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 [...]
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, [...]
MasterCard plans shift to EMV-enabled ATMs by 2016
MasterCard officials expanded its roadmap for EMV, or smart-chip enabled, debit and credit card technology to include automatic teller machines. After October 2016, banks can hold ATM operators liable for fraudulent withdrawals and cash advances from debit and credit cards. MasterCard's announcement was the first to specifically address ATM operators, who had been waiting for [...]
Giant, Martin's food stores now take American Express
American Express has announced that its charge cards and credit cards will now be accepted when consumers make purchases at Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets, the credit card company said in a press release. The new payment method went into effect on April 22.
Giant and Martin's grocery stores are located in the Mid-Atlantic [...]
Law professor questions banks' adherence to student credit card rules
Credit card issuers have found loopholes in regulations designed to limit marketing of student credit cards on campus, according to a professor at the University of Houston Law Center. In a new study released this month, professor Jim Hawkins reveals evidence that the Credit CARD Act has done relatively little to restrict aggressive sales tactics [...]
Credit Card Law, Student Credit
Barclaycard Ring MasterCard puts customers in the boardroom
A new low interest credit card soon to be launched by Barclaycard aims to make its operations transparent by including customer input in key decision-making. In a statement to reporters, Barclaycard officials announced the pending launch of the Barclaycard Ring MasterCard.
Barclaycard spokesman Paul Wilmore explained that Ring cardholders would gain access to profit and loss [...]
Credit Card Issuers
Chase Ultimate Rewards now good for Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards
Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available.
Chase Card Services is making the skies a little more friendly with its latest announcement. The credit card company is partnering with Southwest Airlines for its Ultimate Rewards program, it announced in a press release. The airline is the largest U.S. [...]
Capital One helps charitable donations go further
Giving is a part of the holiday season for many people, and to that end, Capital One is promoting the use of its charitable website and credit cards to help its members do just that. According to a press release by the company, using the company's site will increase the amount of money donated to [...]
Credit score: Nice guys finish last
Nice people — as well as bad drivers — should worry about their credit scores, according to recent reports.
According to the Globe and Mail, a Louisiana State University research team set out to investigate the common belief that employers could judge a job applicant's trustworthiness by reviewing their credit reports. The LSU researchers couldn't find [...]
Credit Scoring / Reporting
New scores aim to predict consumer behavior
Your public records could help tell your doctor whether you're likely to take your medication on time, according to researchers at the country's most prominent credit scoring agency. According to a Wall Street Journal report, FICO has launched a new consumer rating system based on the information collected from public agencies and courthouses.
The "Medication Adherence [...]
Credit Scoring / Reporting