Content Update – FIT, First Access and Total Visa

If you have written content around the Fit Mastercard, Total Visa, and/or First Access Visa campaigns, we request that you update any statements which mention “credit score” to only read “credit”.

For Example:
“By using the card responsibly, you could help improve your credit score”

Should Become:
“By using the card responsibly, you could help improve your credit”

Campaign Details have bee updated to include the new restriction. Below are links to these for your reference.
Total Visa Campaign Details
First Access Visa Campaign Details
FIT Mastercard Campaign Details

Please contact us at publishers@icommissions.com with any questions, and to verify your content is now compiant.

Please Remove Green Dot Secured Offers

Green Dot is removing all secured products from the affiliate channel.

Please remove the following campaigns and all related assets including, but not limited to, links, banners, and/or general content related to the offers below, by close of business today, June 8, 2020. The landing pages will no longer be available or commissionable after that point.

Affected Campaigns:
Green Dot primor® Mastercard® Classic Secured Credit Card – SID 5
Green Dot primor® Visa® Classic Secured Credit Card – SID’s 6 and 7
Green Dot primor® Mastercard® Gold Secured Credit Card – SID 8
Green Dot primor® Visa® Gold Secured Credit Card – SID’s 9 and 10
Green Dot Visa® Secured Credit Card – SID 39

This removal DOES NOT affect the Green Dot debit and prepaid products including Unlimited Checking Account and the Rush Prepaid Cards that iCommissions currently has available.

Please consider replacing the lost cards with other secured card products including:

First Progress Secured Mastercard
Highlight: Multiple Cards – Market the One That’s Best for Your Traffic
Campaign Details Link:
https://campaigns.icommissions.com/FE/FirstProgress/Campaign_Details.pdf

Applied Bank Secured Visa® Gold Preferred® Credit Card
Highlight: Low 9.99% fixed APR
Campaign Details Link:
https://campaigns.icommissions.com/Applied/AppliedBank/Secured_Campaign_Details.pdf

Assent Platinum 0% Intro Rate Mastercard Secured Credit Card
Highlight: 0% Introductory APR for the first six months
Campaign Details Link:
https://campaigns.icommissions.com/FE/AssentCard/Campaign_Details.pdf

We would love to help you select the right card to switch to on your secured page, so please reach out to publishers@icommissions.com to set up a meeting today!

Moving Traffic to PreQualify for Reflex and Surge

Great news! The PreQualify versions of Surge Mastercard (Campaign 218) and Reflex Mastercard (Campagin 194) are outperforming the original campaign ID’s!

For this reason, we are ending the following campaigns so that we can move all traffic to the above-mentioned PreQualify versions. As soon as possible, please update your links to the new campaigns as shown below:

Surge Mastercard® – Campaign 25 update to Surge Mastercard® Prequalify – Campaign 218

Reflex Mastercard® – Campaign 23 update to Reflex Mastercard® Prequalify – Campaign 194

If, for some reason, you don’t see the Prequalify versions in your account, please email us immediately at publishers@icommissions.com so that we can ensure they are available to you.

Notes for each traffic type:

Email – Retire your old creative!
The creative for the old campaigns cannot be used on the new campaigns. Please retire all creative and download the new versions specific for the PreQualify links.

Card Comparison Sites – Additional Placement Opportunities!
Since the PreQualify versions offer expanded credit lines, the bank is requesting that publishers consider displaying the cards on bad, fair and even good credit category pages. Please reach out for full details.

Banner Creative Publishers – Changes may be necessary!
Please email us with the banners you are currently using. Most will be approved to use for the new campaigns, but we want to make sure to address any that require updates.

ABOC Platinum Mastercard® Temporary Updates

At this time, Amalgamated Bank of Chicago is temporarily removing the promotional rate associated with its balance transfer feature on the ABOC Platinum Rewards Card. Listings and content will need to be updated as follows:

Marketplace Listings:
1. Remove bullet point:
0% Intro APR on Purchases for 12 months and Balance Transfers for 18 months; after that the variable APR will be 12.90%-22.90% (V), based on your creditworthinesss

Replace with this bullet point:
0% Intro APR on Purchases for 12 months; after that the variable APR will be 12.90% – 22.90% (V), based on your creditworthiness”

2. General Intro APR statements should read “0% on Purchases for 12 months”
3. Balance Transfer Intro statements should read “N/A”
4. Credit Needed should display “Excellent”
5. Do not list in “Featured,” “Top Choice”
6. Do not list in first three positions in any remaining category
7. For those with log-in experiences, do not list in the non-logged-in experience
8. Remove from Balance Transfer and Travel pages

Reviews/Content:
1. All mentions of the promotional balance transfer period should be removed or updated to reflect that the promotional rate has been temporarily removed due to the current economic conditions.

2. The following disclaimer can be used to inform consumers that these promotional changes are temporary:

Please note: Amalgamated Bank of Chicago has temporarily suspended its balance transfer offer for new accounts due to the current economic environment. ABOC expects to reinstate this benefit in late 2020; in the meantime, new cardmembers can still receive a 0% intro APR on purchases for 12 months and have the opportunity to earn a $150 statement credit when they spend $1,200 within 90 days after account opening.

3. Unless approved otherwise, content should reflect that the credit needed is “excellent”

Please see complete campaign details: ABOC Platinum Campaign Details

Bullet Point Update – First Access Visa and Total Visa

The following changes have been made to the First Access Visa® and the Total Visa® campaign.

Please remove this bullet point: 

  • If approved, simply pay a Program Fee to open your account and access your available credit

Please replace with this bullet point:

  • $300 credit limit (Subject to available credit).

You may refer to campaign details below for full details:
First Access Visa Campaign Details
Total Visa Campaign Details

Please notify us via publishers@icommissions.com when these changes have been made to your site.

New Bullets Ahead of Tax Refund Season

First Progress Secured Credit Cards has released new bullet points ahead of tax refund season to help promote their cards. We encourage you to update your records to include the two new bullet points below.

  • Invest your tax refund to improve your credit by making the refundable deposit for your new secured card today
  • Apply in just a few moments with no negative impact to your credit score; no credit inquiry will be recorded in your credit bureau file

In addition, our platform offers several additional secured credit cards, most of which don’t require a minimum credit score. Now is the perfect time to review and optimize all your listings on these cards.

Below is the complete list of our secured card offers, with links to their campaign details pages. Reach out today to chat about adding to and optimizing your listings!

First Progress Platinum Select Mastercard® Secured Credit Card
First Progress Platinum Prestige Mastercard® Secured Credit Card
First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card

Green Dot Visa® Secured Credit Card

Green Dot primor®Secured Visa® Classic Credit Card
Green Dot primor®Secured Visa® Gold Credit Card
Green Dot primor® Secured Mastercard® Classic Credit Card
Green Dot primor® Secured Mastercard® Gold Credit Card

First Access Visa Program Fee Update

Effective today, 1/6/2020, the First Access Visa Program Fee is $95 (up from $89). While most of you do not list this information in your marketing copy, it is found on all email creatives.

All provided email creatives have been updated to reflect this change. If you haven’t already done so, please be sure to login today and download the updated email creatives. If you use custom email creatives, please submit your updated creatives for approval before using.

If you send traffic other than email to First Access campaigns, please check your listings and confirm that you do not list the Program Fee. Please refer to the Campaign Details Sheet for complete details.

Please let us know if there are any additional opportunities we can work on for First Access or if you have any questions. We thank you for your partnership and look forward to another great year!

ABOC Balance Transfer Change

ABOC is excited to announce that, effective January 2, 2020, the Balance Transfer time period will be extended to 18 months (previously 12 months) on both their Platinum and Union cards.  Please make updates to the following bullet point and Intro APR statements today.

ABOC Platinum Rewards Mastercard:
Bullet Point:
OLD:0% Intro APR on Purchases and Balance Transfers for 12 months; after that the variable APR will be 14.40% – 24.40%, based on your creditworthiness
NEW:0% Intro APR on Purchases for 12 months and Balance Transfers for 18 months; after that the variable APR will be 14.40% – 24.40%, based on your creditworthiness

Intro APR Statement:
OLD: 0% for 12 months
NEW: 0% on Purchases for 12 months and Balance Transfers for 18 months

ABOC Union Rewards  Mastercard:
Bullet Point:
OLD:0% Intro APR on Purchases and Balance Transfers for 12 months; after that the variable APR will be 10.75% (V)
NEW:0% Intro APR on Purchases for 12 months and Balance Transfers for 18 months; after that the variable APR will be 10.75% (V), based on your creditworthiness.

Intro APR Statement:
OLD: 0% for 12 months
NEW: 0% on Purchases for 12 months and Balance Transfers for 18 months

Campaign Details Sheets for both campaigns can be found at the below links:
ABOC Platinum Campaign Details
ABOC Union Campaign Details

This is a great time to feature the card(s) in content pieces on your sites and/or blogs! Please contact us if you would like to advertise both ABOC offers or have any questions. We thank you for your partnership and look forward to a new year!

Coming Soon! Exciting ABOC Changes

ABOC is excited to announce that, beginning January 2, 2020, the Balance Transfer time period will be extended to 18 months (previously 12 months) on both the Platinum and Union cards. With the holidays approaching, we wanted to make sure you knew of this upcoming change. Please be prepared to make updates to the following bullet point and Intro APR statement on the morning of January 2, 2020.

Bullet Point:
OLD:
0% Intro APR on Purchases and Balance Transfers for 12 months; after that the variable APR will be 14.40% – 24.40%, based on your creditworthiness

NEW:
0% Intro APR on Purchases for 12 months and Balance Transfers for 18 months; after that the variable APR will be 14.40% – 24.40%, based on your creditworthiness

Intro APR Statement:
OLD: 0% for 12 months
NEW: 0% on Purchases for 12 months and Balance Transfers for 18 months

Again, these changes take effect January 2, 2020. This early notice is so you can schedule to make changes at that time.

Coming Soon! First Access Program Fee Change

With the holidays upon us, we wanted to make you aware of an upcoming change in the Program Fee for First Access Visa.

Beginning 1/6/2020, the Program Fee will increase to $95 (up from $89). While most of you do not list this information in your marketing copy, it is found on all email creatives.

We are updating the creatives found in your account today, so please download them and be ready to switch them out on 1/6/2020. If you have First Access mail drops scheduled before 1/6/2020, please continue to use your existing creative until 1/6/2020.

If you are not currently mailing the First Access campaigns, but send other traffic sources, please check your listings and confirm that you do not list the Program Fee.

We’ll reach out in the coming weeks, we’re looking to help kick off a strong new year!