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With the holidays around the corner, the convenience checks your credit card company is offering look pretty appealing. The 0% offer, often written in bold print, makes these promotional checks seem like a good way to pay for gifts. As … Continue reading →
Americans have seen a number of substantial data breaches since last year's holiday season, but that has not had a major effect on how they plan to pay for their items this Christmas. A new survey from TransUnion shows 80% of … Continue reading →
Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a warning to credit card companies about deceptive marketing tactics used to promote convenience checks and reduced or zero percent interest offers. The Bureau told banks to properly disclose the costs of these … Continue reading →
American Express To Pay $75 Million Over Credit Card Practices The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ordered American Express to pay more than $75 million to settle claims that it charged improper fees and misled its credit card customers over … Continue reading →
Consumer Credit Growth Cools, Credit Card Use Sags In September, growth in consumer credit cooled as households appeared to use their credit cards less frequently. According to Federal Reserve data released this week, consumer credit grew $11.36 billion in September, lower … Continue reading →
It is very common to receive convenience checks from your credit card issuer. These promotional checks look like free money, with 0 percent offers in bold print. These offers may seem like a tempting way to pay for holiday shopping, … Continue reading →