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Latest Releases

Below you’ll find our latest studies, which highlight the results of independent surveys and thorough data analysis. Findings include the opinions of the general public compared to published data sets to glean newsworthy insights.

Buy Now, Pay Later: More than 1 in 4 Americans Currently Using BNPL Services

1 in 4 Americans Currently Using BNPL Services

Jon McDonald
By: Jon McDonald 5/21/24

The growing popularity of Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) services has revolutionized online shopping. BNPL allows consumers to split the cost of a purchase into smaller... read more »

99% of Consumers Rely on Online Reviews Before Making Purchases

99% of Consumers Read Online Reviews Before Purchasing

Jon McDonald
By: Jon McDonald 5/2/24

As an online consumer, purchasing a product with so many similar options available in the market can be difficult. What makes one item better than another? One way to... read more »

7 in 10 Americans Believe the U.S. Is Becoming a Cashless Society

7 in 10 Believe America Is Becoming a Cashless Society

Jon McDonald
By: Jon McDonald 5/1/24

Cash is king, as the age-old adage proclaims. Nothing beats cash in hand when it comes to spending. Yet American consumers are increasingly turning away from currency in... read more »

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Media Appearances

CardRates is regularly relied upon by leading national news outlets to provide expert commentary on various financial topics. Below are a few select appearances where you can find our resources referenced and experts weighing in on the latest industry news.

New York Times

New York Times

How Do You Pack for a Yearlong Trip?

Our 52 Places Traveler has spent the past five months on the road figuring out how to answer that question. Here are her most important takeaways on...

CNBC

CNBC

You can now freeze your credit for free—here’s one situation when you definitely should

Freezing your credit report used to cost money — up to $60 plus fees, including the cost of later removing the freeze. But now, thanks...

Forbes

Forbes

Confessions Of A CTO: Three Technical Leadership Mistakes And Lessons Learned

In my career, I have made my share of mistakes. In fact, I know I've made way more mistakes than I’ve had victories. Luckily, mistakes are how we learn...

Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur

Red Flags and Red Herrings in Job Applicants' Credit Reports

Regardless of the size of your staff, a company is only as good as the people who work for it. When you're looking for new members of your team, it makes...

Huffington Post

Huffington Post

6 Credit Score Myths Debunked

You likely know that your credit score is the litmus test lenders use to determine whether you’ll be a responsible borrower and deserve to be approved for loans...

Marketwatch

Marketwatch

What NOT to buy on Labor Day weekend

When Americans aren’t busy firing up the grill for a backyard barbecue or hitting the road this Labor Day weekend, there’s a good chance they’ll be looking to...

Fox Business

Fox Business

Equifax Hack: What are credit card companies doing to help?

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) has put 143 million Americans on edge after a security breach exposed their personal information to potential hackers. And while Equifax...

Investopedia

Investopedia

Now You Can Freeze Your Credit File for Free

Data breaches and identity theft are no laughing matter. Identity fraud hit an all-time high in 2017, with 16.7 million victims in the U.S., according to Javelin...

TechCrunch

TechCrunch

Upgrade, the newest lending startup of Lending Club founder Renaud Laplanche, has raised $62 million in Series C funding

Upgrade, a two-year-old, San Francisco-based consumer lending venture founded by Renaud Laplanche, has raised $62 million in Series C funding...

Mashable

Mashable

25 Ways to Save $250 a Month That Everyone is Messing Up

When it comes to saving money, not every way is the right way. A lot of it depends on your lifestyle and the goals that you’ve established. At the same time...

Reader's Digest

Reader's Digest

24 Things You Should Always Buy on Amazon

Amazon’s really been upping their competitive pricing game lately — with free shipping with Prime membership, Prime Pantry, Deals of the Day, Lightning...

Yahoo! Finance

Yahoo! Finance

You can now freeze your credit for free—here's one situation when you definitely should

Freezing your credit report used to cost money — up to $60 plus fees, including the cost of later removing the freeze. But now, thanks to an amendment to the Fair...

MSN

MSN

24 Things You Should ALWAYS Buy on Amazon

Ashley Dull, PR & Marketing Manager of CardRates.com, tells Reader's Digest there are four scenarios in which you should always buy on Amazon, even if the prices are comparable elsewhere...

US News & World Report

US News & World Report

What You Should Know About Instant Approval Credit Cards

If you need a new line of credit fast and have strong financial credentials, you could get approved for a new credit card in minutes – or less. But an instant...

Non-Profit & Government Citations

In our continuous efforts to provide the highest-quality information and resources, we often interview nonprofit and government organizations with valuable products, free services, and important advocacy efforts to help highlight how they may be of service to our readers' financial well-being.

Securities Investor Protection Corporation

Securities Investor Protection Corporation

We spoke with SIPC President and CEO, Stephen P. Harbeck, about how the organization protects investors against loss of assets due to brokerage firm bankruptcy.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling

National Foundation for Credit Counseling

Bruce Mcclary shares the importance of being willing to have the hard debt conversations with your family or a trained professional to determine an action plan.

CalEITC

CalEITC

Josh Fryday, President of CalEITC4ME, shares how the program helps underserved families and is hailed as one of the most effective anti-poverty tools in America.

Pension Rights Center

Pension Rights Center

Pension Rights Center Legal Program Director, Emily Spreiser, shares how the center fights for earned pension benefits and achieves legal and policy victories.

Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education

Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education

Rebecca Wiggins, Executive Director of the AFCPE, tells us how their professionals bring diverse perspectives to financial counseling and coaching.

Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School

We spoke to professor and researcher, Jacob D. Leshno, about his findings on the volatility within cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University

Ohio State's Itzhak Ben-David led a study that suggests the impulsivity that results from ADHD can cause financial distress in adults.

Georgetown University

Georgetown University

Executive Director John Jacobs shares how the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets helps students understand how organizations use FinTech to improve processes.

EdX

EdX

We spoke with the edX team about six free courses, led by the world's top professors, that can help change one's financial future.

GovTrack.us

GovTrack.us

GovTrack Founder Joshua Tauberer spoke to us about how his site provides fact-based information on the latest legislation that's free of financial influence.

Industry Citations

We're proud to support established banking institutions and up-and-coming tech companies by sharing their storied histories and unique startup challenges, how their teams go above and beyond to help their customers, and how they're adopting the latest technologies to meet industry — and consumer — expectations.

Fidelity

Fidelity

Senior Vice President of Retirement, Ken Hevert, shares how Fidelity's tools simplify retirement preparation to help Americans reach financial independence.

Prosper

Prosper

We spoke with Aaron Vermut, Prosper CEO, about how his P2P marketplace offers fair interest rates for borrowers and competitive returns for investors.

Ally Bank

Ally Bank

Rebecca Schultz, Senior Director of Transactional Products for Ally, shares the various benefits and perks of the Ally CashBack Credit Card.

Capital One

Capital One

Our team covered the Capital One and ORC International survey regarding how long security lines affect travel and how the right credit card can help alleviate wait times.

H&R Block

H&R Block

We spoke with Global Media Relations and Corporate Communications representatives for H&R Block about how their experts help consumers understand complicated tax codes.

Moneyish

Moneyish

Moneyish Reporter Catey Hill sought our opinion on reformed credit laws and what consumers should know about freezing their credit reports.

Lending Club

Lending Club

We interviewed Avia Kay, Vice President of Borrower Marketing, to hear the ways LendingClub is a win-win experience for borrowers and investors alike.

The Motley Fool

The Motley Fool

The Motley Fool referenced our credit card data to compile an article 5 of the Most Exclusive Credit Cards and Their Surprising Annual Fees.

SoFi

SoFi

We spoke with John Hsieh, Vice President of Product at SoFi, to discuss the pros and cons of refinancing student loan debt and what's next for SoFi.

Western Union

Western Union

Dan Marostica, Vice President of Consumer Protections, tells us how Western Union's fraud education resources help lower consumer money transfer fraud.