MBNA and eBay Introduce New Credit Card That Awards "eBay Anything
Credit Card Allows Site's Users To Accrue Points They Can Spend on eBay
San Jose, Calif. October 2, 2003 -- eBay, the world's online marketplace, and MBNA, the world's largest independent
credit card issuer, today introduced a new credit card that allows eBay users to earn eBay Anything Points with every
purchase. In time for the holiday shopping season, the credit card is available in the U.S. starting today, and can be
used to pay for purchases everywhere that MasterCard® is accepted.
For purchases charged on the eBay credit card, cardholders will earn eBay Anything Points, a special eBay currency
worth $.01 for each point, which can be spent on virtually anything for sale on the eBay site.
Sporting the colored eBay logo, the eBay Anything Points credit card offers no annual fee and an introductory 0%
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for balance transfers during the first 6 months.
The new credit card is the latest expansion of the eBay Anything Points program, launched in May 2003. Participating
companies, such as American Airlines, Netflix, and Hilton, give participating customers eBay Anything Points as
rewards for purchases, incentives for new customer sign-ups, or in exchange for points accrued in their own loyalty
"This new credit card is a unique offer for eBay users, especially during the holiday shopping season, giving them
extra purchasing power on eBay and a flexible way to reward themselves with an amazing selection of items to
choose from on eBay," said Gary Dillabough, vice president of strategic partnerships for eBay. "MBNA has an
outstanding banking reputation, so card members can be assured they're getting a recognized card from a reputable
"MBNA is extremely proud to be associated with eBay," said John R. Cochran, president and COO of MBNA America
Bank, N.A. "The people of MBNA look forward to offering eBay's tens of millions of registered users with this superior
financial product and customer se