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More People Are Paying Their Credit Cards in Full Every Month

More People Are Paying Their Credit Cards in Full Every Month

More People Are Paying Their Credit Cards in Full Every Month

American credit cardholders have started to change the way they use credit cards, with an increasing share of cardholders opting to pay their bills in full each cycle, rather than carry a balance. This insight comes from the latest Credit Card Market Monitor Report from the American Bankers Association, which looked at the credit card… Read More

CFPB Sues Texas Company for Issuing ‘Sham’ Credit Card

CFPB Sues Texas Company for Issuing ‘Sham’ Credit Card

CFPB Sues Texas Company for Issuing ‘Sham’ Credit Card

A Texas firm accused of selling consumers a buying club card disguised as a general-purpose credit card was sued Wednesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The card, offered by Union Workers Credit Services cost $37 for snail-mail applicants and $95 online, the CFPB said. While thousands of consumers signed up for the card, most… Read More

What Happens When You Miss a Credit Card Payment?

What Happens When You Miss a Credit Card Payment?

What Happens When You Miss a Credit Card Payment?

Uh-oh! You just received your credit card statement, and it shows large interest rates and fees that you didn’t expect. And in bold letters, you are informed that it is because you missed a payment. At this point, several things may be happening to your account. Here’s a rundown. 1. You could be assessed a late fee. Most… Read More

The Best Hotel Rewards Credit Cards in America

The Best Hotel Rewards Credit Cards in America

The Best Hotel Rewards Credit Cards in America

Hotel credit cards rival airline cards for a place in the wallets of travelers. For a long time, hotel cards were becoming a better value as airlines devalued their loyalty programs by making fewer award seats available and requiring more miles to reserve them. But in 2013, as hotel occupancy rates rebounded, several of the major hotel chains… Read More

The Credit Card Perk That Can Save You Big Money

The Credit Card Perk That Can Save You Big Money

The Credit Card Perk That Can Save You Big Money

When you buy something, how do you know if you’re getting the best price? You never do, because no matter how hard you shop around, the price can always fall after you make your purchase. Thankfully, many credit cards come with some kind of price guarantee policy that can offer cardholders the lowest price, even if… Read More

Can You Get a Credit Card With No Salary?

Can You Get a Credit Card With No Salary?

Can You Get a Credit Card With No Salary?

Molly wants a new credit card and has her sights set on one issued through a community bank. But there’s a problem: She doesn’t have an income, at least not in the traditional sense. “My income is almost all from investments,” she wrote in an email. “My business actually runs at a deficit, and gross… Read More

The Purse That Can Stop a Credit Card Thief

The Purse That Can Stop a Credit Card Thief

The Purse That Can Stop a Credit Card Thief

You might have an excuse to buy a new purse — to protect yourself from credit card fraud. You may or may not be aware of this, but many credit and debit cards contain RFID technology, which allows you to pay for something by tapping it on (or placing it near) a payment terminal. RFID… Read More

7 Reasons to Use Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

7 Reasons to Use Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

7 Reasons to Use Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

It’s hard to overstate the importance of holiday shopping in America. Every year, shoppers enjoy it, retailers count on it, and gift recipients are delighted. And after finding the best bargains, the next-greatest challenge shoppers face is to choose a method of payment. If you use credit cards responsibly, they can be a great tool for protecting… Read More

A Man Earned 422 Million Credit Card Rewards Points: What You Can Learn

A Man Earned 422 Million Credit Card Rewards Points: What You Can Learn

A Man Earned 422 Million Credit Card Rewards Points: What You Can Learn

How many credit card points do you have? It’s not as many as Liu Yiqian, a Chinese billionaire who recently used his American Express card to purchase a $36 million antique cup at an auction, according to a report from Bloomberg News. While the article presents some of the details of his purchase, we can also learn several lessons that… Read More

Can You Pay Your Rent With a Credit Card?

Can You Pay Your Rent With a Credit Card?

Can You Pay Your Rent With a Credit Card?

Rent is arguably the most important bill non-homeowners pay each month, and as payment technology continues to evolve for consumers and business owners, there are many more options beyond using cash and checks. A lot of people opt for electronic payment, if it’s available, because you can often set up automatic payments and not worry… Read More

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