July 19th, 2013

Review: Barclaycard Ring Pays You for Your Balance Transfer (Basically)

Review: Barclaycard Ring MasterCard

Launched last year, Barclaycard Ring MasterCard is already proving itself as a creative, community-driven credit card. Initially, the card attracted consumers with its low, 8% interest rate, no annual fee and $0 balance transfer fee.

Now the card has gotten even more interesting.

Community-Driven Innovation

At the time of launch, the press release promised that, “In the future, the Barclaycard Ring community will have an opportunity to voice its opinions about specific product features and community functionality.” With new features cropping up, it sure seems like this is proving true.

One of the more recent innovations that this card boasts is 1% statement credit back on any balance transfers made in the first 60 days of account opening. So, combined with the $0 balance transfer fee, you’ll essentially make money when you open a Barclaycard Ring Mastercard and transfer balances.

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June 26th, 2013

Review: Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card – Easy Cash Back

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Capital One has launched two new credit cards—Quicksilver and QuicksilverOne Rewards. These cards replace the Capital One Cash Card and aim to make earning cash back simpler and more straightforward.

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May 30th, 2013

AvantCredit Review: A Better Alternative to Payday Loans?

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Welcome a new member to the online-only personal loan space! Chicago-based AvantCredit aims its unsecured loans at consumers with credit scores between 620 and 720—a nearly-prime community rarely served by other lenders. Like NetCredit, AvantCredit hopes to bridge the gap between payday loans and traditional personal loans. Its loans range from $1,000 and $10,000 and are payable over one to three years, depending on the terms you receive.

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January 3rd, 2013

Review: The Discover It Card Aims to be a Consumer-Friendly Game Changer

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Listening to your customer base is one thing. Implementing customer-pleasing changes into a brand-new credit card product could be a game changer.

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December 11th, 2012

Review: Got a Culinary Craving? Try the Williams-Sonoma Visa Signature Card

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Credit card perks are getting more creative by the minute. You can earn free hotel stays faster, maximize your daily deal site purchases, earn rewards any football fan would be jealous of, and more.

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December 6th, 2012

Review: Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard – Earn Travel Points Faster

Review: Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard - Earn Travel Points Faster

Barclaycard is on a roll with its reward-centered cards. Hot on the heels of the NFL Extra Points Credit Card launch, it has a brand-new product—this time for the travel-hungry. Got wanderlust? Then read on!

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November 14th, 2012

Newsletter Review: LearnVest

Newsletter Review: LearnVest

It’s time for a newsletter for the ladies. In fact, how about three? That’s right, personal finance tool and educational website LearnVest has not one, but THREE different newsletters. I’ve been a long-time subscriber to LearnVest, so I decided it was time to talk up their content here on the Credit Karma Blog.

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November 13th, 2012

Review: Borro Lends You Cash for Your Valuables

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Picture this: You’re starting a new business, say a hat shop. You need a small business loan to get the Hat Shack up and running, but each bank you visit has tightened its purse strings. Loans are difficult to come by, and they have high credit score requirements. Where do you go so you can get your shop ready to go before hat season? Enter Borro, an online pawnbroker that extends secured personal loans backed by valuable assets.

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October 18th, 2012

Newsletter Review: MoneyNing

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Next up in the newsletter review series is MoneyNing. Founded in 2007, David Ning runs this popular personal finance website. MoneyNing’s goal is to help its readers become debt-free, show them how to build wealth, and let them discover how financial choices have a direct impact on life.

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October 17th, 2012

Review: Bluebird by American Express – a Better Prepaid Card

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Prepaid debit cards have gotten a bad rap. (Remember the Suze Orman card? Or the Kardashian card?) American Express and Walmart are trying to turn that around with Bluebird, which lets consumers take control of their finances.

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