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My bank checking account allows me to get notifications/alerts for every check or withdrawal activity over a certain amount immediately. My credit card allows frequent balance notifications, but not purchase activities notification. Any recommendations for a credit card with better notification options?

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American Express offers a variety of customized alerts, including this one. I set it up to get a text message of my balance every Saturday before 8 AM.

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Not exactly what you are asking, but I think you can use yodlee.com, mint.com or pageonce.com and add all of your credit card accounts, then login them once a day to get transactions of all your credit cards. There is typically a 2-day delay though.

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    And you can log in daily to update. Additionally in the US you have 60 days to dispute a charge, so a 2 day window is great for fraud protection. – MrChrister Aug 24 '10 at 4:33
  • @MrChrister, +1, sir, you are absolutely right. – grokus Aug 24 '10 at 17:27
  • With Mint I get same day alerts; however, it depends on how quickly your credit card processes transactions. – Benjamin Chambers Oct 15 '10 at 17:09
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Capital One offers this on their website account management. You can go into your alerts and specify an alert when charged over a specified amount. I have mine set to email and my smart phone will pick up the email right away. It has worked pretty good and very quickly every time I have triggered my alert settings.

  • At least in Canada, you can't set it to send notifications for expenses under $20, but that's probably not too much of an issue. You can also get daily balance notifications. – Eclipse Oct 15 '10 at 16:30
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With Bank of America MasterCard and Visa credit card accounts you can be notified of purchases which exceed a threshold you set (sorry, do not recall minimum threshold setting permitted). Also, you can get alerts when payments are posted to your account, as well.

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chase has customizable alerts as well.

  • Hi Naveen, can you expand your answer to include more content? – C. Ross Aug 23 '12 at 12:14

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