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2018’s Best American Express Card Alternatives

2018’s Best American Express Card Alternatives

Founded in 1850 as an express mail company, American Express became an international company with the creation of the Traveler's Cheque in 1891. The company has continued to grow and evolve throughout the years, entering the credit card business in the second half of the 20th century and quickly making a name for itself in that space. Today, American Express has over 50 million cardholders with more than $700 billion in annual purchase volume. But, while Amex is certainly holding... read more »

13 Best High-Limit Credit Cards for Bad Credit in 2018

13 Best High-Limit Credit Cards for Bad Credit in 2018

The internet is full of information. While only a portion of that information is actually correct, you can typically get a decent idea of the facts by exploring a few different sites and picking out the kernels of truth between them. Take credit building. Although each blogger and expert seems to have different recommendations, you can pick up the main points by reading posts from a few different authors. For example, pretty much everyone will say to pay your bills on time and to... read more »

5 Best HSBC Credit Cards for 2018

5 Best HSBC Credit Cards for 2018

Although the majority of Americans carry credit cards, most of those cards are likely from a handful of major banks that have dominated the market for decades. As credit cards continue to grow in global popularity, however, foreign banks are looking for a foothold in the US market. One such bank is HSBC, a British multinational banking and financial services company that traces its roots back to the once-British colony of Hong Kong in the 1800s. Today, HSBC is the seventh largest... read more »

15 Best Secured Credit Cards with No Credit Check

15 Best Secured Credit Cards with No Credit Check

Avoidance is a tactic we all use to save ourselves from pain, sadness, boredom, or simply an uncomfortable situation. We also do it out of fear — like the fear of rejection. Yes, the same thing that kept you from asking out your teenage crush doesn't simply go away when you graduate. And bad credit doesn't help. With bad credit, the fear of rejection can stop you from applying for the credit you need to improve your score, leaving you feeling trapped with a low score forever. ... read more »

7 Best Barclays Credit Cards in 2018

7 Best Barclays Credit Cards in 2018

Although the history of credit is long and complex, stretching back through much of commerce, it's fair to say that the modern version of the consumer credit card was born here in the U.S. As such, it's likely unsurprising that many of the world's biggest credit card issuers are U.S.-based banks like Chase and American Express. But the U.S. banks don't have the monopoly on credit cards — not even here at home. Barclays, the issuer of the first credit card in the U.K., also has its... read more »

27 Best Low-Interest Credit Cards for 2018

27 Best Low-Interest Credit Cards for 2018

No matter how great it may seem at the outset, everything in life has its downsides. Delicious pizza tends to come with a lot of calories, fast-and-fun sports cars have terrible gas mileage — and rewards credit cards have high interest rates. Happily, there are ways to have your pie and enjoy it, too. Light-cheese veggie pizzas are almost healthy, sports cars can come with electric engines, and low-interest credit card deals can offer interest-free financing. Indeed, a variety... read more »

2018’s List of Subprime Credit Cards

2018’s List of Subprime Credit Cards

Without knowing another single thing about a product, most people would likely select the "prime" choice over the one labeled "subprime." After all, everyone knows that prime things are simply better, right? We want prime meat, Prime shipping, and Optimus Prime. While it's not always so cut and dry in finance, prime credit scores still outrank subprime scores for most credit card issuers. But you're not totally out of luck if you have a subprime score and need a card. A number of... read more »

2018 Wells Fargo Propel American Express® Card Review

2018 Wells Fargo Propel American Express® Card Review

As a consumer, few things are as disappointing as thinking you've found the perfect deal — only to be let down by the fine print. Many of the best rewards credit cards, for example, offer high-rate bonus rewards for popular purchase categories — but they also charge big annual fees that can make those rewards a lot less valuable. The Wells Fargo Propel American Express® Card breaks the cycle, offering robust rewards without an equally robust annual fee. Cardholders can... read more »

27 Best Credit Cards for No Credit in 2018

27 Best Credit Cards for No Credit in 2018

Although we prefer it to be common sense, enough folks try to enter restaurants and other businesses without proper coverage that the "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service" signs are a common sight on the doors of modern retail establishments. But what if "No Credit" were to join the list of things that can get you barred from a business? In a day and age where everyone from your lender to your landlord is checking your credit reports, it's not as hard of a stretch as you might think. ... read more »

2018 Capital One® Savor® Cash Rewards Credit Card Review

2018 Capital One® Savor® Cash Rewards Credit Card Review

Some things simply go together, like turkey and stuffing, Bert and Ernie, dinner and a movie — or credit cards and rewards. So, given that these quintessential pairs are already double the awesome, how do you up the ante even more? Why, by pairing the pairs, of course. Take the Capital One® Savor® Cash Rewards Credit Card, for instance. This cash back card offers big bonus rewards for dining, entertainment, and grocery store purchases alike, giving cardholders the ability to... read more »