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Mobile card reader security

Are mobile card readers
safe for small business?

Mobile point-of-sale devices equipped with payment technology from companies such as Square and PayPal are convenient for small businesses, but are vulnerable to cybercriminals.

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Many holiday shoppers would give
up their personal data for discounts

If consumers were spooked last holiday shopping season by the massive Equifax data breach, it appears they're loosening up this year.

BestBlackFriday.com's annual holiday shopping survey shows that while a full 50 percent of U.S. adults said last fall that they wouldn't be willing to share personal information with stores in exchange for a free gift or holiday discount, the reluctant share has dropped to just over a third this year (35 percent).

At the other end of the spectrum, almost a quarter this year said an unqualified, "Yes, I would share my information" (23 percent). That's up from 16 percent who were so willing last year.

The survey was administered online Sept. 30, and the results were released Oct. 4.

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Many holiday shoppers would give up their data for discounts

See related: Consumers putting themselves at risk with unsafe online habits, More infographics

'Wealth and Wants'
with Ted Rossman

Why I wish I had a card
with better travel protections

Wealth and Wants with Ted Rossman

After being stranded in the early morning hours due to a canceled flight, having a card with stronger travel protections would have come in handy. See Expert Q&A

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United MileagePlus guide:
How to earn and use United Miles

For world travelers looking to fly with miles, the United MileagePlus program may offer the best combination of travel options, value and flexibility in routing out of any airline loyalty program. Read our United MileagePlus guide to learn how to earn and use United miles.


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Enhanced AmEx Gold Card offers
a 4-point bonus for foodies

American Express has announced several updates for the Premier Rewards Gold Card. The updated card, known as the American Express® Gold Card, now offers 4 points per dollar at U.S. restaurants and U.S. supermarkets, as well as a $120 yearly dining credit.




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New Air France-KLM card
offers 25,000 bonus miles

Air France-KLM and Bank of America have partnered to launch the airline's first and only co-branded credit card available in North America: the Air France KLM World Elite Mastercard. The card offers 3 miles per dollar on purchases made directly with Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and SkyTeam member airlines, plus 1.5 miles per dollar on all other purchases. Additionally, cardholders earn 25,000 bonus miles when they spend $1,000 in the first 90 days.


2018 Card Fee Survey:
Fees freeze; rates rise

Our latest credit card fee survey shows card issuers froze fees amid sharp APR increases this year. Cardholders are most likely to see extra charges on their statements if they pay late, take out a cash advance or carry a balance.


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Credit tip of the day

Travel portal mistakes you should avoid: Online travel agencies may offer great rates on flights and hotel stays – but you may be missing out on loyalty points or travel protections.



Updated: 10-21-2018