As we begin to wave goodbye to another year behind us, and ring in the New Year, it is common to hope that the next year will be better than the last. One way people try to ensure this is by making New Year’s Resolutions. With 2014 behind us, 2015 brings...
Ever since 2010, federal regulators at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have been taking a hard look at prepaid cards to make sure that they do not overcharge consumers and engage in sneaky tactics that lack transparency. You may recall many issuers of prepaid cards coming under harsh criticism in...
Many consumers want to support companies that show a strong commitment to customer service and to giving back and strengthening communities. Those who are fans of Discover Card will be interested to know that it has received two more awards, this time for the ease of use and navigation, and...
American credit card holders are lucky to enjoy an extremely competitive market for credit cards. There are dozens of credit card issuers that (combined) offer hundreds of different products for every possible use. Even better, those with good-excellent credit are used to finding their mail boxes stuffed with offers, which...
Princeton Survey Research Associates International (PSRAI) released the results of a poll on how Millennials use credit cards, and some of the data is making headlines in the financial industry. The poll was conducted by phone in July and August, and involved more than 1,000 Millennial consumers. Here are the results...
Who out there is tired of the oldest running joke that women drain the bank account dry by shopping and splurging? How about the constant grumbling from men who say that women are taking all their money? Here at CompareCards, we put together our latest infographic, Mars vs. Venus: Do men and...
A recent report revealed the magnitude of computer security breaches at companies across the U.S. has been on the rise, and that more than 25% of businesses do not have an established computer security plan. Within the past 12 months, there have been major hacks at Target, Michael’s, Jimmy John's,...
President Obama signed a new Executive Order dubbed the “BuySecure Initiative,” which orders the federal government to lead by example in securing transactions and sensitive data. The plan is aimed at improving the federal government’s payment security protocols, and accelerating the transition to stronger security technologies and payment tools. Here’s what...
Although most cardholders are not aware of it, credit card companies require that you voluntarily give up some of your legal options as part of your card membership. By accepting the terms and conditions of virtually any credit card issued in the U.S., you automatically accept the use of 3rd-party...
With a flair for the dramatic, Apple loves to introduce new products each fall at their headquarters. Whether it was the late Steve Jobs, or its current head Tim Cook, their single-syllabled CEOs are sure to generate front page news with whatever products they announce. This year much of the buzz from Apple's...
In the old days, most travelers utilized a travel agent, which was much easier than trying to call every airline and every hotel themselves. These days, travelers do have online access to airline and hotel web sites, but many still prefer to compose their journey's using a single online travel...
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is a government agency fully committed to helping Americans make informed financial decisions. A major part of the agency’s purpose and mission is to ensure that consumers are not ripped-off and also take strong legal action against people who violate the rights of consumers. As part...
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