Definition of platinum card in US English:

platinum card

(also Platinum Card)


  • A credit card made available to individuals with high credit ratings, which carries certain privileges that are unavailable to holders of other cards.

    • ‘As a last resort, I was close to flashing my platinum card right in front of his nose.’
    • ‘Fortunately, I generally travel for business, which is company-paid, and always with reserved seating on one of two airlines where I hold gold and platinum cards.’
    • ‘People wishing to apply for the platinum card must earn more than a not-too-demanding €38,000 or £30,000 per annum to qualify.’
    • ‘They can help a bank acquire more card holders and transfer balances from competing cards to the new one; they can also attempt to upgrade customers to gold and platinum cards.’
    • ‘I recall also that Jesus fed all of the masses that day on the hillside at the Sea of Galilee, not turning away anyone who lacked a platinum card to buy fishes and loaves.’
    • ‘I plan to try this with my credit card company immediately and see if I can get ‘re-elected’ to my platinum card.’
    • ‘The Halifax has also introduced a new credit platinum card, charging 2.9% annually for the first five months.’
    • ‘The vice-chairman and managing director received the first platinum card to mark the launch in the city.’
    • ‘Extreme beauty, as well as a platinum card, gains you privileged access in Funky Buddha.’
    • ‘Robby whipped out his platinum card and told her her that he had it covered.’
    • ‘For the first time in its 154-year history, AmEx will have carte blanche to issue plastic through U.S. banks and flood the market with millions of its green, gold, and platinum cards.’
    • ‘Most gold and platinum card holders come outside of those two months.’
    • ‘But it seems that affluent Irish people will to forced to wait before even the platinum card is available here.’
    • ‘Feeling apprehensive, she touched the golden doorknob accented on dark wood, and before she could bat an eyelid, in a blue flash a platinum card appeared beside her hand.’
    • ‘While the platinum card's rate of 18.15 per cent is lower than other cards, the offer as part of a lifestyle survey comes at a time when consumer credit is blowing out.’
    • ‘Luckily he still sends us a big fat check, which of course, pays for my platinum card.’
    • ‘But, of course, with high standards come high prices and a severe door policy, so don't even venture to Deansgate without your platinum card and your latest finery.’
    • ‘I can fly around the world on a platinum card twenty times over if I want, and join the legions of the unpaying, of the life-debtors reminiscing over their big fling before cutting the card into the bin.’
    • ‘She's also attending mixed private school, courtesy of a scholarship, and is automatically trapped within the 3 percentile minority that can't fix every given situation with daddy's platinum card.’
    • ‘As the numbers of gold card members swelled, they sought further distinctions, such as the black card that was quickly replaced by the platinum card.’