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The Ultimate Guide to Credit Cards

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Top Card & Electronic Payment Processors by Market Share

Top Card & Electronic Payment Processors by Market Share

You probably don’t think about how your credit or debit card transactions are completed. You just swipe, tap, or...

Erica Sandberg Erica Sandberg 5/6/2021

What is a Credit Card Grace Period?

What is a Credit Card Grace Period?

Credit cards come with many pros and cons that can positively or negatively shape your financial situation. On one hand...

Andrea Woroch Andrea Woroch 5/3/2021

Can My Card Issuer Change the Terms of My Account?

Can My Card Issuer Change the Terms of My Account?

In the United States, some 220 million consumers have a credit report with one or more of the credit reporting agencies...

John Ulzheimer John Ulzheimer 4/27/2021

17 Credit Card Fees & How to Avoid Them

17 Credit Card Fees & How to Avoid Them

Like it or not, credit cards come with a variety of fees. As an account owner, you will be directly responsible for...

Erica Sandberg Erica Sandberg 4/26/2021

Are Preapproved Credit Card Offers Guaranteed? 

Are Preapproved Credit Card Offers Guaranteed? 

Credit card use in America is growing. Americans currently have 511.4 million credit cards, and 61% of U.S. consumers...

Andrea Woroch Andrea Woroch 4/26/2021

8 Credit Card Protections You Didn't Know About

8 Credit Card Protections You Didn't Know About

Every time you make a purchase with a credit card, you get the basic benefits that all cards offer: fast, easy credit...

Marcie Geffner Marcie Geffner 4/20/2021

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Fringe: Benefits That Go Beyond Gift Cards

Fringe: Benefits That Go Beyond Gift Cards

Paid time off, sick leave, and healthcare have become standard fare as far as employee benefits are concerned. Companies...

CardRates News 5/6/2021

Tortuga Backpacks & Credit Card Reward Travelers

Tortuga Backpacks & Credit Card Reward Travelers

With COVID vaccines widely available to most people in the U.S., many people are gearing up to take their first trip in...

CardRates News 5/5/2021

Bainbridge Island: A Getaway For Rewards Card Enthusiasts

Bainbridge Island: A Getaway For Rewards Card Enthusiasts

Visitors to the Seattle, Washington, area who want a different view of the city can take a short ferry ride to...

CardRates News 5/4/2021

Weekly Credit Card Update — April 30, 2021

Weekly Credit Card Update — April 30, 2021

For media inquiries on these stories and more, contact credit card expert and industry analyst Bill Hardekopf at (205)...

CardRates News 4/30/2021

Leverage Credit Card Rewards & Visit Livingston, MT

Leverage Credit Card Rewards & Visit Livingston, MT

We love credit cards and traveling at CardRates. When we can combine those two things, by leveraging our credit card...

CardRates News 4/28/2021

GuruFocus: Maximizing Investments & Avoiding Credit

GuruFocus: Maximizing Investments & Avoiding Credit

Investing used to be largely a rich person’s game, but thanks to advances in technology nearly anyone can invest...

CardRates News 4/27/2021

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