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Could Selfies Stop Credit Card Fraud?

Could Selfies Stop Credit Card Fraud?

Could Selfies Stop Credit Card Fraud?

One of the UAE’s largest banks, FGB, is offering a credit card with your face on it. Well, you don’t have to put your face on it, but this customizable product gives consumers the option of choosing a selfie for the card design, The National reports. Custom card design isn’t a new concept — for… Read More

The States With the Most Credit Card Debt

The States With the Most Credit Card Debt

The States With the Most Credit Card Debt

Alaskans have consistently carried high credit card balances for the past few years, possibly due to the high cost of living in the state. According to data from the Experian-Oliver Wyman Market Intelligence Reports, sorted using Experian’s IntelliView tool, only Alaska residents have carried an average credit card balance greater than $2,000 in the past three… Read More

ApplePay: The Security Pros & Cons

ApplePay: The Security Pros & Cons

ApplePay: The Security Pros & Cons

ApplePay, the new mobile payments service introduced by Apple this week, could ultimately set the security and privacy benchmarks for digital wallets much higher. Even so, the hunt for security holes and privacy gaps in Apple’s new digital wallet has commenced. It won’t take long for both white-hat researchers and well-funded criminal hackers to uncover… Read More

4 Credit Card Rewards Nightmares

4 Credit Card Rewards Nightmares

4 Credit Card Rewards Nightmares

Rewards travel enthusiasts love to use credit cards to earn points and miles that they redeem for award travel. Others appreciate cash-back credit cards that amount to a discount on their purchases. But not everyone is happy with their rewards credit cards. Cardholders can lose their hard-earned rewards in a variety of ways, or they might… Read More

Can Your Cellphone Break Your Credit Card?

Can Your Cellphone Break Your Credit Card?

Can Your Cellphone Break Your Credit Card?

When you hand your credit card to a cashier, you expect it to work. It’s a reasonable assumption, but plenty of consumers have had the experience of swiping a card multiple times to no avail. For some reason, the reader won’t recognize your card — it might happen once in a while, repeatedly at the same… Read More

6 Smart Ways to Use a Credit Card

6 Smart Ways to Use a Credit Card

6 Smart Ways to Use a Credit Card

We all know the dumb ways to use a credit card, such as getting into debt and racking up fees by missing payments. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of smart ways to use a credit card. Used wisely, credit cards can be a secure and convenient method of payment that offers valuable rewards. Here are six of… Read More

All Eyes on Apple’s iWallet

All Eyes on Apple’s iWallet

All Eyes on Apple’s iWallet

Regardless of which Apple rumor du jour you choose to believe, all indications are that Apple will unveil its new iWallet mobile payments solution Tuesday. But don’t throw away your real wallet anytime soon.  Cash is still king. Sure, making payments using your iPhone is “cool” – particularly for millennials and those want to prove… Read More

3 Credit Cards That Reward You for Being Responsible

3 Credit Cards That Reward You for Being Responsible

3 Credit Cards That Reward You for Being Responsible

One reason many people dislike credit cards is that often, they impose harsh interest rates and fees when cardholders carry debt or miss payments. For example, most cards charge a late payment fee equal to the minimum payment or $25, whichever is less, and up to $35 for subsequent late payments. In addition, cardholders who pay… Read More

The Credit Card Mistake That’s Costing Millennials

The Credit Card Mistake That’s Costing Millennials

The Credit Card Mistake That’s Costing Millennials

Using a credit card is one of the easiest ways to build credit — you can get a credit card even if you have poor credit — but there are plenty of misconceptions about how best to do that. A common myth involves carrying a balance — that’s not paying your statement in full after each billing period, meaning… Read More

The Best Money I Ever Borrowed

The Best Money I Ever Borrowed

The Best Money I Ever Borrowed

What’s the best money you’ve ever spent? Research shows that for most of us, money spent on experiences generates the most happiness. But is that worth borrowing money? In some cases, the answer may be yes. We asked people what was the best thing they had ever bought with credit, and got an array of… Read More

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