Credit Cards Blog

Most of us have credit cards. But do we really know 'What's in our wallets?' Bankrate's Credit Card Blog tackles everything credit card related -- from fraud and identity theft to credit card debt and lowering interest rates. We're on the up and up with which credit card deals you need to know about and which to pass on. To know more about your plastic, check us out.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 pm
By Brady Porche · Bankrate.com

We pay by credit cards for most big buys, and more small ones than ever.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 4:33 pm
By Brady Porche · Bankrate.com

Best credit-building strategy depends on career path, other choices.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 5:55 am
By Allie Johnson · Bankrate.com

You can boost a child’s credit, but cards’ policies vary widely.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 5:55 am
By Allie Johnson · Bankrate.com

Having a card handy in a foreign land can ease parents’ anxiety.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 5:55 am
By Michelle Crouch · Bankrate.com

Card companies often say yes to requests for breaks, but few cardholders ask.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 11:07 am
By Robin Saks Frankel · Bankrate.com

The Marriott Rewards Premier card from Chase is now tied for the best sign-up bonus available for a premium hotel rewards card.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 9:00 am
By Robin Saks Frankel · Bankrate.com

Credit card wars: AmEx Platinum takes on Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige with increased perks for cardholders.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 5:55 am
By Brady Porche · Bankrate.com

New credit reporting changes cover unpaid taxes, medical debts

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 5:55 am
By Robin Saks Frankel · Bankrate.com

If you can’t always afford to pay your bill in full, it’s nice to know there are some credit cards out there that give you a free pass for a bit of time when you won’t incur interest charges on new purchases.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:01 pm
By Robin Saks Frankel · Bankrate.com

You have to spend $3,000 in purchases in the first three months to get the points bonus and there’s a $75 annual membership fee.

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