All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘credit cards’

Visa Credit Cards Launches “Visa Checkout” Mobile Pay Service

Have you ever gotten so frustrated by punching in your credit card number on a tiny mobile screen while shopping online that you just gave up and abandoned your electronic shopping cart? If so, Visa is attempting to make your life easier. Or at least make you buy more things. The service is called “Visa Checkout”, and it launched last …

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Walmart Sues Visa Over Credit Card Fees

Retail giant Walmart has filed suit against credit card giant Visa. The Arkansas firm is seeking $5 Billion from Visa for conspiring with banks to rig the fees that merchants pay for accepting Visa cards. According to AFP, Walmart alleges that Visa worked “to illegally fix the interchange fees and inflate the network fees that Walmart and other merchants pay …

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Best Credit Cards For General Use Ranked by Creditnet

Credit cards are an essential tool for building credit in the U.S. However, with so many different cards available with so many different features, finding just the right card can be daunting. To help consumers parse all the complicated offerings, Creditnet this week released its list of best credit cards for everyday use. The concept behind the list is that …

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Never Use Your Debit Card During Security Breach

In light of the recent security breach at Target and now Neiman Marcus (NM) the topic has been on a lot of people’s minds. Which card is better, debit or credit, when looking at extra protection needed during this crisis? An investigation by F.B.I., The Secret Service, the Justice Department and numerous others found that hackers stole the personal information …

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Neiman Marcus Confirms Data Breach

Upscale retailer Neiman Marcus is the latest chain to announce a data breach that may put its customers at risk for credit card fraud. According to Krebs on Security – the same site that broke news of the Target data breach back in December – Neiman Marcus confirmed that it is working with the US Secret Service to investigate a …

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Target Now Says 70 Million Customers Had Personal Info Stolen, Announces Store Closings

It turns out that the much-publicized data breach that Target announced last month is way bigger than previously revealed. Target announced in December that 40 million credit and debit card accounts had been impacted between November 27th and December 15th. Hackers reportedly gained access to card numbers, expiration dates and security codes. On Friday, Target announced that up to 70 …

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Target Corp Says PIN Numbers Have Been Stolen

It’s been a bad end of the year for Target Corp. and it seems that things just got worse. Yesterday the company announced that credit and debit card PIN numbers were stolen from customers, along with the actual account information that was breached earlier this month. However, store officials say they’re relying on Triple DES encryption backup and feel confident …

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Will Lawmakers Use The Target Hack To Give The FTC More Power?

Target, one of the nation’s largest retailers, suffered a major security breach over the holiday shopping season that affected millions of its in-store customers. In fact, it’s estimated that 40 million dedit and card card accounts were stolen. It’s already a given that Target will be paying for this breach of trust for years to come, but will it lead …

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Best Credit Cards Of The Year- Which One Is Right For You?

Credit cards, some people hate them and others swear by them. They can either help your credit or hurt your credit and come in handy during an emergency. If you are thinking about applying for your first credit card or a new credit card, you should make sure you are getting the best one possible. Here are the best credit …

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Square Has a New, Thinner Card Reader

Square has just unveiled a brand new credit card reader, one that they call their “best performing Square Reader ever.” The reader has not only improved in swiping functionality (it should be easier to swipe now), but the new Square Reader is 45% thinner than its predecessor. Post by Square. It really is a lot thinner… As always, you can …

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PayPal Makes It Easier To Pay With Prepaid Gift Cards

PayPal announced that it now supports prepaid gift cards in that consumers can use them anywhere that accepts PayPal. This is just in time for the holidays, when many people will be getting these cards as gifts. As PayPal explains, these gifts often come with a burden attached to them. “A lot of e-commerce sites can’t or won’t accept it …

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Google Wallet Now Lets You Add Credit/Debit Cards By Snapping Pictures

Earlier this week, Google unveiled the Google Wallet Card, a physical card that you can use to pay for things at stores using your Google Wallet account. Google has now updated its Google Wallet app for Android, adding another big feature. You can now add credit and debit cards to your account by taking pictures of them. “Add a credit/debit …

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