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New Credit Card Rule Will Surprise Many: No Income, No Credit Card

Here is a predicament that quite a few people are going to find themselves in, especially now during the holidays. As a result of the 2009 CARD act, individuals with no income will not be able to get a… 

Huge Increase in Credit Card Use Over Black Friday Weekend

Black Friday of 2011 far exceeded expectations for both retailers and analysts. The National Retail Federation said that consumers spent over $52 billion over the Black Friday weekend. Subsequent surveys… 

Credit Card Companies Are Again Going After Customers With Less Than Excellent Credit Scores

Not surprisingly, after having to deal with a record number of defaults, credit card issuers all but abandoned anyone with a less than an excellent credit rating. After issuing cards to just about anyone,… 

Credit Card Issuers Ramp Up Rewards For The Holidays

The holiday season is once again upon us, 2011 style, and that means the wheels of commerce will be spinning. To grease the wheels our friends in the credit card industry stand ready to help us by offering… 

Those Lovable Credit Card Issuers

Lovable credit card issuers? What’s that all about? Well, believe it or not, according to a Consumer Reports nationwide survey it would appear that maybe the credit card issuers have actually wised… 

Visa and MasterCard Tracking Your Online Purchases

People that are concerned about their online privacy are not going to like this one bit. The two largest credit card networks, Visa and MasterCard, are now embarking on a new technology whereby they can… 

New Credit Card Rules Go Into Effect This Month

I dare say that not a lot of credit cardholders are aware of this but some new rules regarding their credit card accounts will go into effect this month. One rule is designed to make sure that credit card… 

The Time Has Come for Smart Credit Cards

At this point in time a great many of us have heard of smart phones, but have you ever heard of a smart credit card? Smart credit cards contain tiny computer chips that encrypts the cardholders information…. 

What You Can Do About High Debit Card Fees

Okay, at this point I think we’ve all heard about Bank of America’s plans to charge their customers $5 per month for making purchases using their debit card. Not surprisingly it has not been… 

Discover Financial Services Post Strong Numbers

In a pleasant surprise for shareholders, Discover Financial Services posted better than expected profits exceeding what just about every financial analyst had predicted for the third quarter of 2011. While… 

Things Are Looking Up for Discover Financial Services

Discover Financial Services, issuer of Discover credit cards amongst other things, got some much welcomed good news recently when it posted third-quarter profits that beat analysts expectations. Net income… 

Credit Card Purchase Protection

When taking out a credit card, it can be tempting to skip the purchase protection to reduce costs, but is this a good idea or is purchase protection a necessary cost that everyone should just grin and… 

Credit Card Companies Battle for Balance Transfers

With the credit crunch a thing of the past, many credit card providers are battling it out in order to win customers with many dangling the tempting offer of 0% interest on balance transfers as the incentive… 

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