Fidelity AmEx (FIA) Credit Card Review (Discontinued)

Fidelity Investment Rewards American Express Card (FIA) Review

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  1. Earn $50 after spending $500 in first 2 months.
  2. Earn 2% cash back on every purchase you make.
  3. No annual fee.


  1. FIA is an American Express card, which is not accepted as widely as Visa or MasterCard. Since 2% cash back on everything is designed for non-bonus categories, this may cause some trouble sometimes.
  2. It has foreign transaction fee, so it's not a good choice outside the US.

Recommended Application Time

  1. We recommend you apply for this card after you have a credit history of at least one year.
  2. You can have at most 1 BoA credit card if you are an undergrad student, 2 if grad student. Other people don’t have such a restriction, but BoA may cancel your credit cards to 4 if you have too many.


This card is a no-brainer choice: everything 2% cash back with no annual fee, worth applying for everyone. You probably should use this card for all transactions that don’t have 2%+ reward rate. Citi Double Cash is very similar to another card FIA, which also gives you 2% cash back everywhere with no annual fee. On the one hand, FIA is an AmEx card, which is not accepted as widely as MasterCard; on the other hand, FIA has AmEx Offers, which could be give you more rewards. We recommend Citi Double Cash if you don’t want to spend time on AmEx Offers.

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This card is discontinued on 2015.12.28.

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