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, May 28, 2015 3:18 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Credit cards are taking back market share from debit and prepaid ones — a sign our Recessionary scars are healing.

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Friday, May 22, 2015 2:17 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The three big bureaus will pay a fine and change how information is added, reviewed and removed from credit reports.

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Friday, May 22, 2015 8:40 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Synthetic ID theft is piecing together a new identity using a combination of real and fake information. It accounts for up to 85 percent of all fraud, the government says.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 4:34 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The government alleged the online payments company illegally signed users up for unwanted credit.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015 4:37 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Looks like criminals are siphoning money from linked credit and debit card accounts.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 6:05 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

A new study suggests young folk can still pay off other loans — and score more financing, too — despite those burgeoning balances.

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Friday, May 8, 2015 3:57 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citi are moving toward removing credit card debts discharged by bankruptcy from credit reports, following pending litigation.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015 3:00 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

A new report finds black, Hispanic and low-income consumers are more likely to have no credit score.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 5:37 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Twenty-seven percent of moms say they want a gift card for Mother’s Day, according to a new survey from coupon site RetailMeNot.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 2:30 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Coming to a smartphone near you this fall.

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