Capital One cardholders can pay with rewards through PayPal

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With the COVID-19 pandemic hampering consumers’ ability to vacation, credit card issuers have rushed to roll out new ways to use points and perks typically reserved for travel. The latest example: Capital One is joining PayPal’s Pay With Rewards program to give customers the opportunity to redeem rewards on online purchases.

We’re focused here on the rewards and perks that come with each card. These cards won’t be worth it if you’re paying interest or late fees. When using a credit card, it’s important to pay your balance in full

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The pandemic could make online shopping more secure

COVID-19 is reshaping how consumers shop online. But with the digitization of business services and products comes increased risk of fraud, hacks and scams. A record number of consumers plan to shop online and with smartphones this fall, according to a new report from Visa. And nearly half of these shoppers will spend money with local small and middle-sized businesses. With the surge of online spending, comes a wave of cybercrime targeting merchants and retailers.

Cybercriminals are exploiting the pandemic and see small and middle-sized companies as a fresh market, says Visa senior vice president Michele Herron. 

“What we’re seeing is a lot of these [companies] that haven’t been needed to be digital are getting breached. It used to be that the criminals would go after the big

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Intel sells NAND flash memory business to SK Hynix for $9B

Intel Corp. late today announced a dea to sell its NAND flash memory business to South Korean firm SK Hynix Inc. for about $9 billion.

The sale also includes Intel’s Solid State Drive business and its NAND flash factory in Dalian, China, but not the 3D Xpoint-based Intel Optane memory modules that make up the rest of Intel’s Non-Volatile Solutions Group. Hynix said it will pay Intel $7 billion before the end of the year and pay the rest by March 2025.

The move is a significant step away from memory chips, a market that many years ago Intel started with before famously pivoting to microprocessors.

The Non-Volatile Solutions Group posted record revenue of $1.7 billion in the company’s most recent financial quarter, up 76% from a year before. But the business has proved to be troublesome for Intel too. Last year it posted a loss, though things have improved

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Intimidating Ku Klux Klan ‘business cards’ left in yards with Biden signs

Ku Klux Klan business cards describing a “social visit” from the hate group — and warning that the next one would be a “business call” — are appearing in the yards of Joe Biden supporters in Tennessee.

Shelbyville resident Breana Green told local outlet WSMV-TV that her friend’s home was targeted.

“We noticed that there was litter in the yard,” Green told the outlet. “I started to pick up the litter and noticed these business cards.”

About 20 Ku Klux Klan business cards bearing the threatening message were strewn across the yard, she said.

It appeared that whoever left the cards was provoked by the Biden-Harris sign in the yard, Green said.

“There [were] also tire marks in the yard which indicated the sign had been [run] over,” she told the outlet.

“I was really startled by it and also kind of scared,” Green told WPLN-FM, another local station.

Though

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Amex Gold card elevated welcome offer: Earn 60,000 Amex points

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  • The American Express® Gold Card just increased its welcome bonus by 25,000 points.
  • Now, new cardholders can earn 60,000 points after you spend at least $4,000 in your first 6 months of account opening.
  • Not only does this new welcome offer get you more points, but you also have three additional months to meet the minimum spending requirement, compared to the previous offer.
  • The Amex Gold card is one of the best credit cards for dining, since it earns 4x points at restaurants and offers up to $10 in monthly
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Township Chamber Launches eGift Card Program To Help Businesses

Press release from Bernards Township Regional Chamber of Commerce:

Oct. 19, 2020

The Bernards Township Regional Chamber of Commerce (BTCC) is proud to announce its launching of a new community eGift Card Program!

The program will allow people to purchase an online eGift Card, which they will be able to redeem at participating chamber businesses.

Chamber President Al LiCata describes the program as follows;

“The eGift cards are a Mastercard gift card. You buy them at the amount per card, that you wish, $10, $20, $25, $50, $100 whatever the amount you want. The cards are used at our participating member locations just like a Visa or MasterCard gift card you’d buy at ShopRite.

We have restaurants, hospitality businesses, beauty, gifts & accessory stores, childcare locations, garages, home improvement and repair shops, health establishments, insurance, attorneys and much more participating. With more businesses signing up, the Chamber eGift Card Program

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Paytm to ramp up credit card business, plans to add 20 lakh users- The New Indian Express

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Digital financial services major Paytm on Monday announced a ramping up of its presence in the co-branded credit cards segment, stating that it will partner with several credit card issuers and add 20 lakh subscribers to the service within the next 12-18 months. 

This venture, it claimed, will transform the credit market by onboarding “new to credit” users joining the digital economy. Paytm had launched its first co-branded credit card, called ‘Paytm First’ in May last year, in partnership with Citigroup.

Speaking about the cards, Paytm said that “It will be equipped with instant one-touch services such as change of the security pin number, updating the address, blocking the card in case of loss or fraud prevention, issuance of a duplicate card and viewing outstanding credit-limit”. The cards will also boast options to switch off the card for contactless payments or international transactions when

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