Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

News Author: Beth May

Who to Believe When it Comes to Credit Report Mistakes?


The 60 Minutes report on credit reporting and the three big bureaus earlier this year uncovered a host of problems. How to decipher the double talk and get into the details.

3 Financial Stories That Potentially Affect You

 

It might not be the credit card companies or banks breaking financial news this week, but you can be sure these stories will affect your personal finances.

How Banks & Credit Card Companies Verify Identity Online

 

It’s fascinating to realize every time we apply for a credit card or bank account online, the technology provides for answers within seconds. Ever wonder how they do that?

Visa and MasterCard Bolstered by Consumer Spending

 

Visa and MasterCard offer up a mixed bag of profits and updates. Swipe fee lawsuits and technology play a role, too.

Barclays Shareholders Think Ethics, Bonuses

 

Barclays continues its efforts of trying to repair its image. Can CEO Antony Jenkins pull it off?

Majority Agree: Big Banks are Too Big

 

A new survey reveals just how distrustful we’ve become when it comes to our financial institutions, specifically, the nation’s banks. We agree they’re still “too big to fail”

Your Credit Scores Used by Insurance Companies

 

That late credit card payment could cost you more than a late charge and higher credit card APR, it could be the reason you can’t get insurance.

Protecting Yourself from Credit Discrimination

 

CFPB reports credit discrimination is not uncommon. Here’s what to look for.

Testimony on Rubio and American Express Misuse

 

Marco Rubio was accused two years ago of misusing an American Express issued to the Republican party. It’s come back to haunt him.

ING Direct: Just Call Us Capital One 360

 

For ING Direct’s one million customers, there’s a new player in the game and it’s a familiar credit card name: Capital One

Benefits and Pitfalls of Rapid Rescoring

 

Rapid rescoring is a tool mortgage brokers use to help consumers qualify for a home loan. It can’t be used, though, for credit card or student loan approvals.

New Financial Rules for New Year

 

New year and time for new financial habits, including checking your credit scores and negotiating with your credit card company.