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Sean Talks Credit: Why Costco Accepts Only Visa -- And Everything Else You Wanted to Know About Payment Networks

NerdWallet | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

By Sean McQuay Costco made a big splash recently with the news it had finally started accepting Visa credit cards. For consumers -- including me -- th...

Instagram Changed Their Logo and Uhh... It's Pretty Bad

Maxwell Barna | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Maxwell Barna

Photo-sharing wunderkind Instagram gave itself a makeover last week, and everyone on the Internet is throwing a pretty big fit over it. While I'm not ...

Prince's Death Is an Opportunity to Talk to Our Kids About the Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse

Marjorie Clifton | Posted 05.09.2016 | Parents
Marjorie Clifton

Most parents are unaware of both how common prescription medicine abuse has become in high schools across America, and how easy it is for young people to acquire pills in their own homes and classrooms.

Is Your New Credit Card Holding Up the Checkout Line?

Robin Raskin | Posted 05.09.2016 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Usually newer tech means faster tech but that's not the case with EMV. Chip based cards are actually slower than mag based cards because there's a lot more data being transferred back and forth compared to the swipe. Your card, the POS system and your card issuer are having a high tech chat that includes encryption and randomizing your data. More secure, yes. More time consuming? That too.

'Rise of the Robots' and the Success of Electronic Banking

Don McNay | Posted 04.25.2016 | Books
Don McNay

What is so gripping about Rise of the Robots is the unpredictability of the jobs being wiped out. Ford argues that nearly EVERY job or position can be ultimately eliminated by technology, especially as artificial intelligence improves.

10 Best Credit Cards for Bad Credit

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.23.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Elyssa Kirkham, Finance Writer If your credit score has taken a nosedive, you'll need to start using credit responsibly to rebuild it. This can ge...

New MasterCard Security Measure: Pay With A Selfie

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business

MasterCard is rolling out a new strategy in the fight against credit card fraud: It wants you to pay for things with your face. At the Mobile World Co...

This Chart Shows Which Credit Cards Get Free Checked Bags

Map Happy | Posted 01.26.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

There are plenty of credit card/airline combinations that give holders the benefit of one or more free checked bags.

Young & Entrepreneurial: How This Harvard Student Built a $18M Fintech Startup to Solve His Own Payments Problem

David Ongchoco | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

A lot of people say that in order to start a company, you must be knowledgeable in the space that you're trying to enter. While this is true for most entrepreneurs, sometimes, what is more important is the problem you're trying to solve.

Cities And Mastercard Team Up To Make Mass Transit Paperless

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 12.07.2015 | Technology

Buying a pass for public transportation with your phone doesn't just save you time -- it can also save your city big bucks. This week at the United Na...

Wells Fargo Wants to Let You Make Million-Dollar Wire Transactions with Your Face and Voice

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.06.2015 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

"My voice gives me access to proceed, please verify me," I announced to the phone in my hand. It scanned my face to see if my lips were moving. I then read aloud series of numbers. The voiceprint was a match, and the app unlocked itself - the demonstration was a success.

I (Shall Happily) Accept the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics on Behalf of Satoshi Nakamoto

Bhagwan Chowdhry | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Bhagwan Chowdhry

I am completely serious in suggesting Satoshi Nakamoto for the Prize. The invention of bitcoin -- a digital currency -- is nothing short of revolutionary.

Millennials Want to Pay By Tech

Robin Raskin | Posted 10.23.2015 | Technology
Robin Raskin

My son and I live on different planets where money is concerned. He's happy to snap a picture of his paycheck and deposit it using his iPhone; I still have my checkbook, and even use it once in a while.

Credit Cards: What Small Businesses Need to Know About EMV

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Ashley Wren Collins

Beginning October 1, 2015, businesses that are not able to accept EMV (Europay®, MasterCard® and Visa®) chip cards will be liable for any fraudulen...

Don't Pay Your Credit Card Debt!

James Altucher | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
James Altucher

My dad got off the phone and started crying. My mom yelled at him, "He didn't give it to you!" My dad had lent $2000 to S. and S. couldn't pay him ba...

Backpage Sues Sheriff's Office That Pushed Credit Card Companies To Ditch The Site

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Classified advertising website Backpage filed a lawsuit against an Illinois sheriff's office on Tuesday, alleging the sheriff had convin...

Hope for Syrians Comes With a Little Card

William Lambers | Posted 05.28.2016 | Impact
William Lambers

Many Syrian war refugees are getting help in the form of a card that looks very much like the debit one you may have. It's called an electronic card, or e-card. The UN World Food Programme, the largest hunger relief organization, distributes these to needy families.

Innovative Challengers at the Gates

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

Within retail banking, there have been two standout, truly disruptive innovations in the last 20 years, where a few banks applied mass marketing techniques to create something unique.

MasterCard vs. Visa: Which Has Better Concierge Service?

MyBankTracker | Posted 06.15.2015 | Money
MyBankTracker

In this article, I'll compare the concierge services from MasterCard and Visa based on their ability to fulfill our requests and the quality of the entire experience.

Trailblazing Women: Valarie Gelb, CEO of Gelb Global Strategy Consultants

Anne Ravanona | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
Anne Ravanona

"Entrepreneurial women tend to hide behind the paperwork, instead of just jumping in, feet first. Just do it! At first, I started down that rabbit hole and realized: What am I spending my time and energy and money for?"

Ann Cairns: Let's Show Women The STEM Fields Are 'Exciting'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business

Ann Cairns, president of International Markets for Mastercard, said we need show women that the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (or STEM) fi...

The Quickest Way to Build Credit Using a Secured Credit Card

Curtis Arnold | Posted 01.19.2015 | Money
Curtis Arnold

The good news for those in need of a secured credit card is there are tons of options. Which also happens to be the bad news, since all those choices can quickly overwhelm and make you despair of ever finding the right fit.

Why Purpose-Driven Innovation Trumps All

George Bradt | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
George Bradt

Innovation that sticks is purposed-driven - led by someone on a mission to do good for others. It doesn't matter if the innovation succeeds on its own...

Credit Card Companies Are Charging Less For Late Payments

CNBC | Amy Langfield | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business

Punishment for the sin of being late on a credit card payment is getting slightly less onerous for users who fail to pay their bills on time, accordin...

Apple Pay, CurrentC, and the Normalization of Credit/Debt

Markus Giesler | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Markus Giesler

Financial instruments such as credit cards, pay day loans, loans on car titles, loans on income tax refunds, and subprime mortgages have led to a profound shift in consumers' self-understandings as financial decision makers.