Read More Portable Payment Systems: What’s the delay?

Portable Payment Systems: What’s the delay?

For a few years now we have heard about the wonderful high-tech innovations that will make payment transactions faster, easier, secure, more affordable, and completely portable. Using Wi-Fi, Near Field Communication (NFC) and smart phone technology have made it possible to complete purchase transactions without even using actual plastic. The question many of us are […]

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Read More Match-On-Card: A futuristic Security Solution

Match-On-Card: A futuristic Security Solution

I recently wrote about several of the newest high-tech features now in the development pipeline for the credit card industry. While many help to deliver more convenience and ease-of-use to consumers, security currently tops the list of demands for the financial sector. Over the past year the business headlines have been dominated by news of […]

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Read More The Future of Credit Card Technology

The Future of Credit Card Technology

As banks move quickly to digital and wireless communication platforms, they are also rapidly developing innovative tools to help customers access their accounts and perform purchase and debit transactions. Here are a few cutting edge ideas that are already in the financial industry’s pipeline: MasterCard Display Cards Although they have not yet reached North America, […]

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Read More More States Join Investigation into Experian Data Breach

More States Join Investigation into Experian Data Breach

This week media outlets including Reuters and the Chicago Tribune reported that Iowa and North Carolina have joined Illinois and Connecticut in raising concerns about a data breach involving a subsidiary of Experian. The incident reportedly exposed confidential financial information including the social security numbers of some 200 million Americans. NBC News quoted a representative […]

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Read More Should You Sign the Back of Your Credit Card?

Should You Sign the Back of Your Credit Card?

A recent survey revealed that security is of paramount concern to cardholders when it comes to using new forms of technology to make their payments. More than 90% stated security is one of the most important, if not the utmost important factor they consider.  Security concerns are definitely legitimate, especially in this era of scams […]

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Read More Keep Your Information Private With MaskMe

Keep Your Information Private With MaskMe

*Editorial Note-MaskMe has since changed to Blur. A few weeks ago we included MaskMe in our Credit Cards in the News post, so this may sound familiar to our readers. As an overview, MaskMe is a new program that was developed to protect your personal information that you enter into your browser- things like, credit […]

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Read More Don’t Regret It, Shred It!

Don’t Regret It, Shred It!

Identity theft costs Americans nearly $2 billion a year. If your identity is stolen, dozens of fraudulent credit cards may be applied for and issued in your name before you even realize you’ve been harmed. Then those can be sold to the highest bidder through criminal networks that extend around the globe. So, what do […]

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