Exclusive: Google offers credit card to advertisers

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Posted: Jul 20, 2011 4:44 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc is introducing a credit card for some of its advertising customers, offering its clients a credit line to try and drum up business as competition in the online advertising market heats up.

Google said it will email invitations offering the AdWords Business credit card to some of its customers on Wednesday. The card initially will be available as a "beta" test, available to select users in the United States. The card, which will have an 8.99 percent annual percentage rate and no annual fees, can only be used to purchase search ads on Google.

(Reporting by Alexei Oreskovic; editing by Carol Bishopric)