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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)

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. ... (more)

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. ... (more)

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. ... (more)

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. ... (more)

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. ... (more)

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. ... (more)

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. ... (more)

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. ... (more)

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. ... (more)

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. ... (more)

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)

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 Smart card helps fight fraud)

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 MasterCard aims to replace your password with a ‘selfie’)

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. ... (more)