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Amex Hilton Honors cards offer 80,000-100,000 bonus points -- The Hilton Honors and Hilton Honors Surpass cards are offering limited-time sign-up bonuses of 80,000 and 100,000 points. ... (See Amex Hilton Honors cards offer 80,000-100,000 bonus points)

American Express Business Platinum card to offer 5X Membership Rewards -- American Express has unveiled several new enhancements for the Business Platinum card, which are scheduled to go into effect March 30, 2017. ... (See AmEx Business Platinum)

New Ally Bank app lets customers control charges using their smartphones -- Ally Bank has introduced a new service that allows customers to instantly make changes to their debit card accounts using their smartphones. ... (See Ally Bank)

Citi ThankYou members earn 50 percent more TrueBlue points for travel season -- Citi has unveiled a limited-time offer that allows card members to receive a 50 percent bonus when transferring ThankYou points to JetBlue. ... (See Citi ThankYou rewards)

American Express Platinum card makeover adds $200 Uber credits -- American Express has announced several exciting new features for Platinum card members, slated to launch March 30, 2017. ... (See AmEx)

New PenFed card offers up to 2 percent cash back on every purchase -- With the introduction of the PenFed Power Cash Rewards Visa Signature card, PenFed aims to combine the benefits that a rewards credit card carries with the low fees and simplicity that a credit union often brings. ... (See PenFed)

Blue Cash Everyday and Preferred cards offer 10 percent back at restaurants -- Starting Feb. 23, 2017, new Blue Cash Everyday and Blue Cash Preferred cardholders who apply for either card by May 3, 2017 will earn 10 percent cash back on purchases made at U.S. restaurants in the first six months, up to $200 back. ... (See American Express)

Starwood Preferred cards add 35k sign-up bonus -- New American Express Starwood Preferred Guest cardholders and Starwood Preferred Guest business cardholders can earn up to 35,000 bonus Starpoints for a limited time. ... (See American Express, Starwood Preferred Guest)

New Cathay Pacific Visa Signature card offers 25k sign-up bonus -- Cathay Pacific Airlines and Synchrony Bank have teamed up to release a credit card geared toward U.S. travelers. ... (See Cathay Pacific)

Barclaycard Ring offers 0 percent intro APR for 15 months -- Barclaycard has launched a new 0 percent introductory offer for the Barclaycard Ring Platinum Mastercard. ... (See Barclaycard)

Chase offers hefty 50,000 sign-up bonus to new United MileagePlus Explorer cardholders -- Chase has announced a generous increase to the sign-up bonus for the United MileagePlus Explorer card. Now, cardholders can earn 50,000 bonus miles after making $3,000 in purchases within the first three months of opening an account. ... (See Chase United)

Sears’ new Shop Your Way card includes 5 percent gas bonus -- Citi and Sears have announced the launch of the Sears Mastercard with Shop Your Way. The new card includes an expansion of Sears’ “5-3-2-1” rewards offer, which they ran temporarily over the holidays. ... (See Sears Mastercard)

Citi Sound Vault gives access to exclusive music experiences -- Citi, in partnership with Live Nation, has unveiled a live music platform, dubbed “Citi Sound Vault.” ... (See Citi Sound Vault)

Citi Mobile App adds streamlined card activation to growing list of new features -- Citi customers can now activate a new credit card simply by taking a photo of it. A new feature, which launched today, allows card members to activate a Citibank card in-app by using the camera from his or her mobile device to scan the card number. ... (See Citi Mobile app)

Target Pay is coming soon -- Target has announced plans to launch a mobile payment service later this year. The new feature will allow customers to purchase items in Target stores using their mobile phones. ... (See Target Pay)

Mastercard ramps up exclusive privileges for Affluent cardholders in Asia Pacific -- Mastercard announced that it will begin offering exclusive dining privileges for Platinum, World and World Elite cardholders in Asia Pacific. ... (See Mastercard)

Fifth Third Bank offers customers five mobile wallet options -- Fifth Third Bank customers can now make credit and debit card payments via Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, MasterPass, Android Pay and Microsoft Wallet. ... (See Mobile wallet)

Citi members can now access nearly twice the number of free ATMs -- Citibank has partnered with Cardtronics, the world’s largest owner and operator of ATMs, to provide over 30,000 additional fee-free ATMs in major cities throughout the U.S. ... (See Fee-free ATMs)

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 -- 5 percent back on purchases, to be exact. ... (See Amazon Prime)

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 Chase Sapphire Reserve)

Federal appeals court rules that Amex can block merchants from promoting rival cards -- again -- The U.S. Court of Appeals rejected the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request to overturn its decision to allow American Express to stop merchants from promoting rival credit cards that charge lower fees. ... (See Amex anti-steering suit)

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. ... (See Chase Credit Journey)

American Express makes paying for items through Facebook simpler -- American Express announced the addition of a new feature that makes it easier for card members to make purchases on Facebook using an American Express card. ... (See American Express)

Citibank unifies the mobile experience for Citi Mobile App users -- Citibank has upgraded its Citi Mobile App for iPhone to combine banking, trading and investing into a single user app experience. ... (See Citi Mobile app)

Citi allows card members to track replacement cards though its mobile app -- Today, Citibank became the first major credit card issuer to offer its members real-time tracking of replacement credit cards. ... (See Citi card tracker)

Chase Pay debuts at Starbucks and Best Buy -- Chase cardholders now can use Chase Pay at more than 7,500 company-operated Starbucks and approximately 1,400 Best Buy locations. ... (See Chase Pay)

Citibank unveils its first mobile wallet – Citi Pay -- Citibank introduced Citi Pay, the latest mobile wallet for Android phone users. Citi Pay is designed to offer consumers a convenient alternative to paying with cash or a physical credit card. ... (See Citi Pay)

Uber’s new debit card helps customers in Mexico hail a ride -- Ride-hailing company, Uber, has partnered with Mexican fintech bank, Bankaool, and MasterCard to launch the first Uber-branded debit card in Latin America. ... (See Uber Bankaool Debit Card)

Citi launches fingerprint authentication for mobile customers -- Citibank customers in Hong Kong can now use their fingerprints to access Citi Mobile App. A new authentication feature, entitled “Touch ID Sensor,” allows a user to access Citi’s full suite of mobile banking services. ... (See Touch ID Sensor)

Applying for a store-branded credit card at the register just got faster -- Alliance Data Card Services recently launched I.D. Self-Scan and Frictionless Mobile Credit -- two mobile-friendly tools designed to make credit card applications simpler and faster for consumers and retailers at checkout. ... (See Store-branded credit cards)

Credit card disputes go mobile for Citi cardholders -- Citi announced the launch of a new feature today that allows card members to dispute certain charges using a mobile device. ... (See Credit card disputes)

American Express launches installment payments for Canadian card members -- American Express Canada launched a new installment payment plan aimed at giving card members more control over their finances. ... (See Installment payments)

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. ... (See Sears Mastercard)

Marriott moves toward merging Starwood with other loyalty programs -- Following its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Marriott International, Inc. has taken further steps to integrate its award-winning loyalty programs. ... (See Starwood)

This new 'smart' card may help fight fraud -- To decrease the rate of card-not-present fraud, Oberthur Technologies recently introduced Motion Code, a credit card that randomly generates a new CVV every hour. ... (See Motion Code)

MasterCard aims to replace your password with a ‘selfie’ -- MasterCard announced the European launch of “Selfie Pay,” a verification technology that allows cardholders to make online payments using biometrics such as facial recognition and fingerprints. ... (See Identity Check Mobile)

American Express wins right to block merchants from promoting rival cards -- Earlier this week, a federal appeals court ruled that American Express can prevent merchants from steering customers to credit cards with lower transaction fees. ... (See Amex anti-steering suit)