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Old 04-12-2016, 12:14 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by audreyh1 View Post
If the card issuer has decent notifications, you don't even have to go check daily. Chase, Amex, and BofA do a good job about notifying on "card not present" transactions and the like. I get an email within seconds when such a transaction goes through. I'm hoping when Fidelity switches to Elan that we'll get better notifications. FIA card services has been lacking in this area.
Add CapitalOne to the list of cards with good notification.

The Barclaycard Arrival plus card (and I assume other Barclaycard products) are really bad at the email/text alerts. You get the alert only after the transaction are "posted" - usually a day or two after you make the purchase. And the email just gives you the dollar amount, but not the vendor name. It is pretty much useless.

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