While we don’t have too many posts about Brex, whenever we do, they are always pretty interesting ones. Brex is a credit card company that is targeting people with businesses. While their methods seem unusual, they can offer some pretty incredible value to certain people. It’s great then, that we are seeing an increased sign up bonus and other good news.
Typically the card does not come with a sign up bonus (unless you count some of the credits this card provides). The Points Guy does have a link to apply to this card that does actually earn a sign up bonus though. That sign up bonus is typically 30,000 points.
Now though, there is a 75,000 point offer for spending $1,000 if you sign up by December 31st, 2019. Interestingly, there doesn’t appear to be a time limit on the offer? Of course, this offer also includes the credits that would appear if you signed up for the card as well.
But that is not all, in addition to news about the sign up bonus increase, Brex is also adding another travel partner. This partner is JetBlue, and will transfer at a 1:1 rate.
When it comes to the sign up bonus on this card, it isn’t as straight forward as pretty much every other credit card. For starters, if you were to just go to their website right now, you’d see some credits to Amazon Web Services, Google Ads, and even WeWork but that’s about it. There isn’t a formal public sign up bonus. However, in the usual sense, there is a 30,000 Brex point bonus if you sign up through TPG’s link. Now, we have a 75,000 point offer which is pretty nice in comparison!
The card comes with no annual fee. The reward categories for the card include 7x on rideshare, 4x on brex travel, 3x on restaurants, 2x on recurring software, and 1x everywhere else.
When it comes time to redeem those points, Brex has partnered with a few different programs including AeroMexico, Air France, Avianca, Cathay Pacific Qantas, and Singapore.
Finally, your credit is actually determined in a very unusual way. You must allow Brex the ability to link up to your bank account. From there, depending on how much money you have and put through every month, they will determine the limit. The Brex card is basically a forced charge card where they will withdraw funds every month from that bank account. However, on the positive side, there is no personal guarantee like on every other business credit card out there.
While Brex may offer an unconventional take on business credit cards, that’s actually a good thing. The credits they offer for the sign up bonus (regardless of if you get the points or not) could be useful to you. The points are just icing on the cake. With the ability to also redeem the points on another airline, the card is actually more usable. It’s nice that they all transfer at a 1:1 rate as well.
What do you think about not only the Brex card, but it’s new changes? Let us know down in the comment section below