This Week In Credit Card News: Establish Credit For Your Kids, Will Chip Cards Solve Fraud?

Walmart Exec: New Credit Card Design Won't Solve Fraud There's been some hope that improved credit card technology might finally lead to greater security and a reduction of credit card fraud. One idea has been credit cards with embedded chips, which can encrypt data during transactions, making the process more secure. [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Exponential Personal Loan Growth Threat To Credit Cards

Long before credit cards were invented, personal loans offered consumers relatively easy access to short term credit. A personal loan is an incredibly simple product. You borrow a fixed amount of money for a fixed period of time. It is easy to compare prices between different loans, because you are [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

This Week In Credit Card News: Secret Credit Card Benefits, Thieves Target Elite Cards

Fraudsters Target Elite Credit Cards Twice as Often So-called elite credit cards have nearly twice the fraud rates as other types of regular plastic, according to Forter, which makes fraud prevention software for online retailers. Forter found people who commit credit card fraud tend to burn the midnight oil. Most fraud [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

National Geographic Launches Giftware Line with IF for Playing Cards and Book-Related Products

WASHINGTON (March 31, 2015)—National Geographic, one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, has selected British product designer IF as an international giftware licensee under its National Geographic brand for bookmarks, playing cards and other book-related gifts. Under this multiyear agreement, National Geographic and IF have teamed up to produce a line of 3D bookmarks and picture playing cards that showcase National Geographic’s vast photographic archives. Read more [...]

Review: More Power, More Problems in House of Cards

This article contains spoilers. Click here to reveal them. The greatest trick Frank Underwood ever pulled was convincing the world that he was Tony Soprano. House of Cards arrived on Netflix two years ago with the fanfare of being TV’s next Big Ambitious Drama, with a big star, a big budget, a big director (David Fincher) and big themes. What it was missing was the small stuff–the nuances, shadings and complications that distinguish the HBO series that it challenged. As Underwood, Kevin Read more [...]

This Week In Credit Card News: The Costly Home Depot Breach, Are Chip-And-PIN Cards Safe?

Here's How the New Chip and PIN Credit Cards Could be DOA A recent Gallup survey found that 69% of Americans worry "frequently" or "occasionally" about having a credit card compromised by computer hackers. It's not shocking. Consumers are becoming more educated on the topic, and financial institutions are beginning to [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Melissa Gargagliano Appointed Head of Commercial Cards, GTS EMEA, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Dateline City: London Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a leader in card services for middle-market, large corporate and public sector clients, today announced that Melissa Gargagliano has been appointed head of Commercial Cards, Global Transaction Services (GTS) EMEA. In this role, she has end-to-end responsibility for product management, new business growth, sales support and account management for the region’s Commercial Cards platform. Read more [...]