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BB&T Launched New Prepaid MoneyAccount

28 February 2011, by Brent Thomas

BB&T Launched New Prepaid MoneyAccount

BB&T have announced the launch of a brand new prepaid transaction account which features a Visa branded debit card. The BB&T Money Account is intended for individuals who do not have, or do not qualify for, a traditional checking account.





BECU and UW Launched Husky Fans MasterCard

25 February 2011, by Brian Weston

BECU and UW Launched Husky Fans MasterCard

Washington’s leading, and indeed with over 665,000 members, largest, community credit union has this past week teamed up with the University of Washington to launch a new UW Gold Debit MasterCard.





Delayed Interchange Fee Cap

24 February 2011, by Carolyn Spiel

Delayed Interchange Fee Cap

The proposed cap on debit card interchange fees, which is scheduled to come into effect in July this year, may be delayed or revised after concerns over the impact it will have on the banking industry were raised at congressional …





First Premier Drops 59.9% APR MasterCard

23 February 2011, by Brent Thomas

First Premier Drops 59.9% APR MasterCard

First Premier Bank pulled their fee heavy MasterCard from its range of available credit card accounts last week. The MasterCard was offered subject to a staggering 59.9% interest rate and typically charged in excess of $100 in fees each year.





IRS Launches Tax Refund Tracking App

22 February 2011, by Scott Townsend

IRS Launches Tax Refund Tracking App

In the digital age in which we are living, it often seems like there is a mobile application, or “app,” for just about anything you can imagine.





Capital One Launches New Student Visa

21 February 2011, by Brian Weston

Capital One Launches New Student Visa

Capital One has announced the launch of the new Journey Student Rewards credit card which is specifically designed to allow students the opportunity to build their credit rating.





BOA Reports Lowest Default Rate in 2 Years

18 February 2011, by Carolyn Spiel

BOA Reports Lowest Default Rate in 2 Years

Bank of America has reported that credit card customers have displayed their best payment habits in the last few years during January 2011.





Credit Card Ownership On The Rise

17 February 2011, by Brent Thomas

Credit Card Ownership On The Rise

According to the latest data released by the Federal Reserve earlier this month, the number of credit cards currently in circulation among American consumers has risen for the first time since 2008.





New Citi Platinum Card Offers 0% on BT

16 February 2011, by Brian Weston

New Citi Platinum Card Offers 0% on BT

Citibank has launched a new Citi Platinum MasterCard which offers cardholders a 0% balance transfer for up to 21 months. This means that the card offers the second longest balance transfer available.





Chase Reduces Government Expenses by $1.4 Million

15 February 2011, by Scott Townsend

Chase Reduces Government Expenses by $1.4 Million

J.P. Morgan Chase officials announced this month that they saved American taxpayers $1.4 million in administration costs during the year 2010.





First Simmons Bank Rewards Great Credit With Low Rates

14 February 2011, by Joanne Lee

First Simmons Bank Rewards Great Credit With Low Rates

It seems to make perfect sense that if you have a great credit rating, then you should be rewarded with low interest rates on your credit card. One Arkansas bank has decided to do just that with the relaunch of …





California Zip Code Ruling

11 February 2011, by Carolyn Spiel

California Zip Code Ruling

This week saw the California Supreme Court rule in favor of greater privacy for credit card holders. The unanimous decision will affect many consumers when they make credit card purchases in the future.








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