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Chase Freedom Announces 5% Bonus Categories for Q3 2024

With the official summer season about to begin, Chase has embraced the fun for its Chase Freedom third quarter 2024 bonus categories. About the Q3 2024 bonus categories: From July through September, Chase Freedom and Freedom Flex cardholders can earn up to 5% back in three (technically four) bonus categories. First up is gas/EV charging station. This includes gasoline paid for either at the pump or inside of the station....
Wells Fargo Attune Card

Wells Fargo Debutes Attune Card with Unique Rewards Categories

Wells Fargo has just introduced its latest rewards card — and it certainly has some unique offerings. About the Attune World Elite Mastercard: With the new Wells Fargo Attune World Elite Mastercard, customers can earn 4% back on an eclectic list of rewards categories. The Atune card breaks these down into three main columns: Self-Care; Sports, Recreation, and Entertainment; and Impactful Purchases. For Self-Care, gym memberships, exercise classes, salons, and...
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Discover Reveals 5% Bonus Categories for Q3 2024

Discover has announced its 5% bonus category selections for July through September of 2024. About the Q3 2024 bonus categories: Starting next month, Discover It customers can earn 5% back on purchases that fall into two special categories: grocery stores and Walmart. First, the grocery store category includes supermarkets, meat lockers, bakeries, smaller grocery stores, and grocery delivery services. However, purchases made at Target or at convenience stores, wholesale clubs,...
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Bilt Rewards Reveals Rent Day June 2024 Offers, Dining Boost

Bilt has announced its Rent Day offers for June 2024, including a bonus for its Neighborhood Dining feature. About the Neighborhood Dining offer and feature: Recently, Bilt Dining continued its expansion with the introduction of Neighborhood Dining. With this addition, Bilt Members can now earn bonus points at more than 20,000 restaurants across the country — including in cities where Bilt Dining had previously not been available. Now, for Rent...
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Capital One, Walmart to Cancel Co-Branded Credit Card Program

After a five-year partnership, Capital One and Walmart are breaking up. About the development: Late last week, Capital One and Walmart announced plans to end their agreement regarding Walmart consumer credit cards. However, a shutdown date for the program has not been revealed, with details expected "in the coming months." In the meantime, cardholders will still be able to use their card, earn rewards, and redeem rewards. When the program...
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Virgin Red to Partner with Synchrony for New Rewards Credit Card

Virgin Red is readying a new co-branded credit card in partnership with Synchrony. About the partnership and new card program: This week, Virgin and Synchrony revealed plans to launch the Virgin Red Rewards World Elite Mastercard. The new card is currently expected to debut during the second half of this year. While details of the card were not fully announced, the companies note that the Virgin Red Rewards card will...
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Avianca Airlines Launches U.S. Credit Card Lineup with Cardless

Another foreign airline is launching rewards credit cards in the U.S. with the help of Cardless. About the cards: Avianca Airlines and Cardless have announced the arrival of two new cards: The Avianca LifeMiles American Express card and the Avianca LifeMiles American Express Elite card. First, the $99 annual fee Avianca LifeMiles card earns 2x LifeMiles on Avianca Airlines purchases (including the purchase of LifeMiles). Additionally, the card earns 2x miles...
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Cardless Launches Two Qatar Airways Co-Branded Credit Cards

The FinTech startup Cardless is partnering with Qatar Airways to offer two new co-branded cards to the American market. About the cards: Recently, Cardless introduced its two latest rewards credit cards: The Qatar Airways Privilege Club Signature Card and the Qatar Airways Privilege Club Infinite Card. Starting with the Signature card, it earns 4x Avios on Qatar Airways purchases plus 2x Avios on dining purchases, and 1x Avios on all...
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A Guide to Building Credit and Increasing Your Credit Scores

When it comes to credit, there’s some good news. The average credit score in the United States has been steadily rising in recent years, coming in at 715 in 2023. That may be because, today, consumers not only have more ways to access their credit reports and scores than ever before but also because there are an increasing number of options that Americans have for building credit in the first...

2024 SoFi Checking and Savings Review

Ever since I started taking an interest in the FinTech sector, one company whose name I’ve seen pop up over and over again is SoFi. Lately it seems as though that theme has been sent into overdrive as the company has not only become a household name thanks to its stadium naming rights deal but also because of the company’s continued product expansions. The most interesting development in my mind...
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Brim Financial Raises $85 Million as It Eyes Global Expansion

Toronto-based FinTech infrastructure startup Brim Financial has announced a new funding round. About the round: Brim has revealed an $85 million round. The Series C was led by EDC Investments while new investor Vistara Growth and returning investors White Owl Group, Epic Ventures, and Zions Bank also participated. To date, the company has now raised $110 million including a Series B in 2021. According to Brim, the latest funding will...
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Chase Reveals Q2 2024 Freedom 5%(+) Bonus Categories

Chase has announced its bonus category picks for the second quarter of 2024 — including some interesting twists. About the categories: As April approaches, Chase has revealed what categories Freedom and Freedom Flex cardholders can earn bonuses on. From April 1st through June 30th, customers can earn 5% (or more) in three categories: Amazon.com, Hotels, and Restaurants. Similar to how Chase embraced a "New Year, New Me" theme last quarter,...
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Bilt Announces Home Collection Deal for May 2024 Rent Day

For May's Rent Day, Bilt is offering a deal that will allow members to decrease their rent bill while also adding to their home decor. About the Home Collection offer: Bilt has crafted a unique Rent Day offer for May 2024. Through the 1st, when Bilt members redeem their points toward rent payments, they'll receive the same number of points to be used toward Bilt Home Collection items. To take...