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, 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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Thursday, December 1, 2016 9:30 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

The best travel credit cards offer outstanding rewards, hefty sign-up bonuses and low fees.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 9:30 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

The best hotel credit cards offer generous rewards and desirable perks like free internet, free stays and flexible checkout options.

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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 9:30 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Today’s best credit cards come with generous rewards, standout bonus offers, long 0% intro periods and low fees.

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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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Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:30 am
By Rachel Hartman · Bankrate.com

Credit cards for bad credit are typically set up to help you improve your credit history and raise your credit score.

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