Two days ago I got a notice that Chase was raising cash advance interest from 19.49% to 25.%(!!!!!) Did I somehow miss the news about a sudden jump in general interest rates? Now granted, you'd have to be crazy to "charge" cash to a credit card, but I could imagine circumstances where you might need foreign currency. Not any more, and definitely not with this Marriott Chase card. Shame on Chase for pushing the envelope into loanshark territory, and dragging Marriott's brand into this wretched excess of near-usury.