Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, December 29, 2011 5:38 pm
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

At long last, the checks are in the mail. For the more than 10 million credit card customers who filed claims in an antitrust class-action lawsuit over foreign-currency conversion fees charged between 1996 and 2006, the settlement checks are on the way. The first checks were mailed to consumers in late November, and the mailings

Wednesday, November 09, 2011 5:07 pm
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

Discover has dropped its 2 percent fee on foreign transactions. As of Nov. 6, Discover will no longer charge foreign currency conversion fees to customers using their Discover cards outside the United States, according to Kathryn Henry, a spokeswoman for Discover. This change in policy regarding card transactions made in foreign countries applies to all

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 3:04 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Two weeks ago, my brother-in-law stumped me with a Capital One credit card in euros or dollars. Imagine my embarrassment when I couldn’t help him answer that question. To keep things interesting, he alternated between euros and dollars and I promised to find out the difference when I got back stateside. First stop was Capital

Monday, April 11, 2011 12:55 pm
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

Card issuers are continuing to pull out all the stops to attract new customers to travel rewards cards. The latest offer aimed at elite travelers comes from Chase and its British Airways Visa Signature card. For a limited time, the card is offering 100,000 air miles to new customers. With the British Airways Visa Signature

Wednesday, April 06, 2011 10:07 am
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

Finding more credit card offers in your mailbox? You’re not alone. Credit card mailings have increased dramatically, according to a recent study by Mintel Comperemedia, a marketing research firm based in Chicago. According to Mintel Comperemedia, American consumers received about 1.4 billion offers for new credit cards in the fourth quarter of 2010, a hefty