New Citi/AA airline credit card offers "chip and PIN" plus elite perks
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Citi Cards and American Airlines offer unprecedented benefits and a "chip and PIN" option to lure elite travelers to their latest airline credit card.
Travel rewards and perks
The Citi Executive / AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard builds on the 24-year relationship between Citi [...]
Rewards / Travel Cards, MasterCard, Citi Bank, Testing / Technology
Chase updates United airline credit card with new logo and bonus rewards
Chase Card Services has introduced the new United MileagePlus Explorer Card, its first post-merger airline credit card.
Familiar design, more perks
Just as new paint jobs brought United's name and Continental's logo to the merged carrier's aircraft, the new Chase/United airline credit card resembles the previous Continental Airlines OnePass Plus Card. The new United MileagePlus Explorer Card [...]
Rewards / Travel Cards, Chase Bank
Fed: Banks must release credit score when denying credit card application
Credit card applicants can see their credit scores for free if a bank used that score to decline service, according to the Federal Reserve. The Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Reserve Board jointly announced their rules for implementing free credit score notifications under the the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
The Fair [...]
Credit Scoring / Reporting, Credit Card Law
Credit card thieves target hotel guests in their rooms
The latest credit card theft scheme is a play on the usual phone call scam, with an interesting twist: thieves are attempting to catch unsuspecting cardholders unawares by waking them in the middle of the night in their hotel rooms and pretending to be hotel staff.
Credit card thieves have developed a new scam for hotel [...]
Identity Theft / Credit Card Fraud
Prepaid credit card users: Prepare for higher fees
What's a low-income family to do when their credit card rates get hiked? Prepaid credit cards, once solely marketed to low-income consumers, have become trendy in a recovering economy where everyone is trying to tighten their purse strings.
But along with their popularity come new fees and charges that will affect not only the wealthier consumers [...]
Secured / Prepaid Credit Cards
Consumers use credit card "free money" to help cover summer vacation costs
Rewards credit cards will help Americans preserve their vacation plans in spite of rising travel costs this summer, according to a new survey commissioned by Capital One. In the spring 2011 edition of the credit card issuer's quarterly Capital One Rewards Barometer, consumers revealed a new hunger for high value bonus and redemption options.
Although more [...]
Rewards / Travel Cards, Capital One
Chase, Ritz-Carlton launch new luxury rewards credit card
"Access to the Extraordinary" is the tag line of the new Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card. Launched on June 9, 2011 by the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., this premium rewards card is the first and only card to carry the Ritz-Carlton name, offering rewards specific to the hotel and its [...]
Chase Bank, Rewards / Travel Cards
How will swipe fee limits affect credit card holders?
Merchants and credit card companies are still fighting it out over the planned reduction of swipe fees, a rule by the Federal Reserve that will limit the excessive fees currently charged by banks and credit card companies with each swipe.
The proposed cap is being promoted as a way to save consumers money at retail stores, [...]
Credit Card Interest Rates / Fees
MasterCard ad campaign aims to lure customers from American Express, Visa Signature
MasterCard Worldwide officials announced an advertising campaign to highlight new benefits of the brand's World Elite premium credit cards. The marketing push arrives as credit card issuers step up competition over less risky, high income borrowers. Positioned as an alternative to the American Express Centurion Card and the Visa Signature Card, MasterCard World Elite credit [...]
MasterCard PriceAssure locks in lowest airfares on participating airlines
Travelers now have a major incentive to use MasterCard when purchasing airline tickets, with the debut of a new airfare price assurance program.
In a statement to reporters, company spokesperson Chris Aguas revealed that a MasterCard consumer survey showed 77 percent of travelers worry about timing their purchases to get the best deal on airfares.
The payment [...]
Rewards / Travel Cards, MasterCard