PayPal Sets Record for Most Donations Collected in 24 Hours

It's official--PayPal is now in the Guinness Book of World Records. On December 1, 2015, the company managed to collect a total of $45.8 million for charity in just 24 hours, earning the record for "Most money raised online for … Continue reading

PayPal’s Mobile Charitable Donations Rose 28% in 2015

As 2015 came to a close, PayPal saw a significant increase in its mobile charitable donations. The company estimates that 10% to 20% of mobile donations came within the last three days of the month as people tried to quality … Continue reading

Companies Partner to Expand Cashless Tips and Donations

Last week, KORE and DipJar announced they were partnering to make it easier for consumers to leave a cashless tip or make a charitable donation. DipJar will be joining the KORE network so it can securely and reliably process wireless gratuity … Continue reading Weekly Credit Card Update–November 25, 2015

18 Most Popular Things Fraudsters Buy with Your Credit Card When you're scanning your credit card statement this holiday season, there are certain types of purchases you might want to keep an eye out for. In a sampling of nearly … Continue reading

70% of Shoppers Are Vulnerable to Holiday Scams

Two out of three consumers are at risk of getting scammed this holiday season, according to a new survey from AARP. The survey included seven questions about common holiday shopping scams, and 70% of the participants were unable to answer the … Continue reading

MasterCard Makes Aid Distribution Easier and More Transparent

Last Thursday, MasterCard launched its MasterCard Aid Network. This program will make it easier for individuals and humanitarian organizations to provide aid to areas facing political and economic unrest. This is a non-financial service that allows impacted populations the ability … Continue reading Weekly Credit Card Update–September 25, 2015

What's the Chip in Your New Credit Card Do? The microchip on your credit or debit card helps make it more difficult for fraudsters in two important ways. It makes it harder to physically counterfeit the card and it creates … Continue reading

Criminals Use Charity Websites to Test Credit Card Numbers

If your credit card bill contains an unauthorized donation to a charity, you are not alone. New information reveals that criminals are using unsecured charity websites to test stolen credit card numbers on a global scale. Many charity websites have simplified … Continue reading

CloudPay Gives Credit Card Processing Fees to Charity

CloudPay is a payment processing program in northern California that acts much like any other mobile payment system on the market. When a customer makes a credit card purchase, the retailer has to pay a processing fee. But with CloudPay, … Continue reading

How to Get Tax Deductions from Donating Credit Card Rewards

With the holiday season in full swing, some credit cardholders will choose to donate their credit card rewards to a charity. Credit card companies make it easy to do this with a click of the button on their website. What … Continue reading

Capital One Promotes Mobile Banking Through Cell Phones for Soldiers

Mobile banking is growing rapidly and one bank is promoting its mobile business through a tie-in with Cell Phones for Soldiers. Capital One said last week it will donate one minute of cell phone usage the first time any customer … Continue reading Weekly Credit Card Update November 2

Rise in Household Debt Might Be a Sign of Strengthening Recovery American households are taking on more debt than they are paying down for the first time since the recession started.  Some economists even see an end to the long, … Continue reading