Robert Harrow

Credit Card Expert

Robert is a Product Manager at ValuePenguin, covering credit cards and credit card processing. He graduated from Hunter College with a B.A. in Physics and a minor in Mathematics.

Large Businesses May Be Overpaying for Square's Credit Card Processing Services

Credit-card processor Square recently released their Q2 earnings for 2017 and the company continues to outperform analyst expectations,...

Shopify Steps Up Fraud-Prevention For Its Merchants

Shopify now offers its merchants an app to help curb card-not-present fraud. We go over how this application works, and why it's important...

Visa Partners With and Invests In Credit Card Processing Startup

Visa made a massive investment into a new processing startup. We go over what this company is, and why Visa has been shifting its...

Why Business Loans Are Often Rejected—And What You Can Do About It

You’ve been approved for virtually every loan, card, or other credit product you’ve ever requested, and yet your business loan has been...

Credit Card Miles Explained: How They Work and What You Need To Know

Find out the inner workings of credit card miles -- everything from how to earn and use them, to how they differ from ordinary credit card...

How Many Airline Miles Do You Need for a Free Flight?

Find out how many miles you need to collect with different airlines to be able to afford a free flight. We break down the miles needed for...

4 Ways To Squeeze Out Extra Credit Card Miles For A Last-Minute Vacation

You've been saving up loyalty points for months, and yet you’re still a few thousand points shy of what you need to cover that upcoming...

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...

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....

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 new...

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...

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 over...