75,000 MILES EACH YEAR if you spend $25,000 on purchases
After that, keep earning UNLIMITED 2X MILES on every purchase
Global Entry – $100 automatic statement credit for the cost of one Global Entry application fee every five years
Book the best travel deal, no airline, seat or hotel restrictions, and redeem your miles for travel statement credits
Access to over 850 lounges worldwide with Mastercard® Airport Experience provided by LoungeKey, fees apply
No foreign transaction fees
International Chip and PIN for use at self-service chip terminals around the world
Rates, fees & offers
$150 (waived first year)
2 miles per dollar
75,000 miles each year if you spend $25,000 on purchases
APR: 17.99%, 21.99% or 24.99% variable based on your creditworthiness
Cash Advance APR: 27.24%, Variable
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater
Foreign Transaction Fee
Recommended credit score
Not sure which card is best for you?
The $150 (waived first year)-annual-fee Barclays Arrival® Premier World Elite Mastercard® is a strong choice for folks who plan to spend $25,000 a year or more on it. Although it lacks a sign-up bonus, the versatile travel card doles out annual loyalty bonuses for big spenders:
-After making $15,000 in purchases in a cardmember year, you'll get 15,000 loyalty bonus miles.
-After making $25,000 in purchases in a cardmember year, you'll get another 10,000 loyalty bonus miles.
You'll also earn a solid 2 miles per dollar spent on everyday purchases, worth 1 cent each when redeemed toward travel purchases. Plus, you’ll get a $100 reimbursement every five years toward Global Entry application fees. The card is worth taking on international trips, too: It’s chip-and-PIN enabled — which means you can even use it at certain parking meters and kiosks abroad — and doesn’t charge foreign transaction fees.
For those who plan to spend less than $25,000 a year on a card, there are better options. But for travelers who spend enough and prefer to stick to one card, the Barclays Arrival® Premier World Elite Mastercard® is a keeper. For more information, check out NerdWallet's full review of this card.
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