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Wells Fargo launches online budgeting with My Money Map

Wells Fargo wants consumers to take the Money Map as seriously as the bathroom scale. Bank officials announced the launch of My Money Map, a free tool that helps account holders track their finances online. Dynamic charts track a customer's spending and saving activity against their budget goals using real-time updates from their checking and [...]

Categories: Other News, Wells Fargo
Discover to reward cardholders with NHL All-Star Game tickets

Hockey fans can use the Discover Card to score exclusive premium tickets to the NHL All-Star Game in January, according to company officials. The company's sponsorship agreement with the hockey league includes special experience rewards for cardholders, who can exchange their Cashback Bonus reward credits for: Premium tickets to the NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 30, [...]

Categories: Discover
Visa tells banks to anticipate two-tier fee structure for credit card interchange fees

Officials from Visa revealed plans to manage two tiers of interchange fees, bringing costs for its debit and credit card platform into compliance with new government regulations. Company representatives held conference calls and webinars early this month with banks and credit unions potentially affected by the change. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, [...]

Categories: Visa
American Express expands Fashion Week exclusives

American Express officials announced more special experiences for AmEx cardmembers at this year's New York Fashion Week. Celebrating its eighth year of support for the CDFA/Vogue Fashion Fund for emerging designers, the credit card issuer will assemble a special runway show featuring the program's recent winning and finalist designers. Guests include Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, [...]

Categories: American Express
Students still in marketing crosshairs of credit card companies

The Credit CARD Act banned some of the most popular credit card marketing practices on campus, including prize giveaways and party sponsorships. Students under 21 can't get credit cards on their own, without the support of a co-signer, making impulse applications much less practical. Yet, some marketers have figured out loopholes in the system, enabling [...]

Categories: Student Credit
Chase doubles Southwest credit card offerings, makes flights easier to earn

Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available. Frequent Southwest Airlines flyers will soon have two options for their favorite airline credit card, according to officials at Chase. Southwest recently announced changes to its Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program that offer additional earning potential for business travelers. Chase announced [...]

Categories: Rewards / Travel Cards
American Express finds companies flying Business Class, eating at Subway

As the American economy recovers from recession, researchers commissioned by American Express have discovered ways that companies have brought frugal spending habits back to corporate charge accounts. The latest edition of the American Express Business Insights report reveals that frequent flyers have returned to the skies in big numbers, but in [...]

Categories: American Express
Discover Card finds half of small business owners looking for leads on social networking sites

Researchers commissioned by the Discover Card have tracked a substantial increase in the number of small business owners using social networking sites over the past three years, according to a new report. However, analysts warn, their relative lack of participation on Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare could leave small business owners wondering why they bothered "friending" [...]

Categories: Credit Card News
American Express drops foreign transaction fee for top cardmembers

Editor's Note: These offers expired and are no longer available. American Express will phase out foreign transaction fees for U.S. consumer and small business Cardmembers who make international purchases with their Platinum or Centurion Card sometime in the first quarter of 2011, according to company officials. In a statement to reporters, spokesperson Ed Gilliagan said the [...]

Categories: American Express
American Express Business Travel Monitor tracks rebounding prices at airlines and hotels

Airlines and hotels can thank the business community for a slight rebound in travel spending, according to researchers at American Express. Data from the company's Business Travel Monitor report showed a six percent increase in typical airfares during the third quarter of 2010, when compared with the same period a year ago. Hotel owners fared [...]

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