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Brendan Harkness
Managing Editor

Brendan Harkness

Brendan has been writing about personal finance for over eight years, and is now taking on the challenge of bringing high quality credit education to the masses. He makes sure that Credit Card Insider is covering the most important credit topics transparently and precisely, and that we have up-to-date reviews of credit cards so you can find cards that are right for you.

ARTICLES BY BRENDAN HARKNESS
The Best Business Credit Cards for Bad Credit
How to Transfer a Balance on a Credit Card: Lower Your APR, Pay Less Money
Get Huge Cash Back and Free Travel With Credit Card Signup Bonus Offers
2020 Discover it® Cash Back Categories: 5% on Groceries, Gas, and More
Chase Freedom vs. Discover it® Cash Back: 6 Factors To Consider
What Credit Cards Are Accepted at Costco?
Chase Offers and Shop Through Chase: Why You Should Use Them
Visa Credit Cards
How to Protect Yourself From Credit Card Fraud: Scams, Skimmers, and Phishing
What Is a Data Breach and What Should I Do If I Am a Victim of One?
Best Credit Cards for Young Adults and Young Professionals: 2020
Best High Limit Credit Cards: Spend More, Earn More, Do More
Is Paying an Annual Fee for a Credit Card Worth It?
The Best Charge Cards: For Travelers, Foodies, and Business Owners
Best Credit Cards for Freelancers: Office Supplies, Travel, Dining, and More
Metal Credit Cards You Can Get Right Now
The Best Credit Cards for Studying Abroad: Stay Safe and Save Money
How to Check Your Free FICO Score (and Every Other Free Credit Score) in Under 5 Minutes
How and Where to Get Your Free Credit Reports
How to Freeze Your Credit Reports
Low-Interest Credit Cards
How Many Credit Cards Should I Have? How Many Is Too Many?
Stay Secure Online With Virtual Credit Card Numbers
Instant Approval Credit Cards: What You Need To Know
How to Dispute a Fraudulent Credit Card Charge
Easiest Credit Card to Get For Every Credit Score
Why You Shouldn’t Throw Away Pre-Approved Credit Card Offers
Do No-Interest Credit Cards Really Exist?
What’s the Highest Credit Score and Why Does It Matter?
What Is APR? Your 6-Minute Guide to Annual Percentage Rates
The American Express “Black” Card: Everything You Need to Know
Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards in the USA
How to Remove a Late Payment from Your Credit Reports
What Happens If I Don’t Use My Credit Card? Credit Card Inactivity Explained
What Credit Score Do I Need to Get a Credit Card?
The BankAmericard Travel Rewards® Card vs The Capital One® Venture® Rewards Card
The American Express Business Gold Card vs The Blue Business Plus Credit Card from American Express
The Chase Freedom vs The Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card
What Happens To My Credit Card Bill When I Make A Return? How Credit Card Refunds Work
The Chase Freedom vs. The Bank of America Cash Rewards™ Credit Card
Business Green Rewards Card from American Express vs American Express Business Gold Card
The Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card vs the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard
Chase Sapphire Preferred vs. Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card
The Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express vs The Citi Double Cash Card
The Chase Sapphire Preferred vs the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite Mastercard®
Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards vs Chase Freedom Credit Card
The Citi Simplicity® Card vs. The Citi Diamond Preferred® Card
Chase Freedom vs Chase Sapphire Preferred
The American Express Centurion vs The Mastercard® Black Card™
The American Express Everyday® Credit Card vs The Chase Freedom Card
The Bank of America Cash Rewards™ Card vs. The Discover it® Cash Back
Delta SkyMiles®️ Platinum American Express Card vs. Delta SkyMiles®️ Reserve American Express Card
REVIEWS BY BRENDAN HARKNESS
2020 Review: Indigo® Platinum Mastercard® – Worth It for Bad Credit?
2020 Review: Jasper Mastercard – Good For Professionals New to the U.S.
2020 Review: Deserve Edu Mastercard® – Helping Students Build Credit
2020 Review: Mastercard® Titanium Card™ – Is it worth a $195 annual fee?
2020 Review: Chase Sapphire Reserve – The Best Premium Travel Card?
Review of the Costco Anywhere Visa® and Anywhere Visa® Business Card by Citi
Review of the Citi Secured Mastercard – Is it a Path to Better Credit?
Review of the Business Platinum Card® from American Express: Is it worth the $595 annual fee?
Review of The Platinum Card® from American Express: Is It Worth the $550 Annual Fee?
Review of the Capital One® Secured Mastercard®
Mastercard® Black Card™ Review: Is it worth the $495 annual fee?
Review of the Chase Ink Business Cash Credit Card
Mastercard® Gold Card™ Review: Is it worth a $995 annual fee?
Review of the Discover it® Miles Credit Card
Review of the SaksFirst Store Card and SaksFirst Mastercard
Review of the Journey® Student Rewards from Capital One®
Review of the Chase Ink Business Unlimited Credit Card
Review of the Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card
Review of the Discover it® Student chrome
Review of the Capital One® SavorOne℠ Cash Rewards Credit Card
Review of the Discover it® Student Cash Back
Review of the Discover it® Secured Credit Card
Review of the Discover it® Chrome Credit Card
Review of the Amazon Rewards Visa Signature and Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature
Review of the Sears Card and Sears Shop Your Way Mastercard
Pros and Cons of The Home Depot Project Loan
Review of the Kohl’s Charge Card
Review of the Macy’s Credit Card and the Macy’s American Express Card
Review of the Barclaycard Financing Visa® Credit Card
Review of the Amazon.com Store Card
Review of the Victoria’s Secret Angel Card
Review of the My Best Buy® Credit Card and the My Best Buy® Visa®
Review of the Target REDcard™ Credit Card and Target REDcard™ Debit Card
2020 Review: Uber Credit Card – The Best Credit Card for Uber Rides?
2020 Review: American Express Green Card: Is It Worth the $150 Annual Fee?
Review of the Target REDcard™ Credit Card and Target REDcard™ Debit Card
Review of the Fingerhut Advantage Credit Account
Review of the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card
Review of the Marriott Bonvoy Card from American Express
Review of the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card
Review of the Citi Premier℠ Card
Review of The Citi ThankYou Preferred Credit Card
Review of the Capital One® Savor® Cash Rewards Credit Card
Review of the L.L.Bean Mastercard
Review of the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card from Chase
Review of the Capital One® Venture Rewards® Credit Card
Review of the United Explorer Card
Chase Freedom Review – Cash Back Reward Credit Card
Review of the Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card
Review of the Capital One® QuicksilverOne® Cash Rewards Credit Card
Review of the Chase Freedom Unlimited Credit Card
Review of the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card
Review of the Bank of America® Cash Rewards Credit Card
Review of the Barclays Arrival® Premier World Elite Mastercard®
Review of the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business Credit Card from American Express
Review of the Delta SkyMiles®️ Platinum American Express Card
Review of the Capital One® Platinum Credit Card
Review of the Hilton Honors American Express Business Card
Review of the Chase Ink Business Preferred Credit Card
Review of the Hilton Honors Surpass Card from American Express: Should you pay $95 for it?
Review of the Plum Card® from American Express: Is it worth $250 per year?
Review of the Chase Slate Credit Card: A Way Out Of Debt
Review of the Amex EveryDay and Amex EveryDay Preferred Credit Cards
Review of the Business Green Rewards Card from American Express: Is it worth $95?
Review of the Capital One Spark Cash Back Business Credit Cards
Review of the Capital One Spark Classic for Business
Review of the HSBC Cash Rewards Mastercard® Credit Card
Review of the HSBC Gold Mastercard® Credit Card
Review of the SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express
Review of the American Express Business Gold Card
Review of the Barclaycard Ring™ Mastercard®
Review of The Blue Business Plus Credit Card from American Express
Review of the Deserve Classic Mastercard
Review of the Deserve Pro Mastercard
Review of the Discover it® Cash Back Credit Card
Review of the Capital One Spark Miles Select and Spark Miles for Business Credit Cards
Review of the Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard®
Review of the American Express Blue Cash Everyday® and Blue Cash Preferred® Cards
U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite Card Review: Is It Worth the $400 Annual Fee?
Review of the Best Western® Rewards MasterCard®
Review of the Ultamate Rewards Credit Card and Ultamate Rewards Mastercard
Review of the Bank of America Travel Rewards® Credit Card
Review of the Citi Prestige® Card
Review of the Unity® Visa Secured Credit Card
Review of the First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured, the Platinum Select, and Platinum Prestige Credit Cards
The Amtrak Guest Rewards Mastercard Review
Review of the DCU Visa® Platinum Secured Credit Card
Review of the USAA Military Affiliate Visa Signature
Review of The USAA Rewards Visa Signature® and American Express® Cards
Review of the USAA Rate Advantage Platinum Visa®
Review of the American Express® Serve® Prepaid Card
Review of the Frontier Airlines World Mastercard® – $79 Annual Fee
Review of the United Club℠ Infinite Card
Review of the Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite Mastercard®
Review of the USAA Cashback Rewards Plus American Express® Card and the Preferred Cash Rewards Visa Signature®
Review of the RCI® Elite Rewards® Mastercard
Review of The Home Depot Credit Card
Review of the Bank of America Cash Rewards™ Credit Card for Students
Review of the TJX Rewards Credit Card and the TJX Rewards Platinum Mastercard
Review of the Gap Credit Card and Gap Visa Credit Card
Review of the Lowe’s Business Credit Card Account Options
Review of the Lowe’s Consumer Credit Card
Review of The Banana Republic Credit Card and The Banana Republic Visa Credit Card
Review of The Choice Privileges® Visa Signature® Card
Review of the Wyndham Rewards® Visa Signature® Card
Review of the Priceline Rewards™ Visa® Card
Review of the Miles & More® World Elite Mastercard®
Review of the Barnes and Noble Mastercard®
Review of the Citi®/AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® and the CitiBusiness®/AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard®