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iPhone Satisfies Girl Scout Cookie Addiction

iPhone Satisfies Girl Scout Cookie Addiction

iPhone Satisfies Girl Scout Cookie Addiction

Would you like a box of Thin Mints and an order of Samoas but just don’t have enough cash in your wallet? Simple: Pay by iPhone. Starting this year, Girl Scout organizations in Ohio and San Diego will be accepting orders facilitated through AppNinja, a tool that allows iPhones to send credit or debit card… Read More

Chase Sees Credit Card Defaults Rise in February

Chase Sees Credit Card Defaults Rise in February

Chase Sees Credit Card Defaults Rise in February

The latest regulatory filing from JPMorgan Chase revealed that the company saw credit card charge offs – accounts at least 180 days behind in payments that are no longer considered collectable – climb to 6.21 percent in February, up from 5.97 percent the previous month, according to a report from The Associated Press. This was… Read More

American Express Sees Fewer Credit Card Delinquencies

American Express Sees Fewer Credit Card Delinquencies

American Express Sees Fewer Credit Card Delinquencies

The latest regulatory filing from American Express recently revealed that the rate at which consumers were 30 days or more behind on their credit card payments fell to 2 percent in February, according to a report from Dow Jones Newswires. That rate was 2.1 percent during the previous month. Meanwhile, the lender also said it… Read More

Pay Your Taxes With Plastic? Beware.

Pay Your Taxes With Plastic? Beware.

Pay Your Taxes With Plastic? Beware.

If you’re thinking about paying you taxes with a credit card, hold on a second. Yes, charging your taxes might make sense. Right now, at the height of the tax season, banks are boosting the rewards and frequent flier miles they give to people with good credit, as we reported recently. But a little-known fee… Read More

Looking for a New Credit Card? Compare Frequent Flier Deals.

Looking for a New Credit Card? Compare Frequent Flier Deals.

Looking for a New Credit Card? Compare Frequent Flier Deals.

There’s a race on for good credit card customers, and it’s being run with frequent flier miles. Capital One recently announced a promotion offering up to 100,000 frequent flier miles to people who sign up for its Vantage Visa card, plus another 10,000 miles as a sign-up bonus for new customers. Capital One is pulling… Read More

TransUnion: Eight Million Credit Card Users “Inactive”

TransUnion: Eight Million Credit Card Users “Inactive”

TransUnion: Eight Million Credit Card Users “Inactive”

A new study from TransUnion claims that there are eight million inactive credit card accounts in the U.S. today. The whopping number of inactive accounts likely triggered a 24.6% slide in U.S. credit card delinquency rates, according to the TransUnion study. Financial demographics play a big role, too. Most of those eight million inactive card… Read More

Credit Card Q&A: What’s the Best Credit Card for Cash Back on Gas Purchases?

Credit Card Q&A: What’s the Best Credit Card for Cash Back on Gas Purchases?

Credit Card Q&A: What’s the Best Credit Card for Cash Back on Gas Purchases?

Credit question: What’s the best credit card for cash back on gas purchases? Answer: With gas prices inching upward, I’ve been getting this question a lot. There are really several credit cards that have pretty good cash back offers on gas purchases. One that I particularly like is the Discover Open Road Card – $75… Read More

Credit Networks Commit to Two-Tiered Swipe Fee System

Credit Networks Commit to Two-Tiered Swipe Fee System

Credit Networks Commit to Two-Tiered Swipe Fee System

Payment processing networks Visa, Pulse, Star, Shazam and CU-24, which altogether handle 80 percent of all debit card purchases made in the U.S. every year, say they will allow small banks – those with less than $10 billion in assets – to receive more money from these transactions than their larger competitors, according to a… Read More

Vending Machines Going Cashless

Vending Machines Going Cashless

Vending Machines Going Cashless

Forget the nickels! Cashless payments may be coming soon to a vending machine near you. The majority of vending machine operators plan to add credit or debit card swipers to their machines in 2011, according to a study by Apriva, a company that sells wireless transaction services to the industry. About 57 percent of companies… Read More

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