Credit Cards Blog

Monday, August 8, 2011 2:22 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

The new star of “Two and a Half Men” doled out simple, but sound financial advice for young Americans. “Don’t ever charge anything on a credit card if you don’t already have the money in the bank to pay for it,” said Ashton Kutcher on Sunday night after receiving the 2011′s Teen Choice Award for

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Friday, August 5, 2011 2:27 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

A new service from FICO may help you get more appropriate credit card offers. The creator of the most popular credit score on Tuesday unveiled its FICO Bankcard Growth Solution that helps credit card issuers respond faster to results from marketing programs. That means consumers like you will receive offers that are more relevant to your

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Thursday, August 4, 2011 1:32 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Consumers still have beef with credit cards despite sweeping changes from new regulations. The Consumer Federation of America, the National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators last week released a survey that outlined the top 10 consumer complaints last year. Credit and debt, including credit cards, ranked No. 2. Auto

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 2:59 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Traveling is getting a little easier for American Express Delta SkyMiles credit card holders. The companies said Tuesday that Gold and Platinum cardholders will get priority boarding Delta flights starting in September. That means more space to pack away carry-on luggage before the crowds flood in. The benefit is not available to Reserve Delta SkyMiles credit

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011 2:02 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Verizon Wireless and American Express have teamed up for digital payments. Verizon customers will be able to set up Serve accounts, a digital platform created by American Express, on the the phone company’s mobile phones or tablets, the companies announced Monday. The service links a customer’s bank, debit or credit card account to fund a

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Monday, August 1, 2011 2:36 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The National Consumer Law Center, or NCLC, has published a Top 10 list of action items for the new federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB. Among the items is one credit card related to-do, which is to “get inside the books of credit card companies to make sure they’re not charging illegal fees or

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Friday, July 29, 2011 12:30 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

While federal lawmakers have been bickering over plans to raise the U.S. debt ceiling, consumers have been increasing their own borrowing capacity in the form of auto loans, credit cards, student loans and home equity lines of credit. That’s according to a recent national report about credit trends from Equifax, a global credit information service

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Thursday, July 28, 2011 3:46 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Everyone is raving about Netswipe, the new application released Tuesday by Jumio that enables computer webcams to stream debit and credit card information for online purchases. Forbes says it will “deliver radical change to online payments,” while many tech blogs across the Internet are falling all over themselves for it. (It helps, of course, that

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011 3:19 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Pat yourself on the back. Credit card balances fell because you paid your bills, not because banks wrote off your accounts as uncollectible, according to a new study released Wednesday. Credit reporting agency TransUnion found that credit card holders made $72 billion more in payments than purchases from the first quarter of 2009 to the

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011 12:54 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Upfront credit card fees are stirring up emotions in South Dakota. Last week, First Premier Bank and Premier Bankcard of the Mount Rushmore State filed a lawsuit against the Federal Reserve Board and the newly opened Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The suit says the central bank overstepped its authority when it ruled that upfront fees

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