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Study: 2 in 3 Millennials Hate Credit Cards

Study: 2 in 3 Millennials Hate Credit Cards

Credit cards may be one of the best ways to build credit, but a new survey commissioned by Bankrate found the majority of one generation wants nothing to do with them. And it’s not the... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 11/26/2014
CFPB Cracks Down on the Prepaid Card Industry

CFPB Cracks Down on the Prepaid Card Industry

The use of prepaid cards as a convenient method of payment has grown substantially in the U.S. in recent years. From an average of more than $10 billion in sales in 2007 to nearly $100... read more »
By: Mike Randall, 11/25/2014
4 Ways Credit Card Companies Hack Your Brain

4 Ways Credit Card Companies Hack Your Brain

Think back to the last time you were offered a credit card. What do you remember most: the deals and rewards the card offered or it’s APR, fees and fine details? Credit card companies... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 11/24/2014
Why Credit Card Companies Love the Subprime Market Right Now

Why Credit Card Companies Love the Subprime Market Right Now

According to new data released in Equifax’s National Consumer Credit Trends Report, new credit growth for bank and retail-issued cards is now strongest among subprime borrowers (those with... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 11/17/2014
5 Famous People Who’ve Had Their Identities Stolen

5 Famous People Who’ve Had Their Identities Stolen

Have you ever had your identity stolen or credit card snatched away? You’re in good company. Many celebrities have been the victim of stolen cards and identity theft. With so much public... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 11/12/2014
What are Interchange Fees? How Visa and MasterCard Make Money

What are Interchange Fees? How Visa and MasterCard Make Money

When you see credit cards advertising cash-back incentives and valuable sign up bonuses, you might wonder how they can afford to provide such tempting offers, especially when the excellent... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 11/10/2014
Despite Its Appeal, Apple Pay is Off to a Bumpy Start

Despite Its Appeal, Apple Pay is Off to a Bumpy Start

With the long-awaited announcement of Apple Pay being released on the new iPhone 6, Apple has clearly thrown down the gauntlet in the mobile payment war. Among the hip and techo-savvy gadget... read more »
By: Mike Randall, 11/5/2014
Flint Announces New Ecommerce Features, $9.4M Series C Funding

Flint Announces New Ecommerce Features, $9.4M Series C Funding

Flint Mobile announced a handful of new features that allow merchants to sell products and services online without having to go through the typical ecommerce setup and legwork. The... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 10/22/2014
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