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Carolyn Spiel is the owner of a finance blog. She mostly focuses on credit card reviews. She helps the public to decipher some of the more difficult to understand terms and conditions of many credit cards. Her ability to put information in a plain and easy to understand article is a gift that benefits many readers. Also at: Credit Card Blog.

Carolyn Spiel

Ready for Correct Change, Video Chat With Your ATM?

Ready for Correct Change, Video Chat With Your ATM?

It was just a matter of time before all eyes turned to the technological advances found in our ATMs. At one time, in the not so distant past, ATMs served one purpose: withdraw cash. Initially, consumers couldn’t even deposit a …





MasterCard “Chips” Away Liability

MasterCard “Chips” Away Liability

For quite some time, consumers have shopped with more confidence with their credit cards knowing that if their cards are stolen or their accounts hacked, they will have little, if any, of the liability associated with stolen credit.





10 Credit Myths

10 Credit Myths

You may know the rules of the game when it comes to unsecured debt – including credit cards and student loans, but do you know what doesn’t affect a credit score? What is or isn’t reported to the credit bureaus? …





AZ Sheriff Arpaio Targeted in Credit Card Scam

AZ Sheriff Arpaio Targeted in Credit Card Scam

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has a well known reputation for giving criminals not much slack and forcing them to sleep in campgrounds and wear pink prison clothes, has become an unlikely victim of a credit card scam.





Update on Antitrust Card Fee Settlement

Update on Antitrust Card Fee Settlement

This week, a U.S. appeals court opted not to hear an appeal of the still-preliminary approval of a $7.2 billion settlement between Visa Inc, Mastercard Inc. and hundreds of merchants over credit card fees.





Square Competition: BoA Enters Market

Square Competition: BoA Enters Market

Look out Square, Bank of America is launching its version of credit card and debit card swiping devices for smartphones. Its version, Mobile Pay on Demand, is being marketed through the massive bank’s Atlanta division and is calling it a …





Recent Study Shows Consumer Credit Card Charges Remain Steady

Recent Study Shows Consumer Credit Card Charges Remain Steady

By the end of the year, American consumers are expected to have charged upwards of $44 million to their credit cards. Despite the slower economy, it seems Americans are still willing to spend, so long as they can pay for …





CFPB’s 3 Largest Credit Card Enforcement Actions

CFPB’s 3 Largest Credit Card Enforcement Actions

We’ve reported on all three of the big fines handed down by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over the past few months.





Citi Private Pass Offers Exclusive Celebrity Encounters

Citi Private Pass Offers Exclusive Celebrity Encounters

The Citi Private Pass is an exclusive benefit available to Citi credit card customers, giving them access to specialty events wrought with celebrity appearances. These events include exclusive cooking classes, preferred seating, and presale tickets.





Potential Credit Card Settlement Stipulations

Potential Credit Card Settlement Stipulations

The New York Times recently published an article that closely examines the present satisfaction level of those involved with the settlement proposal between credit card issuers and consumer interest groups. According to the article, the dispute between retail merchants and …





MasterCard Teams Up With Dynamics Inc

MasterCard Teams Up With Dynamics Inc

MasterCard aims to remain on the forefront of virtual payment technology with battery-powered credit cards.





Everyday Credit Card Use On The Rise

Everyday Credit Card Use On The Rise

Consumers are returning to credit in droves. Some people are using it just for entertainment while others are relying on credit cards for most or all of their daily needs.








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