Daily Wish

A new online marketplace has been launched for American Express cardholders that offers a wide range of hand-picked products and experiences with savings up to 50% off. The “Daily Wish” marketplace, for example, will offer cardholders on May 28th the opportunity to purchase a limited number of energy-efficient 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid cars that normally…

Card T&C

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted to change the rules under which the U.S. credit card industry plays by. The new terms and conditions that will likely be imposed on the credit card business will handcuff issuers forcing them to limit credit lines and lower approval rates based on risk, and will surely resurrect annual fees…

Biz Cards

A new study has found that 59% of small business owners are currently using credit cards to finance their business, up from 49% in December. At the same time 75% report that their credit-card terms have worsened over the past six months, compared to 69% in December. The research by the National Small Business Association…

BillMyParents

A new payment service has surfaced that enables tweens and teens to shop online without a credit card while giving parents control over any purchases. The new “BillMyParents” system gives tweens/teens immediate access to more than a million products through a shopping site powered by Amazon.com. To date, “BillMyParents” has also forged partnerships with online…

GI Joe Card

The upcoming “GI Joe: Rise of Cobra” movie has produced a special edition gift card. Cinemark Theatres and Paramount Pictures have teamed to offer the collectible card. Cinemark gift cards allow patrons to place any value they wish on a stored value card for redemption towards ticket and concession purchases at any Cinemark Theatre location…

Biz Card Bill

An amendment to bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would expand the “Truth in Lending Act”‘s credit card provisions to include small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. The amendment to the “Credit CARD Act of 2009” was introduced by Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine. The amendment would…

Biz Connections

A one-hour video webinar providing small business owners with real, actionable, practical tips to help them survive and thrive in todays economy is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20th. Capital One Small Business is hosting the “Connections” webinar. Small businesses around the U.S. can attend by simply registering and receiving a login URL to watch the…

MoneyGram Visa

Money transfer specialist MoneyGram and prepaid card specialist AccountNow are launching a prepaid Visa card next month at 40,000 locations. “The MoneyGram AccountNow Prepaid Visa” card will participate in the “Visa ReadyLink,” “Interlink,” and “Plus” networks. No credit or bank account is necessary for card holders to load cash at any MoneyGram agent location and…

MLB.COM SAVINGS

Mastercard and Major League Baseball has rolled out a new online ticket savings program that offers 10% or more for select games during the 2009 season. All 30 Major League Clubs will offer an array of promotions geared toward families and/or kids. The Fan Value Corner on MLB.com displays the numerous ticket and event initiatives…

PayPal Personalization

TThe “PayPal Plus MasterCard” and the “eBay MasterCard” are now offering card personalization services. Cardholders can use a card designer to upload their own images and photos to personalize their cards. In addition to uploading personal photos or images, there are a variety of other images available, such as: scenic, wildlife, world travel, sports and…