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The Credit Card Cold War Halts Visa and MasterCard Payments in Russia

The Credit Card Cold War Halts Visa and MasterCard Payments in Russia
March 25, 2014 1 Comment »

The recent military action in Crimea has conjured up memories of the Cold War, which some believe really never ended, especially now that Russia is flexing its muscles once more. Back in the 1980s, blue jeans were smuggled into the ... Read More »

There’s a New Gameboy-Esque Device the Size of a Credit Card

There’s a New Gameboy-Esque Device the Size of a Credit Card
March 10, 2014 No Comments »

If you’re new to this site, let me first point out that I attempt to cover all products the size and shape of a credit card. That means I’ve reviewed the credit card knife and fork, the credit card bottle ... Read More »

New Technology Only Lets You Use Your Credit Card If Your Phone Is Nearby

New Technology Only Lets You Use Your Credit Card If Your Phone Is Nearby
February 25, 2014 No Comments »

Just about everyone knows credit card fraud is becoming a major problem, with that massive Target breach a few months back the latest reminder. The retailer noted that some 40 million customers had their credit or debit information stolen by ... Read More »

New Scam Preys on Consumers That Don’t Read Their Credit Card Statements

New Scam Preys on Consumers That Don’t Read Their Credit Card Statements
January 28, 2014 No Comments »

These days, with everything becoming increasingly paperless and automatic, chances are many more everyday transactions are falling through the cracks. In fact, some businesses are keen to sign you up for automatic payments so you won’t scrutinize your bill each ... Read More »

More Than a Third of Consumers Don’t Pay Off Balance Transfers In Time

More Than a Third of Consumers Don’t Pay Off Balance Transfers In Time
January 7, 2014 2 Comments »

If you’re wondering why credit card issuers offer tantalizing balance transfer offers, wonder no longer. A new study from British market research company Consumer Intelligence found that more than a third (34%) of cardholders don’t pay off their debt during ... Read More »

A Coin to Replace All Your Credit Cards

A Coin to Replace All Your Credit Cards
December 5, 2013 3 Comments »

Over the past several years, there have been many attempts to rid the world of credit cards, at least in their present form. That is, one single rectangular piece of plastic that is often accompanied by many more in an ... Read More »

Debit Cards Lose Market Share to Credit Cards for First Time in 20 Years

Debit Cards Lose Market Share to Credit Cards for First Time in 20 Years
November 18, 2013 No Comments »

It was a good run, but debit cards have finally ceded to credit cards in terms of gaining market share, according to the latest Nilson Report. The industry publication noted that debit cards had continuously stolen market share from credit ... Read More »

View Your FICO Score for Free Simply By Having a Credit Card

View Your FICO Score for Free Simply By Having a Credit Card
November 4, 2013 1 Comment »

The credit score world just got turned on its head. Today, FICO announced that millions of consumers would now have access to their FICO scores without paying a dime. And without jumping through hoops. The initiative is called “FICO® Score ... Read More »

There’s Now a Credit Card That Offers 0% APR for 30 Months

There’s Now a Credit Card That Offers 0% APR for 30 Months
October 30, 2013 2 Comments »

While it might sound completely ridiculous, especially seeing that the economy is still quite fragile, one of the largest banks in the UK doesn’t seem to think so. Barclays Bank, which markets credit cards via its “Barclaycard” brand, launched an ... Read More »

No, You Can’t Buy Weed with a Credit Card, Yet…

No, You Can’t Buy Weed with a Credit Card, Yet…
September 9, 2013 No Comments »

Despite the fact that you can legally purchase marijuana in several states across the nation (including recreationally in Colorado and Washington), cash is still the only method of payment. While some dispensaries that sell marijuana may have had the ability ... Read More »