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SunTrust Enhances Credit Card Rewards

Nov 17, 2015

ATLANTA (Nov. 18, 2015) – SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) introduced a new suite of credit cards with enhanced rewards and cash bonuses for clients. The new SunTrust Cash Rewards, SunTrust Travel Rewards, and SunTrust Prime Rewards credit cards also help clients build financial confidence with features like free access to FICO® Scores. 

“Using a SunTrust rewards credit card is an excellent way to maximize your spending power by earning more perks on everyday purchases,” said Mark Ford, head of Bankcard for SunTrust. “Our new cards were especially designed to provide clients who have deposit relationships with SunTrust an opportunity to maximize those rewards and reach their goals even faster.”

The new card suite consists of:

  • SunTrust Cash Rewards card: 5 percent cash back on gas and grocery qualifying purchases made during the first year (up to $6,000 spent); unlimited 2 percent cash back on gas and grocery qualifying purchases (after the first year or first $6,000 spent, whichever comes first) and 1 percent on all other qualifying purchases.  

  • SunTrust Travel Rewards card: 5 percent cash back on eligible travel qualifying purchases including airfare, hotels and car rentals in first year (up to $6,000 spent); unlimited 3 percent cash back on travel (after the first year or first $6,000 spent, whichever comes first); 1 percent cash back on all other qualifying purchases; and up to $100 statement credit for TSA Precheck or Global Entry application fees every five years.

  • SunTrust Prime Rewards card: unlimited 1 percent cash back; Prime rate for three years on balance transfers in first 60 days of account opening; no annual fee.

All of the new SunTrust cards offer a cash-back bonus when rewards are redeemed into a SunTrust deposit account – either 10 percent, 25 percent, or more, depending on the client’s deposit relationship with SunTrust.

Another feature of the cards is chip technology which provides greater international acceptance and additional security against fraud.  All SunTrust consumer primary credit cardholders have free access to FICO® Scores, updated monthly and available through online access.

“Credit cards also make it easier to track one’s spending,” said Ford. “Using the SunTrust mobile app, clients can check their transaction history to protect against fraud and ensure their spending stays on track.”

For more information about the new SunTrust rewards cards, terms and conditions, or to fill out an application, visit


About SunTrust Banks, Inc.

SunTrust Banks, Inc., one of the nation's largest financial services organizations, is dedicated to Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being for its clients and communities. Headquartered in Atlanta, the company serves a broad range of consumer, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. As of September 30, 2015, SunTrust had total assets of $187 billion and total deposits of $146 billion. Through its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, the company operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic States and a full array of technology-based, 24-hour delivery channels. The company also serves clients in selected markets nationally. Its primary businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services.  Through its various subsidiaries, the company provides mortgage banking, asset management, securities brokerage, and capital market services. SunTrust's Internet address is


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