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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The best credit cards for every type of traveler
USA TODAY
For a long time, we here at SmarterTravel have been recommending plastic as the best way for travelers to spend money: credit cards for big-ticket purchases, debit (ATM) cards for cash. But which cards to choose? Clearly there is no single best card ...

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Bankrate.com

Can more data help credit?
Bankrate.com
Credit reports and credit scores have remained relatively unchanged over time, despite big changes in our lending climate post-Recession. But new studies from two of the major credit bureaus suggest a few changes would help a ton of consumers.


Tom's Guide

Credit Card Breach at Mandarin Oriental
Krebs on Security
“Mandarin Oriental can confirm that the credit card systems in an isolated number of our hotels in the US and Europe have been accessed without authorization and in violation of both civil and criminal law. The Group has identified and removed the ...
Mandarin Oriental Hotels Hit by Credit-Card ThievesTom's Guide
Mandarin Oriental Investigating Potential Credit Card BreachABC News
Mandarin Oriental probes credit card breachFox News
UPI.com -SFGate -Reuters
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Consumer Reports names best website for free credit score
KY3
Credit Sesame, Credit.com, Quizzle.com, and Credit Karma are just a few of the many websites that promise a free credit score. Consumer Reports says there are hundreds of different ways to score the same credit information, however, so there's no ...


AOL Real Estate (blog)

How To Increase Your Credit Score To Get a Good Mortgage
AOL Real Estate (blog)
If your credit score is below 620, any mortgage you get will be expensive because you'll be considered a sub-prime borrower. And most banks require a minimum score of 660 in order to grant you a conventional mortgage. Now that we know what the goal is, ...
Avoiding little mistakes that affect your credit scorewwlp.com
24 Things You Need to Know to Build CreditNasdaq
Best ways to get free credit scoreabc7news.com
KCRA Sacramento -Credit.com News (blog)
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Channel News Asia

Thieves use stolen credit cards on Apple Pay - report
CNNMoney
Thieves are using stolen credit card data to make bogus purchases on Apple Pay, Apple's mobile payment system. The stolen card data is believed to have come from recent hacks on major retailers including Home Depot and Target, according to a report by ...
Stolen Credit Card Data Being Used on Apple Payabc40
Report: Thieves use stolen credit cards on Apple PayWCVB Boston
Apple Pay Stung by Low-Tech FraudstersWall Street Journal

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The Fiscal Times

Credit Suisse exec leaves as bank seeks to sharpen strategy
Reuters
A source familiar with the matter said it was Fruithof's decision to leave the bank, adding that he felt that Credit Suisse's move to cut its balance sheet to improve its leverage ratio has hampered the corporate client business and that the Swiss ...
MOVES--Credit Suisse exec leaves as bank seeks to sharpen strategyReuters UK

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Arizona Daily Star

Rent payments can improve your credit score
Arizona Daily Star
It's the great credit divide in American housing: If you buy a home and pay your mortgage on time regularly, your credit score typically benefits. If you rent an apartment and pay the landlord on time every month, you get no boost to your score — zip ...

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Where Credit Is Due
New York Times
The obituaries, at least the ones I saw, for Dr. John C. Willke, the former president of the National Right to Life Committee, featured his kooky (and politically toxic) notion that rape can't lead to pregnancy. But this hugely effective strategist of ...


Credit.com News (blog)

5 Things You Absolutely Need to Find in Your Credit Reports
Credit.com News (blog)
You probably already know it's a good idea to review your credit reports and your credit scores. But what happens when you get a copy of your credit report and you aren't sure what to make of it? In a recent survey by Credit.com, 27% of consumers who ...

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