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5 Tech Companies Making Credit Cards Safer

Betterment.com | Posted 10.09.2014 | Money
Betterment.com

Home Depot. Target. DSW. Neiman Marcus. TJ Maxx. What do these companies have in common? They have all suffered massive credit card breaches in recent years and, unfortunately, they are not the only ones.

Senate: Target Dropped The Ball On Credit Card Hack

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business

By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Target Corp missed multiple opportunities to thwart the hackers responsible for the unprecedented holiday sh...

Cash Crop: Credit Cards Refused At California Pot Dispensaries

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.10.2012 | Money

To most people, the idea of charging a dime bag to your Visa might sound like a half-baked scheme from Pineapple Express. But that was a reality in Ca...

CARD Act May Have Cost Consumers Billions

Curtis Arnold | Posted 05.05.2012 | Money
Curtis Arnold

The CARD Act was implemented on Feb. 22, 2010, and the two-year anniversary of this date marks a fair time to assess the Act's successes, failures and overall implications for consumers with credit cards.

Where Your Credit Card Payments May Be Going

AP | ALEX VEIGA | Posted 03.03.2012 | Business

LOS ANGELES -- The chairman and chief executive of American Express Co. received a compensation package valued at $22.5 million for 2011, a 38 percent...

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...

High-Tech Startup Focus: iZettle -- the New, Better Square -- Coming Soon to America?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 01.20.2012 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

With all of the deflating noises of Groupon and Zynga, is it possible Square might find themselves going the way of PayPal; downhill?

Leaving An Abusive Marriage? 7 Ways To Protect Your Money

Jeffrey A. Landers | Posted 12.30.2011 | Divorce
Jeffrey A. Landers

Divorce is painful -- anyone who has been through the process will attest to that. But, sometimes, divorce is less painful than staying in a relationship that has become abusive.

College Credit Cards A 'Pay To Play' Operation?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.18.2011 | Denver

A Federal Reserve report released last week revealed that colleges, foundations, and alumni groups in Colorado were paid $1,042,643 by credit card com...

Marijuana Dispensaries Struggle To Obtain Service From Banks

Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

ST. LOUIS, June 17 (Thomson Reuters Accelus) - Marijuana dispensaries in states that have legalized medical pot are struggling to obtain service f...

Why Credit Card Branding Is Costing Small Business Owners

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 06.20.2011 | Business
Odysseas Papadimitriou

Business and consumer credit cards are actually more similar than they are different, which therefore begs the question, should the Credit CARD Act of 2009 apply to business credit cards?

Fed Displays Policy Shift, Strengthens CARD Act

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Odysseas Papadimitriou

As the United States comes out of the Great Recession, we must critically examine the causes of this economic swoon and make adjustments in order to prevent such an event from ever occurring again.

What Your Credit Card Company Doesn't Want You to Know

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Odysseas Papadimitriou

If you have excellent credit, there's a good chance that you have a Visa Signature credit card, a World MasterCard credit card or an American Express charge card. If this is, indeed, the case, you might be in for one nasty surprise.

New Credit Card Restrictions Can Hurt Small Business Owners

nytimes.com | JACK STACK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Just as banks are beginning to loosen up the reins a bit, the credit-card companies have been ratcheting up their restrictions -- something that can h...

Credit Card Companies Raising Fees On Good Customers To Recoup Lost Profits

Washington Post | Ylan Q. Mui | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After the recession forced credit card companies to purge their rosters of the riskiest loans, the industry is facing a new problem: customers who are...

R. U. BOT OR NOT?

Carine Fabius | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

Don't you? Look over here at your local bank. If it's anything like mine, the place is swarming with robots.

Fed Proposes Limits On Credit Card Penalty Fees

AP | EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The Federal Reserve on Wednesday proposed strict limits on penalty fees and other charges that credit card companies can slap on cust...

Credit-Card Fees: The New Traps

wsj.com | ROBIN SIDEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A new federal credit-card law that takes effect Monday could erase billions of dollars a year in fees and interest charges paid by consumers. But card...

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...

The Next Great Recession Will Occur in This Decade

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

I am writing a novel. It is about the next Great Recession that will occur in this decade. The book's subtext will cite the next Great Real Estate Bub...

Credit Card Rates: Banks Plan To RAISE Rates, Annual Fees

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Banks expect to tighten terms on credit cards in response to a new law that aims to protect consumers from sudden rate hikes, the F...

Late Credit Card Payments Hit Five-Month High In October

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Struggling credit card holders fell behind on their payments in October at the highest rate in five months, according to Fitch Rating...

Laura Bassett

As Wallets Open For Haiti, Credit Card Companies Take A Big Cut

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Update at 9:03 AM Friday: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover have now all announced that they will waive fees for some donations related...

Credit Card Companies Are Sending Out Early Holiday Gifts

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

While Congress is calling on credit card companies to stop hiking interest rates before the new Credit CARD act goes into effect, Citigroup just sent me a letter with a monstrous interest rate hike.

Debit Card Spending Up, Fees Likely To Follow

CNN Money | David Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Could debit cards be the next cash cow for banks? If banks have their way, they will. Americans have conducted more transactions and spent more money...