their FX rate is marked up by 2.5%, or if they do, they don't know there are alternatives, or even if they know that, they don't think it's a big enough deal to care about it. We tend to forget that here in the RFD bubble.
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Kiraly wrote: The vast majority of Canadians either don't realize their FX rate is marked up by 2.5%, or if they do, they don't know there are alternatives, or even if they know that, they don't think it's a big enough deal to care about it. We tend to forget that here in the RFD bubble.
This ^
Sad but true but ignorance, disinterest in seeking the best products is what does not allow these great products to thrive. Most people dont know or care about cost optimization in various parts of their expenses (think Cell phone plans, paying MSRP like Canadian Tire).
It's what big business thrives off...

EDIT: of course there are those who don't have time to fish around for offers due to their personal circumstances and have a deeper understanding of how things work to get ahead of them. So I do respect that.
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martydxb wrote: This ^
Sad but true but ignorance, disinterest in seeking the best products is what does not allow these great products to thrive. Most people dont know or care about cost optimization in various parts of their expenses (think Cell phone plans, paying MSRP like Canadian Tire).
It's what big business thrives off...

EDIT: of course there are those who don't have time to fish around for offers due to their personal circumstances and have a deeper understanding of how things work to get ahead of them. So I do respect that.
It's not fully customers fault.

Other industries make money by making things easier for customers, think iPhone

Banking industry makes money by making things complicated.

That's why Warren Buffett said "Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway."
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martydxb wrote: Check out this amazing card from RBC!
https://www.rbcroyalbank.com/credit-car ... tinum.html
Cool! lol
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That card does have one thing going for it: Auto rental CDW with no annual fee and no high income requirement. The only others are CIBC's basic Aventura and Aeroplan, and Capital One's pair of Aspire cards. And ATB Gold if you live in Alberta.

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