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Summer’s almost here and perhaps you’re feeling a bit of wanderlust. What if you could hop on a plane and go somewhere for free? The credit cards in this roundup offer sign-up bonuses that are good enough for a free flight. Not bad, huh? Just one reminder: Rewards cards have APRs on the high side. But… Read More
Banks have begun issuing more prepaid cards to increase revenues lost to laws such as the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act and the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection Act, and these accounts have been adopted quickly by many groups, according to a report from Bloomberg Businessweek. In particular, prepaid cards have become popular with state… Read More
The credit card industry experienced a sizeable increase in net pre-tax profits in 2010, rising to 18.5 billion, up from the previous year’s $13.6 billion, according to a report from the industry analyst firm R.K. Hammer. This increase in profits came despite the predicted and much-heralded declines in revenues. [Featured Tool: Get your free Credit Report… Read More
The weather’s getting warm and it’s the perfect time to paint your deck or improve your landscaping. If only home improvements didn’t put such a major dent in your wallet, right? A little cash back to offset the cost is always nice. From now until the end of June, these credit cards want to help you create a… Read More
The rate of consumers who allowed at least one of their credit card accounts to fall 90 days or more behind on payments fell to 0.74 percent in the first three months of the year, according to the latest quarterly statistics from the credit bureau TransUnion. This rate was down from the 0.88 percent observed… Read More
My friend Marissa is the queen of credit card points, so much so that she she managed to score a free roundtrip ticket to Athens, Greece for her honeymoon a few years ago…and continues to maximize her credit card rewards for travel freebies.
Florida’s attorney general subpoenaed the prepaid debit card company owned by hip hop mogul Russell Simmons on Thursday, plus four other large prepaid card companies, on allegations that the companies charge deceptive fees. “Failing to disclose fees is essentially stealing money from consumers,” Attorney General Pam Bondi said in a press release. “We will aggressively… Read More
In the war between big banks and big retailers over control of your wallet, the retailers just won a small but potentially important battle. By pushing Senator Jon Tester (D – Mont.) to retreat on his call for a two-year delay on new limits for debit card swipe fees, the Merchants Payments Coalition may have… Read More
Year-over-year credit card origination growth rose more than 28 percent between February 2010 and the same month this year, according to the latest statistics from the credit reporting bureau Equifax. This was largely due to a vast increase – totaling more than 75 percent – in the number of cards issued to subprime borrowers, which… Read More