Best credit card bonuses, limited time promotions from our partners
The credit card bonus offer. It’s flashy, exciting, enticing… and fleeting.
That’s right, credit card bonuses can and do rise and fall, which means that applying for a new card at the right time could mean a substantially higher bonus for you. Likewise, missing the window of a limited time offer could mean your bonus opportunity [...]
Seven reasons to carry a non-rewards credit card
When it comes to credit cards it's all about the rewards, right? Cash back, signup bonuses, easy point-gaining potential, etc. It's these enticing incentives that usually draw people to new cards in the first place.
But not so fast…
It's true that we love the perks of rewards credit cards, and we certainly don't disagree that they [...]
Venture®, VentureOne® cardholders earn 10x miles with Hotels.com
It just got easier to rack up miles with your CardName or CardName.
That's because Capital One today announced a new partnership with Hotels.com through which cardholders will earn 10 times the miles when they book stays through Hotels.com/Venture on their CardName or CardName. That means hotel, resort or vacation rentals booked through the site could [...]
5 credit card trends for 2018
Credit cards usage is nearing pre-Great Recession levels as Americans feel more confident about their jobs and economy.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently reported that the average credit line, number of accounts and outstanding card debt are all on the upswing. There isn't quite as much credit card debt (yet!) compared to before the recession, [...]
Pay up: Americans' credit card interest payments are skyrocketing
Americans know the holiday shopping season can be rough on their credit card balances. What makes that especially ominous this time around is that consumers entered this year's spending spree with those card balances more burdensome than ever.
Between rising credit card interest rates (and they're going up again with the recent Federal Reserve interest rate [...]
The top 4 credit cards for tech professionals (and why you need one)
As tech professionals, very often you ARE your own business. Whether you're a consultant, freelance developer or content provider or perhaps you run a small business that helps connect those people in the tech industry, you know that working in the tech world comes with a unique set of business needs and expenses. You benefit [...]
The best credit cards for 2018 from our partners
It's time. Make 2018 the year you have the best credit card for your lifestyle and spending habits in your wallet. Whether you're looking for an excellent 0 percent APR period, hoping to rack up cash-back rewards on your everyday purchases or dreaming of cashing in miles for that dream vacation, CardRatings editors have the [...]
Waived annual fees, zero interest and more credit card perks for active-duty military
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As a way to say "thank you," both the country and credit card companies offer special benefits for active-duty military members and, in some cases, their spouses.
No matter your credit card, active-duty military members and their spouses are eligible for benefits related to [...]
Study: Despite increased wages, credit card debt greater in high cost-of-living states
Are the high prices where you live causing you to reach for your credit card just to make routine expenses or make ends meet?
A new CardRatings study found that may be the case in certain high-cost areas of the country, especially in states where incomes do not adequately compensate for the cost of living. The [...]
Steps for getting a credit card for foreign students, immigrants, H-1B visa holders
TABLE OF CONTENTSFIRST STEP: FIND AN AMERICAN BANK
SECOND STEP: FIND A JOB
THIRD STEP: GET A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
NOW, CAN I GET A CREDIT CARD?
AMERICAN CREDIT SCORES AND CREDIT HISTORIES VS. OTHER COUNTRIES' SYSYTEMS
THE SECURED CREDIT CARD OPTION
OTHER OPTIONS FOR BUILDING CREDITIf you're looking to apply for a credit card, you probably [...]