FIA Card Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation. The company has a long history of high-quality financial services. It was founded as MBNA in 1982. Those days it was a small bank, based in a Newark, Delaware supermarket. Due to the new revolutionary methods of work they quickly become the leaders of financial industry. For example, MBNA was the first card issuer who offered 24 hour-a-day service to the customers.
MBNA maintained their creditworthy customer base and attracted new customers by providing them with low interest rates and good service. MBNA's strategy was to offer credit cards that can be personalized or customized based on cardholders' passions and loyalties. For example, they offered plastics displaying family coats of arms or regional landmarks. By the mid-1990s, the company was issuing cards to the fans of nearly 200 professional sports organizations, including National Football League teams.
In 2006 MBNA was acquired by Bank of America. It was renamed to FIA Card Services. This merger has brought together the resources of two major U.S. banks.
Even though the company has a different name, the main principles of their work remain the same: exceptional level of service and exclusive rewards programs for the cardholders. FIA Card Services has a range of attractive credit card deals for business owners, students and consumers. They typically come with low fixed or introductory rates. The applicants are required to have a good credit rating.
Your dad should read the information from FIA very carefully. I am sure they are not just giving away $1000. There has to be something in it for them.