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Congress requires SMARTCARD technology to be built into Visa/Mastercards

In a meeting today, I was told that Congress will be requiring Visa/Mastercard and the various banks that provide Magnetic-Stripe debit and credit cards to their customers to upgrade their technology to cards that incorporate SMARTCARD technology, with unique card ID-numbers. [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Feb 7, 2014 - 15 answers

What do you use your Visa rewards points for?

I've just recently been alerted to the fact that there's such a thing as reward points on my Visa. I checked into my account for the first time and found out I have about 35,000. I have no idea how to use them. [more inside]
posted by madonna of the unloved on Mar 28, 2013 - 18 answers

Please tell me I won't have to busk for money in Mexico!

Going overseas in 4 and both by debit and credit card stopped working. Can I get a replacement or open a new account and get a card in time in Australia? [more inside]
posted by Admira on Apr 16, 2011 - 13 answers

Instant prepaid card?

Is there any way to get a prepaid credit card in Los Angeles, CA without having a permanent contact address? I'm based in London but spending a week in LA and I'd love to use it as a chance to sign up with the Rhapsody music service via a US card if I can find one. So are there any cards that don't need proof of address and that I can sign up to immediately?
posted by skylar on Mar 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Pay off the balance right away, or carry it a little while?

Rebuilding my credit and haven't had a credit card for 15 years. Now I got one, and I want to maximize the benefits to my credit score. Is it true that paying it off in full each month is better than carrying a small balance then paying it off? [more inside]
posted by marble on Apr 10, 2010 - 12 answers

How can I convert prepaid reward cards to cash?

What is the best way to convert prepaid reward credit cards to cash? I have a reward card from American Express and a rebate card through Visa that I would like to convert to cash because spending the precise amount the cards are worth is difficult.
posted by SuperCoolZane on Oct 12, 2009 - 12 answers

Where can I get Canadian Permanent Resident card photos taken in the Dallas area?

Where can I get Canadian Permanent Resident card photos taken in the Dallas/Plano area? [more inside]
posted by globotomy on Feb 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Transaction Expired?

Should I be worried about this transaction? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by ngn01 on Apr 30, 2007 - 19 answers

Bogus charges on the Visa

We found an unauthorized charge of about $1,000 on our Visa statement -- from seven months ago (groan). What's our best plan for recovering these funds? [more inside]
posted by diastematic on Mar 9, 2007 - 12 answers

Troubles in the Schengen Zone!

Is it possible to get a Schengen Visa or Spanish tourist visa in a day? My girlfriend has lost her Austrian ID card which is her Schengen visa. We are due to fly to the Canary Islands a week today. Do we have any hope? Theres [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Jan 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Morphology of credit cards

I dissected my old VISA card. Underneath the hologram is a 4x4 matrix of rectangles. There are numbers or letters in each row, thus: blank, blank, '1', blank; blank, 'A', blank, blank;'C', blank, blank, blank; blank, blank, blank, '4'. Why are they there, and what do they mean?
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen on Apr 6, 2005 - 15 answers

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