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, February 11, 2016 4:16 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

EMV chips may be doing what they were designed to do — stop fraudsters from stealing credit card numbers. Here’s thieves’ next move.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 6:05 am
By Greg McBride · Bankrate.com

Interest rates on credit cards are likely to rise this year, so don’t sit back — take action.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 11:09 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Fraudsters may be taking advantage of the lack of security at pay-at-the-pump card readers.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12:43 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Scammers are taking advantage of the massive credit-card-industry switch to chip-based credit and debit cards.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 4:20 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A modern take on Romeo and Juliet could have the star-crossed lovers doomed by bad credit rather than family rivalries. What do credit scores mean for love?

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:34 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Soon, consumers get a full-fledged payment revolution with EMV cards. Will fraud decrease?

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Friday, September 18, 2015 12:32 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Visa is testing new technology that pairs palm, voice, iris or facial authentication with new Europay, MasterCard and Visa, or EMV, chip technology.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 4:49 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Earn 10% cash back by making an in-store purchase with your credit card via Apple Pay.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 5:12 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The 2 firms must refund more than $60 million to customers and pay nearly $20 million in penalties over their debt collection practices.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 4:26 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

It’s easy to think about how a bad credit score can hurt you. But consumers should remember, too, that a good credit score is a powerful savings tool.

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