Credit Card News & Advice

  • Visa, MasterCard Want to Link Purchases to Ads

    What you charge on your credit card eventually may determine what ads you see online, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal obtained documents indicating that Visa and MasterCard are working on strategies to link Web users with credit card purchases.

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  • Goodbye to Cheap Banking? You Bet, Say Experts

    Are free services at banks going the way of the complimentary airline meal and bags checked for free? You can bet on it, say experts. Banks that used to rely heavily on interest income are now looking to make it up with new fees.

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  • How to Fight Back Against Debit Card Fees

    The fallout continues after Bank of America, the nation's largest bank, announced last month that it would charge customers who make purchases with debit cards $5 a month, starting in 2012. How can consumers fight back? Here's some advice from consumer advocates.

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  • Hotel Chains Team Up to Fight Credit Card Fraud

    Credit card security has always been a challenge for hotels because of the complex nature of the transaction, the number of people who have access to the information and the lack of universal security safeguards.

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  • Retailers Revive Layaway for the Holidays

    Next month, Walmart, the world's largest retailer, will become the latest major player to offer layaway as a shopping option for those who either can't get credit or are reluctant to use it

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