There’s only one more vote separating banks from much lower debit card fees. If it happens, it’s certain that retailers win and banks lose. But what about consumers?
More than one in five Americans have turned to alternative lenders like payday loans, pawn shops, or advances on payday loans during the past five years. And two in five have paid substantial interest, fees, or both due to bad borrowing habits.
There’s been a lot of negative news about the economy lately. But here’s some good news: More consumers are able to pay their bills.
Starting in July, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will start accepting complaints about deceptive and abusive financial products, from credit cards to payday loans. While you’re waiting, here are three other ways to voice your displeasure.
Credit card defaults and delinquencies have dropped to levels not seen since the start of the Great Recession.
If you’re feeling pain at the pump, one thing you might try is a credit card that offers rebates on gas purchases. But beware: this plastic comes equipped with plenty of fine print. Here’s the skinny on some of the most popular cards.
It’s been two years since the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act became law. A new study suggests it may have done at least part of what Congress intended.
Americans continue to recover from the Great Recession. As a nation, we’re borrowing more and paying back more of what we borrow.
The recent news that a Wall Street rating agency lowered its opinion of U.S. government debt isn’t just a wake-up call for Uncle Sam. It’s a warning for all of us.
Here’s a credit card with an offer that’s tough to refuse: 100,000 frequent flier miles – enough for four free tickets – just for signing up. Other airline reward cards are also taking off, but don’t forget to read the fine print.