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American Express Hikes Rates for 1 Million Credit Cardholders

American Express Hikes Rates for 1 Million Credit Cardholders

American Express is raising annual rates for more than 1 million credit cardholders, according to a report from Bloomberg Business’s Elizabeth Dexheimer. These impacted clients... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 2/26/2015
Man Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to Hacking 160M Credit Cards

Man Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to Hacking 160M Credit Cards

NEWARK, N.J. — Russian national Vladimir Drinkman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 11 counts of hacking-related charges associated with the largest case of international data breaching to ever... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 2/20/2015
Poll: Nearly Half of Canadian Cardholders Carrying Debt

Poll: Nearly Half of Canadian Cardholders Carrying Debt

TORONTO, ONTARIO — A recent report released by Montreal-based BMO Financial Group data yielded staggering information about credit card holders in Canada — 46 percent are currently in debt... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 2/12/2015
New ‘Final’ Smart Card Has a Clever Solution to Data Breaches

New ‘Final’ Smart Card Has a Clever Solution to Data Breaches

In the war against credit card fraud, a new smart credit card promises to offer consumers better security against the increasing threat of data breaches. This new card goes by the name... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 2/2/2015
Should I Get a Retail Credit Card? 6 Cards with Great Perks

Should I Get a Retail Credit Card? 6 Cards with Great Perks

For many consumers, a retail credit card offers some great benefits. Many of them come with special discounts, cash-back rewards and offers available only to card holders. These so-called... read more »
By: Mike Randall, 1/19/2015
British Credit Card Debt Spikes During 2014 Holiday Season

British Credit Card Debt Spikes During 2014 Holiday Season

In still another sign that things may be improving for consumers around the world, as the Bank of England has reported consumer credit in the U.K. has grown at its fastest pace since 2007.... read more »
By: Mike Randall, 1/11/2015
What is NFC? A Beginner’s Guide to the Future of Credit Cards

What is NFC? A Beginner’s Guide to the Future of Credit Cards

If you’ve been following the latest headlines in technology or commerce, chances are you’ve heard of Apple Pay, Google Wallet or Softcard. Probably the most significant feature... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 1/5/2015
5 Reasons the Credit Card Industry is Booming Right Now

5 Reasons the Credit Card Industry is Booming Right Now

After a tumultuous few years of consumer cutbacks, new regulations and debt charge-offs, U.S. credit card issuers are now looking at a much brighter future. Profits from the major industry... read more »
By: Mike Randall, 12/29/2014
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