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Credit Card Compromised? What to Do Immediately (3 Actions)

Credit Card Compromised? What to Do Immediately (3 Actions)

When bad things happen to your credit card, you must leap into action in order to contain the fallout. Immediate actions can limit the harm and save you time repairing the damage. Here are the top three tips to follow when your credit card becomes compromised: Have the card deactivated. Note: Remember to destroy your old one (if it's not lost). Check your credit reports and scores. You can do that at TransUnion cheaply. Update your payment info for any recurring automatic... read more »

“Can You Withdraw Money From a Credit Card?” (Here’s How)

“Can You Withdraw Money From a Credit Card?” (Here’s How)

If you’re wondering whether you can use your credit card to take out a little cash in an emergency, the short answer is: yes, you can. Most credit cards have a cash advance option for holders in good standing that allows them to withdraw money from a credit card. There are, however, a few things to consider when it comes to using your credit card at an ATM, not the least of which is the high price you'll pay. Yes, You Can Withdraw Money From a Credit Card — But It's Expensive ... read more »

6 Expert Tips → How to Increase Credit Limit (Discover)

6 Expert Tips → How to Increase Credit Limit (Discover)

As with any credit card issuer, Discover offers several ways for cardholders to request a credit limit increase on their card accounts. Here are all the options you'll need: Call or Login Online  |  Choose a New Card  |  6 Tips from Experts 1. Reach a Discover Credit Analyst by Phone or Online 1. To request an increase over the phone, call 1-800-347-2683. 2. To do it online, log in to your account. Request a credit limit increase through Discover's online account... read more »

6 Expert Tips → How to Increase Credit Limit (Capital One)

6 Expert Tips → How to Increase Credit Limit (Capital One)

You can easily request a credit limit increase on your Capital One credit card(s) online or over the phone. You may also select and apply for a new, high-limit card online. Here are the resources you'll need to increase your limit: Call or Login Online  |  Choose a New Card  |  6 Tips from Experts 1. Call a Capital One Credit Analyst or Login Online 1. By phone, call 1-800-955-7070 and choose “More Options” to hear the credit increase option. 2. To do it online, log in... read more »

6 Expert Tips → How to Increase Credit Limit (Chase)

6 Expert Tips → How to Increase Credit Limit (Chase)

JPMorgan Chase & Co., known simply as Chase, is one of the most popular major credit card issuers in the world, thanks in no small part to its diverse offering of rewards credit cards. Here are a few simple ways to request an increase on your Chase credit card(s): Call or Login Online  |  Choose a New Card  |  6 Tips from Experts 1. Call or Do it Online 1. To reach a Chase credit analyst over the phone, call 888-245-0625. 2. To request and increase via your online... read more »

Who Invented the First Bank-Issued Credit Card?

Who Invented the First Bank-Issued Credit Card?

Ah, the ubiquitous credit card. Considering how these little pieces of plastic have helped to shape the consumer landscape for nearly six decades, do we really give them enough respect? (You thought I was going to say credit, didn’t you?) We seldom give more than a passing thought to using a credit card for everything from dinner at our favorite restaurant to paying for gas at the pump. But have you ever wondered who invented the first credit card? Where did it all begin? Seen... read more »