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.
Monday, August 17, 2015 11:05 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Simply put, it’s the act of opening up a bunch of credit cards you don’t really need just to get their sign-on bonuses.

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Friday, August 14, 2015 12:42 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Victims of ID theft who get free credit monitoring services won’t have to report the value of those services as taxable income, according to the IRS.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 1:57 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

A New York-based firm that conducts background checks for a quarter of the Fortune 100 companies says the names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers of as many as 100,000 people nationwide may have been stolen.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 6:05 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

A Canadian-based startup has developed wearable technology that let’s you authenticate credit card payments with your heartbeat.

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Monday, August 10, 2015 11:46 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Is Facebook working on a plan that would let creditors use your social media connections to determine your creditworthiness?

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Thursday, August 6, 2015 1:54 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The tech giant announced Wednesday that select 2014 and 2015 Samsung Smart TVs will soon support major credit cards, debit cards, PayPal and other mobile billing options, allowing owners to pay for content from the comfort of their living room.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Each year, criminals use the identities of 2.5 million deceased Americans to establish fraudulent credit accounts, according to data from ID Analytics.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:17 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers about a new scam called card-cracking, which involves turning over your bank account information, PIN number or online banking credentials to crooks.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 1:37 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Discover is eliminating some travel, baggage and insurance perks in August.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015 1:15 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Is this big bonus worth it? It depends on whether you’re a regular Amazon shopper and you can afford to pay off your bill monthly.

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