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Credit Card Issuer Market Share: Top 25 Issuers of 2020

Credit Card Issuer Market Share: Top 25 Issuers of 2020

Credit cards are a ginormous business. In the U.S. alone, consumers and businesses used credit cards to purchase almost $4 trillion in goods and services in 2019. That $4 trillion was generated by more than 44 billion card transactions. Customers owed credit card companies more than $1 trillion by the end of 2019. 2019 was a good year for the credit card industry and credit card companies. Spending on goods and services, or purchase volume, rose 7.8%; the number of purchase... read more »

What Credit Card Issuers Are Doing to Help Customers in Response to Coronavirus

What Credit Card Issuers Are Doing to Help Customers in Response to Coronavirus

If you are a credit card holder whose finances have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be experiencing a lot of pressure. Thankfully, almost all credit card issuers have put policies in place designed to help personal and small business cardholders. Federal law also protects you, especially when it comes to consumer credit reporting and credit scoring damage. If you have entered into an arrangement with your issuer that allows you to put payments on hold, the... read more »

12 Credit Cards with the Best Customer Service

12 Credit Cards with the Best Customer Service

Many people choose a credit card for its great rewards program or signup bonus. But what they often forget to consider is its customer service. By opting for credit cards with the best customer service, you can get your issues or questions addressed right away. You can also ensure you’re making the most out of their rewards program and taking full advantage of their benefits. Credit cards that make good customer service a priority will take good care of you so you remain a... read more »

Which Credit Bureau Does Discover Use?

Which Credit Bureau Does Discover Use?

Are you considering applying for a Discover credit card? Then you’ll want to know which credit bureau Discover uses because that’s where you should first review your credit report. It’s always a good idea to inspect your credit reports for errors because if you successfully dispute a derogatory item, your credit score should immediately improve. Naturally, a higher score makes it easier to obtain your credit card of choice. Bureau | Cards | FAQs Discover Uses Equifax the... read more »

What Credit Bureau Does Chase Use?

What Credit Bureau Does Chase Use?

For most consumers, the question, "What credit bureau does Chase use?" isn’t top of mind. After all, why should you care about which credit bureau a particular bank or credit card uses? Oftentimes, it doesn’t matter at all. But if you apply for multiple cards at the same time, this information can make the difference between being approved or denied. Fans of Chase credit cards may want to obtain more than one card, or have a negative mark on one report that may hinder their... read more »

9 Best Cards: Discover Vs. Capital One Vs. Chase

9 Best Cards: Discover Vs. Capital One Vs. Chase

A significant chunk of the credit card market belongs to the Discover-Capital One-Chase trio. All three are top issuers of general-purpose credit cards. Their number of cardholders and U.S. purchase volumes ($ billions) in 2018 were: Chase: 93 million/$739.48 Discover: 57 million/$139.03 Capital One: 45 million/$336.91 With so many Americans holding one or more of these cards, we think you’ll find it useful to better understand each issuer’s characteristic strengths... read more »

Credit Card Issuers: Phone Numbers & Contact List

Credit Card Issuers: Phone Numbers & Contact List

Want to reach out and say “Hi” to your credit card issuer? Or more realistically, discuss a problem, review your statement activity, or pay a bill? Here is the personal and business line of credit contact information for prime issuers, subprime issuers, and credit unions across the country. Do not hesitate to contact them whenever you feel the need. Early intervention is always best when experiencing an issue with your account. Prime Credit Card Issuers Amex | Bank of America... read more »

RBC and ACCES Prepare Immigrants for Employment and Financial Success in Canada

RBC and ACCES Prepare Immigrants for Employment and Financial Success in Canada

In a Nutshell: Canada is currently a top destination for employment for a globally mobile workforce. But newcomers may discover finding a job to be a bigger challenge than they may have assumed based on the employment gaps. Longtime partners Royal Bank of Canada and ACCES Employment have announced a new webinar series to help new immigrants to the country prepare for the job hunt — and for life in Canada. The interactive events will educate newcomers before and after their arrival,... read more »

Top Unlimited Cash Back Option for Military Members — USAA’s Preferred Cash Rewards Visa Signature® Card Offers Competitive Rewards & Low Fees

Top Unlimited Cash Back Option for Military Members — USAA’s Preferred Cash Rewards Visa Signature® Card Offers Competitive Rewards & Low Fees

In a Nutshell: Active and former military members understand the meaning of the word sacrifice, having put their own safety on the line for their country. USAA understands this sacrifice and honors the service of these heroes by providing banking products that offer value, security, and peace of mind. The institution’s savings and loan products offer competitive rates and perks for deployed military members, and an array of Visa and American Express credit card options provide... read more »

Consumers Don’t Need a Bank Account to Harness the Spending & Credit-Building Power of the Green Dot® Platinum Visa®

Consumers Don’t Need a Bank Account to Harness the Spending & Credit-Building Power of the Green Dot® Platinum Visa®

In a Nutshell: Everyday transactions — like online shopping and booking travel — are nearly impossible without some sort of credit card in your wallet. But many consumers don’t qualify for a credit card, either because of a new or damaged credit profile or the lack of a bank account. Green Dot has created a solution for those people with its Platinum Visa card. The card works with any merchant that accepts Visa and applicants don't need a bank account or positive credit history... read more »