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Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (3/18/11)

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This week’s roundup hits home on many of the topics we’ve recently been covering.  These blogs have plenty of  insight on everything from the interchange fee battle on Capital Hill to the mortgage modification debacle and the Obama Administration’s sweeping plan to help consumers and stabilize the housing market. Plus, an inside look at online personal data mining and what we learned from the CARD Act and it’s impact on consumers. We encourage you to follow all of the contributors you enjoy on twitter for regular updates. And don’t forget to follow Credit.com at @CreditExperts.

Federal Reserve’s Proposal Leads to ‘Horse-Race’ Between Retailers and Banks
The battle of the banks and retailers over interchange fees wages onward. Both sides are spending millions on lobbying and claiming there is the side of the consumer. It’s widely thought that each side is on that of their industry, but the ruling will affect the consumer for better or worse. It remains to be seen what we all have in store when we swipe our cards. @skimm @ABC

Obama Administration Pushing For Banks To Modify Millions Of Mortgages To Settle Foreclosure Claims
This dramatic and sweeping plan aims to punish banks, assist distressed borrowers, stabilize the housing marked and deter firms from abusing borrowers in the future. If it can do what it claims, it may be just the right medicine for the nation now. @nasiripour @HuffingtonPost

Data Mining: How Companies Now Know Everything About You
It’s becoming increasingly obvious that we are not alone online. Joel Stein monitors those that have been monitoring him online and finds that what they may lack in accuracy, they make up for in persistence. @thejoelstein @Time

The CARD Act Conference: What We Learned
Now that a year has passed, many are taking a look back at how the CARD Act has impacted consumers since it’s implementation. The Consumer Protection Bureau summarizes and explains what they have learned. @CFPB

Save Your Credit Score With These Five Steps
Martha White gives helpful tips for repairing credit scores and reminders for keeping them healthy. @walletpop

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