Credit Cards Blog

Monday, November 14, 2011 3:59 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

A new service allows consumers to embed coupons on a debit or credit card. Sounds convenient, but your privacy may be at stake. A partnership between Linkable Networks and 24/7 Real Media last week unveiled its Linkables service, where consumers can link their debit or credit cards to online and offline promotions. It works like

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Friday, November 11, 2011 11:27 am
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Just in time for Veterans Day, Chase is adding perks to its line of credit cards for U.S. men and women in uniform. The bank is giving military cardholders unlimited cash back for all purchases and eliminating foreign transaction fees. The changes apply to Chase’s Military Star Rewards MasterCard; Air Force Club MasterCard; Army Morale,

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 5:35 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Bank of America Merrill Lynch became the latest in a growing number of big issuers to offer chip-and-PIN credit cards to U.S. customers to make transactions more convenient abroad. The bank said Tuesday it plans to add the feature — in addition to the magnetic stripe — to all its U.S. corporate credit cards starting

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011 5:07 pm
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

Discover has dropped its 2 percent fee on foreign transactions. As of Nov. 6, Discover will no longer charge foreign currency conversion fees to customers using their Discover cards outside the United States, according to Kathryn Henry, a spokeswoman for Discover. This change in policy regarding card transactions made in foreign countries applies to all

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Monday, November 7, 2011 2:39 pm
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

The holiday shopping season is fast approaching, and credit card issuers are rolling out all kinds of promotions to encourage holiday shoppers to charge their way through holiday shopping lists. “Consumers lose their minds a little bit” around┬áthe holiday shopping season, says John Ulzheimer, president of consumer education at SmartCredit.com. If you have trouble staying

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Friday, November 4, 2011 4:34 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Last week, I promised my perspective on MasterCard’s third-quarter earnings after Visa’s results last week held some interesting nuggets. Well, here it is, folks: 1. You were really happy if you owned the credit card company’s stock. MasterCard handedly beat estimates for its profit, and investors celebrated. Sadly, I don’t own the stock and second,

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 3:31 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Good news if you’re interested in getting a credit card. Banks are still giving out credit cards in increasing numbers versus a year ago, according to new Equifax data as reported by The Wall Street Journal. At least through July. The number of new credit cards rose by more than 25 percent to 21.6 million

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 4:41 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

With Halloween costumes stuffed into the back of the closet, everyone is now looking toward the rest of the holidays this year. And that could mean racking up credit card debt. A USAA survey released Tuesday found that almost half of those polled plan to pay for holiday gifts with a credit card. Of those,

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 4:04 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Looks like new government regulations on credit cards have made Americans a little less disgruntled with their issuers. A new survey of 1,258 consumers from Consumer Reports shows only 12 percent said their credit card companies treated them unfairly this year. That’s down from 15 percent last year and 22 percent in 2009. Still, just

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Monday, October 31, 2011 4:24 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

To keep in spirit of the day of the dead, I’ve culled the most recent bone-chilling headlines dealing with credit cards. Here’s one story of the undead. When Rita Katz applied for a credit card at the Gap, she was denied for an unexpected reason: Her credit report said she had kicked the bucket. Katz,

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