Cash (Back) is Still King – MyBankTracker Releases Year-long Credit Card Study
September 12, 2019

Trendy Travel Rewards Aren’t So Popular Anymore


Foster City, CA – September 12, 2019 –, conducted an ongoing survey about credit cards throughout 2018. More than 2,000 people were surveyed. The results revealed that consumers may be looking to get back to basics. Here are the top findings:

  • More than 1 in 10 (10.57%) respondents don’t know their credit score
  • When it comes to credit card rewards, cash back is preferred (68.90%)
    • Travel rewards were a distant second at 17.15%
  • Nearly 1 in 5 (18.50%) respondents always carry a credit card balance
  • Among those looking for a new credit card, the majority had a specific spending category in mind (54.02%) compared to those who sought a general-purpose credit card (45.98%)

View the complete article: Study: What Do People Want From a Credit Card?

Our research analyst, Simon Zhen, is available for comment on this study.

MyBankTracker conducted an ongoing survey regarding credit card preferences during the calendar year of 2018 with 2,032 respondents of ages 18 and up in the United States with a margin of error of +/- 1.96.

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