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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

MasterCard “Chips” Away Liability

MasterCard “Chips” Away Liability

For quite some time, consumers have shopped with more confidence with their credit cards knowing that if their cards are stolen or their accounts hacked, they will have little, if any, of the liability associated with stolen credit.



by Carolyn Spiel

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

Single and With Credit

Single and With Credit

For years, we’ve heard about how important our credit scores are; we have been told time and again that our credit history can determine how much we pay in interest on our credit cards, our cars and our homes. Here’s …



by Roberta Sanchez

Watch Out for Last Minute Gift Card Traps

Watch Out for Last Minute Gift Card Traps

By now, we all have heard the warnings to always read the terms and conditions associated with our credit cards. In the past few years, those warnings have been proffered far more often and much louder due to the changes …



by Brian Weston

Update on Antitrust Card Fee Settlement

Update on Antitrust Card Fee Settlement

This week, a U.S. appeals court opted not to hear an appeal of the still-preliminary approval of a $7.2 billion settlement between Visa Inc, Mastercard Inc. and hundreds of merchants over credit card fees.



by Carolyn Spiel

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

Should You Carry Gas Credit Cards?

Should You Carry Gas Credit Cards?

An interesting new mindset is emerging and one that doesn’t bode well for oil companies looking for consumers to carry their gas cards. We take a look at the pros and cons of carrying gas rewards credit cards.



by Joanne Lee

How Visa Fraud Efforts Work

How Visa Fraud Efforts Work

Visa is known for its commitment to consumer safety. It’s often led the way in all things technological when it comes to protecting their customers’ safety. It’s a mighty task and we thought we’d check in with the credit card …



by Joanne Lee

Potential Credit Card Settlement Stipulations

Potential Credit Card Settlement Stipulations

The New York Times recently published an article that closely examines the present satisfaction level of those involved with the settlement proposal between credit card issuers and consumer interest groups. According to the article, the dispute between retail merchants and …



by Carolyn Spiel

Visa Unveils Mobile Wallet With Confidence For Growth in 2013

Visa Unveils Mobile Wallet With Confidence For Growth in 2013

Visa recently reported that they believe the mobile payments industry will go mainstream within the next three years. While more development is necessary, the industry is definitely already quite strong, and still growing.



by Brent Thomas

Kroger May Opt To Discount Cash Transactions

Kroger May Opt To Discount Cash Transactions

Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the United States may bring new definition to the question “Paper or Plastic?” with a new discount concept for customers who pay with cash instead of a debit or credit card.



by Joanne Lee




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