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.
MasterCard Worldwide survey finds mass-transit commuters want easier ways to pay their bus, train and subway fares.
Discover issued a mandate for retailers and their banks to accept EMV chip cards by 2013.
A leader of a criminal ring who targeted foreign tourists was sentenced to prison for credit card fraud and identity theft.
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
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
MasterCard is putting more weight behind its push to bring EMV debit and credit cards to the U.S. The credit card company said Monday it’s offering U.S. retailers and ATM owners a road map to make their point-of-sale terminals and cash machines EMV-friendly by April 2013. The company was vague on details, but it did
Last week, I promised my perspective on MasterCard’s third-quarter earnings after Visa’s results last week held some interesting nuggets. Well, here it is, folks: 1. You were really happy if you owned the credit card company’s stock. MasterCard handedly beat estimates for its profit, and investors celebrated. Sadly, I don’t own the stock and second,
Your cellphone or your wallet? That’s a question credit card giant MasterCard Worldwide tried to answer in a recent survey of consumers’ attitudes toward using their cellphone to make payments for goods and services. The survey found that 62 percent of respondents who use a mobile phone said they’d be open to the idea of
Credit cards are fantastic tools if you are responsible with credit. Whereas some people compare it to a hammer, a powerful tool when used properly, I like to think of it as a Swiss army knife. Like a Swiss army knife, there are parts of it that you will probably never use as often as