Chase has announced that now customers have the ability to lock their credit cards if they lose them, and unlock the cards again when found. Locking and unlocking can be done through Chase.com or the company’s mobile app. According to chase locking a card will instantly block new purchases, cash advances and balance transfers, but will not interfere with recurring payments.
You can now freeze your credit reports from the three major credit bureaus free of charge. This is thanks to amendments to the Fair Credit Reporting Act that were passed as part of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act in the House of Representatives on May 22nd. The new regulations just came into effect last Friday.