Credit cards that help youWe're getting used to seeing our credit cards as protectors of our consumer rights. Many already offer:
- Better statutory protections against fraud than any other form of payment.
- Extended warranties that can stretch the manufacturer's warranty on your washer, dishwasher, television or other eligible purchase by up to a year.
- Rental car insurance that allows you to decline expensive collision damage waivers and similar.
- Short-term (often 90-day) cover against the accidental damage or theft of items you bought using a card.