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.
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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Sunday, November 27, 2016 7:30 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

There are plenty of both pedestrian and imaginative ways in which entrepreneurs use their business credit card rewards.

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Friday, November 18, 2016 6:05 am
By Shannyn Allan · Bankrate.com

If you can find a way to make a little money on the side, you can add extra oomph to your saving power.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 9:53 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

The warning signs are usually right in front you, but that just may be the toughest place to spot a problem.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:00 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

And it has very little to do with the result of the election.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:00 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

I set my annual gift budget based on the amount of cash-back rewards I’ve earned throughout the year. If it’s been a good spending year, bully for my gift recipients. Otherwise, sorry I’ve been a Scrooge.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 10:19 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Here’s a secret the credit card companies would like to keep quiet: Among the most common fees they charge, there’s not a single one you can’t avoid.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6:00 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

If you’ve purchased a home in the last six months, now might be the time to apply for a credit card with a zero percent interest introductory offer.

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