Capital One just bought my favorite flight insurance program ‘Freebird’

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Last summer, my sister ended up with a $1,200 Delta First class ticket for the low cost of $19 because I paid for Freebird flight protection. I absolutely loved the protection the service offered for domestic itineraries and usually bought it for every low-cost carrier flight.

However, earlier this year with coronavirus wrecking havoc on the aviation industry, Freebird stopped offering its protection to the public as its business model was no longer sustainable with such unpredictability. That certainly doesn’t mean its technology is worthless and Capital One obviously thinks the same thing.

Earlier this week, Skift reported that Capital One acquired Freebird’s flight disruption technology and most of its staff are now working for Capital One.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Freebird can be a lifesaver when you encounter delays or cancellations.


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Get $20 off at Amazon with your Capital One credit card

With Prime Day right around the corner, Amazon has just extended a limited-time offer that will make Capital One credit card holders very happy. The promotion was originally scheduled to expire on September 30, but it’s now available all the way until the end of 2020.

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Last year, Capital One added Amazon’s “Shop with Points” program as a redemption option on several of its credit cards. You’re typically better off redeeming Capital One miles for travel or cash back, but if you’re targeted for this current offer, you can save $20 on a purchase of $80 or more when using your Capital One miles or cash back at Amazon anytime between now and December 31.


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Not everyone will be eligible for this offer, but to find out if you’re targeted — and to learn how to apply the discount to your upcoming Amazon order — follow

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Capital One Cuts Some Borrowers’ Credit Limits

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Capital One Cuts Some Borrowers’ Credit Limits

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Capital One has announced that it’s cutting credit limits for some of its cardholders. While credit card companies generally avoid doing this, they are legally allowed to cut credit limits at their discretion, and it’s common during economic downturns. The high unemployment rate and expiration of the additional $600 per week in unemployment benefits were likely major factors in Capital One’s decision.


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Credit card companies aren’t legally required to notify you before cutting your credit limit, unless the change was due to adverse information on your credit report. Since that doesn’t apply here, it’s important to know how you can find out on your own.

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Z Capital to Explore Sale of Daily Racing Form Owner – Article

(Bloomberg) — Z Capital Group is exploring strategic alternatives including a sale of Sports Information Group LLC, the owner of horse-racing data and media platform Daily Racing Form, according to people with knowledge of the matter and a document sent to prospective buyers reviewed by Bloomberg.

Potential buyers include Penn National Gaming Inc., DraftKings Inc. and Flutter Entertainment Plc, said one of the people, who requested anonymity because the information is private. The company could fetch more than $350 million, the person added.

Sports Information Group is working with Macquarie Capital, the advisory arm of Macquarie Group Ltd., to solicit interest from potential suitors, the document shows. The platform receives more than 15 million annual page views and has over 20,000 active betting customers.

Representatives for Z Capital and Macquarie declined to comment.

Z Capital acquired New York-based Sports Information Group in 2017 for less than $100 million from lenders

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How to get a cash advance with Capital One

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A Capital One credit card cash advance is one way to get cash when you really need it – you’re essentially borrowing cash from your line of credit and promising to pay it back later.

Although cash advances are rarely your best option due to their high fees and even higher interest rates, taking out a cash advance can help you in a situation where you might not have enough money in your bank account to cover a cash-only expense.

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How do you get a Capital One cash advance? Is there a Capital One cash advance fee? Let’s take a closer look at how Capital One cash advances work and what you should consider before you request one.


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What is a cash advance?

A cash advance allows you to get cash from a

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12% Yield, 20% Discount: BlackRock TCP Capital (NASDAQ:TCPC)

BlackRock TCP Capital Corp (TCPC) is a Business Development Corp. specializing in direct equity and debt investments in middle-market, senior secured loans, junior loans, originated loans, mezzanine, senior debt instruments, bonds, and secondary-market investments. It seeks to invest in the United States. The fund typically invests between $10 million and $35 million in companies with enterprise values between $100 million and $1.5 billion. It prefers to make equity investments in companies for an ownership stake. (TCPC site)

Like other BDC’s that we’ve covered in recent articles, TCPC has gotten hit hard in the 2020 COVID-19 crash – it’s still down -34% year to date, even with bouncing back 45% since the March lows.

It has had a pretty good run since our last article in early July, delivering a total return of 11.53% in ~10 weeks:

It has outperformed the UBS ETRACS Linked to the Wells Fargo Business Development

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Capital One CD rates

Capital One offers a number of CDs with varying terms that can help you meet your savings goals. You’ll find its rates are competitive and you won’t have to worry about any minimum deposits.

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Keep in mind that if you open a CD with Capital One, you won’t be able to make any additional deposits. Once your CD reaches maturity, however, you can choose to deposit more money, withdraw the funds or renew your account.


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Capital One earned 4.7 out of 5 stars in Bankrate’s review across its deposit products.

Capital One CD rates

Here’s a brief overview of Capital One’s CD rates.

Account name Term APY Minimum deposit
Capital One 360 CD 6 months 0.25% no minimum
Capital One 360 CD 9 months 0.30% no minimum
Capital One 360 CD 12 months 0.50% no minimum
Capital One 360 CD 18
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At The Movies: The Personal History Of David Copperfield, Deliver Us From Evil, I’m Livin’ It, and more, Entertainment News & Top Stories


The infectiously joyful The Personal History Of David Copperfield offers a rare combination of factors: beautiful dialogue spoken by good actors; editing that makes the two-hour film feel like 60 minutes; and a storytelling style that feels modern and meta while staying true to – and sincerely in love with – its source material.

The work comes from British film-maker Armando Iannucci, best known for acid-etched portraits of political figures (BBC series The Thick Of It, 2005 to 2012; HBO series Veep, 2012 to 2015). But when he is not making parodies of politics or society, he is also a Dickensophile, having written and presented a documentary on the English writer in 2012, Armando’s Tale Of Charles Dickens.

“The true Dickensian world is our world,” says Iannucci in the documentary (available on YouTube). And to that end, he has cast British-Indian actor Dev Patel

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Business and personal bankruptcy filings in the US slowed in August

The pace of business bankruptcy filings in the U.S. slowed significantly in August from previous months, though chapter 11 filings were up from last year as the coronavirus pandemic continued to roil the economy.

A total of 525 businesses filed for chapter 11 protection from creditors in August, down 18% from 642 businesses in July but up 17% from August 2019, according to legal-services firm Epiq Systems Inc.


The numbers reflect continued distress in retail, energy, entertainment, and travel and leisure, Epiq said, based on data from its Aacer business unit.

In the first eight months of this year, chapter 11 filings rose 28% to about 4,800.

“Large corporations are benefiting from robust capital market activity which is providing access to capital at an attractive cost,” said Deirdre

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