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It’s a Bad Week to Be a Bank

It’s a Bad Week to Be a Bank

You can imagine the brouhaha many bank CEOs are cursing at this very moment. They have more than 300 new servicing standards as part of that massive $25 billion mortgage settlement and they’re in the spotlight.



by Joanne Lee

ID Theft: The Difference in a Decade

ID Theft: The Difference in a Decade

Seems every day in the news is a new story of identity theft. And more often these days, we’re hearing of massive rings that compromise networks and steal millions of consumers’ information, either in part or a complete theft including …



by Brent Thomas

Chase No Longer Charging Overdrafts On Small Purchases

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.



by Joanne Lee

Credit Card Debt Still Among Financial Concerns

Credit Card Debt Still Among Financial Concerns

Although credit liability seems to be improving in the United States it seems that many Americans still face troubling times in regards to their credit cards.



by Roberta Sanchez

Hawaii Set To Crack Down Predatory Lenders

Hawaii Set To Crack Down Predatory Lenders

This past week, the First Circuit court of Hawaii saw a lawsuit filed which charges seven separate companies and their subsidiaries with signing customers up for protection programs without asking.



by Scott Townsend

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

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

New CFPB Head Could Attract Lawsuits

New CFPB Head Could Attract Lawsuits

The decision by President Barrack Obama to appoint someone to lead the brand new Consumer Protection Agency has been seen as controversial one.



by CreditCardsCo

First Premier Move Drops Average APR Rate

First Premier Move Drops Average APR Rate

According to the weekly Credit Card Rate Report the interest rates on opening offers for new credit cards fell during the past week, partly due to a severe drop in the APR of the most expensive card in the survey.



by Brian Weston

Tax Preparation Loans Live to Fight Another Day

Tax Preparation Loans Live to Fight Another Day

In Washington a political tussle has allowed lenders to keep on offering finance that consumer groups are worried that may seem rapacious.



by Joanne Lee

Act To Offer Protection On Prepaid Credit Cards

Act To Offer Protection On Prepaid Credit Cards

Prepaid credit cards are becoming ever more popular with the Mercator Advisory Group predicting that the amount loaded onto prepaid cards will increase to around $233.8 billion in 2012.



by Brent Thomas

Does Your Credit Card Offer Price Protection?

Does Your Credit Card Offer Price Protection?

As the holiday season draws to a close, there are lots of sales being offered by merchants.



by Brian Weston




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