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I'm seeing "Visa Signature" a lot. What does it mean?

Because there's no longer a universal standard about the differences between "gold" and "platinum" credit cards, Visa developed the Visa Signature brand to help its banking partners offer a consistent, premium experience with credit cards for excellent credit. When you see the "Visa Signature" logo on the corner of your credit card, it means you're [...]

On the Chase Freedom, do you get points on everything without restrictions?

Question: On the Chase Freedom, do you get points on everything without restrictions? Answer: I've always wondered what it would feel like for random people to hand me money on the street, at the gas station, or in line at the movie theater. Those experiences make up just a few of the scenarios in the splashy [...]

Southwest's new reward plan sucks. What's the best replacement for Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus credit card?

Question: Southwest's new reward plan sucks. Earning flights on the old system is much better than the new system. The old system worked well for me. What's the best replacement for Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus credit card? Answer: Tell me how you really feel. I get the impression you're holding something back. OK, seriously, sorry [...]

What credit card will insure my purchased items?

Question: What credit card will insure my purchased items? Answer: Wow, that's such a broad question. Almost every credit card has some form of insurance on what you buy. Many of them also come with perks like travel insurance and auto rental liability insurance. That said, you obviously want to understand the particulars of your specific [...]

How do I know what kind of credit card to choose and from what issuer?

Question: How do I know what kind of credit card to choose and from what issuer? Answer: Because applying for many credit cards in a short time can damage your FICO credit score, it's important to compare credit cards carefully and pick just one or two that you think you'll want to stick with for a [...]

I'm trying to compare the average rates for MasterCard, Visa, and Discover, but I get too many different answers.

Question: I'm trying to compare the average rates for MasterCard, Visa, and Discover, but I get too many different answers. Answer: If you're trying to compare credit card rates by brand--MasterCard, Visa, Discover or even American Express--you are going about it the wrong way. The difference in rates is not in the credit card brand: [...]

Is the Fidelity Investment Rewards Visa credit card still available?

Question: Is the Fidelity Investment Rewards Visa credit card still available? Answer: Fidelity Investment Rewards Visa Signature Card is available, if that's the one you're referring to. This card allows you to turn 1.5 percent of your purchases into a deposit to your Fidelity account (and earn 2 percent once you've spent $15,000 annually). There are [...]

I submitted a credit card application for MasterCard, but I wanted Visa. What should I do?

Question: I submitted a credit card application for MasterCard, but I wanted Visa. What should I do? Answer: Your best bet is to simply apply for another card, either from the same source or a different source. But I also think it is very important not to cancel the MasterCard. If you don't want it, [...]

How do I find out how many miles I have on my US Airways Visa travel rewards card?

Question: How do I find out how many miles I have on my US Airways Visa travel rewards card? Answer: Your best bet is to contact your card issuer. There should be a number for their customer service on your monthly statement or on the back of your card. They are the only ones who [...]

I fly a lot and can't decide between a SWA Visa from Chase, a Chase Freedom, or a Chase Slate.

Q: I fly a lot and can't decide between a SWA Visa from Chase, a Chase Freedom®, or a Chase Slate. I plan to pay the balance off every month if possible. A: The Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Card is a solid card, but you are likely to find that you cannot travel Southwest Airlines [...]

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