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Credit card fraud is an ongoing problem for merchants, consumers and financial institutions alike. According to a wide-ranging Lexis Nexis study, merchants in the United States lose nearly $200 billion a year to credit card fraud, while banks lose about $11 billion and...
Studies show that several emerging payment options are gaining acceptance among consumers, but not everyone is on board with the rapid pace of technology and the new ways to pay for purchases. The latest TSYS U.S. Consumer Payment Study found that willingness to use...
Many people may be familiar with the name Frank Abagnale. Played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2002 movie Catch Me If You Can, Abagnale has worked with the FBI for over four decades and advised hundreds of corporations and government agencies about fraud...
If your summer plans include hitting the road for a vacation, or flying somewhere to visit family, or any other type of travel, you need to worry about more than just remembering to pack your swimsuit and deciding which rewards credit card to charge your hotel room...
Credit score experts FICO have joined a program aimed at keeping people’s personal information safe and preventing data breaches and fraud.
The EU-US Privacy Shield program requires FICO to comply with data protection requirements laid down by the EU when they...
Having your credit card hacked is an unpleasant experience that most of us have probably had in our lives. If not caught soon enough, it can have serious financial consequences ¬– and even if you do catch it right away, dealing with it is still a pain, involving...
When it comes to security concerns, trusting your financial services institution is key. But many Americans don’t have much faith in their banks or other financial providers, according to a recent survey by Market Strategies.
The survey showed that 31% of American...
Could the end be near for cash?
According to tech expert consultants, in less than 25 years, we may not be carrying cash with us at all. Digital currency is on the rise—and not just credit and debit cards, either. Digital wallets and mobile payments are becoming...
At my local bank there was an advertisement that if one enrolls in Alaska airline credit card and spends $1000 in the first 3 months then a travel companion could fly free. Is this still in effect? Does it apply to international trips and 1st class? Does the flight need to be Alaska airlines/ Virgin airlines?
Currently, the Alaska Airlines credit card has the following offer: “Annual companion fare from $121 ($99, plus taxes and fees from $22) after you make $1,000 or more in purchases within the first 90 days of your account opening”. This benefit will qualify for a round-trip coach Companion Fare on Alaska...
I once had the US Airways credit card, then the airlines merged with American Airlines and my card transitioned into the AAdvantage MasterCard with a higher annual fee and without companion pass. I use the card one year and then closed it because I don’t fly with American Airline often. Now I am looking for a credit card without an annual fee. What are my options?
You may like one of the regular travel rewards credit cards offered by major banks. Travel rewards credit cards allow earning miles on all purchases. The cards also have one-time sign up bonuses which may be enough for a domestic flight. There are credit offers without annual fees, the other offers come with rather low...
I had the US Airways MasterCard back in 2013 but had to close it because I got divorced and had some troubles with keeping up with my credit cards fees. I’m back on track now and would like to apply for this card again but can’t seem to find it anywhere. Can you help?
The US Airways Premier World MasterCard is no longer offered. US Airways removed their credit card after merging with American Airlines. Today you can apply for one of the AAdvantage credit cards offered by Citi or for a regular travel rewards credit card. Both types of credit cards will allow you to earn miles and redeem...
Have Jetblue discontinued their free checked bag offer? I have the Jetblue MasterCard and don't have this benefit.
JetBlue still has the one free checked bag perk but not everyone can get it. First of all, the members of TrueBlue program will be able to get their first checked bag free if they've reached Blue Plus level or Blue Flex level, provided the checked bag is under 50 pounds (22.68 kg). Then, cardholders of the JetBlue Plus...