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, August 29, 2013 4:57 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Credit card balances increased year-over-year for the first time in five years, according to Equifax.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 5:35 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

EMV chip cards come in two flavors: chip-and-PIN and the chip-and-signature. What’s the difference?

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013 5:44 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

A collections account can cost your credit score up to 100 points. Here’s what its removal can do.

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Monday, August 26, 2013 6:05 am
By Steve Bucci · Bankrate.com

Your credit score may vary depending on the scoring company and who’s looking at it — so is it worth the $15 to take a look?

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Thursday, August 22, 2013 6:00 am
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Americans are the most satisfied with their credit cards, even if they don’t understand them well, a new study finds.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 5:28 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

The CARD Act contained provisions to keep young people out of credit card debt. Was it necessary?

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 5:07 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

The CFPB is suing debt-relief firm Morgan Drexen for alleged illegal upfront fees and consumer deception.

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Monday, August 19, 2013 3:47 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

An Idaho man is suing Experian for not deleting an allegedly erroneous public record on his credit report.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013 5:49 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Citi enhances ThankYou Preferred credit card, while Chase’s cards are ready for the national rollout of Isis Mobile Wallet.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 5:06 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

The percentage of credit card holders at least 90 days past due on their accounts fell to its second-lowest reading.

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