This Week in Credit News: The CFPB Faces a Fight

Personal Finance

This Week in Credit News: The CFPB Faces a Fight

This Week in Credit News: The CFPB Faces a Fight

This week was relatively quiet in credit card news, with the biggest highlight coming Wednesday when the banking industry spoke out against a consumer review site proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. What’s prompting the industry’s concern, and will we be seeing more pushback against CFPB policies? Keep reading to find out! Plan to… Read More

8 TV Dads With Bad Credit

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8 TV Dads With Bad Credit

8 TV Dads With Bad Credit

In honor of this Father’s Day, we at Credit.com wanted to pay homage to a few iconic TV dads and their credit catastrophes.  Why?  Of course, because we love them. Also, in taking a moment to celebrate some of the best televised money mistakes, we can learn something and maybe laugh about it along the… Read More

Experian Debuts New Score for the Unbanked

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Experian Debuts New Score for the Unbanked

Experian Debuts New Score for the Unbanked

Experian unveiled a new credit score on Wednesday designed specifically to help the unbanked and underbanked qualify for cost-effective loans. The credit bureau’s Extended View Score pairs data from rental agreements and public records with core credit information to generate a report for consumers with thin-to-no credit files. Core credit data, which includes items like… Read More

Smaller Lenders Struggling to Offer Rewards Programs

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Smaller Lenders Struggling to Offer Rewards Programs

Smaller Lenders Struggling to Offer Rewards Programs

While many credit card issuers have been significantly boosting the value of the rewards programs they offers to consumers in recent months, largely due to increasing interest in borrowing, smaller financial institutions have lagged behind in those efforts. Credit unions in particular have found it difficult to offer their customers credit cards that come with… Read More

8 Ways to Score Extra Credit Card Perks

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8 Ways to Score Extra Credit Card Perks

8 Ways to Score Extra Credit Card Perks

Credit card rewards programs offer people the opportunity to actually make money off of purchases. But responsible spenders should know there are several ways to maximize cash back, points or miles. This includes knowing where to look for special offers, how to earn extra points per dollar and when to charge a high-ticket item. Keep… Read More

Our Debt Has Changed A Lot Since the Recession

Managing Debt

Our Debt Has Changed A Lot Since the Recession

Our Debt Has Changed A Lot Since the Recession

The recent economic downturn had a significant impact on the way we view our finances, and prompted many to try to get out from under the significant debts they may have built in the years leading up to the recession. The number of families nationwide that carried any sort of debt fell between 2007 and… Read More

How To Fix Your Medical Bill Problems

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How To Fix Your Medical Bill Problems

How To Fix Your Medical Bill Problems

A hospital bill appears on a consumer’s credit as a collection account, even though he never got a bill. A consumer’s auto insurance company lets a medical bill slip through the cracks, and it winds up on her credit report, also in collections, even though she would have paid it to avoid the damage to… Read More

Despite Attention, Payday Scammers Keep Calling

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Despite Attention, Payday Scammers Keep Calling

Despite Attention, Payday Scammers Keep Calling

For years now, we at Credit.com have written story after story warning people about fake payday loan debt collectors. This February the Federal Trade Commission won a court order to close an operation that allegedly stole $5 million from American consumers using intimidation and threatening phone calls to collect on phantom payday loan debts, most… Read More

Till Debt Do Us Part: Credit Tips for Newlyweds

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Till Debt Do Us Part: Credit Tips for Newlyweds

Till Debt Do Us Part: Credit Tips for Newlyweds

Congratulations! You survived the big wedding day, hopefully enjoyed a blissful honeymoon and are now getting settled into married life. Successful marriages require a lot of effort on the part of both parties and the management of finances should be an important area of focus. As troubled financial issues are one of the leading causes… Read More

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