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CLEAR and Amex Renew Partnership for Credit Card Perks

A popular credit perk will apparently be sticking around as CLEAR and American Express have renewed their partnership. About the deal: This week, CLEAR announced that its relationship with American Express had been extended. However, the terms and length of the deal were not disclosed in a press release. As a result of this established partnership, cardholders with select Amex cards can enjoy a complimentary membership to CLEAR. Specifically, eligible...
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SoFi Announces Cashback Rewards Boost for Credit Card

SoFi has unveiled a new perk for credit card customers, giving them the chance to earn a boost in their rewards. About the offer: Starting this week, SoFi Credit Card customers can earn a 10% boost on their rewards. This means that cardholders can earn 2.2% Rewards on purchases. Similarly, cardholders will earn 3.3% Rewards on SoFi Travel bookings and 27.5% Rewards on SoFi Stadium purchases. However, the lattermost category...
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Hilton, Amex Introduce Revamped Hilton Honors Business Card

Recently, American Express and Hilton announced some major changes to the Hilton Honors American Express Business Card — including a hiked annual fee. About the changes: First, the card has made adjustments to its rewards earning rates. Now, cardholders can earn 5x Hilton Honors points on purchases made using the card. However, this is capped at the first $100,000 in spending per calendar year. Cardholders will earn 3x points on...
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Breeze Airways, Barclays Launch Breeze Easy Co-Branded Card

After initially teasing a co-branded credit card last year, Breeze Airways and Barclays have now revealed the new product. About the card: This week, the Breeze Easy Visa Signature card made its debut. With this new co-branded card, flyers can enjoy bonus BreezePoints on select purchases as well as other perks. Starting with the Breeze-specific rewards earning categories, the card offers bonus points on select bundles and extras — including...
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U.S. Bank Plans Major Changes to Altitude Connect Credit Card

U.S. Bank has revealed several major changes to its Altitude Connect credit card, which will arrive this September. About the changes: The first update is that the card will no longer carry an annual fee. Previously, the Altitude Connect card came at a cost of $95 per year — although this was often waived for the first year. Those who apply for the card now will enjoy a $0 introductory...
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Alaska Airlines Becomes Latest Bilt Rewards Transfer Partner

Bilt Rewards is bringing in a new travel partner — along with some unique options for members. About the partnership: Bilt has announced a new partnership with Alaska Airlines. As a result, Bilt members will now be able to transfer their points to Alaska's Mileage Plan at a rate of 1:1. Alaska joins a slate of numerous other airlines and hotel brands that customers can transfer points to, including Air...
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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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Amex Partners with Point.Me for Award Flight Search Portal

American Express has announced a new partnership that brings a new tool to cardmembers. About the partnership: Today, Amex revealed the launch of "Point.Me for Membership Rewards Points." This new platform — powered by Point.Me — will allow cardholders to search reward flight booking options across more than 150 airlines. In each case, these flights can be booked using Amex Membership Rewards points via transfer partners (and those partners' alliance...
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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,...

FedEx Announces Winners of 11th Annual 2023 Small Business Grant Contest

Nearly three months after the entry period ended, FedEx has announced the winners of its 11th annual Small Business Grant Content. This year's event saw more than $300,000 in funds going to a variety of small businesses across the nation. Last month, the company revealed 100 finalists, with that list now being narrowed down to just 10 winners. This year's grand prize winners included KindVR, The Cupcake Collection, Up In...