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Brutal World of Debt Collections

Brutal World of Debt Collections

It seems we’re seeing more stories about unethical and illegal practices of debt collectors these days. The aggressive nature of many of these people has led them to buck the laws, specifically, the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Consumer rights have …



by Joanne Lee

Ahead of Isaac: Your Financial Considerations

Ahead of Isaac: Your Financial Considerations

At the time of this writing, Tropical Storm Isaac is nearing hurricane strength. It’s already wreaked havoc in Haiti and Cuba and is now bearing down on the Florida keys. Its stop after that looks like the Alabama/Mississippi/Louisiana area – …



by Scott Townsend

Credit Options and Alternatives For College Students

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.



by Joanne Lee

CFPB Make Decision On Credit Card Fees

CFPB Make Decision On Credit Card Fees

Out of all of the efforts by the Obama administration, to try and improve financial regulation, the most controversial has been the formation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).



by Carolyn Spiel

SunTrust To Impose Monthly Debit Card Usage Fee

SunTrust To Impose Monthly Debit Card Usage Fee

SunTrust, who is the third largest bank in the Florida area, has announce plans to introduce a monthly $5 fee on ‘everyday checking’ customers who use their debit card for purchases.



by Brian Weston

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

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

Visa Opens Payment Network to US Marketers

Visa Opens Payment Network to US Marketers

Consumers can now save money with automatic coupons issued when using their Visa card for purchases they would already be making anyway, as Visa opens their global processing network to marketers in the United States.



by Brian Weston

Consumers Still Confused Over Debit Card Overdrafts

Consumers Still Confused Over Debit Card Overdrafts

Despite Federal Reserve rules imposed last summer to protect debit card users from unexpected charges for overdrafts, two new consumer studies show that customers are still confused by debit card overdraft policies applied to checking accounts.



by Carolyn Spiel

Target Discount Credit Card Proves Huge Success

Target Discount Credit Card Proves Huge Success

According to a report from the Minneapolis Pioneer Press, consumers have been scrambling to take up Target’s brand new Redcard offer which was launched Nationwide late last year.



by Brian Weston

Prepaid Cards vs Checking Accounts

Prepaid Cards vs Checking Accounts

A new study sponsored by the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association was carried out last month and it suggests that with banking industry costs increasing steadily, prepaid debit cards are a viable financial option for many consumers, often giving a …



by Carolyn Spiel

Consumers More Likely To Pay Credit Card Than Mortgage

Consumers More Likely To Pay Credit Card Than Mortgage

If a new study by credit firm TransUnion is to be believed, it seems that some American consumers place more importance on their credit card than they do on their mortgages.



by Brent Thomas




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