Retailers Adding More Perks to Store Credit Cards

Credit Cards

Retailers Adding More Perks to Store Credit Cards

Retailers Adding More Perks to Store Credit Cards

These days, millions of consumers are now in the market for new credit cards after dialing back spending habits during the recession, and one way many may be getting them is through major retailers. In recent months, many consumers may have turned away from opening retailer-issued credit cards because these accounts typically have higher costs… Read More

Rules of the Road for Corporate Credit Cards

Credit Cards

Rules of the Road for Corporate Credit Cards

Rules of the Road for Corporate Credit Cards

A corporate credit card can be a useful tool, allowing employees to travel and buy the supplies they need without the hassle of dealing with a separate purchasing department. But are there risks involved, too? That’s what one Credit.com reader wondered when her employer asked her to get a corporate Visa card through PNC bank…. Read More

How the Major Mobile Payment Systems Stack Up

Credit Cards

How the Major Mobile Payment Systems Stack Up

How the Major Mobile Payment Systems Stack Up

These days, more consumers are looking to make purchases using debit and credit cards instead of cash, and a large number of businesses nationwide are trying to accommodate that demand by adopting mobile payment processing services. In the past, many smaller businesses were hesitant to begin accepting credit cards because of the high cost of… Read More

4 Programs That Want to Pay for Your College

Students

4 Programs That Want to Pay for Your College

4 Programs That Want to Pay for Your College

Getting financial help with college was one of the major reasons why Benjamin Armstrong joined the Marine Corps. But when the veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars finally started using the G.I. Bill to attend Texas State University in 2004, he accidentally missed out on the Marine Corps College Fund, which would have… Read More

Can an Authorized Credit Card User Hurt Your Credit?

Credit Cards

Can an Authorized Credit Card User Hurt Your Credit?

Can an Authorized Credit Card User Hurt Your Credit?

These days, many consumers are quite aware of the role their credit score plays in their daily life, as it can affect everything from their credit qualifications to the interest rates and fees they face on various accounts in their name. But one critical misstep many consumers make, particularly if they have kids in their… Read More

Rejected for an Auto Loan? You Have Options.

Auto Loans

Rejected for an Auto Loan? You Have Options.

Rejected for an Auto Loan? You Have Options.

Any way you look at it, 2008 was a really bad year for auto sales. How bad? Well, in 2007, 16.1 million cars and light trucks were sold in the U.S., and even though it was less than the year before, times were still pretty good. But in 2008, the bottom fell out of the… Read More

The Best Student Loan Advice on Twitter

Students

The Best Student Loan Advice on Twitter

The Best Student Loan Advice on Twitter

Caps and gowns are now hanging in the closet and the Class of 2012 is facing a larger hurdle — paying off student debt. Student loan debt has now topped $1 trillion, and the price of college isn’t getting any cheaper. But everyone has their own tips and tricks for paying off student loans. We… Read More

Consumers Give Uncle Sam Their Comments on Prepaid Cards

Credit Cards

Consumers Give Uncle Sam Their Comments on Prepaid Cards

Consumers Give Uncle Sam Their Comments on Prepaid Cards

Earlier this month the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced plans to regulate prepaid cards.  The CFPB is a relatively new regulatory agency created through the Dodd-Frank federal financial reform law and is focused on helping protect consumers in the financial services space. They are seeking consumer input (as well as input from industry entities)… Read More

Credit.com in the News 6/2/12

Personal Finance

Credit.com in the News 6/2/12

Credit.com in the News 6/2/12

This week the experts from Credit.com talked to the media about the latest news in prepaid cards, underwater mortgages, credit cards and paying the debts of a deceased loved one. Check out the highlights … Susan Tompor of the Detroit Free Press is no fan of extra fees, and she definitely doesn’t want her family… Read More

This Week in Credit Card News: Many Using Credit Basic Needs

Personal Finance

This Week in Credit Card News: Many Using Credit Basic Needs

This Week in Credit Card News: Many Using Credit Basic Needs

Here are a few credit card highlights from the past week. A study showed that many people are using credit cards just to survive, that people seem to be choosing credit over debit when buying stuff, and that it’s essential to take steps to protect your identity before you ever leave your house. Oh, and… Read More

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