Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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

Monday, February 06, 2012 4:12 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

It won’t be long before a chip credit card finds its way into your wallet. Visa said Monday that issuers handed out an estimated 1 million EMV-enabled Visa cards as of the end of last year. ┬áThat’s up from virtually zero a year and a half ago, according to the global payments technology company. (The

Wednesday, February 01, 2012 4:15 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

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

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 4:21 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Five months after Visa proposed carrot-and-stick initiatives for retailers to usher in EMV-enabled credit cards onto U.S. soil, the credit card company is clearing up one fundamental misconception: what EMV cards actually are. In a blog Friday, the company distinguished between EMV-enabled credit cards and chip and PIN credit cards, two terms often used interchangeably

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