LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Update–January 20, 2017

Gift Card Spending Hits $46 Billion Adults across the United States spent $46 billion on gift cards in the last 12 months. Of this amount, consumers spent $28 billion on gift cards for others, and they spent $11 billion on gift cards they kept for themselves. Consumers also received $7 billion worth of gift cards from

Data Breaches Up 40% in 2016

January 19, 2017

Data breaches in the United States hit an all-time high of 1,093 in 2016. A study, released by CyberScout and the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC..

Credit One Bank to Sponsor Driver Kyle Larson

January 18, 2017

Credit One Bank and Chip Ganassi Racing have expanded their relationship. Today, CGR and Credit One announced the financial institution will sponsor d..

The LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report for January 18, 2017

The LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report is based on our Complete Credit Card Index which tracks the advertised rates of 1,060 credit car..

Mobile Wallet Smartwatches Are Fading in Popularity

The smartwatch market is shifting away from “high-end” wearables—those with mobile wallet technology—in favor of hybrid smartw..

Citi Expands Fee-Free ATM Network in Major U.S. Cities

January 17, 2017

Citibank unveiled a new agreement with Cardtronics that will give Citibank customers access to fee-free ATMs at 30,000 new locations in some major me..

Top Capital One Credit Cards for 2017

Capital One has become one of the most well-known credit card issuers, thanks to their television commercials with high-profile celebrities. But Capit..

FTC Shuts Down Two Robocall Telemarketing Operations

The Federal Trade Commission has long battled with telemarketers on the issue of “robocalling”: the process of using pre-recorded messages..

Older Student Loan Borrowers Face Precarious Long-Term Financial Security

Older student loan borrowers are concerned about servicing practices that can potentially jeopardize their long-term financial security, according to..

Wells Fargo Continues to Struggle after Fake Accounts Scandal

Wells Fargo has experienced a decline in new account creations after opening nearly two million fake accounts without customers’ permissions. Th..

Top Citi Credit Cards for 2017

January 16, 2017

Citi is one of the premier credit card issuers in the United States. The company offers a wide variety of credit cards that are primarily geared to co..

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