Robert Harrow

Robert reports on the credit card industry, focusing on how changes to regulations and card offerings will impact issuers and consumers alike. Prior to working at ValuePenguin, Robert researched cancer imaging and treatment laser systems at CUNY Hunter College. He graduated with a major in Physics and minor in Mathematics from Hunter.

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Chase Cash Back Calendar: What Purchases Qualify and What To Expect

Find out what are the current categories in the Chase cash back calendar, what they mean, and what you can expect future categories to be... Read More

More Consumers and Merchants Turning To American Express Credit Cards

Amex's latest financial release shows the company is becoming more popular among consumers. We explore whether business owners in the U.S... Read More

Britain Moves To Ban Surcharges On Card Payments

Merchants in Britain have lost the right to charge their customers surcharges on card payments. We go over the motivations behind this... Read More

Visa Offers Up $500K For Food Vendors To Go Completely Cashless

Visa is launching a contest that incentives small business owners to go completely cashless. We go over the details of the contest and... Read More

Third-Party Card Processors Most Popular Option Among Small Business Owners

A new survey shows non bank third-party credit card processing services are more popular than more traditional acquiring banks. We go... Read More

How Credit Card Rewards Are Under Threat

With their flashy bonuses and hefty cash-back payments, credit card rewards have become as American as apple pie. In most other developed... Read More

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Battle Chargeback Costs

It’s easier than ever for consumers to dispute credit card charges, thanks to such developments as mobile banking apps that allow a... Read More

Card Payments Now More Popular Than Cash Among British Consumers

The payment landscape in the U.K. has shifted towards debit and credit cards. We go over what the data shows, and how that compares to... Read More

Retailers Want Supreme Court To Overturn AmEx Anti-Steering Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court continues to receive more and more pressure to revisit a decision by the Appeals Court that allowed AmEx to forbid... Read More

U.S. Credit Card Processor, Stripe, Announces New Deals With Alipay and WeChat Pay

Chinese consumers can now begin using Alipay and WeChat at participating Stripe retailers. The credit card processing company struck a... Read More