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CFPB report tracks billions in credit card savings since 2008

American consumers pay about 2 percentage points less on credit card finance charges than before the enactment of the Credit CARD Act, according to a report issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In a statement to reporters, CFPB officials expressed continued concern about bank disclosures, "fee harvester" credit cards for bad credit, and add-on [...]

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Chase treats customers to exclusive lounge at Disney's Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Families visiting this fall's Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will enjoy extra benefits when they carry a Chase debit or credit card. Between visits to more than 25 marketplaces, Chase cardholders can treat their parties to a pit stop at an exclusive lounge in the American Adventure Pavilion. There, guests can enjoy complimentary beverages [...]

Categories: Chase Bank
Capital One launches Quicksilver cash back credit card with 1.5 percent rebate

Capital One upped the ante in the competitive cash back credit card market with the launch of its Quicksilver brand this summer. In a statement to reporters, Capital One spokesman Mike Wassmer cited research that indicated consumer frustration with opt-in bonus promotions and complex reward structures. The new line of credit cards offers a consistent, 1.5 [...]

Categories: Rewards / Travel Cards
Capital One survey measures shift to flexible travel rewards credit cards

Nearly half of American rewards credit card holders prefer travel deals to brand loyalty, according to a recent survey commissioned by Capital One. According to the Capital One Rewards Barometer, 45 percent of the survey's respondents make plans after picking a destination instead of waiting for prompts from an airline or hotel loyalty program. Additionally, [...]

Categories: Capital One
Chase Sapphire Preferred offering triple points on First Friday dining in 2013

Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available. First Fridays got sweeter for Chase Sapphire Preferred card members, thanks to a new partnership with online reservation site OpenTable. According to company officials, Chase will begin offering three rewards points for every dollar spent on dining transactions during the first [...]

Categories: Chase Bank
American Express OPEN business credit cards now help scan and track expense receipts

American Express business credit card holders can now shrink the amount of time they spend on expense reports, thanks to the company's new ReceiptMatch service. This online tool from American Express OPEN helps small business owners and their employees manage expenses from the road or from the office by matching receipts to credit card statements. The [...]

Categories: American Express
Chase Ultimate Rewards teams with Virgin America Flying Club

Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available. Selected Chase credit card holders gained even greater access to transatlantic travel this month, with the announcement that Ultimate Rewards members can now transfer points to Virgin Atlantic's Flying Club program. In a statement to reporters, Chase officials confirmed that accountholders [...]

Categories: Chase Bank
Bluebird prepaid debit card angles for free checking dominance with FDIC insurance and check writing features

American Express' foray into the prepaid debit card market looks more like a traditional checking account than ever, thanks to a new round of product enhancements announced this month. Bluebird, the debit card AmEx launched in partnership with big box retailer Walmart last fall, now offers FDIC insurance for deposits of up to $100,000. According [...]

Categories: American Express
FICO survey shows banks ready to increase credit card limits in 2013

More than half of American bankers expect consumers to request credit line increases during 2013, according to the results of a recent survey commissioned by FICO. The credit scoring company asked a panel of 251 bank risk managers to predict household credit trends over the next six months, and the results bode well for both [...]

Categories: Credit Card Debt / Debt collection
Credit unions start new year with zero APR balance transfer offers

Editor's Note:  These offer's have expired and are no longer available. Two of the country's largest credit unions celebrated last year's membership gains by kicking off 2013 with some of the personal lending industry's strongest balance transfer credit card offers. Navy Federal Credit Union and Pentagon Federal Credit Union both announced zero APR credit cards designed [...]

Categories: Credit Unions

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