Consumer Tips on Applying for a New Credit Card

December 9, 2009

December and January are traditionally the busiest months for new credit card applications. Shoppers want lower rates for their holiday purchases. Bud...
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Bleak Holiday for Credit Card Issuers?

November 18, 2009

New holiday spending surveys are providing data that shows consumers plan to cut their holiday spending and reduce their usage of credit cards. Credit...
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Bleak Holiday for Credit Card Issuers

November 18, 2009

New holiday spending surveys are providing data that shows consumers plan to cut their holiday spending and reduce their usage of credit cards. Credit...
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Consumer Tips on Credit Card APR Increases

November 12, 2009

Many credit card consumers have been hit with interest rate increases in 2009 that have more than doubled their rates. A tremendous number of fee and ...
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Fed Survey Confirms Credit Card Issuers Raising Rates and Cutting Limits

November 11, 2009

A Federal Reserve survey released yesterday showed that a substantial number of credit card issuers have cut credit limits, increased interest rates, ...
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Tips for Buying and Using Gift Cards

November 5, 2009

We are entering the holiday gift card season. While new studies show gift cards are the most popular presents to give and receive, the hidden costs ma...
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New Credit Card Study Shows Harmful Credit Card Practices Continue

October 28, 2009

A new study confirmed what cardholders and Congress already knew: credit card issuers are in no hurry to implement the regulations of the CARD Act. In...
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Dodd Proposes a Freeze on Credit Card Rates

October 26, 2009

Today, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd introduced new legislation that would immediately freeze credit card rates on existing balances th...
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New Consumer Financial Protection Agency Approved by House Committee

October 22, 2009

Today, the House Financial Services Committee approved the creation of a Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) by a vote of 39 to 29. This is th...
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Startling Practices of Credit Card Issuers Continue

October 21, 2009

In the past week, Citi has increased the interest rate on a number of its cardholders to 29.99% and cancelled the accounts of customers holding some o...
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