2010 Credit Card Guide
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Credit cards cater to the rich

For a small, rarefied segment of the credit card market, times remain incredibly good. Credit card issuers continue to cater to them on bended knee with the promise of the very best benefits, services and rewards.

The reason? Elite card customers are big, big spenders with some charging as much as hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

And card issuers hungry for profits want these high-charging, wealthy customers more than ever because every swipe of the card brings a fee from the merchant to the credit card company.

"Interchange income with these accounts is through the roof," says Curtis Arnold, founder of CardRatings.com. "This market is going to be increasingly targeted."

Here's a closer look at some of the super-elite credit card deals available to the super-rich.



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