CreditCards.com

Category Archives: Fine print

Card APRs will rise quickly after Fed rate hike

Matt Schulz
Card APRs rise quickly after rate hike

How quickly will they hit you? Once the Fed acts, your card agreement spells it out, and there are variations between banks. Some will act superfast, others will grant customers a brief reprieve.
Read More »

5 money lessons from TV’s ‘Nashville’

Susan Johnston Taylor

Set amidst the cutthroat country music scene, the hit TV series “Nashville” features money-embezzling ex-husbands and country superstars signing bad contracts and spending with abandon. The show, which returns to CMT for the second half of its fifth season this…
Read More

How card travel insurance can save you bucks, headaches

Stephanie Zito
How your card's travel insurance can save you bucks, headaches

As the summer travel season gets underway, airline system outages, overbooked flights and new electronics bans on some planes seem to be joining flight delays and lost luggage as travel norms. Can credit card travel protections help if your flight…
Read More

Skip the cash advance — and other weekly card news

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 23.68 That’s the average percent of interest you’ll pay if you get a cash advance from your credit card. If you need cash quick, getting a cash advance is better than selling your kidney on…
Read More

Would you trust your card at these sketchy ATMs?

Erica Sandberg

Pity the poor ATM that’s been defaced by vandals or tagged with graffiti. The card-carrying public should shun sketchy-looking ATMs, opting instead to seek out and use a cleaner and shinier machine. Choices abound. There are about 420,000 ATMs in…
Read More