Amazon’s New Credit Card Gives Prime Members 5% Cash Back

Amazon has introduced a new credit card for its Prime members that gives cardholders an extremely lucrative reward. The Amazon Prime Store Card gives Amazon Prime members 5% cash back on all Amazon purchases, not just purchases made on Prime. The … Continue reading Weekly Credit Card Update–January 23, 2015

More Than 90% of Data Breaches Could Have Been Avoided Nine out of 10 data breaches that occurred in the first half of last year could have been avoided, according to a new report. The report, which analyzed more than … Continue reading

Amazon Abandons Its Mobile Wallet

Amazon Wallet, Amazon's entry into the growing mobile wallet industry, has been discontinued after only being on the market since July. The app stored loyalty and gift cards in digital wallets on Android and Fire phones. But unlike other mobile … Continue reading Weekly Credit Card Update–January 9, 2015

Why New Credit Cards May Fall Short on Fraud Control Big U.S. banks are steering clear of an advanced security measure used in credit cards around the world, opting for a system that is more convenient for shoppers but may … Continue reading Weekly Credit Card Update–January 2, 2015

Anonymous Hackers Release 13,000 Passwords and Credit Card Details of Amazon, PlayStation and Xbox Users A hacker group has released a cache of 13,000 passwords, usernames, and credit cards purporting to belong to users of popular web services including Amazon, … Continue reading

PayPal’s Independence Leaves a Questionable Future for eBay

For the longest time, eBay and PayPal have acted as a unit, with each one helping the other succeed and grow. However, eBay has now decided to allow PayPal to be its own, independent company, which has created a questionable … Continue reading

Amazon Hires Visa Boss to Expand Lending Division

Did you know that Amazon offers loans to its top sellers to help them expand their sales in the marketplace? If you didn't, you are not alone. This little-known division of Amazon was never announced through a press release or … Continue reading

Amazon Launches Mobile Credit Card Reader

Amazon has taken big steps to expand its business in 2014, releasing both a mobile wallet and a smartphone. Now the company is making another significant move by offering a mobile credit card reader for offline purchases. Amazon's mobile credit … Continue reading Weekly Credit Card Update–August 1, 2014

A Third of Americans Delinquent on Debt More than a third of the country is in trouble when it comes to paying debts on time; 35% of Americans have debt in collections, according to a study out Tuesday from the … Continue reading

Amazon Launches Its First Mobile Wallet

Amazon's first mobile wallet quietly debuted on the Amazon Appstore and Google Play last week. The app is designed to be used at checkout terminals for dozens of merchants. While the idea of a mobile wallet implies storing credit card … Continue reading

FTC Sues Amazon Over In-App Purchases by Children

The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon on behalf of parents who were charged for purchases their children made without their permission. The lawsuit claims Amazon allowed kids to rack up millions of dollars in transactions through their platform without … Continue reading

Wallaby’s Chrome Extension Recommends Credit Cards for Online Shopping

Wallaby's credit card rewards optimization program has now made its way to Google Chrome. The company has developed an extension that tells consumers which credit card to use when shopping online so the rewards are maximized. The extension works by … Continue reading

PayPal, AmEx and MasterCard Now Offer Free Shipping

PayPal and American Express announced plans earlier this year to allow customers to receive free two-day shipping at select online retailers. MasterCard has now decided to do the same. These shipping programs are in response to overwhelming success of Amazon … Continue reading

Target Makes Price-Matching a Permanent Policy

During the past holiday shopping season, Target instituted a policy where they matched lower prices offered by select online retailers on identical items. Yesterday, Target announced they would make this a year-round policy. If a Target shopper has proof of … Continue reading