All posts by Bill Hardekopf

Bill Hardekopf is the CEO of LowCards.com 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.
LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Update–January 18, 2019

LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Update–January 18, 2019

January 18, 2019

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Mastercard Won’t Let Companies Automatically Bill You After Free Trials We’ve all made the mistake of starting a free trial and forgetting..
Mastercard Is Changing the Way Free Trial Services Work

Mastercard Is Changing the Way Free Trial Services Work

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Free trial offers are everywhere, from streaming TV services to identity theft monitoring. But most of these “free” programs automatically..
Signet Jewelers Accused of Creating Fake Credit Card Accounts

Signet Jewelers Accused of Creating Fake Credit Card Accounts

January 17, 2019

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Signet Jewelers Ltd., the company that operates Kay Jewelers, Jared, and other large jewelry stores, has agreed to pay $11 million in fines for allege..
Do All Credit Cards Work with Apple Pay?

Do All Credit Cards Work with Apple Pay?

January 15, 2019

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While the adoption of mobile payments has been relatively slow in the United States, many more Americans have started to use mobile wallets, such as A..
LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Update–January 11, 2019

LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Update–January 11, 2019

January 11, 2019

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Credit Card Surcharges OK’ed In New York New York has banned the ban. In the wake of court filings this week that effectively ended a challenge ..
Best Credit Card for Sports Tickets

Best Credit Card for Sports Tickets

January 10, 2019

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If you are a sports fan or purchase a lot of gifts for sports fans, you may want to consider a credit card that will reward you for purchasing tickets..
Chase Launches New Tools for Saving and Budgeting

Chase Launches New Tools for Saving and Budgeting

January 9, 2019

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With New Year’s resolutions in full swing, Chase has launched a series of tools to help consumers save money and maintain a budget. The features..
Capital One Announces Exclusive Dining Opportunities for Cardholders

Capital One Announces Exclusive Dining Opportunities for Cardholders

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Capital One announced a new partnership with the restaurant reservation app Resy. Beginning today, Capital One cardholders have an exclusive opportuni..
Mastercard Drops Name from its Logo

Mastercard Drops Name from its Logo

January 7, 2019

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If Prince can do it, why can’t a credit card company? Much like the famous pop star, Mastercard is now just a symbol. The company announced the..
LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Update–January 4, 2019

LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Update–January 4, 2019

January 4, 2019

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Rewards Credit Cards Gained a Fanatic Following-Now Banks Are Pulling Back The ultra-premium rewards have turned into financial albatrosses. Big bank..