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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
4 Reasons Why Paying for College with Credit Cards is the Worst

4 Reasons Why Paying for College with Credit Cards is the Worst

In an ideal world, college tuition is paid with scholarship funds or saved cash. Student loans are the next best thing. If you’re tempted to reach for your credit card the next time you or... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 10/14/2014
Why You Should Care About the JPMorgan Chase Security Breach

Why You Should Care About the JPMorgan Chase Security Breach

While lately it seems that serious security breaches of consumer credit information are happening at an increasingly alarming pace, the most recent breach at JPMorgan Chase has a lot of... read more »
By: Mike Randall, 10/9/2014
Credit Card Use at its Highest Since 2010

Credit Card Use at its Highest Since 2010

Americans are much more confident with debt these days, especially with their credit cards. Credit card use is currently at its highest usage amount since 2010. According to the Federal... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 8/26/2014
Credit Card Delinquencies Lowest in 20 Years

Credit Card Delinquencies Lowest in 20 Years

Americans are showing a new maturity with their credit cards. A report from the American Bankers Association showed credit card delinquencies (accounts that are more than 30 days late on... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 8/12/2014
More People Carrying Less Cash Thanks to Credit Card Machines

More People Carrying Less Cash Thanks to Credit Card Machines

Paying by cash is quickly turning into a thing of the past as more Americans are paying by credit and debit cards and skipping the hassle of carrying money — according to a new study, only... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 8/5/2014
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