Tag Archives: American Express

Alexa will give you your credit card balance – if you ask her correctly

Jeff Herman
Alexa, what's my card balance?

Alexa tells you a joke, reads you the news, plays your favorite music … and lets you know your credit card balance. Capital One, American Express and USAA Labs have rolled out Alexa skills, but what credit card and banking questions can…
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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.
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Millennial dining trends eschew traditional ‘VIP’ card experiences

Brady Porche

Is dining out becoming less about the experience than about convenience? The American Express-Chase duel over elite cards and millennials holds some clues. In late May, American Express released the results of its annual restaurant industry survey, which asked consumers…
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Opaque offers make it tough to compare cards

Kelly Dilworth

I recently received an offer for a Premier Rewards Gold charge card from American Express, and despite its $195 annual fee, I nearly applied for it. American Express offered a generous 50,000-point sign-up bonus worth up to $500 if I…
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To really help small businesses, pay with cash not credit

Kelly Dilworth

American Express cardholders can save big through the end of 2016 by using their cards at local businesses, but if you really want to support those mom-and-pop shops, you’ll do more overall by using cash instead of credit. Through December…
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