LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Update–March 14, 2014

How Target Blew It Poring over computer logs, Target found FireEye's alerts from November 30 and more from December 2, when hackers installed yet another version of the malware. Not only should those alarms have been impossible to miss, they … Continue reading

Do You Know about Credit Card Repo Clauses?

According to a recent study of credit card terms in the United States, many card agreements allow banks to repossess items you have purchased to make up for money you owe on your account. More than 200 publicly-filed credit card … Continue reading

LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Update–February 21, 2014

A Line of Defense Against the Theft of Personal Data Credit-monitoring is often backward-looking, informing you of new accounts that thieves may have already opened in your name. But a freeze prohibits the bureaus from releasing your credit reports to … Continue reading

Will Capital One Revise Policies in Credit Card Agreement?

Very few people ever read their credit card agreement, but there has been a public outcry over the fine print in Capital One's agreement with their cardholders. The updated contract says that Capital One "may contact you in any manner … Continue reading

CFPB Studying Arbitration Clauses in Financial Services Agreements

New research from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shows that arbitration clauses are commonly used by large banks in credit card and checking account agreements, but almost 9 out of 10 clauses allow banks to prevent consumers from participating in … Continue reading

Issuers Defend Arbitration Clauses in Credit Card Agreements

American Express, Citigroup and Discover went to court this week to defend charges that they acted together to make customers agree to settle credit card disputes through arbitration instead of class action lawsuits. The lawsuits were filed by customers who … Continue reading