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  1. Press: CFPB absurdly sees ‘a positive picture for consumers’ in credit card market
    Unlike most people, Seal Beach resident Tom Hazelleaf took the time to read the contract when he recently received a new MasterCard. The card, issued by Capital One, includes the benefit of being compensated "for… | Mar 13, 2018
  2. Press: Applebee’s customers may have suffered credit card breach
    A franchise owner of 167 Applebee's restaurants in 15 states says malware on its point of sale systems could have exposed customers' credit card information to hackers. | Mar 09, 2018
  3. Press: Citi to refund $335 million after finding card APRs too high
    Citigroup Inc., one of the world’s largest credit-card issuers, said it will refund $335 million to U.S. customers whose annual percentage rate should have been lower. | Feb 26, 2018
  4. Press: How banks could control gun sales if Washington won’t
    What if the finance industry — credit card companies like Visa, Mastercard and American Express; credit card processors like First Data; and banks like JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo — were to effectively set new… | Feb 20, 2018
  5. Press: Starbucks lanza tarjeta de crédito
    Starbucks tiene un nuevo producto que espera atraerá a más amantes del café: una tarjeta de crédito. La tarjeta, lanzada el jueves con JPMorgan Chase y Visa, llega en momentos en que Starbucks...   | Feb 01, 2018
  6. Press: What consumers can expect from credit card issuers in ‘18
    As many credit card issuers begin to wrap up their financial reporting for the last quarter of 2017, some are beginning to hint at things to come in 2018. | Jan 30, 2018
  7. Press: Amazon bank: Will banking’s worst nightmare come true in 2018?
    It seems like there’s nothing Amazon can’t do these days. They’ve moved into the cloud with web storage and computing services. They’ve launched music and video streaming services. In June 2017, Amazon announced they were… | Jan 12, 2018
  8. Press: Credit card debt hits new record, raising warning sign
    Americans' outstanding credit card debt hit a new record in November, highlighting a more confident U.S. consumer but also flashing a warning signal of potential trouble down the road. | Jan 09, 2018
  9. Press: Los consumidores en EEUU incrementan sus deudas en noviembre
    Los consumidores estadounidenses incrementaron sus deudas en noviembre en casi 28.000 millones de dólares con el uso de sus tarjetas de crédito, préstamos estudiantiles, de automóviles... | Jan 08, 2018
  10. Press: Americans own a lot of credit cards and high credit card debt (Chinese)
    根據消費者金融保護局(CFPB)上周公布的一份報告,信用卡市場依然活躍,過去兩年,信用卡帳戶總數,持卡人信用總額以及平均信用卡債務額均增加。 | Jan 07, 2018
  11. Press: Americans have more credit cards - and more debt says CFPB
    The credit card market is alive and well – and growing, according to a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The biennial report to Congress found that the total number of credit card… | Dec 28, 2017
  12. Press: How the Fed interest rate hike could affect your wallet
    Monthly payments on credit cards, adjustable-rate mortgages and home equity lines are expected to increase after the Federal Reserve lifted its benchmark short-term interest Wednesday for the third time in 2017. All of those revolving… | Dec 14, 2017
  13. Press: Welcome students! Need a checking account?
    Ms. Sharma is not the only student whose college experience has included a hard lesson in finance. More of her peers are enrolling in checking accounts through their colleges, thanks to a surge in agreements… | Dec 08, 2017
  14. Press: The Strange case of the look-alike credit cards
    First National Bank of Marin was a small Las Vegas lender with an image problem. Federal investigators accused it of issuing credit cards to strapped consumers, then piling on so many fees and obligations that… | Dec 07, 2017
  15. Press: Choose wisely on reward credit cards can save you money (Chinese)
    很多量販店有自家的信用卡,獎勵在店裡採購。有些信用卡則向量販店會員提供更大幅度的省錢。 | Oct 13, 2017
  16. Press: Amazon making it easier for teens to use their parents’ credit cards, already the most popular online retailer among adults, is setting its sights on a new demographic: teenagers. | Oct 13, 2017
  17. Press: Whole Foods: hackers gained access to customers’ credit cards
    Whole Foods shoppers are being urged to check their credit card statements, after the company says it was hacked. | Oct 03, 2017
  18. Press: 3 myths that could tank your credit score
    Myth No. 1: Closing out credit card accounts will boost your score Many people assume that if they close out a bunch of credit card accounts, their credit scores will rise. After all, having fewer… | Aug 31, 2017
  19. Press: Chips can fall out of credit cards, leaving consumers vulnerable
    A new wrinkle in smart technology serves as a reminder for consumers to be cautious, as the tiny chip in your credit card can fall out and then be used by someone else to access… | Aug 09, 2017
  20. Press: When canceling a credit card, use caution
    How to avoid expensive consequences when you’re thinking of ditching one. | Aug 08, 2017
  21. Press: How to help your college kid get a credit card
    It used to be that signing up for your first credit card was one of those college rites of passage. You’d fill out some forms at a booth on the quad, get a free T-shirt… | Aug 08, 2017
  22. Press: Many homeowners are guilty of financing renovations on credit cards
    A May study by Hearth, a financial technology start-up that provides support for homeowners making renovation decisions, found that 12 percent of Americans planned to finance their renovation with a credit card, which is one… | Aug 03, 2017
  23. Press: Five words you never say when paying by credit card in foreign country
    We recently traveled to Spain and Portugal. When paying by credit card, we were given the option of paying in euros or dollars. It was unclear which was more advisable. I carry a co-branded airline… | Aug 01, 2017
  24. Press: Hackers stole credit card numbers from Trump’s hotels for months
    Guests at 14 Trump properties, including hotels in Washington, New York and Vancouver, have had their credit card information exposed, marking the third time in as many years that a months-long security breach has affected customers of the… | Jul 18, 2017
  25. Press: Cuando las promociones de compra terminan saliendo caras
    Si tiene intereses diferidos por un periodo de tiempo, sepa todos los detalles Walmart ha eliminado recientemente una de las promociones que ha usado en sus tarjetas de crédito, los intereses diferidos, para pasar a… | Jun 21, 2017
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