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Discover Offers Rewards For Timely Payments

by Carolyn Spiel

Discover Offers Rewards For Timely Payments

Finance experts have always promoted the idea of timely credit card payments as something consumers should be doing but now Discover Motiva is actually offering consumers Cash Back rewards for making payments on time.





Does Your Credit Card Offer Price Protection?

by Brian Weston

Does Your Credit Card Offer Price Protection?

As the holiday season draws to a close, there are lots of sales being offered by merchants.





Predatory Lenders Target Military Families

by Scott Townsend

Predatory Lenders Target Military Families

Recent reports have highlighted a different kind of battle being fought by our military personnel and their families – a financial one.





Iowa Start Up Set To Rival Credit Cards

by Brent Thomas

Iowa Start Up Set To Rival Credit Cards

A small company called Dwolla, based in Des Moines, Iowa is threatening to make credit cards obsolete!





California Latest State To Introduce eCrime Unit

by CreditCardsCo

California Latest State To Introduce eCrime Unit

California is the latest in an increasingly long line of states which are creating specialist law enforcement agencies to deal with cyber crime.





CFPB Propose A Public Complaints Register

by Scott Townsend

CFPB Propose A Public Complaints Register

As part of attempts to reduce complaints from consumers regarding credit cards, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed a public register of complaints.





National Average APR At Record High

by Brian Weston

National Average APR At Record High

This week, interest rates for credit cards have increased, reaching a record high. The average annual percentage rose to 15.22 percent, the highest rate seen throughout 2011.





Stolen Gifts May Be Covered By Credit Cards

by Brent Thomas

Stolen Gifts May Be Covered By Credit Cards

The festive period is first and foremost a time to give and receive gifts. However, it is also a time of the year when theft levels spike and it is more likely that your Christmas gifts may be stolen from …





Balance Transfer Day Is Not What It Seems

by Roberta Sanchez

Balance Transfer Day Is Not What It Seems

There were many who applauded “Balance Transfer Day” which was scheduled for December 11, 2011. Consumer advocates were keen for consumers to find the lowest possible interest rates and begin to clear their debts.





Retailers See Huge Surge In Mobile Payments

by CreditCardsCo

Retailers See Huge Surge In Mobile Payments

Recent reports have confirmed that this year Thanksgiving was a lucrative day for online retailers with huge increases on sales over the holiday weekend in relation to figures from last year.





Capital One Boosts Charitable Giving

by Brian Weston

Capital One Boosts Charitable Giving

For many people, the holiday season is all about giving and thanks to Capital One consumers can do so with ease through the credit card issuer’s charitable website and credit cards.





CU Showing A Renewed Interest In Credit Card Issuing

by Carolyn Spiel

CU Showing A Renewed Interest In Credit Card Issuing

According to the latest data released by the TRK Advisors portfolio consulting company based out of New Hampshire, up to 400 credit unions sold their credit card portfolios since 2004.








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