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.

Top Balance Transfer Credit Cards for 2016

June 23, 2016

Balance transfer credit card offers have been flooding the market for some time, giving consumers with an excellent credit score the opportunity to sa..
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Many Americans Shocked and Disgusted by Bank Fees

June 22, 2016

Six in ten Americans (61.9%) describe themselves as “shocked” or “disgusted” when they discovered the average U.S. household s..

Stonegate Bank Issues First U.S. Credit Card for Use in Cuba

June 21, 2016

Florida-based Stonegate Bank has launched the first American credit card intended for use in Cuba. Most Americans who travel to Cuba for work or pleas..
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Top Bank of America Credit Cards

June 16, 2016

Bank of America is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, and they offer a full array of credit cards. Shopping for a credit card can..

Free Uber Rides Available for Capital One Quicksilver Cardholders

June 15, 2016

Beginning today, Capital One Quicksilver and QuicksilverOne cardholders can earn free rides on Uber. Uber’s first-ever in-app loyalty experience..
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Millennials Are Using Credit Cards

Popular opinion is that Millennials are debt-averse, but a new FICO study shows Millennials actually want and use credit cards. FICO’s latest re..
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HSB First to Offer Consumer Cyber Insurance

June 14, 2016

Cybercriminals are becoming more adept at hacking into consumers’ computers and email accounts. In response, the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspect..
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Walmart Canada Will No Longer Accept Visa Cards Due to High Fees

June 13, 2016

Shoppers visiting Walmarts in Canada will no longer be able to use their Visa cards to pay, as the retailer could not reach an agreement with the cred..

Fraud Increasing with Paperless Transactions; Banks May Not Be Prepared

June 9, 2016

According to a recent survey conducted by TD Bank, 88% of financial professionals believe payments fraud will become a bigger threat in the next two t..
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Cryptocurrency on the Rise

June 8, 2016

A recent study by Technavio shows that cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin, will continue to grow over the next four years. Cryptocurrency, which grew by ..