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Lost or Stolen Cards


While misplacing your card or becoming the victim of theft has a possibility of occurring at any point during the year, according to research conducted by PNC Bank, the reports made by consumers of lost and stolen debit or credit cards increases, on average, 19% in the hectic months of November and December…. Continue reading

Guide To Understanding Smartphone Payment Options


As a parade of new mobile phone applications that allow you to pay with your credit card or debit card account with a flick of the wrist or the tap of a screen – you may be wondering if mobile payments are safe and easy for you to use. Smart phone sales have jumped 75% […] Continue reading

Guide to choosing a credit card based on your shopping style


When you consider opening a first-time or additional credit card there are lots of things to consider. Your current credit score, the APR rate, interest charges, penalty fees and the rewards or benefits that the credit card company is offering you. While all of these things are important, in fact critical,… Continue reading

How to Increase Your Credit Card Limit


Banks will occasionally cut a cardholder’s spending limit if they maintain a high balance – even if that individual has an otherwise perfect credit history. That’s because many card issuers interpret a long-standing high balance as an indication that things aren’t going all that well for you financially and… Continue reading

Store Credit Cards: Proceed With Caution


Although most retailers offer customers the option to open up a store branded credit card account year-round, there are certain times when there is a more concerted push made to encourage people to indulge in a new line of credit – the holiday shopping season is one of these times. Loaded with enticements… Continue reading

New security measures may curb credit card fraud


Visa and MasterCard recently announced they are taking steps to protect consumers from credit card fraud by promoting the use of the new “chip and pin” cards. These cards store data on a microchip that is embedded in the credit card. In order to make purchases with a “chip and pin” card customers have to… Continue reading

Qualities of a Credit Card that Works For You


Correctly handling credit can be an ordeal. Unless you’re a credit guru, it’s never clear which card would be the best card for any given purchase. A good consumer should actively try to maintain and raise their credit score and standing. Not understanding the credit card market and your personal credit card… Continue reading

Why Now Is The Best Time To Get a Mortgage, Car Loan, Low-Interest Credit Card


If you’re in the market for a car, home or luxury money, then now is a record time to get a loan. The Federal Reserve reduced interest rates, now they are at an all time low. Good news for those looking to carry a credit card with no balance, bad news for savers who see […] Continue reading

Virtual Credit Cards


Living in a virtual world, there’s always two of everything. There’s the real you and the virtual you, real games versus virtual games, real shopping versus virtual shopping, etc. But having two of everything can be beneficial, especially when it comes to your credit card security. If you purchase a lot of… Continue reading

Cancelling a Credit Card


It seems that there is information everywhere when it comes to opening a new credit card, but cancelling a credit card isn’t so simple. Contrary to popular belief, just taking a scissors to your credit card, doesn’t mean that the credit card is cancelled. Read on to see some ways that you can effectively… Continue reading

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