Two new credit cards have been launched in the UK with an automotive connection.

American Express has joined up with BMW to launch both a Mini and a BMW card.

Both cards offer a typical APR of 9.9 per cent, with no annual fees and the added security of purchase and internet fraud protection.

The two credit cards will offer additional features with the driving enthusiast in mind, with monthly draws providing 50 prizes each month.

Trips to the Italian Grand Prix and a VIP visit to the BMW plant in Leipzig will be up for grabs, as well as chances to win the latest models.

One entry in the prize draw is made with every £10 spent on the card each month.

Kate Harris, vice President of UK Partnerships at American Express, commented: "The Mini and BMW credit cards from American Express put card members in the driving seat – quite literally.

"The customised rewards schemes, which offer extra entries for spending on petrol for example, mean these are the cards of choice for those who feel a connection to Mini and BMW."

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