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October 2012 News Archive

New Lenders: Pawnshops


We’ve suspected it; after all, there are so many Americans who are struggling financially and who no longer have access to traditional financial products like checking accounts and credit cards. Now, though, we’ve confirmed what we’ve suspected for months: more Americans are turning to and relying on pawn shops and …

AMEX Wins Another Lawsuit Against Rapper

by Antonio Bard

Celebrities are drawn to American Express – and American Express loves them too. Until the stop making their payments.

Bank of America Sued Over Mortgage Fraud

by Beth May

The lawsuits keep coming. This time, the government is targeting Bank of America and one-time lender Countrywide Financial Services

SEC Looking into Citi’s Disclosure of Pandit’s Exit

by Antonio Bard

Vikram Pandit may be gone from Citibank, but for the banking giant, it means an SEC probe.

How Credit Card Records are Subpoenaed

by Evita Page

Ever wonder how your credit card statements are subpoenaed?

Just What is the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act?

by Beth May

President Obama reminded Americans he signed the Lilly Ledbetter Act in 2009, but what does it mean for the wallets of millions of American women?

Equifax Settles FTC Claims

by Jon Dell

Credit reporting company Equifax was ordered this week to pay fines over accusations that it was selling data on delinquent homeowners to third parties.

Is Romney a Threat to CFPB?

by Antonio Bard

Big changes are coming in the financial sector if Romney & Ryan win the White House. One of those changes is the repealing Dodd Frank, the bill that put into place CFPB.

What Can We Really Expect From Fiscal Cliff?

by Antonio Bard

Do you think the fiscal cliff will occur? If it does, millions of Americans will lose the tax cuts that have kept them out of poverty.

New Prepaid Card Package from Wal-Mart, Amex

by Evita Page

Wal Mart and American Express have teamed up to offer a new prepaid debit card product, Bluebird – and it offers more than any other similar card offer on the market.

Is a Google AdWords Credit Card Worth it?

by Jon Dell

Google is test running a new MasterCard. The problem is it can only be used to purchase ad words. Will this be a better deal for business owners or an idea that falls short?

Chase Freedom MasterCard Offers $100 Cash Bonus

by Evita Page

Looking for a great no annual fee card with a 15 month 0% APR? Consider the Chase Freedom MasterCard