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If opening up your mail brings a feeling of dread, because you don’t want to see how much you owe to which credit card companies, you’re not alone. Many Americans are struggling to get out of debt, and at the beginning of the year, credit counselor and financial planners often see a surge in the number of people seeking out their advice.
Online shoppers with American Express cards will have a faster checkout experience at Delta Air Lines, Hulu, Neiman Marcus, Staples, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, and many other sites, thanks to Amex Express Checkout’s integration with these merchants.
A survey of military families found that their number one goal was to cut back on spending and get out of debt in the coming year.
A startup launching in 2017 is planning to give debit cardholders the same type of rewards that credit cardholders enjoy now. The Zerocard would be a Visa card attached to the Zero app, giving users a debt card experience linked to a mobile banking account, with the cash rewards offered by credit cards.
When sending kids off to college, parents have plenty to worry about. One of the main things, besides whether their children will study hard and make good grades, is whether their kids will make wise financial decisions. Managing a budget, possibly for the first time, is a challenge.
Whether paying with a credit card, debit card, or prepaid card, shoppers will be able to check out faster using the new Visa Checkout Interactive Button, just introduced at Austin’s SXSW tech festival in March.
Green Dot reloadable prepaid cards has signed a multi-year agreement with comedian and TV host Steve Harvey, making him the celebrity spokesperson for the biggest-selling brand of prepaid cards in the country.
Recent data breaches have made consumers think twice before using credit and debit cards. In particular, prepaid cards have created some confusion because many people do not clearly understand whether they are offered the same fraud protections as credit or debit cards. Moreover, it is often hard to figure out which prepaid card is best for you.
PayPal launched its own cash loading card called the PayPal My Cash Card. My Cash Card allows users to send cash to their PayPal accounts instead of using bank transfers. The card is available across the U.S. It can be bought at pharmacies and discount stores, including Rite Aid, CVS, Fred’s, Family Dollar, Dollar General, and others.