Cardless to Launch LATAM Credit Card in 2022

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Last updated on March 7th, 2024

Cardless and Delta-owned South American airline LATAM are partnering for a new co-branded credit card. The new LATAM Airlines credit card program will combine the lucrative earning potential of LATAM Pass with the digital facing technological expertise of Cardless.

Cardless and LATAM Airlines to Launch Airline Rewards Credit Card

Fintech Cardless had quite the 2021. The company launched various co-branded rewards cards with some of the biggest names in sports, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, Manchester United, Miami Marlins, and Boston Celtics. That hot streak continued with the launch of the New Orleans Pelicans Mastercard earlier this year.

Now, Cardless is hyping the launch of another upcoming co-branded credit card – but this new offering isn’t with a major league sports franchise. LATAM, a Santiago, Chile-based international airline, and Cardless will launch a new co-branded United States credit card program for avid American travelers – the LATAM Airlines credit card.

Cardless credit cards offer several features designed for digital-native consumers via security and easy access. Potential applicants can quickly apply using their smartphones. A virtual card will be delivered to their mobile wallet seconds upon approval. The entire Cardless process operates through the fintech’s intuitive app, including synching the accountholder’s bank information for seamless payments and no-fuss account management.

The upcoming LATAM Cardless credit card will be the South American carrier’s first U.S. consumer credit card since the ending of the airline’s previous relationship with U.S. Bank several years ago. That relationship included three co-branded airline credit cards: the LATAM Visa Signature, LATAM Visa, and the LATAM Secured Visa.

“We Can’t Wait”

“We are beyond thrilled to be joining forces with LATAM in our first foray into travel rewards credit cards,” said Michael Spelfogel, President and Co-Founder of Cardless, in a statement. “Moving beyond entertainment and leisure, travel rewards are an absolute necessity in the 21st century – a fact that the isolation of the past two years has only intensified. We can’t wait to help LATAM reward their customers with tangible benefits that bring people across the world back together.”

“We strive to continuously improve our customer experience, and this new partnership seeks to offer more options for accumulating miles through a simpler and more intuitive digital experience. Fintech companies are pioneers in adaptability and flexibility with the end-user in mind. The LATAM Airlines Credit Card program exemplifies this.”, added Paola Peñarete, Vice President of Sales for North America, Caribbean, Mexico, and Asia, LATAM Airlines Group.

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