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3 of the Best Credit Union Credit Cards

30 July 2012, by Brian Weston

3 of the Best Credit Union Credit Cards

Some of the best credit cards on the market right now come from credit unions. These cards may be a little more difficult to get, but definitely offer more specialized benefits.





Wal-Mart Speaks Out Against the Swipe Fee Settlement

27 July 2012, by Brent Thomas

Wal-Mart Speaks Out Against the Swipe Fee Settlement

Wal-Mart has recently joined in the protest against the proposed Visa and MasterCard credit card fee settlement.





Is the MasterCard Network A Good Value For Businesses?

25 July 2012, by Scott Townsend

Is the MasterCard Network A Good Value For Businesses?

A new service from MasterCard is intended to help unify the convenience and savings benefits of online credit card affiliate shopping networks, concierge services, and online management in one succinct package.





As Bad Debt Falls Consumer Sue Over Collection Practices

23 July 2012, by Brent Thomas

As Bad Debt Falls Consumer Sue Over Collection Practices

Although cases of bad debt are in decline, the number of lawsuits filed over unfair, aggressive, or otherwise questionable collection practices are on the rise.





Credit Options and Alternatives For College Students

20 July 2012, by Joanne Lee

Credit Options and Alternatives For College Students

As the summer draws to a close, high school graduates (and their sobbing parents) begin to prepare for college.





Pros & Cons of Personally-Backed Business Credit Cards

18 July 2012, by Scott Townsend

Pros & Cons of Personally-Backed Business Credit Cards

Credit card issuers will look at both your personal and business credential when considering you for a small business credit card. This gives them a better idea about your overall liability.





Settlement of Credit Card Antitrust Case

17 July 2012, by Roberta Sanchez

Settlement of Credit Card Antitrust Case

The settlement of a recent antitrust case will find MasterCard, Visa and many other major banks responsible for over $7 billion in an antitrust case settlement charged on the behalf of more than 7 million retailers.





Consumer Credit Use On The Rise

16 July 2012, by Roberta Sanchez

Consumer Credit Use On The Rise

According to statistics finally released, consumer credit card balances increased notably in May. This could be a good sign for the economy, but it does not signify that US consumers are completely in the clear quite yet.





Everyday Credit Card Use On The Rise

13 July 2012, by Carolyn Spiel

Everyday Credit Card Use On The Rise

Consumers are returning to credit in droves. Some people are using it just for entertainment while others are relying on credit cards for most or all of their daily needs.





Chase No Longer Charging Overdrafts On Small Purchases

11 July 2012, by Joanne Lee

Chase No Longer Charging Overdrafts On Small Purchases

In light of their recent class-action settlement, Chase has adopted a new policy that protects customers from overdraft charges on debit transactions of $5 or less for at least the next two years.





Keeping Your Cards Safe During Summer Travel

9 July 2012, by Scott Townsend

Keeping Your Cards Safe During Summer Travel

The summer vacation season is upon us and with it comes not only the pleasures of world travel but also the risk of credit card theft and fraud.





AMEX Offers More Benefits To Small Business Owners

6 July 2012, by Joanne Lee

AMEX Offers More Benefits To Small Business Owners

American Express has improved their Plum Card product for small business. Adding flexible payment options, they are making credit more available to entrepreneurs who need better cash flow to keep up their operational costs.








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