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Lemon Wallet Could Be Sweet Deal for Consumers

Lemon Wallet Could Be Sweet Deal for Consumers

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you’ve ever lost your wallet, you know the immediate dread that sets in when you have to contact the DMV, the bank, credit card companies and anything else that might compromise your personal security.Perhaps the …

FTC Advises Consumers to Keep Eye Out for Unauthorized Credit Charges

FTC Advises Consumers to Keep Eye Out for Unauthorized Credit Charges

BananaStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers of a new type of “cramming,” unauthorized fees that were once buried in phone bills but are now showing up on credit card statements.According to an FTC…

‘Massive’ Credit Card Fraud Steals $200M

‘Massive’ Credit Card Fraud Steals $200M

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Eighteen people have been charged in what federal prosecutors in New Jersey called one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever uncovered by the U.S. Department of Justice, spanning 28 states and eight countries.”The…

New Credit Card Fees Kick in Sunday

New Credit Card Fees Kick in Sunday

Rayes/Photodisc(NEW YORK) — Starting Sunday, paying by credit card could get more expensive. Under the terms of a $7.2 billion settlement reached last summer between credit card companies and merchants, merchants will be free to impose a surcharge on …

Top Credit Card Deals of 2013

Top Credit Card Deals of 2013

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — So you’ve made your financial resolutions – No more bank fees! No more credit card debt! – and you’re determined to stick to them.Next step? Finding the best credit card deals, which can…

The Vatican No Longer Accepting Credit Cards

The Vatican No Longer Accepting Credit Cards

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(VATICAN CITY) — For those hoping to visit The Vatican in Rome, keep your plastic to yourself: the symbolic seat of the Catholic Church is going cash-only.
The decision was implemented after a lengthy review by the Italian C…

New Citi Service Lets Cardholders Cash In on New Prices

New Citi Service Lets Cardholders Cash In on New Prices

(Martin Poole/Photodisc/Thinkstock)(NEW YORK) — Citi credit card users will now be able to avoid a shopper’s greatest fear: bad timing.“Price Rewind,” a new service by Citi, protects customers who buy an item just before its price dr…

Americans Carrying More Credit Card Debt, Report Finds

Americans Carrying More Credit Card Debt, Report Finds

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Americans are carrying more credit card debt and being less careful about making payments on time, according to a new report from TransUnion.The credit reporting firm said the average credit card debt per borrower rose …

Consumers Spending Less with Credit Cards, Says Fed

Consumers Spending Less with Credit Cards, Says Fed

George Doyle/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — More families may be putting their financial houses in order. The government reports that credit card spending is down, despite an increase in available consumer credit.     The Federal Reserve…

Homeless Man Traveled US for 20 Years with Stolen Credit Card Info

Homeless Man Traveled US for 20 Years with Stolen Credit Card Info

Orange County Jail(LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.) — A homeless man “sick of running” told police that he had spent two decades memorizing credit card numbers and using them to fraudulently stay in hotels across the country, according to police.Jeffrey Hawkin…

Swipe Card Reform: Are Consumers Saving Money?

Swipe Card Reform: Are Consumers Saving Money?

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As the one-year anniversary of credit and debit card swipe fee reform approaches, a debate about whether shoppers are saving at the register as a result rages on.The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates that U.S. …

Zero APR Credit Cards Make Comeback

Zero APR Credit Cards Make Comeback

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Credit card issuers are again offering an incentive that had all but disappeared during the recession: Introductory interest rates as low as zero for new customers, with grace periods that run from six months to 18. And…

Collectors Robo-Signing for Credit Card Debt Suits

Collectors Robo-Signing for Credit Card Debt Suits

BananaStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Reminiscent of the foreclosure crisis, a number of credit card companies that are suing to collect their debt are said to be “flawed” and point to “robo-signing” or “robo-testimony.&rd…

JPMorgan Chase to Pay $100M for Hiking Credit Card Fees

JPMorgan Chase to Pay $100M for Hiking Credit Card Fees

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — Under a court settlement filed this week in San Francisco, JPMorgan Chase will pay $100 million to credit card holders who saw their minimum monthly payments hiked from 2 percent to 5 percent bet…

Credit Card Settlement May Not Help Consumers

Credit Card Settlement May Not Help Consumers

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — There’s one thing plenty of people agree on about the new $7.25 billion settlement reached between big banks and retailers on credit card swipe fees: They don’t like it.”People on both sides of the issue are disappointe…

Settlement May Lead Some Consumers to Pay ‘Swipe’ Fees

Settlement May Lead Some Consumers to Pay ‘Swipe’ Fees

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Payment networks Visa and MasterCard, as well as a number of large retailers, have agreed to a $7.25 billion settlement that may allow merchants to impose a surcharge on consumers for credit card transactions and end…

CFPB Launches Online Credit Card Complaint Database

CFPB Launches Online Credit Card Complaint Database

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Do you have a gripe with your bank about credit cards?  Well, starting on Tuesday you can see if others feel the same way.The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is launching a new online database that will allow …

Credit Card Borrowing Slows as Consumers Worry About Jobs

Credit Card Borrowing Slows as Consumers Worry About Jobs

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Consumers cut back on their use of plastic to buy stuff in April and that has got economists worried.While Americans did increase borrowing by $6.5 billion that month, due largely to auto and student loan costs, the Fed…

Women Pay More for Credit Cards, Study Finds

Women Pay More for Credit Cards, Study Finds

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Women pay more for their credit cards than men do, according to new research. A FINRA Foundation study found that, on average, women pay a half a point higher interest rate on their cards than men do.&nbsp…

High Gas Prices: Should You Blame Your Bank?

High Gas Prices: Should You Blame Your Bank?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Should you blame your bank for high gas prices? A new report out Tuesday says it’s not just supply and demand and Middle East politics that determine the price of a barrel of crude; Visa and MasterCard and the …

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