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More Credit Card Debt Would Aid Economic Recovery

More Credit Card Debt Would Aid Economic Recovery

More Credit Card Debt Would Aid Economic Recovery

Recent economic improvements have seen consumers use their credit card accounts slightly more often in recent months, but many are still cautious about carrying too much debt from one month to the next, according to a report from USA Today. As a result, the economy’s recovery isn’t coming quite as quickly as it could be…. Read More

Late Credit Card Payments Drop to Pre-Recession Levels

Late Credit Card Payments Drop to Pre-Recession Levels

Late Credit Card Payments Drop to Pre-Recession Levels

Credit card delinquencies for the nation’s top six lenders fell to their lowest rates since the recent credit crunch hit, according to a report from The Associated Press. This was particularly the case for American Express, typically the card issuer with the best delinquency rate, which saw late payments fall to just 1.6 percent. JPMorgan… Read More

AmEx, Usually Exclusive, Offers Debit Card for Everyone Else

AmEx, Usually Exclusive, Offers Debit Card for Everyone Else

AmEx, Usually Exclusive, Offers Debit Card for Everyone Else

Looking for a way to put the cache of an American Express card into your wallet without jumping through the hoops of actually becoming a member? Or maybe you just need a prepaid debit card that doesn’t charge outrageous fees? American Express released a new card this week that lets you do both. In an… Read More

Kardashian Sisters Win $75 Million Suit Over Prepaid Cards

Kardashian Sisters Win $75 Million Suit Over Prepaid Cards

Kardashian Sisters Win $75 Million Suit Over Prepaid Cards

The Kardashian sisters may have behaved badly at the party introducing their new prepaid debit card, as we reported in January. But making them responsible for $75 million in damages over the failure of an entire credit card company is going too far, and violates their freedom of speech, a California judge has ruled. The… Read More

HSBC Might Begin Wind-Down of Credit Card Business

HSBC Might Begin Wind-Down of Credit Card Business

HSBC Might Begin Wind-Down of Credit Card Business

The chief executive officer for HSBC recently said it would begin running down its $33 billion credit card portfolio if there is no buyer, largely in an effort to save money and cut its stake in consumer banking, according to a report from Reuters. This came after news last month that HSBC wanted to cut… Read More

Credit Cards That Inspire Awesome Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Credit Cards That Inspire Awesome Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Credit Cards That Inspire Awesome Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is almost here and if you’re stumped for a gift idea, maybe one of these rewards credit cards will trigger a light bulb moment. These suggestions range from the practical, like a power lawn tool, to the totally unpractical, like sending Dad to Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp. For the Dad Who Loves… Read More

Smartphones Won’t Replace Credit Cards Any Time Soon

Smartphones Won’t Replace Credit Cards Any Time Soon

Smartphones Won’t Replace Credit Cards Any Time Soon

As one who is totally fascinated with the intersection of credit cards and technology, I’ve been paying close attention to the buzz surrounding the use of smartphones as credit cards. It’s a burgeoning area and there’s heated competition among companies to be the first to come up with the Next Big Thing. Google announced its… Read More

Big Debit Card Changes Coming

Big Debit Card Changes Coming

Big Debit Card Changes Coming

Big changes are ahead for debit cards that retailers say will ultimately benefit consumers, though the banks beg to differ. A months-long, multi-million-dollar lobbying push by the nation’s largest banks to delay those debit card changes ended in failure Wednesday afternoon, clearing the way for new rules to take effect in July. “This is huge,”… Read More

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