Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

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.