Credit Card News & Articles

Read the latest posts from the BestCards blog. Stay up-to-date on credit card industry news and useful how-to guides – such as how to raise your credit score or earn more rewards. You'll also find informative introductory articles for beginners and editorial pieces from the BestCards team.


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Caesars Merger a Jackpot for Caesars Rewards Visa Cardholders

By Cory Santos | Dec 3, 2019

Casinos and Gaming are big business – and the recent merger between Eldorado and Caesars is one of the biggest pieces of business in recent memory. What happened, and what does it mean for Caesars Rewards Visa Cardholders?

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Perfect for Black Friday: Secured Amazon Prime Credit Builder Store Card

By Cory Santos | Nov 28, 2019

The Amazon Prime Store Card Credit Builder is the perfect online shopping tool for the 2019 holiday season – build credit while you earn 5% back. Read more!

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Airline Mile Valuations and Latest Offers (Updated November 2019)

By Cory Santos | Nov 14, 2019

Keeping up to date with the airline industry is never easy. Knowing what your airline miles are worth can be even trickier. Understanding rewards point mile valuations is critical to getting the most out of your hard-earned airline miles.  

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How-To Guides

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How to Decide Between General and Co-Branded Travel Rewards Credit Cards

By David Brookes | Nov 29, 2019

Travel credit cards offer lucrative travel-related rewards. Is a general travel card good for your spending habits, or a co-branded travel card? Find out!

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4 Underrated (but Seriously Awesome) Credit Cards for Online Shopping

By Tyler Fordham | Nov 27, 2019

Make the most of your online shopping this Cyber Monday by making sure your wallet has these under appreciated credit cards with great returns for online shopping purchases.

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Last-Minute Hotel Cancellation Fees Over the Holidays 

By Cory Santos | Nov 22, 2019

As the holidays approach, make sure you are covered in the event of last-minute hotel cancellations. Read the BestCards blog today!

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Credit Card Basics

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The History of Credit Cards: From Charge Plates and Zip-Zap Machines to Digital Wallets and Card Chips

By David Brookes | Nov 12, 2019

Credit cards are a mainstay in modern life; they make life easier, especially when we want to make large payments. But what is the history of credit cards?

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What Does a Federal Rate Cut Mean for Consumers?

By David Brookes | Nov 7, 2019

The FOMC met at the end of October, 2019 and announced the third cut to the federal funds rate this year. What does this mean for the average consumer?

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Which Credit Cards Offer Anniversary Bonuses?

By David Brookes | Oct 23, 2019

An anniversary bonus is a big plus when offered by a credit card – after all, who doesn’t like a free plane ticket or hotel stay? Read on for more info!

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