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5 Best Credit Cards for New Grads

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 07.21.2015 | College
Shannah L. Compton

When you toss your cap in the air on graduation day, the world feels like it is at your feet. You're ready to enter adulthood armed with a degree from college, you've got a few job prospects and life feels pretty sweet. That's until you go to buy your first car and realize that the one thing you didn't do in college was build yourself a solid credit record.

Digital Skills Urgently Needed to Bridge Digital Literacy Gap

Lisa Chau | Posted 07.15.2015 | Education
Lisa Chau

Digital technology has changed our world for the better, but the innovation that helps some rise also threatens to leave millions behind. As technology transforms our economy at a blinding pace, more and more people are being locked out of a job market increasingly dominated by the demand for computer skills.

2015 Travel Rewards Credit Card Analysis Results

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel
NextAdvisor.com

Earning points and miles with a travel rewards credit card can be confusing. How can you know how much these rewards are actually worth? We've decided to take the guessing out of travel rewards by investigating the value of major travel rewards cards.

Women in Business Q&A: Keri Gohman, Head of Small Business Banking, Capital One

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

As the Head of Capital One's Spark Business banking line of business, Keri Gohman leads an organization that serves the more than 50 percent of Americ...

How to Avoid Getting Scammed When You Purchase an eVisa

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 03.11.2015 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

Comments under the recent article about my trip to Bahrain and Abu Dhabi alerted me that I had severely overpaid for my Bahrain eVisa. The $170 fee se...

4 Reasons Why Your Banking Relationship Is About to Significantly Change

Gene Marks | Posted 08.25.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The banking industry is undergoing an enormous change. And, whether you like it or not, your business is stuck in the middle of it. Your paper checks are slowly disappearing in lieu of electronic payments.

Finding Our Way Out of the Woods

Nell Merlino | Posted 07.06.2014 | Small Business
Nell Merlino

With all the new opportunities brought on by better education, technology, availability of data and women's growing power in all sectors, why are millions of women still stuck not making enough money?

Pull Up and Lean In, Ladies!

Nell Merlino | Posted 04.30.2013 | Women
Nell Merlino

It appears that our ability to do pull-ups and to "lean in" to our careers are part of the next phase of the working women's movement.

The Business Case for Pro Bono: Psychoanalyzing Capital One's Core Engagement Strategy

Aaron Hurst | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Would-be psychotherapist Carolyn Berkowitz helps drive the CSR field from the helm of Capital One Foundation. I met with her recently and had the chance to discuss her own career path and how the business value of pro bono service has made it a core strategy.

Gerry Smith

How Banks Are Outsourcing Their Defense Against Cyber Attacks

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.10.2013 | Technology

For weeks, hackers have attacked many of the country's largest banks, disrupting their websites and frustrating customers who have been unable to acce...

2013 -- The Year of the Consumer

Bill Bartmann | Posted 03.02.2013 | Business
Bill Bartmann

There is a new sheriff in town and he carries a big stick. The sheriff's name is Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and he is going to shake things up.

Deck the Malls: The 4 Best Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

Curtis Arnold | Posted 01.21.2013 | Money
Curtis Arnold

These four rewards credit cards offer special deals and promotions that can help you stretch your budget, eliminate interest payments and even score you exclusive access to unique holiday experiences.

Catherine New

Post-Sandy Borrowers Face Uncertain Credit Help Due To Bank's Murky Policies

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 11.14.2012 | Money

Karen Sposato is one of the lucky homeowners in Breezy Point, N.Y., a community ravaged by Hurricane Sandy and the devastating fires that followed -- ...

Nonprofit Boosts Female Vets Turned Entrepreneurs Amid Job Crisis

Posted 10.25.2012 | Impact

Sgt. Lindsay Freeland was used to being one of the guys. She served alongside them in Afghanistan, sharing most responsibilities. But back home, Freel...

Below the Fold: Credit Card Robo-Signers, Bogus Debt and Comcast Blocks a Site?

Richard Zombeck | Posted 10.23.2012 | Money
Richard Zombeck

According to the New York Times, the debt collection industry has been a heavy user of "robo-signed" affidavits. Remember the robo-signing debacle with mortgages?

5 Credit Cards to Turn Your Wallet Into a Workhorse

Curtis Arnold | Posted 10.07.2012 | Money
Curtis Arnold

Our survey of the market's best cash-back credit cards reminds us that you can earn some significant rebates, just by focusing your spending through the right account.

Catherine New

New Scrutiny For Credit Card Companies Selling Useless Add-Ons

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 08.06.2012 | Money

The nation's biggest credit card companies are under increasing pressure to stop selling add-on credit card products to customers who don't really nee...

Banks To Pay Millions After Being Charged With Improper Military Foreclosures

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 07.27.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Capital One has agreed to pay $12 million to resolve allegations the bank violated special consumer protections in federal law for membe...

Who's Grabbing Your Wallet? A Missed Chance to Help Consumers

Preeti Vissa | Posted 07.26.2012 | Business
Preeti Vissa

It's bad enough that the joining of Capital One and ING created yet another too-big-to-fail bank; that it created a too-big-to-fail bank with a record of abusing and exploiting customers struck us -- and many other consumer advocates -- as beyond the pale.

The Imploding Banking Sector

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 09.23.2012 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

If you are on the House Financial Services Committee or the Senate Banking committee or one of the regulators for the numerous corporations that operate in the financial services sector, you have had very little down time this summer.

Friday Talking Points -- Another Sad Day

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're not going to have our normal partisan talking points today. We're going to follow the lead set by Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and we're just not going to go there today.

Dodd-Frank and CFPB Provide Stimulus to Economy With Milestone

Adam Levin | Posted 09.18.2012 | Money
Adam Levin

In it first 365 days, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has already done more to protect the American public than this do-nothing Congress has accomplished since it was sworn in back in the dawn of 2011.

Capital One Settlement Shows Limits of Government Watchdogs

David Callahan | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
David Callahan

Something really bad happened at a big bank, and tens of millions of dollars are being shelled out in settlements, and yet so far no heads are rolling. Just maybe that's because ripping off customers is now part of the business model for major banks. And why punish executives for doing their job?

What The Capital One Settlement Means For You

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2012 | Money

By Beth Pinsker Gladstone NEW YORK, July 18 (Reuters) - The Capital One Financial settlement with U.S. regulators over deceptive mark...

Millions To Receive Refunds For Bank's Deceptive Tactics

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2012 | Money

* Resolves charges from CFPB, OCC * Bank accused of misleading credit card customers * Case is first enforcement action ...