19,178 Identity Theft Victims Per Day - Are You One Of Them?

Identity theft statistics are shocking. And we are told that it will only become worse, before it gets any better. Are you likely to be affected? According to recent studies, up to 7,000,000 people become identity theft victims each year, in the United States alone. That's over 19,000 cases a... Read More

Credit Damage: Getting Compensated for Your Loss

Until recently lawyers for victims of credit damage had little possibility to collect for damages beyond medical treatment, lost wages and property loss. Insurance companies threw up their hands in sympathy, claiming victims can only be compensated for what can be measured - tangible goods and services. But, what happens... Read More

3 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score by 50 Points In Less Than 30 Days

In Less Than 30 Days. "What can you do to increase that set of three numbers on your credit report that can be so important with your financing?" I came across this question as I was surfing discussion groups the other day. Check out my answer: Dear Friend, Here are... Read More

To Repair Credit Is No longer Satisfactory - Learn How To Earn A Millionaires Credit In 30 Days...

To repair your bad credit does not necessarily mean that you now have a good credit, absolutely not. When most people have bad credit, they either purchase a credit repair book or seek a credit expert help. But before you do anything about your bad credit you need to understand... Read More

4 Steps to Creating Good Credit

As a consumer you've learned the importance of establishing a good credit rating with your lenders. Whether you are shopping for a new home or auto, or searching for the best deals on insurance, your credit worthiness will be judged by your credit rating or credit score.A bad credit history... Read More

Beware of Falling Minimum Payments

If you opened a credit card statement recently and were pleasantly surprised to find that your minimum payment due was lowered, don't be so quick to "jump for joy". What may appear as a small boost to your monthly budget is actually the rock that can weigh you down in... Read More

Convenience Can Be Costly

You've just opened your credit card bill and attached to your statement you find a "convenience check" included. It may already be filled out with a dollar amount such as $300, $500, or even $1,000. Your mind fills with ideas of what you could buy with this "instant" money. A... Read More

Credit Repair Scams

"Erase Bad Debt !""Remove Negative Items From Your Credit Report"You've probably seen these headlines and others just like it promising to clean up or "fix" bad credit. For someone who suffers from a bad or poor credit rating, these headlines are certainly an appealing offer.Imagine finally being able to buy... Read More

Debit Card vs. Credit Card, What Are The Differences ?

Ah, the "good old days". If you are a baby boomer, like me, then you probably remember how important it was to rush to the bank on payday. You had to get there before the teller lanes closed so that you could have your "cash allowance" for the week. Otherwise,... Read More

How Healthy Is Your Credit

There's only one way to discover the "health" of your credit. You need to examine your credit report. Your credit report is your "consumer identity" that potential lenders will use to judge your credit worthiness.Use these tips to give your credit profile the "tune-up" it needs for 2004.Tip #1- Check... Read More

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Forbes

Credit Karma Now Has Free Weekly Credit Reports, Without A Catch
Forbes
At first I was skeptical about using Credit Karma because I have signed up for a “free credit report” website in the past, only to find out it was just a free trial with a monthly subscription cost. However, I use Credit Karma now and found out that ...
Credit Karma Rolls Out Free Weekly Credit Reports (Yes Really)TechCrunch
Google Capital-backed Credit Karma now offers full credit reports for freeVentureBeat
A Free Credit Report With No Strings Attached. HonestBusinessweek
Wall Street Journal (blog) -Yahoo Finance (blog) -Houston Chronicle
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Forbes

Square Overhauls Reader To Support Chip-Based Credit Cards
Forbes
Mobile payments company Square is known for its signature glossy white credit card readers that plug into iPhones, iPads and Android devices. Credit cards in the U.S. will have embedded computer chips starting next year, which is why Square announced ...
Square Plans a New, Chip-Friendly Credit Card ReaderNew York Times (blog)
Square Bets Big on Next-Gen Credit Card TechWired
Square announces new EMV chip reader for more secure mobile credit and ...9 to 5 Mac
Re/code -Mashable
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TechCrunch

PayPal's “Bill Me Later” Service Becomes “PayPal Credit,” As Company Expands ...
TechCrunch
Touting its increasing focus on credit products for both consumers and small businesses, PayPal today announced it is rebranding its Bill Me Later service as “PayPal Credit,” while that and its PayPal Working Capital business loans service are now ...
PayPal gets serious about credit businessCNBC
PayPal rebrands Bill Me Later as PayPal Credit, businesses already borrowing ...VentureBeat
PayPal expands credit business (EBAY)Seeking Alpha (registration)
San Francisco Business Times (blog) -StreetInsider.com (subscription) -ReadWrite
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GameZone

GameStop Reportedly Introducing New Credit Card
IGN
The site says the interest rate for the credit card will be 26.99 percent - about double the current market average of 13 percent. The card will be closely tied with the company's PowerUp Rewards program, and will reward customers with 5,000 points for ...
GameStop sources give clarification on credit cardGameZone
Gamestop reportedly gears up to release 26.99%. APR credit cardDigitalJournal.com

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NY1

Personal Loans Offer Discipline for the Credit-Phobic
NY1
"So there's no pressure to pay the loan off and if you're not a disciplined person you can pay down your credit card debt, run it right back up again, and it's just an endless cycle. So, an installment loan—if you want some discipline, that personal ...

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CNBC.com

A third of consumers with credit files had debts in collections last year
Washington Post (blog)
About 77 million Americans have a debt in collections, a new report finds. That amounts to 35 percent of consumers with credit files or data reported to a major credit bureau, according to the study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute and Encore ...
A common credit report surprise that will cost youCNBC.com
Study: 77 Million Consumers with Credit Files Have Delinquent DebtACA International
1 in 3 Americans with a Credit File Has Debt Reported in CollectionsInsurance News Net

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Maryland cabs finally will have to take credit cards. But that won't make them ...
Baltimore Business Journal
You get in and ask the driver, “Do you take credit cards?” The driver says, “No, cash only.” You get out of the cab and wait for another one. Yes, in 2014, an indefinite number of cabs are cruising around Baltimore without sufficient technology to ...


Reuters

GE credit card unit Synchrony Financial prices IPO at $23 per share
Reuters
(Reuters) - General Electric Co's (GE.N) credit card unit, Synchrony Financial (SYF.N), raised $2.88 billion in the biggest initial public offering so far this year, the company said on Wednesday. The company's offering of 125 million shares was priced ...
General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)'S Credit Card Business; Synchrony ...USTrade Voice
GE's $20 bln cards IPO puts a lot on creditBreakingviews

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Credit card skimming ring stretched from Sunset Valley to Round Rock
KXAN.com
ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) – A woman working at a Sunset Valley restaurant used a credit card skimmer to steal information from more than 500 customers, according to an arrest affidavit. Catalina Jaimes-Ferrara, 23, was arrested Friday in Travis County ...

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Credit.com News (blog)

What Parents of Soon-to-Be College Students Need to Know About Credit Cards
Forbes
It did put some needed restrictions on offering credit cards to students. For young adults under the age of 21, they have to show sufficient income before they can be approved unless they have a cosigner. The CARD Act also banned gift giving to entice ...
4 People Who Hate Credit CardsCredit.com News (blog)

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