All posts by Bill Hardekopf

Bill Hardekopf is the CEO of and covers the credit card industry from all perspectives. Bill has been involved with personal finance for over 15 years. He is a frequent contributor to Forbes, The Street and The Christian Science Monitor.

Samsung Pay Finally Supports Discover Cards

June 26, 2017

It’s been two years since Discover announced their credit cards would soon be available on Samsung Pay. At that time, the plan was to make the ..

Amazon Encourages Users to Pay with Debit in New Prime Reload Program

June 14, 2017

Amazon just launched a new program to encourage Prime members to use debit cards instead of credit cards. The Prime Reload Program provides 2% cash ba..

Security and Ease of Use Are Top Priorities for Mobile Banking App Users

June 13, 2017

Today, J.D. Power released the results for their 2017 U.S. Banking App and U.S. Credit Card App Satisfaction Studies. The survey found that ease of us..

Teens and College Students Plan to Work this Summer

June 8, 2017

71% of young Millennials (ages 20 to 26) and half of all teenagers plan to join the paid workforce this summer, and many others are planning on workin..

Top Gas Rewards Credit Cards in 2017

A majority of credit cards come with some type of rewards, and this can earn the cardholder some significant amounts of cash if used properly. Smart c..

Connected Devices May Be the Payment Platforms of the Future

June 7, 2017

Today, Visa released the results of the How We Will Pay study, a collaboration with PYMNTS. The survey found over 80% of consumers are interested in u..

Apple Announces Peer-to-Peer Payments and the Apple Pay Cash Card

June 6, 2017

At the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced they will add a peer-to-peer money transfer service to Apple Pay. This will allow users to se..

OneLogin Discloses Data Breach

June 1, 2017

Password management platform OneLogin has disclosed a data breach. The company said it discovered “unauthorized access” to customer data...

Amazon to Refund $70 Million for Unauthorized In-App Purchases

May 31, 2017

Amazon has started refunding parents for unauthorized in-app purchases their children made as part of an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission. ..

Chipotle Mexican Grill Provides Detailed Update for Data Breach

May 29, 2017

Chipotle Mexican Grill has new information about the data breach that occurred between March 24, 2017 and April 18, 2017. The breach affected various ..