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Marriott ends Halifax co-branded credit card

31 Aug 2011 by BusinessTraveller

After a tie-up lasting many years, Marriott hotels’ UK division and Halifax (Bank of Scotland) are to part company.

A letter currently being mailed to UK members of the Marriott Rewards credit card reveals that the scheme will be terminated by the end of the year.

The letter is issued by Halifax and states that members have until early October in which to earn Marriott Rewards points on credit card expenditure both in the UK and overseas. By December (on a date yet to be determined) the card will be withdrawn.

Holders of the co-branded Marriott/Halifax credit card will then be transferred to a Halifax branded card with a 0.5 per cent cashback offer in place of Marriott Reward points.

Details of the Marriott/Halifax UK credit card scheme have now been removed from the relevant websites marriott.co.uk and halifax.co.uk.

Marriott UK has yet to announce when, or if, a replacement credit card firm will be appointed to take over the business. But co-branded credit cards now provide an important revenue steam for the global hotel chains so, at some stage, expect Marriott to announce it has signed up another company.

Marriott UK itself has yet to communicate the news to its Rewards members and the hotel chain was unavailable for further comment.

For more information visit marriott.co.uk.

Report by Alex McWhirter

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