31st

July, 2015

Credit Cards in the News: July 25-31, 2015

Credit card news pops up every week and it’s not always easy to keep track of each story, especially all the stories about credit card fraud. That’s why we provide you with a summary of the top stories on CompareWallet so you can read what matters the most and not have to worry about all the other stuff. Here are the highlights for July 25-31, 2015. Discover to Remove Numerous Credit Card Travel Benefits According to a newsletter that Discover sent out to all of their cardholders, they will be removing a few of the travel benefits associated with card membership.…

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30th

July, 2015

Total Visa Credit Card Review

For consumers who have poor credit, it can be tricky to find a credit card that you will be approved for. Secured credit cards present a good option, but if you don’t have the funds to lay down a security deposit then they are out of the question. One option worth considering is the Total Visa Credit Card. Even if you are just coming out of bankruptcy and have very poor credit, you may still be able to get approved for the Total Visa Credit Card. However, this credit card comes with some costly fees, so let’s take a look…

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29th

July, 2015

How to Earn More Airline Miles with Dining Networks

The ironic thing about Frequent Flyer miles is that you don’t actually have to fly frequently earn them. In fact, you can earn valuable airline miles towards free flights by simply doing what you’re already doing every day! You’re probably already aware that you can rack up miles on every purchase with a number of airline credit cards, but did you know that you can earn miles just by dining at some of your favorite restaurants? How does it work? Many major airlines are affiliated with “dining networks” that allow you to earn frequent flyer miles when you eat at…

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28th

July, 2015

40% off a Flight with Chase Ultimate Rewards

Chase Ultimate Rewards are one of the few credit card rewards currencies that allow you to transfer your points to different airline and hotel travel partners. If you have the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, 1 point can equal 1 cent if you redeem for cash, and 1.25 cents when redeemed for travel. But the true value of Chase Ultimate Rewards points can be unleashed when you transfer your points to one of their eleven airline or hotel transfer partners. Here is a real life example of how I recently used my Ultimate Rewards points to help a friend of mine…

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28th

July, 2015

Target Debit Card vs. Target Credit Card – Which is better?

Established over 50 years ago, Target introduced the concept of a mass market discount store that caters to the needs of customers. The mission was to provide a high quality shopping experience for consumers that could also strengthen their bonds within the community. This still remains the goal for Target team members as they have branched out for new ways to provide services to their loyal customers. More recently, Target has done this by providing financing options and rewards programs through the REDcard program. This card comes two forms; one being a debit card and the other a credit card.…

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27th

July, 2015

Does My Credit Card Work with Apple Pay?

Apple Pay uses near field communication systems, or NFC, to process payments without actual physical contact between the user’s card and a payment terminal. Instead, the smartphone app allows consumers to store their credit card information on their mobile device and complete transactions by hovering or tapping their phone over a payment terminal. Along with the additional convenience, Apple Pay provides an extra level of security by creating a unique account number for each card and only transmitting encrypted data to the merchant during payment. Banks Flocking to Apple Pay Given the massive security breaches and cyber-attacks that plagued American consumers in…

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24th

July, 2015

Credit Cards in the News: July 18-24, 2015

Credit card news pops up every week and it’s not always easy to keep track of each story, especially all the stories about credit card fraud. That’s why we provide you with a summary of the top stories on CompareWallet.com so you can read what matters the most and not have to worry about all the other stuff. Here are the highlights for July 18-24, 2015. Citibank Ordered to Pay $700 Million for Illegal Credit Card Practices On Tuesday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ordered Citibank to refund $700 million to 8.8 million customers for illegal credit card practices.…

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23rd

July, 2015

Five Reasons Why You Need a New Credit Card

The offers on the credit card landscape are constantly changing. Credit card issuers are always competing with each other to roll out the best offers to hopefully earn a spot in your wallet. This is great news for consumers, because as the banks duke it out trying to one-up each other with lower interest rates and more generous rewards programs, savvy cardholders can easily cash in on the best offers to save hundreds of dollars a year. With all of the competitive card offers out there, if you have been using the same card for a number of years, here…

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22nd

July, 2015

Consumers Must Read Fine Print

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) sent out letters last year warning some credit card companies to be careful when marketing promotional credit card offers. The notification specifically addresses offers for low-interest or zero-interest balance transfers and convenience checks that can be used to take out a cash advance. Although unrelated to low-interest products and marketing, the most recent example comes from Citibank. Citi sold add-on services between 2002-2013, promising payment flexibility and protection against fraud and identity theft. Clear and Accurate Marketing The federal agency has noticed that some card companies are at risk of breaking the law because…

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21st

July, 2015

Review of the Plum Card from American Express

The best credit cards typically fall into one of two categories; either they offer a generous rewards program, or they have low interest rates and flexible repayment options. It is very rare to find both features in one piece of plastic. But if you’re a business owner looking for a great rewards card that will also give you strong purchasing power and convenient payments, then we have the perfect card for you. The Plum Card from American Express comes with some of the most attractive features on the market for business owners. Unlike traditional credit cards, the Plum Card is…

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20th

July, 2015

Earn The Most Rewards From Amazon.com Purchases

A North Dakota rancher can go through life without buying a subway ticket, while a New York businessperson may not even need a driver's licence. But if there's one thing that urban and rural Americans can agree on, its their love of Amazon.com. The online retail giant gives those in the most remote locations access to hundreds of thousands of products that might have meant hours of driving, while city dwellers prefer to buy some goods online without having to worry about transporting them home by foot or with public transit. Earning Rewards From Amazon.com With so many people (even suburbanites), spending so much money…

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17th

July, 2015

Credit Cards in the News: July 11-17, 2015

Credit card news pops up every week and it’s not always easy to keep track of each story, especially all the stories about credit card fraud. That’s why we provide you with a summary of the top stories on CompareWallet so you can read what matters the most and not have to worry about all the other stuff. Here are the highlights for July 11-17, 2015. Credit Card Usage Continues to Rise in May and June The latest statistics from the Federal Reserve show that consumer credit card spending continues to rise. Consumer credit rose at an annual rate of 5.7%…

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