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.

CFPB Fines Navy Federal Credit Union $28.5M Over Debt Collection Practices

The Consumer Financial Bureau has fined the Navy Federal Credit Union for engaging in improper debt collection practices. Find out what...

How to Qualify for Credit Card Bonuses

Find out all the things you need to consider when aiming to qualify for credit card sign-up bonuses. We share tips and tricks that can help...

Chase Freedom® vs Discover it® Cash Back: How to Pick Between the Two

We broke down the relevant differences between the Chase Freedom and Discover it credit cards to make choosing between them easier. We go...

Why Hotel Credit Cards Are Better Than Most People Think

Hotel credit cards are the unsung hero of reward cards. They are often overlooked, especially when compared to their airline counterparts....

Best Kept Credit Card Secrets

Find out about the credit card perks and features you didn’t know about. Familiarizing yourself with all the things your credit card can do...

U.S. Merchants Win Right to Sue Card Networks Over EMV Implementation

A federal judge in a California court granted Florida merchants the opportunity to sue credit card giants Visa, Mastercard, American...

American Express Announces Changes for Platinum Customers

American Express rolled out some big changes for its Amex Platinum cardholders. We go over what these changes mean, and whether they will...

The Things You Should Never Pay for With a Credit Card

Find out what things you should absolutely never charge to your credit card. These items will result in heavy fees and potentially...

What Are the Best Credit Cards for People with Good Credit? (2019)

We looked through hundreds of credit card offers to find the best ones for people with good credit. Our analysis takes into account...

Instant Approval vs Guaranteed Approval Credit Cards: What You Should Know

Find out everything you should know about instant approval credit cards. We go over common questions like: Can you get a card number...

How to Negotiate a Higher Credit Limit

Find out how you need to approach your bank about getting a higher limit on your credit card. We go over the questions you should ask...

Should You Cancel a Credit Card You Don’t Use?

Before you call up to cancel your old credit card account, make sure you know everything that needs to be considered. We go over the...