This is a list of news from around the web which I came across in the last few days. I found these articles interesting and somewhat related to the travel and deal content you regularly see here at Danny the Deal Guru. Sometimes just interesting and not related at all, but I hope you enjoy them just the same. If you come across any interesting articles, or if you have your own blog and have something relatable please send them my way.
Which Credit Cards Offer Primary Rental Insurance Coverage? These Are The Best
Rental car agencies will offer extra insurance options when you pick up the car, but knowing which credit cards offer primary rental insurance coverage can help you decide how much (if any) you want to pay for. Not all policies are created equal, and the cards are not uniform by any means in how their policies work. Read more here.
Netherlands to drop ‘Holland’ nickname as part of rebranding
The Dutch government announced that it will officially drop their country’s nickname, “Holland,” and only use the name The Netherlands, in an effort to rebrand their “international image.” The moniker Holland only refers to two out of the 12 provinces in The Netherlands. But it is also used in some languages as the only name for Netherlands. Read more here.
Enter to Win A Year of Free Rent in NYC
YouTuber Casey Neistat and Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing” star Ryan Serhant — along with the mysterious guy behind the comedic Instagram feed “Dude With Sign,” known only as Seth — have teamed for a contest in which a visionary go-getter can win free rent in NYC for a year. If you win you also get free food and transportation during that period. You need to apply by January 8th, 2020. Read more here.
Rising credit card debt boosts bank profits
Consumers are carrying near-record levels of credit card debt and the banking industry is a big beneficiary. Card companies have increased interest rates and fees as credit balances rise. Credit card sales were up 10 percent at JPMorgan Chase and 5 percent at Citigroup in the third quarter.Read more here.
Equifax Settlement, Court Awards $78 million to attorneys
If you filed for a cash payout from Equifax as part of the credit bureau’s settlement for its massive 2017 data breach, you’re probably not getting anywhere close to $125. On Thursday, Dec. 19, a Georgia federal judge awarded $77.5 million to the attorneys representing the class of consumers against Equifax. That’s over 20% of the roughly $380 million settlement fund Equifax agreed to set up. Read more here.