The Credit Card That Helps You Save for College Just Got a Boost

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The Credit Card That Helps You Save for College Just Got a Boost

The Credit Card That Helps You Save for College Just Got a Boost

Sallie Mae unveiled a rebooted version of its popular Upromise World MasterCard on Wednesday, following Barclaycard’s purchase of the portfolio from Bank of America. The credit card, primarily targeted at parents looking to save for their child’s college education, allows its holders to put rewards into a tax-deferred 529 college savings plan or a Sallie Mae… Read More

New Study: Consumers Better With Their Credit

Personal Finance

New Study: Consumers Better With Their Credit

New Study: Consumers Better With Their Credit

Americans have generally been very good about paying their credit card bills on time since the end of the recession, and that trend continued in April. However, the number of seriously late accounts the nation’s largest credit card lenders wrote off as being uncollectable increased for the first time all year in April, largely due… Read More

Will Carrying a Balance Boost Your Credit Score?

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Will Carrying a Balance Boost Your Credit Score?

Will Carrying a Balance Boost Your Credit Score?

It’s a question that goes to the root of the modern credit card, and at Credit.com we hear it all the time: Should you pay your entire credit card bill every month? Or does it give your credit score a boost to leave a small balance month after month? “Is it better to leave a… Read More

Payment Processor Facing More Concerns Over Recent Data Breach

Identity Theft

Payment Processor Facing More Concerns Over Recent Data Breach

Payment Processor Facing More Concerns Over Recent Data Breach

A few months ago, a company that processes debit and credit card payments acknowledged that it had been hit with a massive data breach that exposed the account numbers for 1.5 million people. But now, as part of its ongoing investigation into the causes and full effects of the breach, Global Payments also discovered that… Read More

Home Depot Cuts Prices After Transaction Fee Battle

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Home Depot Cuts Prices After Transaction Fee Battle

Home Depot Cuts Prices After Transaction Fee Battle

Consumers who head to one of the nation’s top home improvement retailers in the near future may notice that the prices they’re charged for their purchases are lower than they might have seen in the past. After Home Depot fought and won a major battle with large financial institutions over the fees it was charged… Read More

Credit.com in the News 6/15/12

Personal Finance

Credit.com in the News 6/15/12

Credit.com in the News 6/15/12

This week the experts from Credit.com contributed to a wide range of publications on subjects including taxes, identity theft, credit scores, credit cards and debt. Check out the hits… Credit.com chairman Adam Levin talks to Harris Faulkner at Fox News about the password data breach of social and dating sites like LinkedIn and eHarmony. He… Read More

Hackers: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Hire ‘Em

Identity Theft

Hackers: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Hire ‘Em

Hackers: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Hire ‘Em

So what’s it worth to you to prevent world-wide economic collapse, or even a major interruption of essential services, like power or water? These are not hypothetical questions. Nor will they be caused by the Eurozone disaster, a double-dip recession, the disintegration of institutions deemed “too big to fail,” or government spending run amok. I… Read More

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

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