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 All credit card news

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Detecting, preventing senior card fraud, abuse -- Seniors are more vulnerable to card fraud, but there are some protections you can put in place ... (See Fraud)

Taking credit card fees out of employees' tips -- Some tip-dependent employees are finding employers subtracting credit card transaction fees from their earnings. Do employers have the right and if so, what can they do to avoid making their employees take the hit for customers using cards? ... (more)

Taking credit card fees out of employees' tips -- Yes, you can take card fees out of charged tips, but your employees may resent the practice ... (See Tips)


 Bad credit, credit repair

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Yes, rates will rise on closed accounts with balances -- An exception in the federal CARD Act lets issuers pass along Fed rate hikes, and those are coming ... (See Closed )

Small credit line? Pay early to boost your score -- Knocking down the balance quickly keeps your credit utilization low ... (See Early)

Card delinquency hits 15-year low -- It's another sign of U.S. consumers' improving finances ... (See Delinquency)


 Balance transfer, debt consolidation

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How to avoid 5 traps of balance transfer cards -- Paying late and not erasing your debt can be costly mistakes ... (See Balance transfer)

Elderly dad can't cover card bills and assisted living -- Adult daughter asks if she can just stop paying on dad's card debt ... (See Debt)

Average card APR remains at 15.18 percent for eighth week -- Nov. 30, 2016: The average APR on new card offers didn’t budge Wednesday, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report ... (See Rates)


 Best credit cards

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Best hotel cards: Fall 2016 -- Our panel of experts weighs in on the best card to rack up hotel rewards points. ... (See Best)

Best airline cards: Fall 2016 -- The Citi /AAdvantage Platinum Select card and the British Airways Visa Signature Card tie for Best Airline card of Fall 2016. ... (See Best airline cards: fall 2016)

Best cash back credit cards: Fall 2016 -- Simpler is better for our winning cash back card, the Citi Double Cash card ... (See Best cash back credit cards)


 Breaking news

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How four families rein in their holiday spending -- From an all-cash Christmas to traveling together, you can celebrate on a budget ... (See Holiday budget)

Card delinquency hits 15-year low -- It's another sign of U.S. consumers' improving finances ... (See Delinquency)

Average credit score climbs in Experian study -- The U.S. consumer's average credit score rose 4 points in the past year, nearing pre-recession levels, according to the credit bureau Experian ... (See Scores)


 Business credit cards

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Taking credit card fees out of employees' tips -- Some tip-dependent employees are finding employers subtracting credit card transaction fees from their earnings. Do employers have the right and if so, what can they do to avoid making their employees take the hit for customers using cards? ... (more)

Taking credit card fees out of employees' tips -- Yes, you can take card fees out of charged tips, but your employees may resent the practice ... (See Tips)

Duplicate of Duplicate of Taking credit card fees out of employees' tips -- Some tip-dependent employees are finding employers subtracting credit card transaction fees from their earnings. Do employers have the right and if so, what can they do to avoid making their employees take the hit for customers using cards? ... (more)


 Cash back cards

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Rate survey: Average card APR holds steady at 15.18 percent -- Nov. 23, 2016: The average APR on new credit card offers stayed put Wednesday, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report. ... (See Rates)

Rate survey: Average card APR stuck at 15.18 percent -- Nov. 16, 2016: The average APR on new card offers stayed at 15.18 percent Wednesday for the sixth consecutive week, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report. ... (See Rates)

2016 holiday shopping and credit guide -- Wise use of cards can put money your pocket and keep debt off your back ... (See Holiday)


 Cashing In Q&A columns

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Do metal credit cards cause problems with airport security? -- Those elite cards made of metal could cause issues at airports if you try to take them through a metal detector ... (See Metal)

How to maximize credit card rewards while holiday shopping -- Gift yourself some extra reward points while buying gifts for loved ones. ... (See Rewards)

Exclusive perks can make retail store credit cards a good deal -- Bank cards are better for everyday use, but if you love a specific brand, go for it ... (See Store card)


 Credit account management

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Detecting, preventing senior card fraud, abuse -- Seniors are more vulnerable to card fraud, but there are some protections you can put in place ... (See Fraud)

Yes, rates will rise on closed accounts with balances -- An exception in the federal CARD Act lets issuers pass along Fed rate hikes, and those are coming ... (See Closed )

How to avoid 5 traps of balance transfer cards -- Paying late and not erasing your debt can be costly mistakes ... (See Balance transfer)


 Credit Card Help

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Credit Card Help: 9 things you need to know about prepaid cards -- Thinking about picking up a reloadable prepaid card? Here’s what you should know first ... (See Prepaid cards)

10 tips for dealing with debt collectors, collection -- First, pull your head out of the sand. Next, educate yourself on your rights and on who to reach out to for help or to register a complaint ... (See Debt collection tips)

Credit Card Help: Why your credit report matters more than your credit score -- Focusing only your credit score is like focusing only on your cholesterol number or your age – the number’s important, but not as important as how you got there. That’s why the real key to credit is your credit report ... (See Credit reports versus scores)


 Credit card videos

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Video: 4 creative ways to wrap a gift card -- Step by step, we'll show you how to make your gift card beautiful ... (See Gift card wrap)

Video: 5 ways to protect yourself while shopping online -- Find out how to protect yourself while shopping online with five safety tips you may not have heard of before. ... (See Online shopping)

Video: 4 ways to save money shopping online for the holidays -- You don't need Black Friday to score deals ... (See Holiday shopping)


 Credit scores, credit reports

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Small credit line? Pay early to boost your score -- Knocking down the balance quickly keeps your credit utilization low ... (See Early)

Average credit score climbs in Experian study -- The U.S. consumer's average credit score rose 4 points in the past year, nearing pre-recession levels, according to the credit bureau Experian ... (See Scores)

4 ways credit can boost millennials' charitable giving -- With credit cards, it’s possible to support positive change with every charge. ... (See Charity)


 Credit Smart

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Yes, rates will rise on closed accounts with balances -- An exception in the federal CARD Act lets issuers pass along Fed rate hikes, and those are coming ... (See Closed )

Deep in debt after college: Where to start? -- With multiple debts in default, but better job prospects, it's time to get a plan ... (See Debt)

Son made $6,000 in unauthorized card charges? Report it -- There may be legal consequences for your son, but if you don't, you'll be on the hook for his charges ... (See Unauthorized)


 Emerging payment systems: Prepaid, debit, gift cards

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Detecting, preventing senior card fraud, abuse -- Seniors are more vulnerable to card fraud, but there are some protections you can put in place ... (See Fraud)

Video: 4 creative ways to wrap a gift card -- Step by step, we'll show you how to make your gift card beautiful ... (See Gift card wrap)

Rev up holiday rewards with your card's shopping portal -- Portals are an easy and lucrative way to maximize rewards points -- if done right ... (See Portals)


 Expert Q&A

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Taking credit card fees out of employees' tips -- Some tip-dependent employees are finding employers subtracting credit card transaction fees from their earnings. Do employers have the right and if so, what can they do to avoid making their employees take the hit for customers using cards? ... (more)

Taking credit card fees out of employees' tips -- Yes, you can take card fees out of charged tips, but your employees may resent the practice ... (See Tips)

Duplicate of Duplicate of Taking credit card fees out of employees' tips -- Some tip-dependent employees are finding employers subtracting credit card transaction fees from their earnings. Do employers have the right and if so, what can they do to avoid making their employees take the hit for customers using cards? ... (more)


 Frequent flier programs, airline rewards

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How four families rein in their holiday spending -- From an all-cash Christmas to traveling together, you can celebrate on a budget ... (See Holiday budget)

Average card APR remains at 15.18 percent for eighth week -- Nov. 30, 2016: The average APR on new card offers didn’t budge Wednesday, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report ... (See Rates)

Do metal credit cards cause problems with airport security? -- Those elite cards made of metal could cause issues at airports if you try to take them through a metal detector ... (See Metal)


 Infographics

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Card delinquency hits 15-year low -- It's another sign of U.S. consumers' improving finances ... (See Delinquency)

Smartphones shift holiday gift-buying to the bedroom, bathroom -- Millennials most likely to holiday shop while prone or on the throne, survey finds ... (See Smartphone shopping)

Infographic: Contactless cards set to flood US -- Next generation of chip cards may speed adoption of tap-and-go payments ... (See Contactless)


 Innovations, features, new products

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Detecting, preventing senior card fraud, abuse -- Seniors are more vulnerable to card fraud, but there are some protections you can put in place ... (See Fraud)

4 ways credit can boost millennials' charitable giving -- With credit cards, it’s possible to support positive change with every charge. ... (See Charity)

Do metal credit cards cause problems with airport security? -- Those elite cards made of metal could cause issues at airports if you try to take them through a metal detector ... (See Metal)


 Legal, regulatory, privacy issues

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Detecting, preventing senior card fraud, abuse -- Seniors are more vulnerable to card fraud, but there are some protections you can put in place ... (See Fraud)

Yes, rates will rise on closed accounts with balances -- An exception in the federal CARD Act lets issuers pass along Fed rate hikes, and those are coming ... (See Closed )

Elderly dad can't cover card bills and assisted living -- Adult daughter asks if she can just stop paying on dad's card debt ... (See Debt)


 Low interest, zero percent cards

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How to avoid 5 traps of balance transfer cards -- Paying late and not erasing your debt can be costly mistakes ... (See Balance transfer)

Average card APR remains at 15.18 percent for eighth week -- Nov. 30, 2016: The average APR on new card offers didn’t budge Wednesday, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report ... (See Rates)

Rate survey: Average card APR holds steady at 15.18 percent -- Nov. 23, 2016: The average APR on new credit card offers stayed put Wednesday, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report. ... (See Rates)


 Opening Credits

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Can I use a card that I found on the floor? -- Paying with a card you found on the floor can lead to fines or jail time, a criminal defense attorney says ... (See Found)

Deceased dad left trail of fraudulent accounts -- A grown son discovers dad used his info to open card accounts in his name ... (See Theft)

How canceling a new card can hurt your credit -- Even if you never used it, a hard inquiry was generated when you applied ... (See Cancel)


 Research, statistics

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Card delinquency hits 15-year low -- It's another sign of U.S. consumers' improving finances ... (See Delinquency)

Average credit score climbs in Experian study -- The U.S. consumer's average credit score rose 4 points in the past year, nearing pre-recession levels, according to the credit bureau Experian ... (See Scores)

Poll: Women, men disagree on how they divide spending -- Who controls spending? 'We do,' say women. Men say, 'I thought we shared' ... (See Spending)


 Reward programs

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4 ways credit can boost millennials' charitable giving -- With credit cards, it’s possible to support positive change with every charge. ... (See Charity)

Rev up holiday rewards with your card's shopping portal -- Portals are an easy and lucrative way to maximize rewards points -- if done right ... (See Portals)

Rate survey: Average card APR holds steady at 15.18 percent -- Nov. 23, 2016: The average APR on new credit card offers stayed put Wednesday, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report. ... (See Rates)


 Shopping

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Detecting, preventing senior card fraud, abuse -- Seniors are more vulnerable to card fraud, but there are some protections you can put in place ... (See Fraud)

Video: 4 creative ways to wrap a gift card -- Step by step, we'll show you how to make your gift card beautiful ... (See Gift card wrap)

How four families rein in their holiday spending -- From an all-cash Christmas to traveling together, you can celebrate on a budget ... (See Holiday budget)


 Speaking of Credit

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Small credit line? Pay early to boost your score -- Knocking down the balance quickly keeps your credit utilization low ... (See Early)

Withholding payment after dispute goes against you -- Severe credit damage awaits if you don't pay up after losing a dispute ... (See Withhold)

How to restore your good credit score to great -- Examine your recent loan-related activity to find what caused the drop ... (See Score)


 Spotlight: People and their plastic

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Bobbi Rebell's money moguls' 'Financial Grownup' moments -- ShreShrewd money managers reveal their financial 'aha' moments in Rebell's new book ... (See Rebell)

8-credit-mistakes-made-by-the-credit-experts -- Everyday cardholders can learn from gaffes made by gurus ... (See Mistakes)

‘Loaded’ author Sarah Newcomb: Call them loan cards, not credit cards -- In a new book, the behavioral economist talks about the role credit cards play in the financial tales we tell ourselves ... (See Q&A)


 Student credit cards, young credit

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Small credit line? Pay early to boost your score -- Knocking down the balance quickly keeps your credit utilization low ... (See Early)

Average card APR remains at 15.18 percent for eighth week -- Nov. 30, 2016: The average APR on new card offers didn’t budge Wednesday, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report ... (See Rates)

Deep in debt after college: Where to start? -- With multiple debts in default, but better job prospects, it's time to get a plan ... (See Debt)


 To Her Credit

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Elderly dad can't cover card bills and assisted living -- Adult daughter asks if she can just stop paying on dad's card debt ... (See Debt)

Your options when a parent is financially irresponsible -- A child can take over with power of attorney or guardianship ... (See Take over)

Facing the consequences for unauthorized shopping spree -- He gave her his card number to pay rent, she went online and splurged. Now it's getting ugly ... (See Spree)


 Your Business Credit

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Taking credit card fees out of employees' tips -- Some tip-dependent employees are finding employers subtracting credit card transaction fees from their earnings. Do employers have the right and if so, what can they do to avoid making their employees take the hit for customers using cards? ... (more)

Taking credit card fees out of employees' tips -- Yes, you can take card fees out of charged tips, but your employees may resent the practice ... (See Tips)

Duplicate of Duplicate of Taking credit card fees out of employees' tips -- Some tip-dependent employees are finding employers subtracting credit card transaction fees from their earnings. Do employers have the right and if so, what can they do to avoid making their employees take the hit for customers using cards? ... (more)


Uncategorized

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Sears MasterCard holders earn more ‘Shop Your Way’ rewards through the holidays -- Sears MasterCard holders can start earning more Shop Your Way points through a complimentary offer running Nov. 1, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2017. ... (more)

Product Page Story Template --       See related: 7 things to know about business credit cards, Supercharge rewards with a business credit card, Financing your business without relying on personal credit ... (more)

Wells Fargo Cash Back Visa Card Review -- Description here - maximum 160 characters ... (more)