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 All credit card news

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5 free tools to stop recurring card charges -- Apps make it easier to spot and end payments for no-longer-wanted services ... (See Apps)

Cable service opened in daughter's name goes unpaid -- She gave her permission, but now may be stuck with the bill ... (See Bill)

Are reward points taxable or not? Yes. -- Reward points you get just for signing up for an account are taxable, but ordinary frequent flier miles are not ... (See Taxable?)


 Bad credit, credit repair

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Cable service opened in daughter's name goes unpaid -- She gave her permission, but now may be stuck with the bill ... (See Bill)

Rebuilt credit, sleep better -- Barely making it? Seek financial help ... (See Rebuild)

Card debt's being charged off, now what? -- What to expect when an issuer decides to wipe your debt off its books ... (See Charge-off)


 Balance transfer, debt consolidation

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Cable service opened in daughter's name goes unpaid -- She gave her permission, but now may be stuck with the bill ... (See Bill)

Card debt's being charged off, now what? -- What to expect when an issuer decides to wipe your debt off its books ... (See Charge-off)

Survey: Average card APR stays at record high of 15.36 percent -- Jan. 11, 2017: The national average APR on new credit card offers remained at a record high this week, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report. ... (See Rates)


 Best credit cards

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Best low-interest credit cards: Winter 2016 -- See what our credit cards experts have to say about the three best low-interest cards of winter 2016. ... (See Best low-interest)

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)


 Breaking news

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5 free tools to stop recurring card charges -- Apps make it easier to spot and end payments for no-longer-wanted services ... (See Apps)

FICO’s Scott Zoldi: Card-not-present fraud a growing threat -- FICO analytics chief Scott Zoldi discusses the state of fraud protection amid the EMV shift and the use of trended data ... (See Fraud)

Poll: Americans more optimistic about getting out of debt -- Americans are gaining confidence about becoming debt-free during their lifetimes, according to a new CreditCards.com national poll ... (See Debt-free)


 Business credit cards

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How a business can fight fraudulent online orders -- If a business receives a fraudulent online order and ships the merchandise, is the company responsible for the cost? ... (See Fraud)

Survey: Average card APR stays at record high of 15.36 percent -- Jan. 11, 2017: The national average APR on new credit card offers remained at a record high this week, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report. ... (See Rates)

'Digital nomads' have options for transactions abroad -- As more entrepreneurs start online companies, the freedom to live anywhere in enticing. But, it's important to know what services are available to keep transactions smooth ... (See Digital nomad)


 Cash back cards

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Survey: Average card APR stays at record high of 15.36 percent -- Jan. 11, 2017: The national average APR on new credit card offers remained at a record high this week, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report. ... (See Rates)

4 creative ways people cut their spending -- Hiding your cards, using only cash are just two ways to limit your purchases and debt ... (See Spending)

Rate survey: Average card APR jumps to 15.36 percent -- Jan. 4, 2017: Already at a record high, the national average APR on new card offers jumped again, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report. ... (See Rates)


 Cashing In Q&A columns

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Reward possibilities soar with Starwood-Marriott merger -- If you have points with either of the big chains, you have some great opportunities to take advantage of the rewards ... (See Merger)

Using rewards miles to fly to Cuba -- While there are still restrictions on travel to Cuba, it has cracked open as a travel destination for Americans, and you can use rewards to get there ... (See Cuba travel)

Hotel rewards: Go for free nights, not points -- While thousands of points might feel like a bigger sign-on bonus than free nights for a hotel credit card, they make for more complicated trip-planning and run the risk of being diluted ... (See Hotel rewards)


 Credit account management

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5 free tools to stop recurring card charges -- Apps make it easier to spot and end payments for no-longer-wanted services ... (See Apps)

Cable service opened in daughter's name goes unpaid -- She gave her permission, but now may be stuck with the bill ... (See Bill)

Are reward points taxable or not? Yes. -- Reward points you get just for signing up for an account are taxable, but ordinary frequent flier miles are not ... (See Taxable?)


 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: How to meditate your way out of debt -- Contemplation can ease anxiety so you can deal with debt ... (See Video)

Video: How your credit mix and new credit affect your score -- Your FICO score is determined by five main factors, including your new credit and your credit mix. Find out what these terms mean and how you can take control of your credit score ... (See Credit score)

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)


 Credit scores, credit reports

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Cable service opened in daughter's name goes unpaid -- She gave her permission, but now may be stuck with the bill ... (See Bill)

3 ways couples who live together can protect their finances -- Taking these three steps before moving in could help avoid a financial mess down the road ... (See Couples)

FICO’s Scott Zoldi: Card-not-present fraud a growing threat -- FICO analytics chief Scott Zoldi discusses the state of fraud protection amid the EMV shift and the use of trended data ... (See Fraud)


 Credit Smart

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Rebuilt credit, sleep better -- Barely making it? Seek financial help ... (See Rebuild)

Avoid using your IRA to pay card debt -- Wiping out your life's savings will create its own problems ... (See IRA)

Retired, with recent bankruptcy: Should you get a card? -- Proceed with caution and consider a secured card ... (See Retired)


 Emerging payment systems: Prepaid, debit, gift cards

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'Digital nomads' have options for transactions abroad -- As more entrepreneurs start online companies, the freedom to live anywhere in enticing. But, it's important to know what services are available to keep transactions smooth ... (See Digital nomad)

7 ways to manage rising health care costs, avoid card debt -- Steps to prevent you from relying on your credit card when dealing with rising health care costs ... (See Health)

Millennials strongly prefer cards -- Except for when they’re directly paying another person, millennials are overwhelmingly choosing a debit or credit card ... (See Millennials)


 Expert Q&A

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Cable service opened in daughter's name goes unpaid -- She gave her permission, but now may be stuck with the bill ... (See Bill)

Reward possibilities soar with Starwood-Marriott merger -- If you have points with either of the big chains, you have some great opportunities to take advantage of the rewards ... (See Merger)

How a business can fight fraudulent online orders -- If a business receives a fraudulent online order and ships the merchandise, is the company responsible for the cost? ... (See Fraud)


 Frequent flier programs, airline rewards

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Are reward points taxable or not? Yes. -- Reward points you get just for signing up for an account are taxable, but ordinary frequent flier miles are not ... (See Taxable?)

Reward possibilities soar with Starwood-Marriott merger -- If you have points with either of the big chains, you have some great opportunities to take advantage of the rewards ... (See Merger)

Survey: Average card APR stays at record high of 15.36 percent -- Jan. 11, 2017: The national average APR on new credit card offers remained at a record high this week, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report. ... (See Rates)


 Infographics

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Card resolutions abound for 2017 -- Paying credit card debt weighs on many Americans' minds ... (See Resolutions)

Online fraud surges after EMV chip cards hit the US -- Crooks switch to where cards are still vulnerable ... (See Online fraud)

Millennials strongly prefer cards -- Except for when they’re directly paying another person, millennials are overwhelmingly choosing a debit or credit card ... (See Millennials)


 Innovations, features, new products

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5 free tools to stop recurring card charges -- Apps make it easier to spot and end payments for no-longer-wanted services ... (See Apps)

FICO’s Scott Zoldi: Card-not-present fraud a growing threat -- FICO analytics chief Scott Zoldi discusses the state of fraud protection amid the EMV shift and the use of trended data ... (See Fraud)

'Digital nomads' have options for transactions abroad -- As more entrepreneurs start online companies, the freedom to live anywhere in enticing. But, it's important to know what services are available to keep transactions smooth ... (See Digital nomad)


 Legal, regulatory, privacy issues

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Cable service opened in daughter's name goes unpaid -- She gave her permission, but now may be stuck with the bill ... (See Bill)

Are reward points taxable or not? Yes. -- Reward points you get just for signing up for an account are taxable, but ordinary frequent flier miles are not ... (See Taxable?)

How a business can fight fraudulent online orders -- If a business receives a fraudulent online order and ships the merchandise, is the company responsible for the cost? ... (See Fraud)


 Low interest, zero percent cards

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Survey: Average card APR stays at record high of 15.36 percent -- Jan. 11, 2017: The national average APR on new credit card offers remained at a record high this week, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report. ... (See Rates)

Rate survey: Average card APR jumps to 15.36 percent -- Jan. 4, 2017: Already at a record high, the national average APR on new card offers jumped again, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report. ... (See Rates)

Average card APR climbs to all-time high of 15.29 percent: CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report -- Dec. 28, 2016: Average rates on new credit card offers spiked again this week, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report. ... (See Record)


 Opening Credits

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Cable service opened in daughter's name goes unpaid -- She gave her permission, but now may be stuck with the bill ... (See Bill)

Multiple monthly card payments can boost credit scores -- Paying off what you charge can also keep debt from spiraling out of control ... (See Payments)

How to deal with a spouse who spends compulsively -- What do you do when your spouse jeopardizes your family finances by opening numerous secret card accounts? ... (See Spouse)


 Products

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Amazon’s new Visa Signature card gives Prime members 5 percent back -- If you are one of the 65 million people who currently pays $99 a year for Prime membership, Amazon wants to offer you the ability to earn more rewards on everything you buy at Amazon.com -- 5 percent back on Amazon.com purchases, to be exact. ... (more)

Chase Reserve’s 100,000-point bonus offer coming to an end -- Today is the last day to take advantage of the Chase Sapphire Reserve's 100,000-point sign-up bonus, as Chase plans to slash the online offer in half Jan. 12. ... (See Bonus)

Chase offers free credit scores to consumers -- Chase Card Services, a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co., unveiled a new website to help American consumers take control of their credit. ... (more)


 Research, statistics

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Survey: Debt collection problems widespread -- For the one-third of Americans who face collection attempts, threats, falsehoods and other abuses not unusual, survey finds ... (See Debt)

Survey: Average card APR stays at record high of 15.36 percent -- Jan. 11, 2017: The national average APR on new credit card offers remained at a record high this week, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report. ... (See Rates)

Poll: Americans more optimistic about getting out of debt -- Americans are gaining confidence about becoming debt-free during their lifetimes, according to a new CreditCards.com national poll ... (See Debt-free)


 Reward programs

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Reward possibilities soar with Starwood-Marriott merger -- If you have points with either of the big chains, you have some great opportunities to take advantage of the rewards ... (See Merger)

Are reward points taxable or not? Yes. -- Reward points you get just for signing up for an account are taxable, but ordinary frequent flier miles are not ... (See Taxable?)

Survey: Average card APR stays at record high of 15.36 percent -- Jan. 11, 2017: The national average APR on new credit card offers remained at a record high this week, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report. ... (See Rates)


 Shopping

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4 creative ways people cut their spending -- Hiding your cards, using only cash are just two ways to limit your purchases and debt ... (See Spending)

How to deal with a spouse who spends compulsively -- What do you do when your spouse jeopardizes your family finances by opening numerous secret card accounts? ... (See Spouse)

4 types of financial helpers: which is best for you? -- Financial helpers can assist with almost any money situation. It's important to know who to call when you're in need ... (See Finances)


 Speaking of Credit

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Your 6-months-with-no-payment credit score comeback plan -- Restoring your credit won't be quick or easy, but it can be done ... (See Plan)

7 steps: Clean up your credit by spring -- Whether the future holds a new mortgage, car or just smaller debt burdens, these steps will build your credit and make it possible ... (See Credit steps)

Late payments' recency, frequency, severity dictate score damage -- Letting one card go unpaid is not a strategy ... (See Paying late)


 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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Don't let credit card debt delay marriage -- Marriage has financial benefits. Shedding debt can be one ... (See Delay)

Millennials strongly prefer cards -- Except for when they’re directly paying another person, millennials are overwhelmingly choosing a debit or credit card ... (See Millennials)

Students steered toward high-fee bank accounts, CFPB warns -- Banks, colleges team up against unsophisticated kids ... (See CFPB)


 To Her Credit

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Card debt's being charged off, now what? -- What to expect when an issuer decides to wipe your debt off its books ... (See Charge-off)

Self-employed can't be garnished, but can be sued -- Collectors have other options to recoup unpaid card debt ... (See Debt)

New accounts should have only minor credit score impact -- Something's wrong if a new credit card and a new utility account cause a big credit score drop ... (See Scores)


 Your Business Credit

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How a business can fight fraudulent online orders -- If a business receives a fraudulent online order and ships the merchandise, is the company responsible for the cost? ... (See Fraud)

'Digital nomads' have options for transactions abroad -- As more entrepreneurs start online companies, the freedom to live anywhere in enticing. But, it's important to know what services are available to keep transactions smooth ... (See Digital nomad)

Settling business card debt in collections -- If a business card debt with a personal guarantee goes sour, do your best to settle ... (See Debt)


Uncategorized

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