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The Contemporary College Student, Money & Credit Habits

The Contemporary College Student, Money & Credit Habits

2012 has been a tough year for our young adults. With growing concerns about the lack of jobs after graduation, the repercussions of the new financial laws and the new revelations found in a recent poll, there are a lot …



by Roberta Sanchez

Keeping Your Cards Safe During Summer Travel

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.



by Scott Townsend

Lower Credit Card Limits – Higher Responsibility

Lower Credit Card Limits – Higher Responsibility

Approximately 20 percent of card holders in America have experienced limit reductions since recent credit card reformation.



by Scott Townsend

A Few Strategies To Help Hold On To Your Savings

A Few Strategies To Help Hold On To Your Savings

Everyone knows how important it is to save money but many people find they have troubles with dipping into what they have saved.



by Joanne Lee

Does The Internet Cause Inefficiency and Security Lapses?

Does The Internet Cause Inefficiency and Security Lapses?

We have all heard about how social networks such as Facebook are having a negative impact on employee productivity and the media has been awash with accounts of how companies are attempting to deal with the growing problem.



by CreditCardsCo

Do Not Panic If You Have Received A 1099-C

Do Not Panic If You Have Received A 1099-C

The last many weeks has seen a flood of questions from the taxpayers who have become very upset after receiving 1099-C or 1099-A forms for debt which were in actual forgiven or never paid or were extinguished in bankruptcy.



by Roberta Sanchez

New Upside Visa Offers Cash Back Rewards

New Upside Visa Offers Cash Back Rewards

A new prepaid Visa card has been launched offering 100% approval with no credit check and no activation fees. The Upside Visa Debt Free Prepaid Card aims to give consumers all the power of having a regular bank account.



by Joanne Lee

U.S. Bank Set To Launch Wearable E-Wallet

U.S. Bank Set To Launch Wearable E-Wallet

Following successful trials of MasterCard’s PayPass enabled wristbands at a UK music festival earlier this year, U.S. Bank are set to introduce the VITAband, a wristband containing not only a MasterCard PayPass chip, but also the wearer’s emergency contacts and …



by Carolyn Spiel

Credit Card Standards Relax For First Time Since 2008

Credit Card Standards Relax For First Time Since 2008

For the first time in the past 4 years, credit card standards have eased for some of the nation’s top 16 lenders.

An annual study from the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency revealed that 25 percent of …



by Brian Weston

Fed Sets Swipe Fee Cap At 21 Cents

Fed Sets Swipe Fee Cap At 21 Cents

The Federal Reserve has listened to the pleas of bankers and increased the debit card interchange fees cap. However, the fees will still be half of the current average which still spells a loss in revenue.



by Carolyn Spiel

Visa Launches New Security Sense Website

Visa Launches New Security Sense Website

Credit Card company Visa Inc. have issued consumers with tips on how to protect themselves against credit, and debit, card fraud during their vacations. The tips are issued via Visa’s Visa Security Sense Website.



by CreditCardsCo

U.S. Bank Launches EMV Credit Cards

U.S. Bank Launches EMV Credit Cards

Banks have been slow to embrace the cutting edge credit card technology, EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa), which is also known as contactless payment.



by Brent Thomas




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