Robert Harrow

Credit Card Expert

Robert is the head of the Credit Card vertical at ValuePenguin and has been covering the card industry since 2014. His work has been featured in Reuters, Marketwatch, the New York Times and more.

Getting Your First Credit Card: What You Should Know

Find out everything you need to know about getting your first credit card. This guide goes over why you shouldn’t and shouldn’t sign up,...

Credit Cards Transaction Volume Expected to Grow 54% by 2020

Credit card, debit card, and prepaid card payments are expected to grow in the coming years according to recent projections by the Nilson...

What Should You Do If Your Credit Score Tanks?

We go over what you should do if you notice your credit score took a nosedive. There is a range of possible actions you can take, each of...

Survey Shows Women Less Optimistic About Paying Off Holiday Credit Card Debt

A new survey by TransUnion reveals differences in how men and women are planning to tackle holiday credit card debt. We analyze how these...

Can Your Facebook Friends Affect Your Odds of Getting Credit?

New lenders and scoring companies are increasingly turning to alternative methods of assessing consumer risk – even turning to things like...

Should You Keep Your Credit Card If You’re Moving Out of the Country?

When you move to a new country, whether permanently or temporarily, you may want to keep or cancel your credit card accounts. However,...

Which Bank of America Student Credit Card Is Best For You?

The Bank of America student credit cards are some of the best available to people in school. Find out how to choose between the three BofA...

Discover Card Sales Volume Slows in 3Q 2016

Discover released its third quarter financials, revealing its performance in the highly competitive credit card market. We go over the most...

Why You Should Charge Big Purchases Onto Your Credit Card

Big ticket items should always be paid for using a credit card, because the large number of extra benefits they can provide for your...

Chase Slate® versus Chase Freedom®: Which Should You Apply For?

Find out how to pick between two of Chase’s most popular no annual fee credit cards – the Freedom and the Slate. We go over their benefits...

Cross-Earning Points Now Available for Starwood and Marriott Cardholders

Marriott has taken its next steps in the merger with Starwood. We go over what the changes to its program mean for consumers, and whether...

Chase, Citi and Wells Fargo Report Mixed Q3 Credit Card Performance

America’s retail banks have begun reporting their third quarter performance for the year. Due to the competitiveness of the space, growth...