Payment by Selfie is Now a Reality — at Least in Brazil and Mexico

Mastercard Identity Check Mobile allows cardholders to authenticate online payment by scanning their fingerprint or by taking a selfie. Technology eliminates the need to remember passwords to confirm online payments, while improving the security in these transactions. The application is now available in Brazil and Mexico, following successful implementations in 14 countries around the world.…

NetSpend Debit Cards in Hot Water for Telling Fibs to Cardholders

The Federal Trade Commission has charged that in numerous instances, prepaid card company NetSpend deceived consumers, many of whom do not have bank accounts, about access to funds deposited on defendants’ debit cards. According to the FTC’s complaint, NetSpend tells consumers that its reloadable prepaid debit cards offer an alternative way to store and immediately…

Chase Ultimate Rewards

Chase Ultimate Rewards

Chase Sapphire cardholders are going to very impressed with the makeover of the rewards website. The new Chase Ultimate Rewards website a personalized dashboard and online rewards activity module displaying recent activity and points accrued, accessible from internet enabled devices including smartphones and tablets. Secondly, curated travel content and in-depth travel guides for destinations around…

Debt Zombies

Debt Zombies

With household debt including mortgages, credit cards, auto loans and student loans, at $11.65 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and consumer spending increasing $13.5 billion last quarter, it’s not a far reach to say that debt has gotten out of control for many consumers. Debt.com says it has turned consumers…

My BJ’s Perks MasterCard

My BJ’s Perks MasterCard

If you like wholesale shopping clubs then you’ll love the new My BJ’s Perks MasterCard with its array of benefits. Unlike other wholesale clubs, this new credit card offers Members the ability to automatically redeem their earnings during checkout. The program provides savings of 10 cents off per gallon of BJ’s Gas every day, earnings…