credit cards

Cardholder confusion could force issuers to simplify rewards

08/22/19

A J.D. Power official says supplemental benefits — many centered on travel cards — need to be pared down. His comments followed the company’s release of survey data that showed these hard-to-understand benefits were a drag on customer satisfaction.

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Apple Card adds Uber rewards in wider launch

08/20/19

Apple is expanding the list of merchants where Apple Card users may earn 3% cash back, starting with Uber.

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Deutsche's tragic blind spot, USAA's diversity drive, lenders' card obsession: Top stories of the week

08/16/19

Deutsche Bank overhaul plan will put taxpayers and the financial system at risk; the San Antonio company names three women to key technology positions; issuers like Chase and Citi need to think beyond traditional card options; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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Why Apple card will succeed; Opening the Fed payments system

08/14/19

Offering 3% on purchases through its App Store, Apple hopes to make its competitors' phones a less-appealing option; a call for speeding up FedNow.

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Is it time to worry about mounting credit card debt?

08/13/19

Borrower debt continues to rise, late payments are up and interest rates are at their highest levels since at least 1994. A new report raises questions about the sustainability of the card industry's boom.

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Card issuers’ new focus on installment lending misses the point

08/09/19

Issuers like Chase and Citi that added installment features to compete with digital lenders will need to think beyond traditional card options.

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Apple Card fortifies the digital model, and that's trouble for banks

08/09/19

Apple's massive user base, fully digital enrollment system, merchant reach and partnership with Goldman Sachs threaten retail banks on multiple fronts.

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Apple Card: 10 key takeaways

08/08/19

Apple's new credit card isn't just another virtual card in its virtual wallet. It borrows a lot of features from the most successful brands in payments and technology.

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Visa market value surpasses JPMorgan, banks that used to own it

08/08/19

The biggest U.S. banks used to own Visa. Now if only they could keep up with it.

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KeyBank rolls out no-fee overdraft, debit-linked savings accounts

08/05/19

The new products, along a 2% cash-back credit card, are aimed at helping customers build savings and reduce debt.

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