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Amber Stubbs, Managing Editor

Capital One

  • 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, [...]

  • Capital One and Discover announce programs to help Americans find jobs

    Two of America's biggest credit card issuers recently announced major plans to invest in economic progress by helping families secure jobs, housing, and education. Capital One invests in poverty-fighting partnership Capital One's commitment of $1 million in funding and in-kind donations will help support LIFT's economic advocacy programs in Chicago, Washington DC, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and [...]

  • Capital One Spark: Double miles, double rewards

    Capital One continues to tempt consumers and small business owners alike with its rewards cards. In its Spark series, Capital One offers not one but six reward cards designed to appeal to entrepreneurs. The suite of cards is dubbed "Spark Business" and comprises six products with tools and benefits specially designed to help you run your [...]

  • Capital One survey suggests rewards credit card users are getting bored

    Credit card holders prefer everyday cash back rebates to one-time signup bonuses, according to the latest Capital One Rewards Barometer report. However, the study also reveals that existing cash back card users may need more retail incentives to avoid getting bored with their banks. In February, researchers at BIGinsight asked more than 1,000 consumers with rewards [...]

  • Capital One doubles down with Double Miles Challenge

    Editor's Note:  This offer is expired and is no longer available. Capital One recently launched a special offer for its Venture Rewards credit card through its 2012 Double Miles Challenge. Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card is awarding 2 miles for every $1 spent during 2011 on any travel card you used to make purchases regardless [...]

  • Chase, Capital One,¬†Barclaycard support Isis Mobile Wallet launch

    Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard will team up with three of the wireless phone industry's biggest brands to launch a mobile payment solution that aims to compete with Google Wallet. After operating in stealth mode for months, officials from the Isis project used their blog to announce the first three credit card issuers to confirm [...]

  • Fed approves sale of ING Direct to Capital One

    Federal regulators unanimously approved Capital One's proposed purchase of ING Direct, one of North America's first successful online savings banks. According to news reports, the merger prompted lawmakers and consumer advocates to debate the merits of approving the creation of a new megabank. During a public comment period lasting almost eight months, the deal's critics [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Capital One gives away family holiday vacation

    Editor's Note:  This limited-time offer has expired and is no longer available.  Capital One has a gift for Mom. Along with TravelingMom.com, Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card is sponsoring a contest worth up to $5,000 in holiday travel for a family of four. And contest entrants don't even have to have a credit card. [...]

  • Capital One ups rewards for Black Friday weekend shoppers

    Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available. Shoppers should get ready to stuff some more perks onto their Capital One Rewards credit cards when they shop during the Thanksgiving weekend this year. The company's shopping portal, known as Perk Central, will increase certain rewards and redemptions during the [...]

  • Capital One launches Spark small business credit card line

    The Spark small business credit card line was recently launched by Capital One and the company, in a press release, notes it wants to offer small business owners increased rewards from everyday purchases. The company's new portfolio offers a total of six credit card choices. The six new credit cards are offering such rewards as cash [...]

  • Capital One extends financial literacy training to DC nonprofits

    To help celebrate ten years of partnership with financial advocacy group Consumer Action, Capital One sponsored a day-long financial literacy training seminar for nonprofit organizations and community groups in the District of Columbia. Representatives of over 60 area agencies signed up to participate in the event, designed to give community leaders stronger tools to educate [...]

  • Capital One Cash offers cash back and a 50-percent anniversary reward bonus

    Capital One offers customers the chance to earn 50 percent more cash back than the typical rewards credit card with the launch of "Capital One® Cash Rewards - $100 Cash Back Bonus." In a statement to reporters, Capital One spokesman Mike Wassmer compared the innovation of the company's new cash back card to the successful launch [...]

  • American Express launches Mercedes-Benz affinity cards

    American Express announced a new partnership with Mercedes-Benz that brings the luxury carmaker into its Membership Rewards program. In a statement to reporters, company officials announced both a credit card and a charge card that offer extra privileges for card members who make regular visits to their local Mercedes dealers. Mercedes-Benz credit card from American Express For [...]

  • Nilson: Chase dominated credit card growth in 2010

    The Nilson Report has recently released its annual figures for the top commercial and business credit cards of 2010. This list includes some of the largest banks in the U.S., as well as figures for their total numbers of accounts, credit cards, and their growth (or loss) compared to the same figures in 2009. J.P. Morgan [...]

  • Bank of America tops Fed's shrinking list of college credit card partnerships

    Credit card agreements between banks and colleges declined in 2010, even though the number of lenders seeking access to college students and alumni grew slightly since 2009. Those details emerged from the Federal Reserve Board's annual report to Congress on the state of marketing relationships among universities, colleges, alumni associations, and banks. According to the Fed, [...]

  • Bank of America tops credit card safety scorecard for fifth year

    Bank of America celebrates its fifth consecutive year as the top bank for credit card safety, according to analysts at Javelin Strategy & Research. The think tank released its annual Card Issuer's Safety Scorecard, revealing lenders with the best track records for fighting identity theft and fixing fraudulent transactions. Topping the 2011 list: Bank of America Discover U.S. [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Capital One survey: some rewards programs fall short of expectations

    On April 19, Capital One Financial Corporation released the results of the first Capital One Rewards Barometer, a new quarterly report that highlights the best rewards credit card programs and how consumers use the rewards they earn. According to this first survey from Capital One, only 22 percent of rewards cardholders are completely satisfied, and only [...]

  • Capital One's new student Visa card offers a "Journey" to solid credit

    A new starter credit card for college students uses the offer of bonus cash rewards to encourage on-time payments. Officials from Capital One unveiled their new Journey‚Ą† Student Rewards from Capital One®, detailing the card's unique mission in a statement to reporters. Like other student credit cards, the Journey Student Rewards from Capital One offers relatively [...]

  • Sony Relaunches Co-Branded Credit Card with Capital One

    Fans of PlayStations and Wheel of Fortunes could become Capital One cardholders this fall, under a new partnership with Sony. The global electronics manufacturer announced that new SonyCard consumer credit accounts would be issued by Capital One. The SonyCard enhances the opportunity to earn perks under Sony's existing SonyRewards program, with benefits that include: Five points [...]

  • Give Back with Capital One

    Charitable credit card donations could be the perfect gift especially in the current economy, when charitable donations are down and the need for non-profits' services are at an all-time high. Pam Girardo is a spokesperson for the Capital One No Hassle Giving site and offers compelling reasons for considering the Capital One Giving Site and [...]

  • Capital One Confirms Credit Card Interest Rate Freeze

    Capital One sends millions of letters every month, but none as welcome as the letter received this week in October 2009, by a Colorado lawmaker. In the letter, a Capital One president assured Representative Betsy Markey that his company would not be raising interest rates on its credit card accounts in advance of new lending regulations [...]