Our Story

For many years, credit card companies heavily relied on snail mail to send consumers “pre-approved” credit card offers. When the World Wide Web became a safer, more reliable portal of information, banks began offering applications online for quicker approval. CompareCards.com saw an area of opportunity to list these credit card offers as a resource for American’s, and has since evolved to one of the most trusted and used credit card resource websites available today.

Since its inception in 2005, CompareCards has been a leader among credit card resource websites. We have consistently worked to improve our offerings to consumers and are continuously developing new products and resources to ensure consumers get the most thorough and reliable information possible.

We offer consumers the ability to compare credit cards side-by-side and choose a credit card based on interest rate, reward benefit, cost savings, and other factors that are important to each individual.

We will continually commit to providing consumers with the best possible services. We offer customer service via LiveChat and additional resources on our blog, CompareWallet. Finally, our Education Center was created to begin educating youth about their financial future. Right now, only $2 per child per year is spent on financial education in America’s school systems and only 14 states require a high school course in personal finance. By starting early, we can help teach children how to make healthy financial decisions and plan for their future.

We Believe

Best Offers

We show you the best credit card offers available so our visitor’s don’t have to search through pages of terms and conditions.

Credit Education

Financial education in America’s school systems is almost non-existent. In order to slow down and eventually stop America’s debt crisis, we believe we need to start early in educating our youth about financial education by providing free financial lesson plans for educators and parents alike.

Credit Responsibility

Consumers should practice responsible debt management in order to maintain an excellent credit score by living within their means and never pay their bills late.

Community

The best feedback comes from consumers who have learned by experience. We welcome credit card reviews and other helpful feedback to share with our visitors.

Approach

A Lack ofAvailable Information

The founder of CompareCards.com recognized a need for a central location of credit card information and resources after taking notice of consumers who made poor credit choices, largely due to a lack of available information. New credit consumers simply weren’t aware of what options were available to them.

Provide Pertinent Information in One Central Location

In 2005, CompareCards.com started as an index service for credit card consumers. Information from hundreds of resources was allocated into a single location, which slowly evolved into a more advanced, resource-filled website. Each month, over half a million visitors come to CompareCards.com to find the best credit card for their needs.

A Mission To Start Early

In America’s school systems, less than 20% of educators feel confident to teach courses on financial education. We sincerely believe that by introducing financial education early on that our nation’s debt can begin to shrink. We are committed to producing factual materials that will lead to good credit management and steer our future borrowers away from debt. We remain passionate about continuing to sponsor and develop initiatives that help encourage financial literacy.

History

2014

Credit Concierge helps users actively monitor their credit health with free access to their credit score.

 

FLY Logo We launched our official FLY program to offer $20,000 in grants to improve financial education among our nation's youth.

2013

A tablet version of the site is launched to embrace the shift in user devices.

2012

Non-Profit group Consumer Action names CompareCards as top credit card comparison website.

2011

After significant growth, CompareCards becomes the #2 comparison website for credit cards.

2010

CompareCards launches a new website design and integrates with network APIs

2009

Credit card issuers scale back consumer incentives to address the increase in delinquencies due to the financial crisis.

2008

CompareCards begins reaching more consumers through display and video advertising.

2007

The company surpasses over 300,000 unique visitors.

2006

CompareCards offers users the ability to save credit cards and compare side by side.

2005

CompareCards.com is launched as an online credit card index service.

Team

Chris Mettler

Founder and President

Mettler is responsible for the overall business operations of the company. Prior to working in the financial services industry, Chris was a Business Unit Manager for Illinois Tool Works, a global Fortune 200 company. In 2000, he sold a comparison search software company to Q-Interactive, now a leading consumer savings destination. Mettler is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and holds an MBA in Business Strategy from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. While attending business school, he created CompareCards to help consumers make sense out of the ever-expanding landscape of credit card offers. Mettler is also the founder of Iron Horse Holdings Co, an Internet marketing company focused on growing internet based businesses by driving end-user value in vertical markets.

Jeff Meyer

Head of Development

Meyer is responsible for developing and overseeing the technology that drives CompareCards. Prior to his career in software development, Jeff held a fascination for the intricacies of commerce and negotiation that led him to open his first retail business at the age of 15. The boom of online auction marketplaces in the late nineties fostered his multi-year shift from brick-and-mortar to online retail and his eventual success as a software engineer and web development consultant. Meyer holds a bachelor’s degree in Information and Decision Sciences from UI, Chicago and has recently founded GoCollect - a value analytics platform for the antique and collectible markets.

Jered Klima

Director of Marketing

Klima is responsible for all marketing endeavors for CompareCards.com. As a double major in Marketing and Supply Chain Management, Jered began his career as an inside sales representative and was quickly promoted to Internet Marketing Analyst. With a new career path in Internet marketing, Klima was able to turn a small online phone lead generation business into a multi-million dollar enterprise. From there, Klima started his own agency, eClickonomy and began managing the marketing efforts for CompareCards.

Kari Luckett

Editor

Luckett, the most recent addition to the CompareCards.com team, joined in 2012. She brings years of experience in writing, editing, and content creation. Her experience at Southern Illinois University and various work endeavors have prepared her with the right skillset and knowledge to be an asset to the company. Luckett is responsible for compliance oversight, handling media inquiries, and heads the website’s blog, CompareWallet.

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