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Why It’s Important to Pay Your Secured Credit Card?

[May 24th, 2019]

A secured credit card is very alike with general or unsecured credit cards. The main difference is in the secured cards’ requirement to pay a refundable security deposit of about $200-$300 beforehand. This sum serves to protect the issuer if you turn out to be a defaulter. Typically, payments are reported to one to three major credit bureaus. Furthermore, in case you pay your balance on time, in some period the creditor can offer to switch to an unsecured credit card.

Over 80% Cardholders’ Requests for a Lower APR Get Approved

[April 25th, 2019]

Recent CompareCards survey found out that for the past year more than 80% credit card owners asking for a lower APR scored a success. 1000 credit card holders took part in the survey. They were asked whether in the past year they turned to their credit cards issuers with a request to waive or reduce […]

How To Start Your Excellent Credit History From Scratch

[February 28th, 2019]

Nowadays, credit cards are a necessary thing almost for everyone. Some people even cannot imagine their life without them. But also, there are people who only at the beginning of the way. So, what do you have to do to get the first credit card? Let’s consider the information which can be useful for beginners. […]

Credit Scores Matter More In A Competitive Housing Market, A New Study Shows

[February 1st, 2019]

When it comes to applying for a credit card, getting approved for a rental apartment, and even getting a job, your credit score can make a difference as to whether you land the position, are offered a lease, or get that elite travel rewards credit card. But those aren’t the only times your credit history matters.

Credit Card Issuers Waive Fees For Workers Facing Furlough

[January 7th, 2019]

For government employees facing a shutdown, there are numerous worries – as well as some upsides. It might be nice to take an extended vacation from your job, but bills and expenses don’t go away just because your job does. One bright spot for anyone facing an unexpected break from their job and their paycheck […]

American Express Business Platinum Card Updates Rewards Program

[December 13th, 2018]

Holders of the American Express Business Platinum card can expect a new and improved rewards structure coming in 2019. A suite of new features is intended to improve productivity and make it easier for busy travelers to get work done wherever they are. Courtney Kelso, Head of U.S. Commercial Card Products at American Express, says […]

Holiday Shoppers Have Opportunities To Earn Extra Rewards This Season

[November 23rd, 2018]

As the season of giving approaches, many people may find themselves wondering how they can make the most of their money this year—and not find themselves paying off debt at high interest rates when January rolls around.

New Prepaid Card Aims To Give Consumers A Quicker Tax Refund

[November 3rd, 2018]

If you look forward to tax season every year because you expect to be getting a nice big refund from Uncle Sam—or even a small one—then you might want to sign up for the new TaxSlayer Prepaid Visa card, which will be available next tax season.

Study Shows That Financial Education Leads To Better Financial Well-Being

[October 10th, 2018]

Feeling good about your finances is a result of having good financial skills, a recent study from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) found. And solid financial know-how comes from getting a financial education. Unfortunately, many Americans haven’t gotten a good financial education. The good news is, it’s never too late to learn.

American Express Partners With Pharrell Williams To Bring Arts Education To Students Nationwide

[August 30th, 2018]

Musician Pharrell Williams is teaming up with American Express to bolster arts education in schools across the United States.