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Old 03-16-2016, 10:24 AM
 
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Does any one know of a web site - a reliable or official web site - that gives reviews and/or ratings of credit cards issued by various sources - banks or non-banks? In other words, how well does the issuer of the card protect its customers and how well does it deal with them in times of need? A site we can go to with confidence and learn how to choose?
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:24 PM
 
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Interesting question...

I started with the Consumer Reports website (I subscribe, so non-subscribers may not have access to the same info). Drilling down, they do provide comparisons, but it will depend on the kind of CC that you want.

If you don't want to go the CR route, then try Compare Credit Cards & Low Interest Credit Cards At LowCards.com. I haven't looked at the website myself, but CR's article references it.
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:42 PM
 
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Interesting question...

I started with the Consumer Reports website (I subscribe, so non-subscribers may not have access to the same info). Drilling down, they do provide comparisons, but it will depend on the kind of CC that you want.

If you don't want to go the CR route, then try Compare Credit Cards & Low Interest Credit Cards At LowCards.com. I haven't looked at the website myself, but CR's article references it.
Thank you. I no longer get Consumer Reports but a friend does. I'll ask a favor. Then I'll check the other.

Actually, though, it isn't card-for-card that I and a couple of friends were talking about and knowing nothing. It isn't "which card gives you the best rewards?" I, for one, am not interested in rewards on cards. I don't really spend that much.

What we're looking for is comparison of types of cards as well as how banks handle the problems that come up. In comparing types of cards, we were talking about banks - large versus small - and the cards they issue. Small banks, of course, do not generally issue their own cards. They use companies that handle this end of the business for many small banks. This keeps the competition more even. But are the cards they get any better or worse? I once had a person at one bank say something like "Don't worry about it. Just think of it as being one of the millions who get hacked every year.". I don't know about anyone else but that attitude does not inspire my trust.

OK. I may not be making sense but I'm trying. Maybe compare it to computers and internet service providers. We used to get comparisons of whose mail passes on the most viruses. Sometimes other ISPs would discourage using those particular ISPs. So, I think we are asking who does the better job of issuing good cards and then working hardest to protect them from hackers.

Thanks much.
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Old 03-17-2016, 06:11 AM
 
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Look into personal finance sites like nerdwallet, myfico, creditcards.com, etc. You can also try asking this question or research the Personal Finance forum here on CD.

Of course, the sites often rate cards based your CC goals (rewards, cash, APR, etc.). However, the forums on these boards will provide more details on specifics like customer service. Generally, it seems American Express and Discover are rated pretty high. But again, it really depends on what your looking for.

Nerdwallet is one of my personal favorite sites.
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Old 03-17-2016, 06:40 AM
 
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I'll try nerdwallet. Thanks. I know I'm being a bit confusing about what we want to know. Maybe I'm confused about what I want to know. I'll do some more searching and thinking.
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