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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…
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Biometric scanner lets you pay bar tab by giving the finger

Jay MacDonald

Should a new biometric scanner making its debut next month at a London nightclub catch on, you may one day be able to pay your bartender by giving them the finger. No, not that finger, Einstein; your index finger! What…
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Usernames and passwords, don’t slow me down!

Kimberley Carmona

Like most people my age, I use my mobile phone for everything. I use my phone to connect with people, check the weather and order groceries. I also track how much I have in my bank account using my mobile bank app. I…
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MasterCard to debut ‘selfie’ payment verification

Kelly Dilworth

Forget fumbling with a password to secure an online payment. MasterCard is launching a simpler way for you to secure and verify your purchases – no memorization required. All you have to do is snap a quick selfie with your…
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Visa, MasterCard test biometric card security

Kelly Dilworth

Forget dipping your chip, entering a PIN or swiping your has-been magnetic stripe. A growing number of card companies are experimenting with a more secure (and, in some eyes, more personally invasive) payment verification method: the biometrically scanned fingerprint. Visa…
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