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4 Predictions for Credit Cards and the Payments Industry in 2016

CompareCards | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business

2015 was a big year for credit cards and the payments industry. It was the year that EMV cards were rolled out on a major scale, making transactions m...

5 Credit Cards With Big Summer Travel Rewards

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.11.2015 | Travel

What better way to deal with winter than to start planning a summer vacation? To that end, HuffPost Live got the scoop on the best credit cards to...

This Company Lures Needy Service Members Into Debt And Then Sues Them

Washington Post | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact

Army Spc. Angel Aguirre needed a washer and dryer. Money was tight, and neither Aguirre, 21, nor his wife had much credit history as they settled i...

Top Credit Card Stories of 2012

Bill Hardekopf | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
Bill Hardekopf

2012 was a relatively quiet year for the credit card industry. However, there were a number of developments that may have a far-reaching impact in the years to come. Here are the top ten credit card stories of 2012.

Unbanking America: Entrepreneur Develops Alternative to Paper Money, Banking System

Steven Kurlander | Posted 06.20.2012 | Money
Steven Kurlander

With the explosion of devices equipped with encrypted technology, it should be only a short period of time before both paper currency and the rest of coins in circulation go the way of the Canadian penny.

The Best Credit Cards Of The Year

SmartMoney | Annamaria Andriotis | Posted 04.19.2012 | Money

This article originally appeared on In the battle of the plastics, credit cards have lately emerged as the surprise champs, offering...

Prepaid Debit Cards: A Brief Guide to What Really Matters

Jonathan B. Mintz | Posted 04.30.2012 | Money
Jonathan B. Mintz

More than $140 billion moves through prepaid debit cards every year in this country. Given the wide range of these products, consumers and regulators must find ways to navigate what really matters.

Am I The Only One That's Confused? The Journey To Getting My First Credit Card

Jillian Berman | Posted 04.30.2012 | Money
Jillian Berman

Nine months out of college and I'm finding that the real world is full of harsh truths: Napping in the middle of the day is frowned upon, an outfit based around leggings is never appropriate and my financial decisions will haunt me for the rest of my life.

Credit Card Interest Rates Hit Record Highs As Companies Market More Aggressively

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to pay off your credit card debt, be advised that it's getting harder all the time. That's because credit car...

Consumer Bureau Developing Simpler Credit Card Form

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

Imagine a credit card agreement that's short, to the point and easy to understand. If one federal agency gets its way, what you're picturing could bec...

Debit Fees: Someone Has to Pay the Piper

Justine Rivero | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business
Justine Rivero

The lesson here is that there is no free ride, not after years of bad banking practices, lack of regulation and consumer protections, and our own financial excesses.

We Can Send a Man to the Moon, But Can't Invent a Green Credit Card!?

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Over six billion credit cards are produced each year worldwide. That is enough to make over 50 stacks of cards higher than Mt. Everest. Too bad these are not recyclable.

Credit Card Fees and Your Subconscious Mind

Tim Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tim Chen

A lot of people are drawn into 0% Intro APR and Balance Transfer Rate discounts without thinking what happens after they cease. Banks know that people screw up and are always looking for new credit users to milk fees from.

Credit Card Rates Expected To Rise

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the third and final phase of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (Credit CARD) which went into effect yesterda...

C-SPAN As Red Pill: Camera Catches Senate Vote-Switching to Protect Credit Card Usury

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Though we rightly suspect that there's dishonesty embedded in the gap between public pronouncement and actual legislation being discussed, it is - by design - difficult to pinpoint who is actually spearheading the deceit, and how.

World's Worst Credit Cards (Infographic)

Brian Clark Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Clark Howard

Due to editorial consideration, the infographic and accompanying text have been removed from this post....

Watch Out for the "Required" Minimum Payment

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

We need increased consumer protection because not all companies issuing consumer products -- credit cards and mortgages being the best examples -- play by the rules.

Five Ways the New Credit Card Laws Affect You

Jordan E. Goodman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jordan E. Goodman

Now that the Credit Card law has fully gone into effect, it's time for you to reevaluate your strategies about how you use your credit cards.

Credit Card Cancellations: How They'll Affect Your Credit Score

Lifehacker | Kevin Purdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Adam Baker, blogger at Man vs. Debt, canceled all his credit cards 15 months ago. His credit score dropped just 10 points, but he learned a lot about ...

Credit CARD Act Goes Into Effect On Monday, And Banks Are Ready Fee Blitz Escalates

Mother Jones | Stephanie Mencimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On Monday, the second phase of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009--a major overhaul that boosts safeguards again...

5 Ways to Wipe Out Your Credit Card Balances

Jordan E. Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jordan E. Goodman

In truth, paying off your credit card balances is simple; there's nothing complicated about it. But it's not easy, because it does require sacrifice and scraping together the cash that will get it done.

Banks, Credit Card Issuers Find Ways Around New CARD Act Rules

DailyFinance | TRACY COENEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The new rules, which go into full effect on February 22, threaten to take a big bite out of the $15 billion in penalties and fees that the industry co...

America's credit card debt Five myths about | Robert D. Manning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Today, Americans are more dependent on credit than savings, a radical departure from the last major economic crisis, in the 1930s. Congress's effort t...

Credit Card Legislation Means Consumers Under 21 Need a Way to Navigate the 'Plastic Gap'

Jerry R. Welch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry R. Welch

The net result of the credit card legislation is that millions of young Americans simply won't be able to get a credit card at all because of the new restrictions. That could be a problem.

Bank Of America, Citigroup: New Fee For Perfect-Credit Customers Tested | ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (CBS) ― Loraine Mullen-Kress carries a Bank of America credit card and religiously pays off her balance. "Flawless credit," she boasted....