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.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 2:03 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

If you’re planning to apply for a new credit card in 2017, know this: The interest rate you pay likely will be higher than it was just a few weeks ago.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016 5:00 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

The best credit cards often have some traits in common. Choose wisely, and you’ll reap the rewards.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016 5:00 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Opening a credit card for emergencies could help your credit — if you use the card properly.

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Monday, December 26, 2016 6:00 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

You can comfortably assume when you open a new credit card and transfer balances from one or several other cards to it, something will happen to your credit score.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016 5:00 am
By Leslie McFadden · Bankrate.com

Have little or no credit history? Start your credit card search here.

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Monday, December 5, 2016 6:05 am
By Martha C. White · Bankrate.com

Credit card costs can add up. These strategies can bring down the price of plastic.

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Monday, December 5, 2016 6:00 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Both Visa and MasterCard this week announced they would delay for three years an October 2017 rule meant to push gas station operators to install chip-card readers on their pumps.

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Friday, December 2, 2016 10:45 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

New data from credit bureau Experian paints a pretty telling picture: Each successive generation has a higher average credit score than the one before it.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:54 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Criminals stole data after consumers swiped their credit or debit cards at five venues operated by Madison Square Garden Co.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 6:00 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Some credit cards will refund the difference on a new purchase made with that card if you later find another merchant selling the same item at a lower price.

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