An excellent credit score can unlock low interest rates on mortgages, auto loans and credit cards. In many states, a good score is also the key to lower auto insurance premiums. Although there are hundreds of credit scores out there, FICO remains the industry standard and isn't shy about telling people how to improve their scores. Show More Summary
by Ellen Cannon It's been more than six months since the rules surrounding credit card fraud changed, driving a shift from old magnetic-stripe credit cards to cards embedded with EMV chips. But only 20% of credit card terminals in the U.S. Show More Summary
by Claire Tsosie If you have a secured credit card -- a credit card that requires cash collateral -- you may be looking forward to the day your issuer returns your deposit and you "graduate" to an unsecured account. Trouble is, many secured...Show More Summary
You can lower your interest rate by wrapping high-interest credit cards into a refinance. But it doesn't work for everyone.
There's a whole world of card offers and benefits beyond personal credit cards. Small business cards are worth exploring. Continue reading The Benefits of Small Business Cards — And Where to Start for 60,000 Points...
If you ever want to feel like you’re completely wrecking your own finances, try this little tactic on for size. At the end of the month, pull out your most recent bank statements and credit card statements and go through each of them line by line. Show More Summary
It's no secret that our nation is facing a student debt crisis. You don't need me to tell you that more and more people are graduating with burdensome student loan debt levels that force them to rely on credit cards, put off buying a...Show More Summary
Yesterday I wrote about how you can use the Citi Prestige Card fourth night free hotel benefit to potentially score two free nights on a single stay. This benefit is arguably the most valuable perk offered by any credit card, and it has saved me thousands of dollars already. Show More Summary
Credit card companies have been making changes lately to try and encourage profitable behavior and also cut down on the number of people applying for the same cards over and over. For example, American Express now restricts credit card...Show More Summary
Think about how much stuff you have in your wallet at the moment: maybe a little cash, and probably a few debit cards or credit cards. Now, are you satisfied with how much your wallet is earning for you? It’s never a bad time to take a look inside that billfold to see if you […]
Eight in 10 Singaporeans will likely whip out their mobile phones instead of cash or credit cards to pay for goods and services in a physical store, finds Visa survey, which is released as Apple Pay support is extended to more banks in the country.
Credit card debt is a fact of life for many of us. This article isn’t about stating the obvious —... The post 3 Fail-Proof Strategies To Cut Your Credit Card Interest Rates appeared first on Lifehack.
By Laura McMullen Will you stay in a hostel or a hotel? Learn the language or wing it? Traveling abroad requires you to make many decisions, including which credit card to bring. Thankfully, choosing a card that will work in other countries and draw minimal (or no) fees is simple. Check if your credit card has the following features. Show More Summary
Otterbox's Universe Case Series for the iPhone gives you a way to swap in phone accessories like camera lenses, battery packs and credit card readers.
I'd argue the single most well rounded credit card is the Citi Prestige Card, thanks to its excellent sign-up bonus, great return on everyday spend, and almost too-good-to-be-true perks. The single most valuable perk of this card isShow More Summary
Over the past few weeks, many new Amex offers have popped up. With these offers you can receive a statement credit by using your registered American Express credit card at participating merchants. Unfortunately, most (but not all!) of these offers are not available via Twitter and can only be found on your AmericanExpress.com account. Show More Summary
If your Pizza Hut clerk seems like a robot, you may have stumbled into Singapore and a near future in retail commerce Before the end of this year, credit card giant MasterCard will deploy an actual robot in one lucky Pizza Hut location...Show More Summary
This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Discover, the smallest of the four major US card networks, launched a website called Credit Scorecard that will...Show More Summary
The Hard Rock Cafe in London — which houses an Eric Clapton guitar and one of Madonna’s credit cards — is turning to tech to address its food waste problem. The iconic restaurant installed the Eco-Safe food waste digester by BioHiTech Global to cut costs and divert organic material from local landfills. The food waste digester not only … Continued
Source: welovecarbondioxideJust when you thought ATM machines throughout Japan were secure and engineered to prevent theft and fraud, another incident appears in which ¥1.4 billion yen ($12.7m; £8.8m) using credit cards created with data stolen from a South African bank. Show More Summary