Almost all credit cards will let you download transactions. Many will e-mail you a balance or payment reminder once a month, or a warning if your balance goes above a certain amount. And I’ve seen a small number that will e-mail you on every transaction.
But does anybody have a smart notification system which I can set, allowing me to be comfortable that there is no misuse of my card without filling my mailbox?
- At a basic level, notification (email or SMS) of transactions above a certain amount
- Combine that with notification when a group of small transactions exceed a set amount or an amount of time goes by (E-mail only)
- “You don’t need to notify me of this transaction” for your repeating transactions
- Easy console to turn on or off warnings and fraud alerts on foreign locations
For those of us who are on e-mail or SMS literally every day, this is a lot better fraud protection for us than the systems they use now, especially the one that find us with denied transactions in unusual places.
Update: Thanks to all commenters — some cards are providing many of these services.