Credit Cards

Travel Items To Keep You Comfy

[MUSIC] Coinage, life well spent. Presented by Geico. Travelling can be exhausting and tedious. Make your journey more enjoyable with the right gear. …

Travel

5 Back-to-College Lessons on Building Credit

Hey, college students: Summer is almost over, and before you’re busy cramming for exams, you should spend a few minutes to studying up on your credit. You might be just getting started with your first card, but review these five tips and you’ll reap the benefits well after graduation day.<p>1. Five …

5 Things to Know About Cash-Back Credit Cards

The best cash-back card offers promise unlimited rewards that equate to money back on every purchase you make. Over time, these rebates can add up to hundreds or thousands of dollars in value, even with some no-annual-fee cards, but there are a few things you should know before applying for a …

Money

Tales from the Wallet: How to Pick the Best Rewards Card For You

<i>How do you typically use credit cards — and what are your tips on how to pick the best rewards card for you?</i> We’ve discussed some great rewards …

Credit Card Debt

Record household debt to add pressure to credit cards in next downturn: Moodys

TORONTO — Unprecedented household debt levels will give Canadians a rude awakening on their unpaid credit card bills if another economic downturn …

Economy

Managing Your Rewards Credit Cards is a Good Evolutionary Mating Strategy

That placed it ahead of sense of humor (67 percent), attractiveness (51 percent), ambition (50 percent), courage (42 percent), and modesty (39 …

Personal Finance

Fintechs target Brazilian banks’ fat margins

Colombian entrepreneur David Vélez got the inspiration for his São Paulo-based online-only credit card company Nubank a few years ago after becoming …

FinTech

0% credit card deals disappearing - the best of what's left

Competition to offer credit card customers ultra-long 0% balance transfer deals is starting to wane, research suggests.<p>Moneyfacts.co.uk found the …

Money

Credit Card 101: How to meet minimum spend

I love that glorious moment of being approved for the next credit card and thinking about where those miles and points will take me. Recently, my …

Money

How Well Do You Know Your Credit Cards?

Using a credit card doesn’t require much effort or experience. Swipe, insert or click and you can charge what you want within the credit limit. Understanding credit cards, however, takes some knowledge.<p>The more you know about credit cards, how they work and how they fit into your financial life, …

Personal Finance

Canadians have fewer credit cards but rising balances: TransUnion

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – More Canadians than ever have access to some form of credit, according to a new report from TransUnion.<p>More than 27 million …

Canada

60,000 Point Signup Bonuses Back for Southwest Cards

This Slickdeals thread points out that there are links available for 60,000 point signup bonuses for all 3 Southwest airlines co-brand credit …

Airlines

One thing not to do when trying to improve your credit score...

People with bad credit who try to improve their score by signing up for “subprime” credit cards could be doing themselves more harm than good.<p>Personal-finance company NerdWallet analyzed 10 popular “subprime specialist issuer” cards (SSIs), which are marketed to people who have low credit scores …

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Google is About to Make Your Browser More Paranoid, with More Warnings for Unencrypted Sites

Your browser is about to become a lot more paranoid. You might not notice. But if you do, don't freak out. At least not yet.<p>You may have noticed that …

Home Depot

A Foolish Take: Why Are Credit Card Interest Rates So High? -- The Motley Fool

High interest rates charged on credit card balances help banks offset the elevated default rates associated with these types of loans.<p>A recent survey …

Stocks

Singapore PM calls for country to follow China's lead in mobile payment revolution

While Singapore may be considered one of the most technologically advanced and forward-thinking countries on Earth, in a speech on Sunday to mark the …

Banking

Keeping Donors Safe: Preventing Online Credit Card Fraud

Similar to ACH fraud, donation form fraud involves requesting refunds for false donations made by the scammer. The con typically plays out like …

Credit Card Fraud

Spending vs Investing: Make the right choice

View photos<p>The affluent professionals belonging to the younger generation or the “working millennials” in Asia share a common interest – spending. …

Wealth

Costly Subprime Credit Cards Offer Little Help, NerdWallet Study Finds

More than 16 million Americans with subprime credit scores are carrying credit cards. Many of them do so in the hope of improving their credit and …

Personal Finance

Police: Fake report of computer virus leads to identity theft

<i>The following items were taken from Glencoe Public Safety Department reports and press releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.</i><p>Identity theft<p>An individual from the 300 block of Palos Road reported at 4:11 p.m. on Aug. 11 that someone opened up a series of credit cards in the …

Identity Theft

UOB Indonesia: Lady's Card boosts first-half growth

Private lender United Overseas Bank (UOB) Indonesia is exploring a more segmented market for its credit card holders, such as female customers, in …

Banking

19 Things You Should Never Pay For – Ever!

There are things you should never pay for. Ever. Find out what made the list and how you can do so too! I grew up in a household where money was …

Money

The 'Game Of Thrones' Cast Are Tackling Script Leaks By Going Back To Basics

The actor speaks out after cast members personal details were leaked<p>Like all those trusted to guard a desired object, HBO are furiously protecting …

Credit Card Fraud

The Latest Front in Battling Hate Groups: Credit Cards

Move comes as tech firms cut off right-wing extremists’ website support and social media accounts<p>Payments and credit-card companies including American Express Co., Discover Financial Services and PayPal Holdings Inc. are booting dozens of individuals and groups associated with right-wing extremist …

Hate Groups

Chomping at Bits: Florida’s Jordan Smith reportedly being investigated for credit card fraud

The plot allegedly thickens.<i>Chomping at Bits comes stocked with the best</i> <i>Florida Gators</i><i> links and news we can find, and some other stuff. Got a link</i> …

Credit Card Fraud

It’s the Canadian way to pay too much for financial products

Not shopping around for financial products can cost you tens of thousands of dollars over a lifetime. It’s just pathetic how often this happens.<p>A recent survey commissioned by the website LowestRates.ca tells the story. Of the 2,002 people who participated, 63 per cent said they use price …

Mortgages

Credit card providers count cost of customer freebies

“Jason, you’ve had a rewarding year,” read the pamphlet. “A year of colourful memories. A year of perfect views.”<p>The recipient could hardly disagree. …

Banking

Where Can You Find Sources Of Funds For Your Business

If you need help to fund your business, there are some things you need to do first, that can make your business more attractive to investors. The …

Venture Capital

U.S. Court Dismisses Forgery Case Against Nigerian Singer

U.S. Court Dismisses Forgery Case Against Nigerian SingerA U.S. court has struck out charges of credit card forgery, armed conspiracy and grand theft …

Credit Card Fraud

How to make sense of your credit card number

Here’s a fun trick to entertain friends and win bar bets: Guess the first number on somebody’s credit card tucked away in their wallet.<p>You can do that because credit card numbers aren’t random. Using terms that sound like something out of a spy novel — such as MIIs and the Luhn algorithm — you can …

Personal Finance