All posts by Colin Robertson

Serve Will No Longer Allow Non-Amex Credit Card Loads

Serve Will No Longer Allow Non-Amex Credit Card Loads
March 16, 2015 No Comments »

Big (bad) news for those of you who use American Express Serve to pay monthly bills and increase your credit card spending. Come April 16th, 2015, you will ONLY be able to load your Serve account with a credit card ... Read More »

Bank Launches Scented Credit Card to Attract Female Customers

Bank Launches Scented Credit Card to Attract Female Customers
March 9, 2015 No Comments »

Forget about Apple Pay and virtual wallets. Plastic credit cards are still being innovated and we’ve yet to really maximize their potential. That is…until now. A bank in the United Arab Emirates has just launched a credit card that emits ... Read More »

The Citi Costco Credit Card: Coming in 2016

The Citi Costco Credit Card: Coming in 2016
March 4, 2015 No Comments »

For Citi and Visa, it’s great news. For American Express, not so much. Last month, American Express announced that it was ending its ongoing relationship with Costco, which included a co-branded credit card and merchant acceptance agreements. The current arrangement ... Read More »

American Express Is Raising Interest Rates: Who Cares!

American Express Is Raising Interest Rates: Who Cares!
March 3, 2015 No Comments »

So major media recently reported that American Express is raising interest rates after discovering that its APRs were “significantly lower than market rates.” They have already begun sending out letters to customers who are affected by the change. The move ... Read More »

Google to Acquire Softcard Technology, Take on Apple Pay

Google to Acquire Softcard Technology, Take on Apple Pay
February 26, 2015 No Comments »

Earlier this week, Softcard announced that Google had “acquired some technology and intellectual property” from the company in what sounds like a new effort to take on Apple Pay. While it’s unclear exactly what’s going on, Softcard did mention that ... Read More »

Get 5% Cash Back on Uber Until the End of March with Discover

Get 5% Cash Back on Uber Until the End of March with Discover
February 24, 2015 No Comments »

Do you use Uber a lot? Or a similar ridesharing service like Lyft? Well, how about getting some cash back with that? Wouldn’t that be nice? I think it would. I use Uber a lot to get around town because ... Read More »

Discover it Miles Offers Unlimited 3% Cash Back During the First Year

Discover it Miles Offers Unlimited 3% Cash Back During the First Year
February 23, 2015 No Comments »

Looking for a 3% cash back credit card? Well, you just found one, at least for the first year. After that the story changes. The newly launched “Discover it Miles” is a new iteration of the Discover it card that ... Read More »

Chase Ink Commercial Features Kim Jong-un Actor

Chase Ink Commercial Features Kim Jong-un Actor
February 12, 2015 No Comments »

File this one under “kinda funny” and not really relevant to the quality of the Chase Ink card, but still worth mentioning. I might be a little late on this, but I wasn’t aware of it until I saw it ... Read More »

The Other Reason Why You Should Rent a Car with a Credit Card

The Other Reason Why You Should Rent a Car with a Credit Card
February 11, 2015 No Comments »

These days, most folks seem to know that a lot of credit cards provide some form of insurance when used to rent a car. For example, Chase Sapphire Preferred offers primary auto insurance coverage on rental cars via a Collision ... Read More »