Holiday Credit Theft

Even though this is the season of giving, there are always those who want to take from you. As consumers become more savvy, credit card thieves have become increasingly sophisticated, using your credit card information over the phone, and even making counterfeit credit cards. During the holidays, when there is an increased risk of credit…

Identity Fraud Prevention

Have you applied for instant credit this holiday season? If so, your identity may have been verified and protected by state-of-the-art software that helps creditors to determine if the person applying for credit is, in fact, who they say they are. It might take a minute or two longer to apply, but creditors and retailers…

Diners Charities

Diners Club cardmembers can now use their card for more than just convenient purchases and earning rewards. The card is also an effective tool to help people make contributions to some of their favorite charities. Cardmembers can easily donate accrued points in increments of 4,500 points, as a $30 donation, by calling (800) 243-4034. The…

Holiday Safe Travel Tips

Whether you are traveling in the U.S. or abroad this holiday season, American Express has a few hints that will make your travel safer. Before Departure: –Make two copies of your passport, travel documents, travelers cheques serial numbers and airline tickets. Leave one set with family at home, and tuck the second set in your…

Presto! Card

The virtual world has arrived on your phone line. The Presto! Card from EconoPhone is the first virtual prepaid phone calling card, and enables you to dial out on any phone immediately after signing-up for the service on the Web. Just visit www.prestocard.com, complete the easy on-line order form, hit the submit button, and Presto!,…

ATM Locator

Have you ever been on the go and needed to find an ATM FAST? Visa will soon be making locating an ATM a snap with their Visa Global ATM Locator. The ATM Locator offers an easy way to pinpoint the location of any of Visas 450,000 ATMs in 120 countries worldwide. The service, available on…

Dollar Does Discount

Hows this for a cool winter deal? Between December 1, 1998 and June 30, 1999, VISA Gold Cardholders will be able to rent a car from Dollar Rent A Car for four or more days and get one of those days at no extra charge, when using CD#VS4444. A number of restrictions apply to the…

Biz Gift Giving

Consumers are not the only ones that are in the middle of the holiday shopping season. This year 35 percent of small business owners will be making purchases, too, according to a recent American Express Small Business Services poll of the buying habits of 500 entrepreneurs. Savvy business owners know that spending as little as…

Third Night Free

Now U.S. residents have an additional incentive to visit Eastern Canada this winter the third night free! Travelers who pay for two consecutive nights with their VISA card at any one of Delta Hotels & Resorts 13 Eastern Canadian locations will receive their third night free. Thats an extra day for individuals, couples or families…

Holiday Sales Increase

Holiday sales are expected to increase 4% over last year, according to a survey of three dozen retail industry analysts conducted by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the trade association of the shopping center industry. According to the survey, economic indicators like unemployment, inflation, interest rates, weekly earnings and consumer confidence are all…