Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, May 05, 2017 12:01 am
By Beth Braverman ·

Mastercard, Visa now require banks to offer mobile fraud alerts.

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.

Thursday, April 02, 2015 11:21 am
By Stacy Jones ·

Making “will you go with me” sound more cool than awkward can be rather expensive.

Monday, February 16, 2015 6:00 am
By Mike Cetera ·

The credit processing company says it wants to track your location using your smartphone to reduce declined transactions and prevent fraud.

Friday, June 06, 2014 11:00 am
By Allison Ross ·

Visa says it will begin putting a seal on prepaid cards to designate them as offering consumer protections.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 4:40 pm
By Janna Herron ·

Wells Fargo expands its offering of EMV chip credit cards to its Visa credit cardholders.

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.

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.

Monday, March 05, 2012 4:34 pm
By Janna Herron ·

Here is LivingSocial’s deal of the day: a new credit card. The second-biggest daily discount website is launching a co-branded credit card with Chase, according to an interview the company’s CEO gave Reuters last week. The no-annual fee card will carry Visa’s logo and be available to all LivingSocial’s subscribers. Cardholders can earn 10 credits

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

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