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  • Aug 30, 2012
    12:56 PM ET

    Google Ups the Ante in Wallet Wars

    Consumers have been slow to cut up their credit cards and turn on their mobile wallets. But this week, Google Wallet announced a string of features that – to make the proposition more enticing – let mobile wallets do things plastic credit cards don’t.

    Google Wallet product managers say they will provide I.D. verification so people can check in for a flight, download virtual boarding passes, and even keep their driver’s license on their mobile phone. (Google declined to say when these features would become available or how many people have downloaded the app thus far.) Through its location-based GPS technology, it already sends shoppers coupons and real-time offers from nearby stores. Experts say these features should finally drive demand for the app. “It offers compelling convenience for consumers and retailers,” says Ben Woolsey, spokesman for credit-card comparison site CreditCards.com.

  • Jul 26, 2012
    3:39 PM ET

    The Return of Debit Rewards Cards?

    Debit rewards have been disappearing, but analysts say a new card could trigger a comeback.

    Earlier this week, Chase introduced the Disney Visa debit card, which offers cardholders deals including 10% off at select Disney resort restaurants and a $50 onboard credit for Disney Cruise Line vacations. Many perks are identical to those on the two Chase-branded Disney credit cards, except for the rewards: credit customers earn at least 1% back to redeem toward future Disney purchases, while debit customers earn nothing.

  • Jul 10, 2012
    2:35 PM ET

    Would You Pay More to Use Plastic?

    Nearly 95% of WSJ.com readers say they would not make purchases with a credit card if they had to pay a surcharge, according to a recent online poll. But many of them already do — at the gas pump.

    Merchants are pushing for the right to charge extra for credit-card sales to cover the 2% swipe fee issuers charge for every purchase, the Journal reported Monday. Although retailers are prohibited from implementing surcharges under a settlement agreement with Visa and MasterCard, they are allowed to offer a discount for cash purchases — a distinction many experts say is mostly semantics. “One man’s cash discount is another man’s credit-card surcharge,” says consumer advocate Edgar Dworsky.

  • May 2, 2012
    4:37 PM ET

    Free Mercedes With That Bank Account

    Consumers in the market for a new bank account have gotten used to three-figure bonuses. Now, one bank is dangling a $60,000 car — if you have a spare $1 million to stash away.

    A new offer from C1 Bank, a Florida community bank with assets of $827 million, promises new customers their choice of one of four new Mercedes in exchange for depositing $1 million in a five-year certificate of deposit. “We’ve had lots of questions about it,” says chief executive Trevor Burgess. “Nobody has taken us up on it yet, but we’re only on day two.”

  • Jan 12, 2012
    9:32 AM ET

    CES: Virtual Credit Cards, Take 2

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    Remember the craze of temporary credit card numbers? The service, which lets customers create virtual, one-time-use numbers to avoid having their real number stolen while shopping online, made waves a few years back when e-commerce more closely resembled the Wild West than a mall. But they waned in popularity to the point where Discover nixed its program in mid-2011.

    Now, MasterCard is bringing back virtual numbers and a linked app for peace of mind on mobile transactions. The globalVCard consumer offering, which will be out this spring, is a “sexier sister” to the brand’s business-focused offering of the same name, says a spokeswoman. The company also plans to launch a mobile payment option at that time.

  • Jan 3, 2012
    12:24 PM ET

    Last Year’s 5 Biggest Consumer Snafus

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    It’s difficult to choose the top/worst scandals of 2011 for consumers. There were corporate data breaches, wireless customers left incommunicado, and ill-fated new fees such as Bank of America’s $5 debit card charge.

    SmartMoney.com asked a range of experts for the five biggest/worst snafus of 2011, the affects of which will still be felt by consumers in 2012. In no particular order, here they are:

    Bank of America’s $5 Debit Card Fee

    Bank of America announced in September that it would plan to charge a $5 monthly fee for use of its debit cards. Customers revolted. Over 40,000 people joined credit unions as part of a protest that began on Facebook, according to the Credit Union National Association, bringing around $80 million with them. BofA killed the $5 fee in November, saying it had listened to its customers. “The bank was betting that the other mega-banks would follow, making debit cards a thing of the past,” says Odysseas Papadimitriou, CEO and co-founder of CardHub.com. “That did not happen.” However, it’s not over yet. Experts warn the banks will search for other ways to make up the 50% reduction in interchange fees merchants pay when purchases are made with debit cards.

  • Dec 13, 2011
    7:00 AM ET

    Stores Cash in on Debit Cards

    When the transaction fees for debit card purchases were slashed Oct. 1., few thought merchants would pass the savings on to consumers. But according to a new study, many retailers actually raised prices.

    Banks and retailers fought tooth and nail over debit card transaction fees and, as Pay Dirt previously reported, retailers won. The fees stores pay banks for debit card purchases were halved under the Durbin amendment. The ruling was regarded as a boon for bigger retailers and – in theory at least – for shoppers who preferred debit over credit. The ruling was regarded as a boon for bigger retailers and – in theory at least – for shoppers who preferred debit over credit.

    However, smaller retailers say the 21-cent cap on transactions (plus 0.05% of the transaction) hurts them and many upped their prices. The Electronic Payments Coalition, an advocacy group that represents banks and credit unions, says 76% of retailers either raised prices or kept them the same since the lower fees were introduced. Previously, retailers were forced to pay 1%-2% of the transaction – or 44 cents on most small debit card purchases.

  • Nov 23, 2011
    9:00 AM ET

    Uncle Sam Wants You – To Spend

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    Don’t blame the parents. Instead, blame Uncle Sam.

    As shoppers and retailers get ready for Black Friday, a new book says Americans could learn a lesson from more prudent first-world countries like Germany. In “Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves,” Sheldon Garon, a professor of history at Princeton University, says Americans are actively encouraged to spend.

    Americans live large – literally. Garon says that the average size of the American house has risen from 980 square feet in 1950 to around 2,500 square feet today. “There’s only so much stuff you can put in a small house,” he says. Larger homes mean higher heating bills, more cars, fuel and renovation costs. Pay Dirt spoke to Garon about America’s need to shop.

    Pay Dirt: Do Americans spend more than rest of the world?

  • Nov 22, 2011
    5:57 PM ET

    Debit Card Fees Still Biting Banks

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    Bank of America and others abandoned debit card fees, but the proposed charges continue to rankle customers, according to a new survey. Nearly one-in-three adults say they would leave their bank if it introduced similar fees or any other overnight charges, according to a survey by market research consulting firm The Research Intelligence Group or TRiG. (The American Bankers Association and BofA declined to comment on the report.)

    Roughly three quarters of those polled believe banks abandoned the debit card fee because they feared a backlash by consumers and, most specifically, a fear of customers leaving their bank (55%), the survey says.

    And the flap over fees isn’t going away, as evidenced by the lawsuit the National Retail Federation and other trade groups filed Tuesday against the Federal Reserve arguing that the government agency went too easy on banks when it set limits on the debit-card fees banks charge retailers. The American Bankers Association has repeatedly said that they are losing vast amounts of money because of that deal, which halved the transaction fees collected on every purchase.

  • Nov 8, 2011
    4:09 PM ET

    Bank Switchers Moved Billions To Credit Unions

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    Credit unions nationwide got a big boost from Bank Transfer Day on Saturday, capping off an already strong month.

    According to the Credit Union National Association, more than 40,000 people joined credit unions as part of the grassroots protest begun on Facebook, bringing with them about $80 million. Organizers encouraged people to switch banks in protest of new fees, such as Bank of America’s since-rescinded $5 debit-card charge. The effort then gained support from the Occupy Wall Street movement and received national attention. More than 60% of credit unions who added new members also made new loans, according to the national organization’s survey of local credit unions.

    Many of the Bank Transfer Day movement’s supporters made the switch prior to Saturday. More than 650,000 people have joined credit unions in the past month, and credit unions have added about $4.5 billion in new savings accounts — double the typical monthly account growth —  according to the Credit Union National Association. “I’ve been working for credit union trade associations for 23 years, and I’ve never seen anything quite like this,” says Dave Adams, the CEO of the Michigan Credit Union League.

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  • Pay Dirt examines the millions of consumer decisions Americans make every day: What to buy, how much to pay, whether to rave or complain. Lead written by Quentin Fottrell, the blog examines these interactions, providing readers with news, insight and tips on shopping, spending, customer service, and companies that do right – and wrong – by their customers. Send items, questions and comments to quentin.fottrell@dowjones.com or tweet @SMPayDirt.

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10 things firefighters and paramedics won’t tell you
10 things firefighters and paramedics won’t tell you  Getty Images
Of the vast majority of fire and medical 911 calls in the country, about 80%, are for medical emergencies.

10 biggest Emmy Award snubs of all time
The 10 biggest Emmy Award snubs of all time
These standout television performances never got their due.
Hollywood is working hard to make you cry

How Wall Street gets you to believe in market magic
Brett Arends: Do you believe in market magic? Getty Images
Commentary: Financial hocus-pocus obscures dismal reality for investors, writes Brett Arends.
Investor bullishness hits 2014 high
How to find the biggest stock-market bargains
5 companies that benefit from ALS awareness

Yale vs. Penn: Where are stocks headed?
Mitch Tuchman: Yale vs. Penn, and where are stocks headed Bloomberg
Commentary: Mitch Tuchman on how Yale’s Robert Shiller and Penn’s Jeremy Siegel are at odds.
Investor bullishness hits 2014 high

Little-known ways hackers take your data and money
Little-known ways hackers take over your phone, data and money Getty Images
Opinion: Hackers are attacking more frequently and using methods you’d never think of, writes Jurica Dujmovic.
Big 12 beats Ivy League – in cybersecurity

Both sides criticize timing of Obama's golf game
Timing of Obama’s golf game fuels critics from both sides Getty Images
Obama's golf game hit by both sides. Plus, Hagel says Islamic State 'beyond anything.'
Palin still upset over Tina Fey impersonation
Obamacare may be hurting jobs, raising prices

Work at these 10 firms if you want to be happy
Work at these 10 companies if you want to be happy
Employees at companies with self-proclaimed great cultures get a lot of perks, but do these things make them happier workers?

The beer you can listen to
Weekend sip: The beer you can listen to
Together with Telegraph Brewing Company, the band Buellton created a beer for its album “Silent Partner.”
The new summer cocktail? Rum-flavored beer

NEED TO KNOW
U.S. stocks dip amid Ukraine tensions
Renewed Ukraine tensions hit European stocks
Russia convoy crosses border into Ukraine
Ukraine: Russian convoy crossing ‘aggressive’
Valeant has votes it needs for Allergan meeting
GameStop, Foot Locker soar; Aeropostale sinks
Dynegy in $6.25B deal with Duke, Energy Capital
Avolon pursues IPO as sale talks continue
Junk bond funds see biggest inflow of 2014
Labor Day forecast: Most travelers since 2008
We love food trucks, and they love cities


Copper’s warning, gold’s scolding
Trading Deck: It's worth considering the message of copper relative to gold as an indicator of where we are in the cycle, writes Michael A. Gayed.

3 high-yield buys in the gaming market
The casino market has suffered in recent years, but some gaming operators may offer competitive high-yield returns.

Ice-bucket challenge is a one-hit wonder
The success of the ice-bucket challenge, in which people dump buckets of ice on their heads to raise awareness of ALS, could be impossible to replicate.

Coming soon: the ‘September of Yellen’
Commentary: How the media sum up the Fed chairwoman’s tenure will reverberate in the securities markets, writes Marek Fuchs.

3 reasons an Obama order on immigration would backfire
Commentary: Only a congressional bill would work for the benefit of everyone, writes Diana Furchtgott-Roth.

Here’s what may keep SeaWorld afloat
A love for zoos and animal entertainment may help stymie bleeding attendance rates at SeaWorld.

iPhone6 could face delays
Apple's iPhone 6 could face delays
Apple suppliers are struggling to get enough screens ready for the launch of the bigger-screened iPhone 6 next month, according toone report.
Apple’s next big move will shock you

H-P is between a rock and its hardware
Opinion: Hewlett-Packard was supposed to become more like IBM. Therese Poletti looks at why this hasn’t happened.

Ferguson and money: Where did banks go?
Commentary: Ferguson, reeling from protests, has a financial system based on payday loans and pawn shops, and that’s part of the problem, writes David Weidner.
$16.65 billion fine can’t hold back B. of A. stock

5 things to watch in Europe next week
5 things to watch in Europe next week
Deflation fears could roil financial markets and spark renewed calls for further monetary easing.

China drug busts may be just business
China's recent arrest of some high-profile movie stars might actually about cutthroat competition among the studios.
China offers workers' comp for just shopping

Investors flock to Vanguard
Vanguard nears $3 trillion in assets
Investors are stepping  away from funds run by star managers.
Passive investing is now mainstream
Facts about mutual funds that may surprise

Don’t create a budget, and other finance tips
Jonathan Clements explains why it's a mistake to pay financial-adviser commissions.
Not saving for old age? At least think about it
Stop paying your kids’ student loans

Why naming a trust as a beneficiary can be tricky
RetireMentors: When people don’t want heirs to have free rein over funds, they often employ trusts. Dan Moisand explains.
Protect your retirement from the next big crash
Buy a second home now for your retirement
/conga/frontpage.html 317702
5 reasons Americans are unhappy
Why people living in one of the wealthiest countries in the world are glum
Most, least expensive states to live in
10 states with best bang for tax dollars
Americans only take half of their paid vacation

Retire Here, Not There: Michigan
Good deals on real estate are prompting boomers to retire to the Wolverine State, now making a name as the "Riviera of the Midwest".
Long-term care insurance is great for birthdays
No need to worry about Social Security

Will Tesla become ‘short of the decade’?
The relentless ascent of Tesla shares rouses skepticism for some.

EU kicks up dust with a ban on these vacuum cleaners
Why the EU hates your vacuum cleaner
Five of seven vacuum cleaners rated highly by one U.K. consumer group fall foul of this controversial EU ruling.

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/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.32 0.00 0.31%
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Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 0.00 0.04%
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/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 +0.00 0.13%
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/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 74.54 +0.10 0.14%
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/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.41 +0.01 0.39%
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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 101.13 0.55 0.55%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 582.68 -0.69 -0.12%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.19 0.03 0.19%
C /quotes/nls/c 50.98 -0.09 -0.17%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.20 -0.20 -1.15%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.46 -0.18 -0.52%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 48.21 -0.06 -0.13%
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Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.71%
Reward 15.00% 15.00% 15.03%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,991 -1 0.05%
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/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,608 -8 0.30%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,281 +5 0.42%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 93.36 -0.60 0.64%
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/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,775 -2 0.04%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,339 -62 0.66%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,539 -47 0.30%
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/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,420 +59 0.23%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,326 +1 0.04%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.32 0.00 0.31%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 103.95 +0.09 0.09%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 0.00 0.04%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 +0.00 0.09%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.34 +0.18 0.22%
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.41 +0.00 0.07%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.99 -0.01 0.75%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.58 0.00 0.17%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.39 +0.02 0.64%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.41 +0.01 0.39%
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Corn
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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 101.37 0.79 0.79%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 582.87 -0.50 -0.09%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.20 0.04 0.22%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.01 -0.06 -0.12%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.20 -0.20 -1.15%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.47 -0.17 -0.48%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 48.23 -0.04 -0.08%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.18 -0.26 -0.96%
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Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.71%
Reward 15.00% 15.00% 15.03%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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