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Wal-Mart’s AmEx Bluebird – The First Decent Prepaid Debit Card?

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If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you’ll know that we aren’t big fans of prepaid debit cards. More often than not, these cards are deceptively marketed to consumers as a great alternative to cash when really they tend be little more than fee mules with a few celebrity endorsements. Seriously. There are monthly […]

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Wife of DC Council Chariman Sued for Unpaid Credit Card Debt

June 8, 2012

WASHINGTON DC- DC Council Chairman Kwame Brown’s family is having more trouble with credit card debt. Marcia Brown, Chairman Brown’s wife, is being sued by American Express for $15, 647.79. According to court records, Brown’s last credit card bill does not show any recent purchases. Marcia Brown works at a nonprofit and her salary is […]

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Zynga and American Express Announce Joint Prepaid Debit Card

June 4, 2012

A new partnership just announced by Zynga and American Express looks to be a great benefit to both companies. The new agreement creates a prepaid debit card that will allow users to earn virtual goods for the real items they purchase everyday.

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Skyy Miles with No Restrictions from Dubai First and Visa

May 31, 2012

Based on a study on the ever changing preferences of the frequent traveler and holiday-savvy customer, Dubai First and Visa have created a new Skyy Miles program. The new program joins together the Skyy Miles Exclusive Visa Infinite card and the Skyy Miles Visa Platinum card. The program is touted as having absolutely no restrictions.

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American Express Introduces New App My Offers

May 30, 2012

A new app by American Express gives consumers more options for deals and coupons. The app takes a consumer’s buying patterns and then offers corresponding daily deals and coupons. Recently American Express teamed up with Foursquare to synch deals, but the My Offers is more in-house for American Express.

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American Express Rolls Out FarmVille Prepaid Card

May 30, 2012
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While other credit card issuers are still trying to figure out how this Internet machine works, American Express has just opened its doors in one of the most popular towns in social media – FarmVille. As part of its ongoing campaign to market itself to young, socially networked consumers, the company launched a new card […]

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American Express First Quarter Earnings Beat Expectations

April 26, 2012

Consumers are beginning to use their American Express cards again. The first quarter 2012 results saw a large jump in spending. It was able to beat expectations by posting revenue of $7.61 billion, over an expected $7.57 billion. This is also an increase of 8 percent from last year.

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Breaking Down Return Protection On Your Card Purchases

April 16, 2012

Store return policies can often be tough to swallow, but just because the store won’t take an item back doesn’t mean you’re actually stuck with it. Many credit card companies offer return protection. If you bought the item in question with your credit card, they’ll refund the cost of the item, even if the store […]

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The World’s Most Expensive, Most Exclusive Credit Cards

March 27, 2012
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They say you haven’t made it until you get a Black Card, but the American Express Centurion isn’t the only credit card that caters to the wealthy elite. Behind gilded doors the rich and the powerful are reaping the benefits of a whole slew of ultra-rare premium credit cards that most of us will never […]

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Unraveling the 3 Biggest Mysteries of the American Express Black Card

March 21, 2012
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It’s the international symbol of unimaginable wealth – a credit card made of black titanium that carries no limit and that grants instant admission to any high-stakes roulette game in the world. Since American Express first introduced the Centurion card in 1999, the company’s premier credit card has grown into something of a pop-culture legend. […]

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