There are lots of mega sign-up bonuses on credit cards nowadays. Many of us won't even consider applying for a card unless it has at least a 50,000 point sign-up bonus. Then on the other end of the spectrum you have credit card sign-up...Show More Summary
(Economy) Consumer debt hits an all-time high as we celebrate nearly six decades of charge cards, but one generation is refusing to fuel the post-recession run up on charge cards. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
Two televisions will not suffice. To truly appreciate the depth and overall brilliance of Week 6 of the college football season, you’re going to need more. Grab that credit card and take that SUV to the nearest electronics hub, fit as...Show More Summary
Just ahead of Apple Pay’s public release, a top credit card provider, Capital One, has rolled out a new mobile wallet app for cardholders that will work with Apple’s forthcoming mobile payments platform to provide users with detailed information on their Apple Pay transactions, in addition to balance rewards access, and other features. Show More Summary
Check in early. Stay hydrated. Bring hand sanitizer. Consolidate credit card and hotel points. Thanks, Condé Nast or USA Today; should I be taking notes? The only thing missing are the words "life hack." Simply put, there's nothing glamorous or exciting about commercial air travel, especially domestically in the U.S. Show More Summary
On this day 56 years ago, the U.S. economy began to undergo a momentous change. It was Oct. 1, 1958, and the company known best for its Travelers Cheques introduced a new product: The charge card. Although American Express technically wasn’t the first company to introduce a charge card, it was the first to make...Read More
The United States is almost ready to join the rest of the world in the chip-and-pin credit card future. But in the meantime hackers have been stealing all our numbers left and right. Wired took a deep dive into the software that lets it happen, and the process is both clever and simple. Read more...
A new group of online lenders present another choice to consumers who want to consolidate loans or credit card debt.
Although not always obvious, paying with plastic definitely has its advantages. LearnVest shows us nine benefits of using a credit card. Maybe you're aiming to rack up enough credit card points to fly first class to the Caribbean for...Show More Summary
Shutterstock Every one of us has had "aha! moments." Epiphanies. Days when we reach a crossroads and realize that we have to make some changes. For the next two months, we're sharing moments like those in our Life Stage Lessons series:...Show More Summary
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users will soon be able to use Siri to access credit cards stored in the Passbook app, if the beta version of iOS 8.1 is any indicator. We’ve already seen the Apple Pay privacy statement and other asssets pointing to this release being the one that enables the payment system […]
Rent is not only the biggest check most of us write every month, it’s increasingly the ONLY check we write. In a world driven by credit cards and instant solutions like Apple Pay, going through the theater of signing a check and dropping it off is a hassle that’s dangerously easy to forget. Show More Summary
Yesterday Chase came out with the biggest publicly available sign-up bonus we've ever seen on the Ink Plus® Business Credit Card, offering 70,000 Ultimate Rewards points after spending $5,000 within three months. The card has a $95 annual fee, which isn't waived for the first year. Show More Summary
Inspired by Brett Domino’s lessons on the subject, Swedish songwriter Roomie went one further by showing that about only talent you need to make a hit song is the ability to pull out your credit card, download backing tracks and an auto-tune app.
Did the recent recession make consumers realize that carrying large amounts of debt for their credit card and car purchases is a bad thing? No, Americans have not adopted widespread frugality, a report from the Federal Reserve shows. We’re taking on more consumer debt than ever. Yes, even when you adjust it for inflation. Of course, here’s the catch: when … [More]
The good news: It’s a Home Depot story that doesn’t involve your credit or debit card information being stolen. The not-so-good news: More than a dozen people at a California Home Depot had to be treated after a customer decided that it would be a good idea to use pepper spray on another customer. According to KTLA-TV, four people … [More]
A hidden screen in the beta for Apple Pay reveals a pane where you can enter your credit or debit card information.
Supervalu and Albertsons supermarket chains say that hackers may have stolen consumer credit and debit card information in August or September. Plus, pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong are dragging down the markets. Jill Wagner reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.
Getty Images Two big banks have recently been caught collecting fees for services of dubious value to customers of their credit cards. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Sept. 25 ordered U.S. Bancorp (USB) to return $48 million to 420,000 customers who held credit cards or loans with the bank. Show More Summary