Credit card debt is falling. That's good news — and bad news

Nov 19, 2020
It's good news for our personal economies, but it means we're not spending as much to prop the economy as a whole.
One expert says retail spending is losing steam right as the critical holiday shopping season is ramping up.
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Travel rewards credit cards add more everyday perks like Uber Eats

Oct 27, 2020
Cards that once lured in customers with travel perks are now focusing on spending that’s closer to home during the pandemic.
Some cards with high annual fees are starting to switch from rewards on travel and hotels to discounts on things like takeout and groceries.
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Capital One cuts some credit card borrowing limits

With government support waning, people could start tapping credit to make ends meet.
With the lapsing of federal pandemic relief, some in the credit card industry are concerned people could start tapping credit to make ends meet and then not be able to pay the debt back.
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Are zero interest credit cards easier or harder to get in this pandemic?

Aug 20, 2020
Some credit experts say that if Congress does not pass a new relief bill soon, credit card offers could dry up more.
Another month, another monthly credit card bill.
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Visa CEO: "The world has changed dramatically"

Jun 30, 2020
Visa CEO Al Kelly discusses the consumer economy and corporate responsibility today, amid the global pandemic and nationwide protests for racial justice.
"We've seen debit card volume increase much more than credit card volume," Visa CEO Al Kelly says.
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Discover says fewer people are opting to defer credit card payments

Jun 10, 2020
Will banks that offered forbearance see more customer loyalty down the road?
In the long run, it might be better for customers' financial health to pay off credit debt instead of deferring those payments.
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Now you can earn Marriott points at the grocery store

May 4, 2020
Since many people aren't traveling, the hotel company is trying to capitalize on an activity that gives people an incentive to use its cards.
A woman wearing a mask at a grocery checkout stand. Hotel giant Marriott will give points for grocery purchases.
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Chase is the latest to hike fee for its premium credit card and add lifestyle perks

Jan 9, 2020
The popular travel card is getting more expensive. But the bank is betting that new perks, designed to appeal to younger consumers, will make users stay on board.
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Can a credit card be sexist?

Nov 11, 2019
It is alleged that the Apple Card offers higher credits to men than it does women — on that basis alone.
Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, speaks during an Apple product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on March 25 in Cupertino, California.
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Apple plugs into the credit card business

Aug 7, 2019
How might this change the competitive landscape?
The Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
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