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CFPB New Ability to Repay Rule

CFPB New Ability to Repay Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been promising changes in the way mortgages are written in this country and as promised, it’s now delivered what it refers to as the Ability to Repay Rule. The goal was simple: to …



by Scott Townsend

Discover To Pay $214 Million In Consumer Settlement

Discover To Pay $214 Million In Consumer Settlement

Discover Financial is the latest credit card company to announce a consumer settlement in light of charges regarding their high-profit, low-payout credit card payment protection plan, according to a recent investigation.



by Brian Weston

A New Look at Peer-to-Peer Lending

A New Look at  Peer-to-Peer Lending

Peer to peer lending doesn’t always make the evening news. Maybe it’s because this concept doesn’t include any kind of greedy bankers who are embezzling money or kicking public trust into outer space.



by Scott Townsend

FED Report Finds Consumer Credit Card Responsibility Improving

FED Report Finds Consumer Credit Card Responsibility Improving

A recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York assures that consumers have exhibited more responsible credit card use since the passing of the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act of 2009.



by Brent Thomas

The Introductory Rate Balancing Act

The Introductory Rate Balancing Act

Low introductory credit card rates are always enticing, particularly if you are able to transfer another credit card balance or the balance of your car loan.



by Carolyn Spiel

4 Hidden Secrets of Your Credit Card

4 Hidden Secrets of Your Credit Card

Most consumers probably feel that they are at the will of their credit card provider. The truth, though, is that the customer actually has more control than you might think.



by Brian Weston

How to Combat Financial Cyberchondria

How to Combat Financial Cyberchondria

If your funds are struggling or your credit rating is failing, then the blame could lie at the feet of Facebook and Twitter.



by Joanne Lee

FTC Highlights Fraud Liability For Credit & Debit Cards

FTC Highlights Fraud Liability For Credit & Debit Cards

For many consumers, the recent security breach reported on at Global Payments has been something of a wake up call. It is so easy for us all to get complacent about the safety of our financial information.



by Brent Thomas

Increase In Sub-prime Lending Seen Across All Sectors

Increase In Sub-prime Lending Seen Across All Sectors

According to the latest information released by Equifax in partnership with Moody’s Analytics, sub-prime lending has increases across all industry sectors for the spring season.



by Scott Townsend

Apple & BarclayCard Join Forces To Offer iPad3

Apple & BarclayCard Join Forces To Offer iPad3

The latest version of Apple’s iPad tablet computer is being made available to consumers with interest free financing thanks to a new partnership between the computer giants and credit card issuers BarclayCard.



by Brent Thomas

New Program For Under Banked In Developing Markets

New Program For Under Banked In Developing Markets

The Mobile Money Partnership Program has just been launched by MasterCard in order to provide help to in excess of 2.5 billion financially poor, or under banked, consumers all across the globe to access financial services on their mobile phones.



by Carolyn Spiel

Choosing The Right Credit Card In 5 Easy Steps

Choosing The Right Credit Card In 5 Easy Steps

There are some things that having multiple choices can be fun, but credit cards are not one of them. The number of different credit cards on the market can make choosing the right one seems like a chore.



by Brian Weston




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