Is TD Bank Closing on More Holidays Than Usual?
Nov 26

Is TD Bank Closing on More Holidays Than Usual?

Has “America’s Most Convenient Bank” become less convenient? TD Bank has long abided by their tagline by having the most consumer-friendly branch schedule. But, in the past year, the bank has opted to close on many U.S. holidays. In previous years, it was open on these days. Why is that changing? MyBankTracker makes a note

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EMV Chip Security Explained and Which Credit Cards Have It

EMV Chip Security Explained and Which Credit Cards Have It

We stand as witnesses to a major change in how we pay for things with our credit cards. It comes in the form of a small chip  called an EMV chip. The chip, which select consumers already have on their cards today, is designed to better protect your information whenever you use your card at

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Thanksgiving Day: Are Banks Open?
Nov 25

Thanksgiving Day: Are Banks Open?

Turkey day is just around the corner and you probably have better things to do than to run financial errands. In fact, you might not be able to get anything done that day. From government offices to private businesses to the stock market, many entities will be closed for Thanksgiving. After all, it is a

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American Express Offers Free FICO Credit Scores to Some Customers
Nov 19

American Express Offers Free FICO Credit Scores to Some Customers

When American Express launched the redesign of its website earlier this month, there was a nice little treat for some card customers — it was a free monthly FICO credit score! This is the same score that lenders use to approve loans and lines of credit. Is American Express joining the growing list of major

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Paying Too Much in Credit Card Fees? See Which Cards Help You Avoid Them
Nov 18

Paying Too Much in Credit Card Fees? See Which Cards Help You Avoid Them

Compared to your other financial accounts, your credit card carries a relatively short list of fees, which mostly consists of fees for late payments, balance transfers, cash advances and foreign transactions. But, these credit card fees can cost you just as much — if not more — than the fees on, say, a checking account.

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What to Consider When Your Child Asks, ‘Can I Get a Credit Card?’

What to Consider When Your Child Asks, ‘Can I Get a Credit Card?’

To young and inexperienced minors (we’re talking about those under the age of 18), money may not carry the same value to them as it does for you. But, inevitably, there will come a day when your child comes up to you and asks, “Can I get a credit card?” At the moment, the only

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Drop that Call: The Best Ways to Contact Your Bank Without a Phone
Nov 13

Drop that Call: The Best Ways to Contact Your Bank Without a Phone

In a perfect world, we would never have a need for customer service because everything works as it should. Sadly, that’s not the case. And, if you’re like me, you dread the time-consuming task of calling customer service. I’m talking about the long hold times. Want to skip the long wait? Jump online and chat

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Here’s How to Prepare Yourself for Rising Savings Rates
Nov 07

Here’s How to Prepare Yourself for Rising Savings Rates

When you complain about savings accounts that pay next to nothing on your hard-earned cash, know that you are not alone — most Americans are in the same boat. However, it will be less of a struggle as the U.S. economy becomes more inviting of higher rates. Are you prepared to boost your savings as

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Apple Pay Just Added More Cards, Is Yours One of Them?
Nov 05

Apple Pay Just Added More Cards, Is Yours One of Them?

If you’ve been staying on top of tech news lately, you know that Apple Pay faced a couple hiccups. However, Apple continues to tread along as more banks enable support for their cards on Apple Pay starting this week. When Apple Pay launched in October, Apple said that more than 200 banks have “signed on”

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Citi to Begin Offering Free FICO Credit Scores to Credit Card Customers
Nov 04

Citi to Begin Offering Free FICO Credit Scores to Credit Card Customers

It looks like Citi is making a slew of changes as the new year approaches. Most recently, it angered checking account customers by revealing higher fees, but then the big bank redeems itself by announcing that it will offer free FICO scores to Citi credit card customers. Fernando Wong, 27, a systems analyst in New York

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