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Mobile-Only Start-Up Bank Raises $27 Million

Varo Money, a mobile-only start-up bank, announced it has raised more than $27 million, which puts the company one step closer to seeking its own bank charter. According to The Wall Street Journal, Varo will initially rely on banking partners to back their accounts, but it hopes to one day offer deposits on its own. Varo will

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MasterCard Speeds Up EMV Transactions

May 3, 2016

MasterCard launched its M/Chip Fast, a new technology that promises to make EMV transactions faster. It was developed using contactless, “tap-an..

Discover Pushes for Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards

Discover’s Chairman and CEO David Nelms announced the credit card company will start transitioning to chip-and-PIN technology, as opposed to ch..

Americans Saving More But Still Carrying Costly Credit Card Debt

May 2, 2016

Americans are saving more from their paycheck, but a greater number of people are carrying costly credit card balances, according to a 2016 Financial..
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CFPB Proposes New Guide for Student Loan Repayment

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released a new proposal for the information student loan servicers provide students about their repayment..
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Wendy’s Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Data Breach

First Choice Federal Credit Union filed a class action lawsuit against Wendy’s on April 25, alleging that a five-month long data breach could h..
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LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Update–April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016

Hackers Don’t Just Want Your Credit Cards, Now They Want the Pattern of Your Life While underground forum users and other crooks are still very ..
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Phishing Remains a Major Security Issue

April 28, 2016

Cyber criminals have used phishing techniques for years to steal personal information from consumers, but a recent Verizon report shows just how rampa..

Citi Simplicity vs. Capital One Quicksilver

There are two ways to approach credit card usage. One is by finding the card that offers the most rewards and benefits, so that you can maximize the v..
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Plastiq App Lets You Pay Any Bill with a Credit Card

A new iPhone app known as Plastiq allows you to pay any bill with a debit or credit card, even if card payments are not accepted with the billing co..

The LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report for April 27, 2016

April 27, 2016

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 ca..

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