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, 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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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 3:11 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Citibank misrepresented the cost and fees for credit card add-ons, like debt protection services, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says.

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Monday, July 20, 2015 10:26 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The bulk retailer says it is looking into a possible data breach of its online photo center.

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Friday, July 17, 2015 4:32 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The company announced the breach Friday, while temporarily shutting down access to its online and related mobile photo services.

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Monday, July 13, 2015 12:32 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

A data breach occurred between February and June at the sweetest place on earth.

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Friday, July 10, 2015 12:47 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The affected consumers include 19.7 million former, current and prospective federal employees who applied for a background investigation, and 1.8 million of their family members.

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Friday, July 10, 2015 9:25 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Click carefully though. You don’t want to mess up your credit score.

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