21st

October, 2014

How The Citi Double Cash Card Changes The Game

Recently, Citi made a splash in the market for cash back reward credit cards when it released its new Double Cash card. This card offers customers 1% cash back on all purchases at the time of the transaction, and another 1% cash back when the charge is paid for. For those who pay each month's statement balance in full and on-time, this reward program is indistinguishable from a system that offers 2% cash back. In fact, it is now the only personal credit card that directly offers 2% cash back on all purchases with no annual fee. How Double Cash is Different In the past,…

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17th

October, 2014

Credit Cards in the News: October 11-17, 2014

Credit card news pops up every week and it’s not always easy to keep track of each story, especially all the stories about credit card fraud. That’s why we provide you with a summary of the top stories on CompareWallet so you can read what matters the most and not have to worry about all the other stuff. Here are the highlights for October 11-17, 2014. The CFPB Proposes Rules on Prepaid Debit Cards The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has begun to address prepaid debit card rules. The prepaid debit card industry has nearly doubled since 2010, and shows no…

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13th

October, 2014

Apple Pay Is Not About Technology, It’s About Popularity

With a flair for the dramatic, Apple loves to introduce new products each fall at their headquarters. Whether it was the late Steve Jobs, or its current head Tim Cook, their single-syllabled CEOs are sure to generate front page news with whatever products they announce. This year much of the buzz from Apple's event surrounded the announcement of Apple Pay. What is Apple Pay When Apple Pay goes live, it will be a way to use an iPhone (and later its Apple Watch) to wirelessly authorize in-store purchases to the user's credit cards. Apple pay is a system built into the new iPhone 6 and…

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10th

October, 2014

Credit Cards in the News: October 4-10, 2014

Credit card news pops up every week and it’s not always easy to keep track of each story, especially all the stories about credit card fraud. That’s why we provide you with a summary of the top stories on CompareWallet so you can read what matters the most and not have to worry about all the other stuff. Here are the highlights for October 4-10, 2014. Plastc is the Newest Release in Programmable Credit Cards The newest digital credit card has been revealed. Plastc comes ready with chip and PIN technology as well as the ability to be used by swiping,…

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9th

October, 2014

Credit Card Interest -A game of strategy, not chance

Understanding Credit Card Interest The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) collected 30,000 complaints last year with many of them related to credit cards and debt complaints. With the average interest rate for credit cards currently at 15%, it’s more important than ever to understand how interest rate is calculated and how to avoid over-paying in interest charges. Our newest infographic, Understanding Credit Card Interest, explains how people can save money by simply having a better understanding of how their credit card interest is calculated. We see interest as a game of strategy, not chance! How Interest is Calculated There are…

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