Credit Cards Blog

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 4:14 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Have you seen Subway’s new menu item? Game credits for Battlestar Galactica Online. Well, almost. Thanks to the creation of Openbucks, a gift card payment network, customers can buy gift cards from participating retailers and redeem them for online games. The retailers include Subway, Circle K, CITGO, Hess and Sports Authority. After buying an Openbucks-enabled gift

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011 3:19 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

American Express is bidding bon voyage to Continental and bonjour to Virgin. The credit card issuer said Monday that Richard Branson’s airline is joining AmEx’s membership rewards program. Virgin America will fill the gap left by Continental Airlines, which leaves the program at the end of this month. Continental’s breakup with American Express comes as

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Monday, September 12, 2011 2:37 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

From the looks of the news on credit cards, it seems like a criminal is on every corner trying to steal your credit card information. An Indiana man was just locked up for 14 years after being found guilty of creating counterfeit credit cards. Secret Service agents found almost 21,000 credit card accounts on his computers, in his email

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Friday, September 9, 2011 4:19 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Imagine credit card companies stealing each other’s customers over smartphone. It’s not so farfetched. On Thursday, Mitek Systems unveiled a new app that allows you to search for a better credit card rate than the one you already have and instantly transfer the balance to a new credit card account. All via your iPhone, BlackBerry and

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 4:11 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

It might be time for the kids to sit their parents and grandparents down for a lesson on credit card debt. At least that’s the takeaway from a report last week from Auriemma Consulting Group showing that the younger set of credit cardholders are the more responsible. The survey revealed that about one in four

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 1:31 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Here’s a new option for gift givers: the new American Express eGift Card. The new virtual card, unveiled Tuesday, mimics the credit card company’s “real” gift card with no fees after purchase, such as for activation, checking on the balance and monthly servicing. The funds also don’t expire. The cost to you: A $2.95 upfront

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Friday, September 2, 2011 2:04 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Here’s a morbid thought: Credit card debt doesn’t die, even if you do. That’s the takeaway from a report on CNNMoney.com Thursday, which highlights the efforts of Discover to collect credit card debt of a deceased woman. The credit card company called the woman’s daughter only two weeks after her mother passed away, asking her to

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 10:15 am
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

The debut of a federal consumer watchdog doesn’t come without a few hiccups. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which enjoyed its proverbial ribbon-cutting July 21, has run into its first problem: delayed credit card complaints. A Bloomberg News report on Tuesday revealed that some of the credit card gripes filed online on the CFPB’s website have

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011 4:36 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Bank of America is boosting its cash-back credit card offerings. On Wednesday the bank launched its BankAmericard Cash Rewards and Cash Rewards for Business MasterCard, both of which feature 1 percent cash back on all purchases, no expiration on rewards and no annual fee. BankAmericard Cash Rewards cardholders also earn 2 percent cash back on

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011 4:06 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Here’s another example of a credit card company taking to social media networking. Discover is rewarding current cardholders with $50 cash back, or 5,000 miles, for referring their friends and family through Facebook, Twitter and email. Simply log on to your account online, share the offer via those three methods and get the reward once

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