New and useful features to look for if you want a better credit card

New and useful features to look for if you want a better credit card

The credit card market is highly competitive and constantly evolving. Lately, that means new cards that give consumers more choice. As this trend continues into 2022, credit card shoppers will need to know what to look for. What does a good credit card look like these days?

Annual fees, sign-up bonuses, rewards rates and 0% interest offers have long been bedrock standards for evaluating and comparing cards. And they still are.

But recently some issuers have begun offering niche cards with rewards specially tailored to people who are into cryptocurrency, wine or video games. Others are letting cardholders choose which categories pay the richest rewards.

Here are four newer, broader or more useful features to keep an eye on when shopping for a credit card in 2022.

1. Customized rewards

Credit cards have for a long time provided multiple ways to redeem rewards — cash back, statement credits, merchandise, gift cards, and…

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