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Brent Thomas has a long background working as an underwriter in the credit card industry. He offers information to the general public on how credit works and obtaining loan approvals in his many published writings online. He has an extensive knowledge of credit cards, mortgages, debt, auto loans, and personal loans. Also at: Credit Card Blog.

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The Broken Student Loan Debacle

The Broken Student Loan Debacle

This week, President Obama made proposals for fixing the worsening student loan debacle.





Groupon Announces New Mobile Credit Card System

Groupon Announces New Mobile Credit Card System

If you’re a betting person and placed your wagers against the new mobile device credit card apps, you’re probably out some of your hard earned cash. Those square application models have quickly become the trendiest and most sought after gadgets …





Like Clockwork: DDoS Cyber Attacks Explode by 700%

Like Clockwork: DDoS Cyber Attacks Explode by 700%

Now, the size of these denial of service cyber attacks have delivered a massive punch in traffic. One report says it’s “skyrocketed” while another uses the term “exploded”.





Too Much Information Requested

Too Much Information Requested

It’s no secret marketing efforts to learn more about us, our buying habits, our favorite brands, the music we like to listen to, how much money we spend and earn and even how many children we have. This information is …





ID Theft: The Difference in a Decade

ID Theft: The Difference in a Decade

Seems every day in the news is a new story of identity theft. And more often these days, we’re hearing of massive rings that compromise networks and steal millions of consumers’ information, either in part or a complete theft including …





Facebook Gift Cards

Facebook Gift Cards

It’s been on the back burner for quite some time, partly because the announcement that Facebook would be offering its users prepaid debit cards came just days before the company went public.





Here We Go Again: Bieber Hawks Prepaid Debit Card

Here We Go Again: Bieber Hawks Prepaid Debit Card

He’s only 18, which would mean he wouldn’t be able to gain approval for a credit card. Since he’s Justin Bieber, it’s safe to say he has the financial means to repay any credit card debt (which is one of …





More Evidence of Credit Card Fraud

More Evidence of Credit Card Fraud

It’s the holiday season, so naturally, fraudsters are making their moves to separate you from your cash and credit cards.





Prepaid Cards Continue to Perform Beautifully

Prepaid Cards Continue to Perform Beautifully

Prepaid debit cards continue to grow in popularity and even though they were developed, initially, for those considered unbanked or underbanked, today’s prepaid cards have evolved into impressive financial tools that are being used across the sector.





Your Credit Card: Old Calif. Law, New Legal Challenge

Your Credit Card: Old Calif. Law, New Legal Challenge

Did you know that if you live in California, your ability to buy things online could be in jeopardy? There’s an old law on the books that significantly limits the amount of information you are required to do your online …





New Data Breach Compromises Sensitive Information

New Data Breach Compromises Sensitive Information

The news broke on Friday and it was a whopper. It’s believed 3.6 million social security numbers and close to 400,000 credit card accounts were exposed when a number of cyber attacks were carried out on the South Carolina Department …





Bank of America Site Cyber Attacked

Bank of America Site Cyber Attacked

If you’re a Bank of America customer and tried to log into the bank’s site on Tuesday, there’s a chance your patience was tested. The banking giant’s website experienced sporadic outages due to a cyber attack – and worse – …








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