People's TJX VISA New Promotion

People’s Bank kicked-off a back-to-school promotion for its ‘TJX’ VISA card yesterday. Each time consumers use the TJX VISA Card at off-price retailers, T.J. Maxx or Marshalls, they will receive a reward equal to five percent of their purchases. The no-fee card carries a 6.9% six month intro rate and a 15.9% fixed long-term rate.…

Kmart Card Online

Beneficial’s private label Kmart credit card is now accepting applications online with same-session credit decision. FULL STORY: Kmart Corporation (NYSE: KM) today announced that customers may now apply for the Kmart Credit Card on-line through its Internet home page at http://www.kmart.com. Visitors to Kmart’s Web site have the option to complete and submit an application…

E-Commerce Jitters

Americans are not convinced that security systems for e-commerce are more secure than just revealing your credit card number over the Internet. A new survey by San Jose-based World Research Inc. shows 70% of the 930 survey participants fear “Internet Pirates” despite the level of security employed. The survey showed that if consumers were comfortable…

Blockbuster VISA Dies

NationsBank and Blockbuster have mutually agreed to pull the plug on the ‘Blockbuster VISA’ program. Launched in March 1995, the program represented VISA’s first major, exclusive co-branded program, and was among the first major programs to offer monthly rebates. NationsBank projected three million consumers would sign-up in the first year following a major mail drop…

Bally MC Activated

Metris Companies and its banking subsidiary Direct Merchants Credit Card Bank began processing pre-approved applications yesterday for its new Bally Rewards MasterCard and Bally Rewards Gold MasterCard. The companies just completed a one million piece mail drop to Bally members.. Bally Rewards MasterCard cardholders will earn points that can be redeemed for rewards such as…

New Harley Visa Card

Harley-Davidson announced Monday it will offer the Harley-Davidson Chrome Visa Card through its subsidiary Eaglemark Financial Services.. Beginning this fall, the Harley Dream Sweepstakes will give away 52 Harley-Davidson bikes in 52 weeks. Cardholders are automatically entered earning one entry for each dollar charged. When the card is used at participating Harley-Davidson retail locations, cardholders…

BofA HomeBanking for NM & AZ

BofA Launchs Comprehensive HomeBanking and Pay by Phone Services in New Mexico; Free Managing Your Money Software available to New Mexico customers until October 31 Bank of America today announced that it has launched its HomeBanking and Pay by Phone services throughout New Mexico — bringing the convenience of PC and telephone banking to the…

Caught In The Web

Experian’s new online consumer credit report service was abruptly shutdown Friday after being active less than 48 hours, due to security problems. On Thursday several consumers received reports belonging to someone else. Last Wednesday Experian began selling credit reports online to individual consumers for $8 each, in most states. Experian indicated it was comfortable with…