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The Ultimate Guide to Credit Cards

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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 4/7/2021

How Accurate Are Your Credit Reports?

How Accurate Are Your Credit Reports?

Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax. These are the names of the three major credit bureaus in the United States. The Big...

John Ulzheimer John Ulzheimer 4/5/2021

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 4/1/2021

90 Fast Facts About The 10 Biggest Card Issuers

90 Fast Facts About The 10 Biggest Card Issuers

How much do you know about your credit card companies? Maybe not much beyond the type of card you have and the benefits...

Marcie Geffner Marcie Geffner 3/22/2021

10 Things Your Card Issuer Reports to the Bureaus

10 Things Your Card Issuer Reports to the Bureaus

When you open a credit card, you are required to agree to certain terms and conditions associated with the account...

John Ulzheimer John Ulzheimer 3/16/2021

What Happens to the Balance of a Closed Credit Card?

What Happens to the Balance of a Closed Credit Card?

There are a few circumstances when a credit card may be closed even when an outstanding balance remains on the account...

Erica Sandberg Erica Sandberg 3/11/2021

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Finca Luna Nueva: Ecolodge for Rewards Travelers

Finca Luna Nueva: Ecolodge for Rewards Travelers

Finca Luna Nueva ecolodge in Costa Rica offers credit card rewards travelers a luxurious indoor-outdoor experience in an...

CardRates News 4/14/2021

Hatch Accounts and Debit Cards Help SMBs Save Money

Hatch Accounts and Debit Cards Help SMBs Save Money

The last thing new or struggling businesses need is a chronic bank fee burden. That’s why the Hatch business...

CardRates News 4/14/2021

Tompkins Bank of Castile: Banking, Credit, & Education

Tompkins Bank of Castile: Banking, Credit, & Education

Tompkins Bank of Castile has been serving customers in Western New York since 1869, and throughout its history it has...

CardRates News 4/12/2021

Wave: Card Payments and Financial Tools for SMBs

Wave: Card Payments and Financial Tools for SMBs

Wave is an all-in-one software solution that helps small businesses invoice customers and collect fees, including credit...

CardRates News 4/12/2021

RentRedi Allows Landlords to Easily Accept Credit Cards

RentRedi Allows Landlords to Easily Accept Credit Cards

Renting a house or apartment seems like an easy enough task, but, in reality, both tenants and landlords are faced with...

CardRates News 4/9/2021

Weekly Credit Card Update — April 9, 2021

Weekly Credit Card Update — April 9, 2021

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

CardRates News 4/9/2021

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