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.
Identity Theft

High-Income Investors Very Concerned About Identity Theft

August 30, 2016

Data breaches are always in the news, and high net worth (HNW) investors are as worried about them as the rest of us. According to Morgan StanleyR..
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Hackers Using Mobile Phone Malware to Steal Banking Information

August 29, 2016

Hackers are now using mobile phone malware to steal bank login information, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. Cyberthieves are e..
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Banks Take On Venmo by Rebranding Person-to-Person Payment Service

August 26, 2016

Major banks are rebranding their person-to-person (P2P) payment system in the hopes of taking down PayPal’s P2P juggernaut, Venmo. Early Warning..

Australian and Canadian Investigators Condemn Ashley Madison Security

August 25, 2016

Canadian and Australian privacy officials ruled Monday that Ashley Madison had used deceptive and confusing practices to make customers think its ser..

LendUp Raises $47.5 Million for Possible Credit Card Push to Subprime Borrowers

August 23, 2016

LendUp has raised $47.5 million in capital, and many analysts believe it will use this money to expand its L Card, a credit card marketed to subprime ..

Walgreens Integrates Balance Rewards Program with Android Pay

August 22, 2016

Walgreens has become the first retailer to integrate its balance rewards system with Android Pay. Walgreens Balance Rewards members can automatically ..
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Many People Carry the Wrong Credit Card

At least one in five credit card customers are carrying the wrong card, according to a new research study. The J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Credit Card Sati..

Discover Ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction

August 18, 2016

According to a recent study conducted by J.D. Power, Discover Card has ranked highest in customer satisfaction for the third year in a row. The J.D. ..
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Phillips 66, Conoco Gas Stations Will Soon Accept Chase Pay

August 17, 2016

By the end of the year, Chase Pay will be accepted at Phillips 66, 76 and Conoco branded gas stations across the United States. Phillips 66 is the lat..

Even Millennials are Stressed about Retirement

August 16, 2016

Saving enough for a comfortable retirement is the top source of financial stress among people in all age groups, according to a recent survey from Sch..