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Top 5 Credit Cards Trending in 2024: Do You Have One?

Mar 15, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of personal finance, credit cards continue to play a significant role in shaping consumer spending habits and financial strategies. As we navigate through 2024, certain types of credit cards have emerged as popular choices among consumers, reflecting current trends and preferences. Let's explore the popular credit cards that are making waves this year:

  1. Apple Card

Apple Card is Apple's take on the traditional credit card. Issued by Goldman Sachs, it lives completely on your iPhone and is designed to be simple, transparent and help customers spend wisely. Apple Card has no fees of any kind and users earn cash back on every purchase through a Daily Cash program. The cash back percentage depends on whether you use the physical titanium Apple Card or Apple Pay, ranging from 1% to 3%. Apple Card aims to provide helpful tools to track spending and estimate interest costs for different payment amounts. Through its Wallet app, customers can view statements, make payments and manage their Apple Card directly from their iPhone. Privacy and security are top priorities as purchasing information stays strictly on customers' devices. However, one restriction is that only US residents are currently eligible to apply for an Apple Card.

  1. Privacy Card

Privacy Cards are virtual payment cards that protect users' financial information online. Each Privacy Card is a unique 16-digit number that can be used for purchases instead of a real debit or credit card. When generating a Privacy Card, users' actual payment details are never revealed to merchants. This helps prevent theft of sensitive card data, even if a site suffers a data breach. Privacy Cards are convenient to use for one-time purchases from new merchants, as they automatically close after the initial transaction passes through. Users can also set spending limits on cards to maintain budgets. If a transaction exceeds the limit, it will be declined, preventing overspending. For subscriptions, users have full control and can easily pause cards to stop future payments or close them completely from their online dashboard. With robust security features and spending controls, Privacy Cards allow for private and secure online shopping. However, the tradeoff is that Privacy only issues these digital-payment cards and does not provide physical cards.

  1. UTGL Asset Link Credit Card

The UTGL Asset Link Credit Card is a premium product offered by UTGL, a leading global private trust specialist. This innovative credit card links the cardholder's spending to their trust funds, providing greater financial flexibility while protecting assets. It is noted that this card application has no nationality restriction. When making purchases with the UTGL Asset Link Card, the credits are drawn directly from pre-selected assets. A wide variety of assets can be used as backing, from different currencies to digital assets. This allows cardholders to benefit from market gains in their portfolio without needing to liquidate assets to access funds.

Privacy is paramount with UTGL, as all transactions are securely processed through your personal trust account, safeguarding financial confidentiality. Personalization options allow for custom names or designs, enhancing prestige with only a production fee incurred.

Experience seamless financial management with UTGL AutoPay, enabling automatic repayments to avoid interest charges, with UTGL authorized to settle balances promptly. Simplify shared benefits by obtaining additional cards for family and friends, extending convenience and privacy to your inner circle.

For individuals seeking a seamless bridge between their trust funds and everyday living expenses, the UTGL Asset Link Credit Card offers a sophisticated yet worry-free solution. Backed by a reliable global leader in trust, it maximizes flexibility and rewards while maintaining asset protection.

  1. Wirex Card

The Wirex Card allows users to spend crypto and stablecoins anywhere that accepts Visa or Mastercard. This includes both physical and virtual payment cards. Users can earn up to 8% cashback on all purchases through Wirex's Cryptoback rewards program. Funds can be topped up directly from the user's Wirex account, supporting both cryptocurrencies and traditional currencies. The card charges no monthly, ATM, or foreign exchange fees. It provides security features like two-factor authentication and the ability to instantly freeze cards. Wirex also offers opportunities to earn interest through their Multiply program. The Wirex Card provides a seamless way for cryptocurrency enthusiasts to utilize their digital assets for everyday spending needs while earning rewards on transactions.

However, the card is only available in certain countries/regions due to regulatory limitations. Spending power is dependent on available balance. Rewards rates can change over time. Funding may require bank transfers that take 2-5 days. Volatility in crypto prices could impact balances. Wirex does not directly issue credit cards itself. As a result, users are not able to take advantage of repaying the card at the most opportune time based on market conditions. Additionally, like other financial technology companies, the information needed for KYC/AML checks that could expose users to privacy risks depending on how the data is handled and secured.

  1. Crypto.com

The Crypto.com Visa Card is a prepaid card that allows users to spend cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum anywhere that accepts Visa. It comes in multiple tiers that offer varying perks and rewards like airport lounge access and cashback on purchases. Users can apply through the Crypto.com app by staking cryptocurrency tokens for 180 days. The Midnight Blue card requires no stake, while higher tiers like Ruby Steel and Jade Green entail staking smaller amounts. Cards can be topped up from the app's crypto and fiat wallets. Spending provides cashback in token rewards of up to 8%, while weekly staking rewards are also paid in tokens. The app makes it easy to track spending, redeem and withdraw rewards, providing a seamless way for cryptocurrency holders to utilize their digital assets for everyday purchases and ATM withdrawals.

It's important to note that higher card tiers require staking a minimum amount of CRO tokens for 6 months, limiting liquidity. Card load limits and spending caps are also imposed depending on the card tier. Further, account funds can only be topped up using supported fiat currencies or stablecoins, not other cryptocurrencies directly.

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© 2024 UTGL. All rights reserved.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered legal, financial or tax advice. UTGL makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, suitability or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions or delays in this information or any losses, injuries or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.


This website may contain links to external websites that are not provided or maintained by or in any way affiliated with UTGL. Please note that the UTGL does not guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of any information on these external websites.


Links to external websites are provided as a courtesy and do not imply UTGL's endorsement of those sites or their content, products or services. UTGL assumes no liability for damages resulting from the use of or reliance upon the information provided herein.

Ready to get started?

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© 2024 UTGL. All rights reserved.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered legal, financial or tax advice. UTGL makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, suitability or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions or delays in this information or any losses, injuries or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.


This website may contain links to external websites that are not provided or maintained by or in any way affiliated with UTGL. Please note that the UTGL does not guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of any information on these external websites.


Links to external websites are provided as a courtesy and do not imply UTGL's endorsement of those sites or their content, products or services. UTGL assumes no liability for damages resulting from the use of or reliance upon the information provided herein.