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Credit Card News Archive

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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
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
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 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
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
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
Categories: Credit Card News
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
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 [...]
Categories: American Express
Banco Popular North America recently launched its MasterCard Platinum XTRA credit card, offering substantial rewards for customers who transfer balances from its Platinum or Secured credit cards, or from other accounts. The Banco Popular MasterCard Platinum XTRA account offers a zero percent APR for nine months on all balance transfers completed in the first three [...]
Categories: MasterCard
American Express announced the latest round of winners in its Members Project charitable giving program: Sundance Institute: The Arts & Culture category winner will use its award to help support independent filmmakers.KaBOOM!: Earning the most votes in the Community Development category enables this child-focused organization to fund new playgrounds and community advocacy projects.FIRST: The Education category [...]
Categories: American Express
FarmVille fans can expect some extra help from American Express' Membership Rewards program in the coming weeks. Thanks to a new partnership with Zynga, American Express cardmembers can now redeem Membership Rewards points for limited edition virtual goods or for game credit within any of Zynga's popular virtual worlds, including FarmVille, YoVille, FrontierVille, and Café [...]
Categories: American Express
MasterCard revealed a new program that aims to make every day Black Friday through the duration of the holiday shopping season. In a statement to reporters, company officials announced a new series of special daily deals under the Overwhelming Offers brand on the company's own MasterCard MarketPlace website. Mirroring the success of daily deal services [...]
Categories: MasterCard
Discover Card call centers earned the prestigious award for Highest Customer Satisfaction for the Credit Card Industry from the Service Quality Measurement Group. SQM benchmarks customer service interactions at over 450 of the largest call centers in North America. Researchers contacted credit card holders to measure: Whether customer service requests had been completed within a single [...]
Categories: Discover
Editor's Note:  This offer has been discontinued since the article was written.  Cardmembers contributed ideas to the four new reward "packs" added to the American Express ZYNC Card this month, according to company officials. AmEx launched the white charge card earlier this year, targeting consumers younger than its traditional travel services customer base. Eligible cardmembers [...]
American Express cardmembers can avoid buyers' remorse during the holiday season with help from the credit card issuer's new purchase protection program. After enrolling in the Premium Return Protection program for an annual fee of $49.99, members get up to 180 days to return items that would otherwise be unreturnable at most retailers.Although most retailers [...]
U.S. Bank joined the ranks of credit card issuers offering to turn cardholders' mobile phones into wireless payment devices, announcing new services for iPhone and Android phone users. Through a pilot program parnership with Visa, DeviceFidelity, FIS, and Monitise, the company has launched contactless payment solutions on the In2Pay platform. In2Pay technology mimics the signal [...]
Categories: Visa
American Express has joined over a dozen advocacy groups in an effort to celebrate America's small business owners on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. Although most shoppers raid big box stores for bargains on Black Friday, American Express OPEN encourages gift givers to spend some time in locally-owned businesses during the holiday season. The "Small Business [...]
Officials from Discover Card delivered on an earlier promise to include significant cardmember benefits in their sponsorship of the 2011 Orange Bowl. In a statement to reporters, company spokesperson Harit Tawal revealed that cardmembers will be able to exchange Cashback Bonus Rewards for Orange Bowl tickets and other "game-changing benefits," including: admission to an exclusive tailgate [...]
American Express officials announced the launch of SafeKey, an online security service that helps prevent fraudulent e-commerce transactions. The service may seem familiar to Visa cardholders, since it uses the same "3-D Secure" technology the powers the popular "Verified by Visa" online security service. 3-D Secure verifies a credit card user's identity by confirming personal [...]
Categories: American Express, Visa
Chase joins the small list of banks offering credit cards with no foreign transaction fees for purchases made abroad. The British Airways Visa Signature® Card from Chase offers plenty of reward options for frequent international travelers, but company officials admit that an instant savings on every purchase may become the new card's most attractive benefit.Most [...]
Midsize companies can enjoy stronger productivity and lower travel expenses with help from a new American Express card. Officials from American Express and American Airlines launched the Business ExtrAA Corporate Platinum Card to complement the partnership's already popular Corporate Card. The new card offers benefits and special rewards to both individual employees and their companies.Travelers [...]
PayPal intends to take its credit card processing service into the offline marketplace, thanks to a revision to its popular smartphone application. Merchants, many of whom may already use PayPal to accept credit cards online, can opt in to a new "local payments" service that leverages new mobile technology. To authorize a payment, customers can [...]
Credit card account charge-offs fell again for another month at most major lenders, according to reports by Dow Jones and Bloomberg. Many credit card industry analysts review default and delinquency rates as key indicators for the nation's economic recovery. Steadily falling charge-off rates indicate increasing stability among credit card issuers, who have used new guidelines [...]
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