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Jun 13

Capital One Pilots New Alerts Service Called ‘Second Look’

Capital One is piloting a new alerts service that will catch unnoticed and possible unwanted charges on customer credit card accounts. Called “Second Look,” the service will flag unusual activity, look for auto-renewal charges and identify duplicate charges. “When we see certain activity, like potential duplicate charges, or where we see that some memberships have

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Jun 10

American Express Offers Double Points on Uber Rides

American Express partnered with Uber, a platform that connects riders and drivers for a more convenient form of transportation, to allow cardmembers to earn 2x points for Uber rides. Points can also be redeemed for Uber service. “Our Membership Rewards program is known for delivering world-class value and we’re focused on bringing it to life

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Jun 06

American Express Launches Money Management Tools for Serve, Bluebird Customers

American Express is adding personal financial management tools for customers who have the Serve prepaid card and Bluebird account. The tools will help customers track spending, create budgets, set limits and alerts and establish financial goals. “With these new tools, we’re making it simple for our customers to know where their money is being spent,

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Jun 04

Citizens Bank Launches Mobile Deposit, Quick Balance View

Citizens Financial has launched mobile check deposit and quick balance-viewing functionalities on its mobile banking apps for Citizens Bank and Charter One Bank customers. Mobile deposit allows customers to deposit checks by taking photos of them with a mobile device. The new Fast Balance feature lets customers check their account balances without logging in through

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Best Credit Card Offers: Last Week of May 2014
May 29

Best Credit Card Offers: Last Week of May 2014

Summer is almost here! Whether you’re a traveler or a college-bound student, be financially prepared for the summer by signing up for a credit card that will benefit you the most. Find the right card for you by comparing the wide range of rewards and cash bonuses offered, as well as annual membership costs and

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Best Bank Deals: Last Week of May 2014

Best Bank Deals: Last Week of May 2014

Summer is quickly approaching — prepare yourself financially with the checking account that fits your lifestyle. It can save you from unnecessary fees and hassle — and earn you some extra cash when you sign up. Find the best deal on checking accounts by comparing the wide range of rewards and cash bonuses offered. Here

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May 28

Bank of America Changes Name of Its Basic Checking Account

Bank of America changed the name of its basic checking account from MyAccess Checking to Bank of America Core Checking, with no other apparent changes to the account’s features and terms. The account has a $12 monthly service fee, which can be waived with a direct deposit of at least $250 or an average daily

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May 27

Small Ohio Bank Closed by FDIC

Columbia Savings Bank, based in Cincinnati, Ohio with $36.5 million in assets and $29.5 million deposits, was closed by federal regulators before the Memorial Day weekend. United Fidelity Bank, based in Evansville, Indiana, agreed to purchase the assets and assume all deposits of the failed bank, which only has one branch. Customers are advised to

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May 22

Citi Lets Customers See Account Balances Without Logging In

Citi introduced the new Citi Mobile Snapshot feature for its iPhone and Android mobile banking applications. It allows customers to check the accounts balances of their bank accounts and credit cards from the login screen, without actually logging in. The feature also shows that last 15 transactions. “Customers want fast and simple access to their

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May 19

Small Illinois Bank Becomes 7th U.S. Bank Failure

AztecAmerica Bank, based in Berwyn, Ill. with roughly $66.3 million in assets and $65 million in deposits, was closed by federal regulators on Friday. Republic Bank of Chicago, based in Oak Brook, Ill., agreed to assume all the deposits of the failed bank. The failed bank’s two branches have reopened as branches of Republic Bank

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