Chinese Bank Launches Credit Card for Young Moms

The Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) has developed a credit card specifically for moms of younger children. Women with children under the age of 6 can use their "Pretty Mom" credit cards to get discounts on baby products and early … Continue reading

UK Banks to Pay $2 Billion to Settle Credit Card Scandal

Thirteen banks and credit card companies in the United Kingdom are on the line for an estimated £1.3 billion ($2.02 billion in US dollars) in damages over the next few months. This is the result of a mis-selling scandal regarding credit … Continue reading

LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Update–April 19, 2013

ATM Fees on the Rise Using an ATM outside of your bank's network is becoming more expensive. The average fee a bank charged a non-customer for using their ATM in 2012 was $2.10, a 20 percent increase from the $1.75 … Continue reading

Notable Growth in Credit Cards During 2012

The number of credit cards in the United States increased last year as did the number of credit card transactions, according to the latest Nilson Report. The number of general purpose credit cards in circulation grew to 526.6 million by … Continue reading

LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Update–March 8, 2013

Young Adults Retreat From Piling Up Debt Total debt among young adults dropped in the last decade to the lowest level in 15 years. A typical young U.S. household, defined as one led by someone under age 35, had $15,000 … Continue reading

LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Update December 21

Consumer Group Warns of Card Surcharges Credit cardholders must be on the watch for new check-out fees that merchants will be able to impose starting in January under a class-action settlement with Visa and MasterCard. But merchant trade groups say … Continue reading

LowCards.com Weekly Credit Card Update November 9

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

Beware of Payment Protection Plans

During times of recession and job loss, debt payment protection plans sound like a financial life jacket that can keep you afloat. Credit card issuers market protection plans as a way to prepare for the changes and hardships in life. … Continue reading