Your Credit Card Might Have an Off Switch Soon

Credit Cards

Your Credit Card Might Have an Off Switch Soon

Your Credit Card Might Have an Off Switch Soon

Emerging technology gives consumers the ability to turn their credit and debit cards on and off through a smartphone app, a capability that can not only help families and businesses control how authorized users shop with the card but also, and perhaps more importantly, help prevent card fraud. One of the companies developing this tool… Read More

Does Anyone Think Their Credit Cards Are Secure?

Identity Theft

Does Anyone Think Their Credit Cards Are Secure?

Does Anyone Think Their Credit Cards Are Secure?

Consumers are less and less confident about using their credit cards to pay for things ever since some major retailers like Target reported security breaches, according to Retail Solutions Online. Even so, many consumers are still paying with their credit cards. A survey conducted by Balance Innovations found 59% of respondents haven’t made any changes to… Read More

Tis the Season for Credit Card Fraud

Identity Theft

Tis the Season for Credit Card Fraud

Tis the Season for Credit Card Fraud

With the holiday season here, many consumers are taking to both the Internet and their favorite stores to get all their shopping done, but experts warn the threat of identity theft, particularly online, looms larger at this time of year. For this reason, consumers should do all they can to make sure that they’re not… Read More

MasterCard’s Newest Creation: A Credit Card With a Keypad

Credit Cards

MasterCard’s Newest Creation: A Credit Card With a Keypad

MasterCard’s Newest Creation: A Credit Card With a Keypad

Many companies have been trying to make credit card transactions safer for consumers in recent years, and one of the world’s largest payment processors might just have a new solution. MasterCard, the world’s second-largest processor of debit and credit transactions, recently unveiled a new “display card” technology that could make it far easier for users… Read More

American Express to Push More Secure Credit Card

Credit Cards

American Express to Push More Secure Credit Card

American Express to Push More Secure Credit Card

A type of credit card technology that is quite popular all around the world will soon be available to American Express cardholders in the U.S. American Express recently announced that it will be requiring its various merchant and payment processing partners to start accepting EMV credit card purchases within the next few years, the company… Read More

Discover Tops List of Best Credit Card Websites

Credit Cards

Discover Tops List of Best Credit Card Websites

Discover Tops List of Best Credit Card Websites

When it comes to website security and functionality, Discover tops a new list from Forrester Research. The Forrester study, titled “2012 U.S. Credit Card Secure Website Rankings,” was conducted from March 6-9 and compared the top six U.S. issuers on 50 different criteria. [Free Resource: Check your credit score and report card for free before… Read More

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (7/8/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (7/8/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (7/8/11)

You get a mortgage, and you get a mortgage and you get a mortgage! With credit scores on the rise and plucky consumers learning how to get ahead, there are signs that mortgages are closer than they appear. We also have stories about how cash is out of style and some good ol’ fashioned thievery…. Read More

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (7/1/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (7/1/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (7/1/11)

With credit scores being more important than ever, debit fees on the rise and the changing need for credit as life goes on—we’re here to offer you the best advice the web has to offer. Take a look at this week’s selections to get a good read on where you stand, or where you would… Read More

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