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Shell Gold MasterCard Offers Free Roadside Assistance

A new credit card benefit in the marketplace is now available through the Shell Gold MasterCard from Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. The Shell Gold MasterCard is the first gold card toinclude emergency roadside assistance without additional cost. The Shell Gold MasterCard combines the same benefit of earnings free Shell gasoline as found in the Shell MasterCard plus the peace of mind of Driver’s Assurance providing cardholders with towing service, change of a flat tire, look-out service, battery jumpstart and delivery of emergency gasoline. The Shell Gold MAsterCArd from Chase has a $45 annual fee and a fixed APR of 17.8 percent.

Driver’s Assurance is provided by The Signature Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Montgomery Ward, hedquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois. The Signature Group owns and manages the largest national auto club, with 32,000 trucks in 10,700 locations.

A $700 million a year market leader, The Signature Group provides value-driven consumer products and services through direct response marketing. It provides a complete array of growing consumer clubs and services including Dining a la Card, travel clubs, Legal Services and Dental Plans, as well as supplemental insurance products. The Signature Group continues to be one of the most rapidly growing companies in the direct response industry. Principal clients include banks, independent credit card companies, airlines, major retailers and oil companies.

To apply for a Shell Gold MasterCard from Chase, pick up an application at a Shell service station or call toll free, 1-888-931-GOLD.

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