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Come October, Your Credit Card Machine Needs to Be EMV Compliant

Melinda Emerson | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

Up until now, banks shouldered the cost, but this move to EMV is to reduce the amount banks pay to cover fraud charges. If you don't comply by accepting the new chip credit cards, by October you will be financially liable for the loss.

How Technology Is Tricking You Into Tipping More

Nir Eyal | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Nir Eyal

My taxi pulled up to the hotel. I got out my credit card and prepared to pay for the ride. The journey was pleasant enough but little did I know I was about to encounter a bit of psychological trickery designed to get me to pay more for the lift. 

10 States With the Highest Credit Card Balances | Posted 02.12.2013 | Money

By Kali Geldis With holiday spending expected to soar this year and some consumers using their favorite piece of plasticto front the cash, credit card...

Good Sign For The Economy

AP | Posted 10.04.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- A report is showing that more Americans are keeping up with their credit-card payments. The American Bankers Association says the perce...

Consumer Debt On The Rise

AP | ALEX VEIGA | Posted 10.14.2012 | Money

LOS ANGELES -- Americans are carrying more credit card debt than a year ago, yet the late-payment rate for card holders remains near an 18-year low, a...

Half Of U.S. Adults Essentially In A Credit Coma: Report

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 06.27.2012 | Money

In an April episode of the Fox sitcom "New Girl," Nick is surprised to learn of his ridiculously low credit score when he tries to buy a cellphone. ...

12 Common Credit Card Questions Answered

SavvySugar | Posted 01.02.2012 | Women

Credit cards can be your best financial friend and your worst enemy. No matter how organized you are, staying within your limit, finding a card with a...

Credit Card 2.0: What's the Point?

Tim Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tim Chen

A new credit card features a magnetic strip that rewrites itself on the fly. It sounds like an innovative concept, but the more I read about it, the more I ask myself, what's the point?

Credit Card Or Mortgage: Consumers | Vincent Fernando | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Credit history company TransUnion has found that Americans are shifting their priorities when it comes to paying down debt. Consumers are paying down...

Bank of America 4Q Earnings: Bank Lost $5.2 Billion Quarter As It Repays Bailout

AP | IEVA M. AUGSTUMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bank of America Corp. said Wednesday it lost $5.2 billion during the final three months of 2009 as consumers struggled to make...

Credit Card Delinquencies Up November, More Borrowers Struggling: Moody's

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — More U.S. credit card users fell further behind on their payments in November, Moody's Investor's Services said Tuesday. The charge-...

Cancel Amex, Get $300 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wow. American Express must be getting desperate. In a bid to RID itself of customers, Amex will give you a $300 prepaid credit card if you cancel your...

Bulk Up Your Credit

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Roseanne Colletti

On the Weight Watcher diet program, the fewer points you rack up the better. Not so on your FICO score where the objective is to gain as many points as possible.

More Americans Delinquent In Paying Back Credit Card Bills

AP | RACHEL KONRAD, BOB PORTERFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Americans are falling behind on their credit card payments at an alarming rate, sending delinquencies and defaults surging by double-digit percentages...

Congress, Critics Denounce "Abusive" Credit Card Practices

AP | Marcy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Congress is renewing its scrutiny of the credit card industry, as some lawmakers denounce the practice of raising customers' interest rates when their...