Tag Archives: Credit Cards

Credit Cards: Trends and Numbers – Infographic

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Credit cards can break “the bank” (you). Here are some numbers and trends about how people use credit cards these days.

1,500 respondents surveyed between February and March 2013 ©2013 Bank of America Corporation

 

The Future Of Credit Cards – Infographic

Technology advances have prepped credit cards for easier use and tighter security. It’s now up to consumers to make the changes widespread.

It’s now possible to make a credit card purchase without ever taking the card out of your wallet. If you didn’t know that, then you’re not alone, which is why CreditDonkey put together this infographic introducing consumers to the next generation of “smart cards.” Continue reading

Money: How The Regulars Pay The Credit Card Rewards For The Rich – Infographic

How Regular Folks Pay For The Credit Card Rewards of The Rich

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This graphic shows how credit card rewards for those who make over 120k are funded by those who make under 120k.

Source: Perk Street Financial, Visual.ly

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Credit Cards Go Social – Infographic

Remember the days when you could score all sorts of free swag just by filling out a credit card application at one of those tables that banks used as mobile college student recruiting stations on campuses nationwide?

Well, those days ended with the passage of the CARD Act, which prohibits such on-campus pitches, but that does not mean that college kids aren’t still a prized demographic, particularly since the law does not restrict credit card companies from making a name for themselves online. Indeed, social media is the new frontier for credit card marketing, as you can see from the fun and useful infographic below.

Source: Card Hub

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International Internet Scam Hotspots – Infographic

We’ve all heard the horror stories: credit card fraud, pyramid schemes, phishing, identity theft — the list of scams goes on and on.

“Oh, that won’t happen to me,” you think. “I know the signs.” No one wants to think he’ll be counted among the fooled. But the truth is, you can never be too cautious about scams on the web.

After all, according to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, yearly dollars lost grew by about $500 million from 2004 to 2009, and the trend isn’t showing signs of slowing…Read More

Source: Mashable.com, Backgroundcheck.org