Banks Offering More Near-Prime Credit Cards

By | Jan 11, 2013

Banks Offering More Near-Prime Credit CardsNews from Fox Business: That blemish on your credit report isn’t the budget-killer it used to be. Lenders are increasingly offering credit to “near-prime” consumers as they look for ways to bulk up their bottom line. It’s a reversal from the recession, when banks regularly turned away potential borrowers with […]

The Best Credit Cards for Rebuilding Your Credit Score

By | Nov 22, 2012

The Best Credit Cards for Rebuilding Your Credit ScoreNews from U.S. News & World Report: Everyone has made financial mistakes here and there. Maybe you forgot to pay the minimum balance on your credit card bill once or twice, or fell behind on the utilities one month. Such missteps may ding your credit, but they […]

How Applying For Credit Cards Affects Your Credit Score

By | Nov 21, 2012

How Applying For Credit Cards Affects Your Credit ScoreNews from TheStreet.com: Each time you apply for credit, whether it’s for a new credit card, a mortgage, or a car loan, a lender asks to see your credit history, which is noted as an “inquiry” on your credit report. Too many inquiries can hurt your credit […]

Best credit cards after bankruptcy

By | Nov 5, 2012

Best credit cards after bankruptcyNews from MSN Money: This post comes from Gerri Detweiler at partner site Credit.com. It may sound like the stupidest financial move ever: getting credit cards after bankruptcy. But done right, it may be one of the smartest moves you can make for your credit. The main purpose for getting new […]

American Express Ranks Best For Credit Cards, HSBC Scores Last: Customer …

By | Aug 24, 2012

American Express Ranks Best For Credit Cards, HSBC Scores Last: Customer …News from Huffington Post: American Express credit cards ranked highest in consumer satisfaction the sixth year running, according to a new report. […]

Rewards credit cards could soon be history

By | Aug 22, 2012

Rewards credit cards could soon be historyNews from Fox Business: Do you know what interchange fees (they’re also called “swipe fees”) are? Not many people do. But they’re the cut of the value of every transaction that’s taken by the processor (American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa) every time you use your debit or credit […]

Kevin Hunt: The Best Credit Cards For Recent Grads

By | Jul 5, 2012

Kevin Hunt: The Best Credit Cards For Recent GradsNews from Hartford Courant: Every new graduate, high school or college, should have a credit card. Sure, it’s convenient and a sign (an iPhone isn’t enough) of adulthood. It’s also a good time to start building a strong credit history and show financial responsibility. Odysseas Papadimitriou, CEO […]

Bank downgrades could hurt loans, credit cards

By | Jun 23, 2012

Bank downgrades could hurt loans, credit cardsNews from U.S. News & World Report: By PALLAVI GOGOI, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — When a major bank’s credit rating is cut, it deals a psychological blow — to customers, the public and financial markets. So Thursday’s downgrading of 15 of the world’s largest banks is almost […]

Study: Despite new law, credit cards finding their way to students

By | Apr 26, 2012

Study: Despite new law, credit cards finding their way to studentsNews from CreditCards.com: Credit Cards > Credit Card News > Study: Despite new law, credit cards finding their way to students One tactic: Student loans defined as ‘income’ By Martin Merzer Question: When is a loan considered income? Answer: When a bank wants a way to […]

New Credit Cards and Your Credit Score

By | Apr 7, 2012

New Credit Cards and Your Credit ScoreNews from AARP News: Q. What happens to my credit score if I cancel a credit card I never activated? A. Even if a card hasn’t been activated, your credit score will take a short-term hit. Sign up for the AARP Money Newsletter. Here’s why. Activated or not, the […]

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