Not your father's credit card
Different versions of the tale offer various inspirations for Frank McNamara's brainstorm at the start of the 1950s. A personal loan business going stale, an embarrassing night out, and a nervous conversation with his wife all factor into the creation of Diners Club, the first general purpose credit card designed to work with multiple merchants.
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5 credit cards you won't find anywhere else
Record numbers of banking executives packed a well-known resort outside Orlando in the latter half of March to swap industry gossip and to show off the latest innovations in debit and credit card products.
Under shareholder pressure to lend more money to consumers, big banks used the gathering to scout potential takeover targets. Marketing chiefs attended [...]
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Best credit cards for Valentine's Day
Even though it falls on the same date every year, Valentine's Day still takes many of us by surprise. If you're in a new relationship, you're trying to figure out how far you can go with gifts, flowers and dinner on the town. And if you've been with the same partner for years, you're probably [...]
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Negotiate your way to better credit card terms
The honeymoon is over.
In the beginning of your relationship, when your credit card was all shiny and new, it attracted your attention by teasing you with a low interest rate and the promise of a lifetime of lavish rewards and lots of laughs. So you and your card hooked up, and at first, it was [...]
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Credit cards that want to pay you cash to sign-up
If you've been getting weary from the cat-and-mouse games with credit card issuers, you'll be pleased to hear that you may finally have the upper hand--at least when it comes to these credit cards. These credit card issuers are so anxious for your business that they're willing to pay you to sign up for their [...]
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8 Most Deceptive Terms Used in Credit Card Offers
We may live in a high-tech world where email rules, but credit card issuers
are still sending out card offers the old-fashioned way. Let's take a look at
some of the more deceptive terms you might see inside of--and even on--the
envelopes you find in your mail box.
#1: 0% APR
This is often accompanied by "Our [...]
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Til Debt Do Us Part: The Top 6 Financial Issues Couples Lie About
Teresa Giudice's antics as one of the Real Housewives of New Jersey captured the attention of Bravo television viewers. But she's becoming well known for the financial crisis she now faces after her husband hid millions of dollars in debt. Giudice told hosts of The View that she thought she was spending within her means. [...]
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Discover Card Holiday Credit Card Promotion Offers Cash Back Rewards for Year-End Gifts
Officials at Discover Card have pulled out all the stops to make this holiday season a rewarding one for their cardholders. Back in August, company representatives told reporters that a series of promotions would highlight their card's added value, especially during a tighter-than-usual holiday season. With some advance planning, shoppers can swipe their Discover Cards and earn [...]
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