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CFPB Wants Public's Input on Credit Card Industry

March 18, 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is requesting public input on how the credit card market is operating. This is part of a required review whi..

A Truly "Green" Credit Card Hits The Market

January 20, 2015

Credit card issuers have marketed their cards to specific target audiences for years. Frequent fliers, bookworms, NFL fans, home fixer-uppers, student..

Credit Card Data Breaches Didn't Alter Holiday Shopping

January 6, 2015

The rash of credit card breaches at major retail chains during the past year had a surprisingly low impact on holiday shopping, according to a recent ..

Save Coupons to Your Credit Card with "Twitter Offers"

December 3, 2014

Twitter is launching a new program that allows users to store discounts and coupons on their credit cards. Twitter Offers can convert Promoted Tweets..

New Year's Credit Card Resolutions

December 2, 2014

We’re approaching another new year, which means we all have a chance to focus and fix areas of our life with some New Year’s resolutions. ..

PF Chang's Investigates Possible Card Breach

June 12, 2014

Another well-known company has been the possible victim of a debit and credit card breach. PF Chang’s China Bistro, which operates restaurants throu..

Avoid Getting "Tricked" for Your Money on Halloween

October 29, 2013

It’s trick-or-treat time, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is using Halloween to warn consumers about the tricks scammers use to s..

The CFPB's Accomplishments in its First Two Years

July 23, 2013

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is celebrating its two-year anniversary with much calmer waters ahead. The CFPB has been the center of politi..

Credit Card Debt & Delinquencies Fall in First Quarter of 2013

May 21, 2013

Americans are doing a better job of paying off their credit card debt, and they are doing so in a timely manner. According to the latest report from T..