Chase Sapphire Reserve℠

Have $10 Million with Chase? You Can Get the J.P. Morgan Reserve Card

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Following this week’s launch of the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, Chase has quietly rolled out an update to its Palladium Card, issued by J.P. Morgan. The updated card has been renamed the J.P. Morgan Reserve, and as the Reserve moniker suggests, the card features the exact same benefits as the Sapphire Reserve. (Note that the new Reserve card looks very similar to the Palladium, pictured above.)

Like the Sapphire Reserve, it sounds like new customers may receive a sign-up bonus of 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points after spending $4,000 in the first three months — however, we haven’t been able to confirm this with Chase, so if you happen to discuss this card with your J.P Morgan Private Banker, please add a comment below. We also haven’t been able to confirm whether it’s possible to sign up for both the Sapphire Reserve and its higher-end equivalent (and earn both bonuses).

While applications are apparently reviewed on a case-by-case basis, we’ve heard that J.P. Morgan Private Bank will be most likely to accept you as a client if you have $10 million in investible assets. However, here’s some good news: Existing Palladium cardholders will automatically receive the new J.P. Morgan Reserve card beginning in October, and the annual fee ($595) that comes with the Palladium will be pro-rated. The new J.P. Morgan will also match the Sapphire Reserve’s $450 annual fee.

The J.P. Morgan Reserve card features a similar look to the outgoing Palladium card.

There might be little reason to consider “upgrading” from the Palladium instead of signing up for a new Reserve account, though. Since you have to be a new applicant to receive the 100,000 Ultimate Rewards point sign-up bonus, existing Palladium cardholders will end up missing out there. Some reports indicate that United Club access will still be available as a perk, though that’s unconfirmed. Officially, the card includes the same Priority Pass Select membership as the Sapphire version.

The new J.P. Morgan Reserve card wins some points for matching the Sapphire Reserve’s amazing benefits, but will ultimately be little more than a novelty. Assuming United Club access isn’t actually available as a perk, it makes far more sense for existing Palladium cardholders to sign up for the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card and collect the 100,000 bonus points. For new applicants, unless you are attached to the weight of the metal card (the Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card is just as hefty), the Sapphire Reserve includes the exact same benefits (less, potentially, United Club access), without the requirement to have millions of dollars in the bank.

Chase Sapphire Reserve℠

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  • New! Earn 100K bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,500 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • $300 Annual Travel Credit as reimbursement for travel purchases such as airfare and hotels charged to your card
  • 3X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases. Plus, no foreign transaction fees
  • Get 50% more value when you redeem your points for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 100,000 points are worth $1,500 toward travel
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Access to 900+ airport lounges worldwide with complimentary Priority Pass™ Select membership
  • Up to $100 application fee credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre√®
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR Regular APR Annual Fee Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Rating
N/A 16.24%-23.24% Variable $450 0% Excellent Credit