The Most Popular Debit Cards in America

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The Most Popular Debit Cards in America

The Most Popular Debit Cards in America

If you’re using a debit card, chances are it’s backed by a big bank. A new Nilson Report established the top issuers of U.S. debit cards, based on combined signature-based and PIN-based debit as well as prepaid card spending — and the five largest issuers by spend are recognizable names. They include. Bank of America: $290.4 billion Wells... Read More

Visa Adds New Tools to Give You More Control of Your Credit Cards

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Visa Adds New Tools to Give You More Control of Your Credit Cards

Visa Adds New Tools to Give You More Control of Your Credit Cards

Credit cards are getting smarter — finally. Last year, Discover launched its nifty “Freeze It” feature, which acts like a temporary on/off switch for account holders who think-they-have-but-maybe-haven’t lost their card. Now, Visa is announcing a whole set of similar app-activated “switches” that give consumers even more granular fraud-fighting and allowance-permitting tools. Called “Visa Consumer... Read More

The ATMs of the Future: No Debit Card Required

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The ATMs of the Future: No Debit Card Required

The ATMs of the Future: No Debit Card Required

Now that credit cards have been chipped, the banking industry has set its sights on modernizing another essential financial tool that’s stuck in the 1980s — ATMs. You might have noticed that the fancy chip-enabled debit card you received does you no good at the ATM. That means counterfeit debit cards can still be used... Read More

Millennials Are So Over Debit Cards. Here’s Why.

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Millennials Are So Over Debit Cards. Here’s Why.

Millennials Are So Over Debit Cards. Here’s Why.

Using plastic that automatically deducts payments from a checking account has apparently fallen out of favor with the kids. Debit card usage is at a seven-year low among young adults, according to a new report published by Mercator Advisory Group. Debit card usage is flat for most of the general population. The difference is small... Read More

A Simple Guide to Debit vs. Credit Cards

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A Simple Guide to Debit vs. Credit Cards

A Simple Guide to Debit vs. Credit Cards

When you are putting some charges on the plastic, you may not even think about which card is better to use. Chances are you have at least one debit card and at least one credit card. As it turns out, not all cards are created equal. They may all be a lot more manageable than... Read More

5 Credit Card Tips for Traveling Abroad

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5 Credit Card Tips for Traveling Abroad

5 Credit Card Tips for Traveling Abroad

When you’re planning a trip to another country, talking with someone who has recently visited your destination can be one of the best ways to gather intel on what to bring — and what to leave at home. It only stands to reason that when it comes to paying for purchases overseas, it helps to talk... Read More

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