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Visa Launches New Security Sense Website

Visa Launches New Security Sense Website

Credit Card company Visa Inc. have issued consumers with tips on how to protect themselves against credit, and debit, card fraud during their vacations. The tips are issued via Visa’s Visa Security Sense Website.



by CreditCardsCo

Consumers Hit By Extra Fees On Reward Card Airmiles

Consumers Hit By Extra Fees On Reward Card Airmiles

Recent investigations into Airline rewards cards have turned up some information which shows that consumers who have been saving reward miles in order to redeem them for an airline ticket to use on a dream vacation may discover that the …



by Joanne Lee

New Book Explains How To Handle Unexpected Windfalls

New Book Explains How To Handle Unexpected Windfalls

A recently released financial help book shows that many American consumers would be completely at a loss over what they should pay off in the event of an unexpected cash windfall.



by Joanne Lee

Discover Sees Lowest Delinquency Rate Since 2006

Discover Sees Lowest Delinquency Rate Since 2006

Discover Card customers are making payments on time according to the company’s latest regulatory filing which shows that Discover’s late payments are at their lowest since 2006.



by Carolyn Spiel

Michaels Security Breach Worse Than Feared

Michaels Security Breach Worse Than Feared

Nationwide craft supplies store Michael’s issued a press release earlier this month alerting customers to the fact that credit card machines in the chain’s Illinois locations had been tampered with, exposing card details to thieves.



by Brian Weston

MasterCard Reveals Profits Boost in 1st Quarter

MasterCard Reveals Profits Boost in 1st Quarter

Credit card processing giants MasterCard this week released their quarterly report for the first 3 months of 2011. The report shows a 24% increase in the company’s credit card profits over the same quarter last year.



by Brent Thomas

Visa Opens Payment Network to US Marketers

Visa Opens Payment Network to US Marketers

Consumers can now save money with automatic coupons issued when using their Visa card for purchases they would already be making anyway, as Visa opens their global processing network to marketers in the United States.



by Brian Weston

Mother’s Have The Most Influence Over Finance

Mother’s Have The Most Influence Over Finance

A scientific poll carried out in a nod to Mother’s Day has found that when it comes to managing finances, Americans believe that Mother knows best, but a new federal rule will stop stay at home moms from qualifying for …



by Carolyn Spiel

Credit Cards Are Easier To Obtain

Credit Cards Are Easier To Obtain

A new survey by the Federal Reserve shows that banks have been more willing to approve credit card applications during the first quarter of this year, but it seems unclear if it is actually a consumer demand for them.



by Carolyn Spiel

Losing Interest In Credit Card Reward Programs

Losing Interest In Credit Card Reward Programs

A new survey published by Capital One shows that 57% of reward card holders have not redeemed their rewards points in the past three months and only 22% of those surveyed were happy with the rewards program offered by their …



by Brian Weston

Consumers Still Confused Over Debit Card Overdrafts

Consumers Still Confused Over Debit Card Overdrafts

Despite Federal Reserve rules imposed last summer to protect debit card users from unexpected charges for overdrafts, two new consumer studies show that customers are still confused by debit card overdraft policies applied to checking accounts.



by Carolyn Spiel

Chase And Wells Fargo Race on EMV-Chip Cards

Chase And Wells Fargo Race on EMV-Chip Cards

JP Morgan Chase have announced plans to beat rivals Wells Fargo in the race to bring credit cards embedded with microchips to their most affluent consumers.



by CreditCardsCo




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