Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, December 05, 2016 6:00 am
By Mike Cetera ·

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.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 5:09 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

The network is testing new technology that lets you approve purchases via facial scan in an attempt to curb fraud.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:53 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

The new biodegradable Sustain:Green MasterCard rewards cardholders with carbon offsets for their purchases.

Thursday, May 29, 2014 5:13 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

MasterCard is extending its zero liability policy to include ATM and PIN-based transactions.

Friday, August 31, 2012 12:03 pm
By Janna Herron ·

Leave tips in the jar with a credit card, pay less for gas with a Walmart card, and pay more for airfare with a credit card.

Friday, March 23, 2012 3:12 pm
By Marcie Geffner ·

MasterCard Worldwide survey finds mass-transit commuters want easier ways to pay their bus, train and subway fares.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 1:20 pm
By Janna Herron ·

Discover issued a mandate for retailers and their banks to accept EMV chip cards by 2013.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 4:10 pm
By Marcie Geffner ·

A leader of a criminal ring who targeted foreign tourists was sentenced to prison for credit card fraud and identity theft.

Thursday, February 23, 2012 4:38 pm
By Janna Herron ·

American Express cardholders charged more on their credit cards last year than those with MasterCards, the first time that’s happened since the 1960s. The figures released Wednesday by The Nilson Report showed that consumers spent $540 billion on their American Express cards in 2011, up 13.4 percent from the previous year. That was enough to

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 4:36 pm
By Janna Herron ·

It looks like this Valentine’s Day will be a bit less lovey-dovey than last year’s, according to a survey last week from Visa. Americans plan to spend $117 on their sweethearts this year, down 3 percent from $121 in 2011. And ladies, the gentlemen are the ones ponying up the most. Men said they will

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