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HSBC Introduces New Online Payment Account

On May 31, 2007, HSBC Direct, which offers the popular Online Savings Account with 5.05% APY, will unveil its latest product aimed to compete in the interest-bearing check account market. The HSBC Direct Online Payment Account is essentially a checking account that pays a moderate interest rate. According to the email I received yesterday, the […]

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Credit Cards with Fat Rewards

A couple of days ago CNNMoney has an article with a list of seven credit cards that give cardholders generous rewards (well, that’s just relative to the 1% reward that I can pretty much get from any card). Out of the seven cards mentioned in the article, I own two of them, Discover Miles card […]

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American Express to Allow Cardmembers Pay Mortgage with Their Cards

News is out this morning that American Express (announcement from AMEX) will soon allow its card members to pay monthly mortgage with AMEX cards and earn rewards at the same time. According to MarketWatch, American Home Mortgage Corp. will be the first lender to offer the Express Rewards Mortgage program for eligible prime loans. American […]

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Bank of America Online Banking Interface

looks good. When I logged into my Bank of America account last week, I noticed that they have a new interface for online banking. The redesigned tool includes several improvements that aim to make account activities easier to manage. Among the changes made: Easily find and sort transactions using type and status icons Personalize your […]

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Check in the Mail

A Costco rebate check of $63.17 arrived last night in our mail box. It’s the annual rebate for being an Executive member and shopping at Costco. I started in 2004 as a Gold Star member which costs me $50 membership fee because at the beginning, I wasn’t sure how much we would spend at Costco. […]

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ING Electric Orange Checking Offers Cash Backs In June and July

Got this in the email today that ING will offer 1% cash backs for using their debit card in the next two months: Starting June 1, 2007 to July 31, 2007, when you open Electric Orange and use your MasterCard Debit Card to make signature-based purchases, you’ll get 1% Cash Back, up to $250 per […]

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Is the New Discover Motiva Card Encouraging Credit Card Debt?

Last night when I was checking my Discover card statement, I browsed their site and found a new card they are offering: the Discover Motiva Card. I don’t know exactly when this card was first available, but since I didn’t notice it last time I checked my account early this month, I guess it’s fairly […]

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No Pre-Set Spending Limit Credit Card: Is It Bad?

I recently received a notice from Citibank regarding upgrading my Dividend Platinum card to Dividend World MasterCard. Among the changes that come along with the new card, the “No Pre-Set Spending Limit” is one features I don’t have with any of my existing cards. At first, I thought it’s pretty cool to have a card […]

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