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Practical Suggestions for Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft


It's no surprise that thousands of Americans are victimized by identity theft each year. Last year more than 9,000,000 people were victims of identity theft amounting to some $45 billion dollars.

Useful Tips on Using Credit Cards


Here are some useful tips on using credit cards. Whether you shop online, by telephone or by mail, a credit card can make buying many things much easier; but when you use a credit card, it's important to keep track of your spending.

7 Consumer Credit Laws You Should Know if You are Trying to Repair Your Credit


There are seven consumer credit laws you should be aware when dealing with your credit.1.

Five Reasons to Repair Your Credit Score - You Can Do It Yourself


There are multiple reasons that tell us why we should have a 700+ Credit Score, but these five facts will definitely give you the big picture and hopefully will drive you to want to fix your credit score starting today.Fact #1: Did you know that consumers with Credit Scores of 700+ are likely to get interest rates up to four points lower than those with scores under 640.

Fair Credit Reporting Act: What You Should Know About It?


The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is designated to promote accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information in the files of every "consumer reporting agency" (CRA) or Credit Bureau. Learn what the law says and repair your credit today!Most CRA are credit bureaus that gather and sell information about you, such as if you pay your bills on time or have filed bankruptcy.

Credit Cards for Home Business


It is wise for you to have a company credit card like a VISA card. How can you find the least expensive bank card for your business? You may decide to use a VISA card from your local bank.

Identity Theft : They Got Him


His hard earned money? Gone. Creditors on his back everyday.

Update Your Computer System With Bad Credit Computer Financing


The moment I placed myself in front of the computer screen a whole new world beckoned me to join it. And years of strolling have proved incompetent to get me acquainted with the full panorama of computers.

Credit Counseling Basics


Credit counseling is an option you might want to consider if you are having financial problems. The stress can be overwhelming when you have creditors calling you daily to collect money that you simply don't have.

Credit Counseling: Could it Work for Me?


In the face of financial hardship, many seeking a responsible solution turn to credit counseling. Credit counseling is, all too often, the last stop before bankruptcy.

What You Should Know About Credit Counseling


Credit counseling is a free service that many people with money problems have turned to in the face of financial ruin. Credit counseling companies negotiate with your creditors to reach financial solutions that benefit both you and your creditors.

Choosing a Credit Counseling Company


If you have considered credit counseling as an option to your financial problems, then you are probably wondering how to choose from one of the many credit counseling companies that are popping up left and right these days. There really is not an easy answer to this dilemma but there are some things that you can look for in a credit counseling company that might make the decision a little easier.

Credit Counseling: Is it Really Necessary?


Not everyone has a positive experience with credit counseling. Potential creditors often frown upon consumers who are going through credit counseling, denying them credit or sticking them with elevated interest rates on new lines of credit.

Credit Cards: What is the Universal Default Clause?


Most people who carry major credit cards are well aware that the interest rates associated with them tend to be higher than for other types of lending, such as home or auto loans. Anyone who has paid their credit card bill late more than once or twice is also aware that doing so may cause the interest rate on their card to go up - sometimes by quite a lot.

How To Choose Your Credit Card Application


The articles and tips provided on this site are intended to help you access credit card offers that suit your lifestyle. By providing you with some basic information, we are confident that you will be able to easily identify which are the best credit cards for you.

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Managing personnel: Professionals on the move  Credit Union Journal

Credit unions across the country have made staffing changes while employees at others were recognized with industry awards.


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New study looks at germs on credit cards, money  kwwl.com

A new study by a finance website finds credit and debit cards are near the top of the list when it comes to germs.


How Americans' credit has changed since 2008  Axios

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A new study by finance website, LendEDU, finds that credit cards and debit cards are near the top of the list when it comes to germs. Cards even have more ...


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In a reversal, payment processor Square is now accepting some CBD businesses as clients in light of the changing legal status of the cannabis-derived ...


RPT-Consumer lender Home Credit appoints banks for over $1 bln HK IPO - sources  Reuters

Global consumer lender Home Credit Group has appointed Citigroup, HSBC Holdings and Morgan Stanley to lead its upcoming Hong Kong initial public offering ...


Hate credit cards? Now you have yet another reason to  Fast Company

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This map shows Americans' average credit score in every state  CNBC

Americans in certain areas of the country have significantly higher average credit scores than others. Experian's annual State of Credit report shows the average ...


Carter's Announces Launch of Branded Credit Card  Associated Press

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VyStar Credit Union Improves Member Experience, Reduces Fraud with Verint Identity Authentication Solution  MarTech Series

Verint Systems Inc., The Customer Engagement Company, announced that VyStar Credit Union has expanded its partnership with Verint to enhance the security ...


Deputies: 2 Middle Georgians arrested, 1 wanted in statewide credit card fraud ring  wgxa.tv

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Credit and debit cards have more germs than cash and train station urinals, study says  AZCentral.com

A new study says credit and debit cards are among the dirtiest common items out there – even more dirty than cash and train station urinals.


Carson sheriff seeks credit card thieves  KOLO

RENO, NV (KOLO)-- The Carson City Sheriff's Office asks for the public's help identifying people who stole credit cards out of a vehicle and then used them at ...


Goldman Credit Traders Slip Up in Oil Company's Surprise Bust  Bloomberg

A sudden decision by Weatherford International Plc to pursue bankruptcy wrong-footed Goldman Sachs Group Inc. traders who seemed to have a sure-fire ...


Americans feel good about economy and give Trump credit — CBS News poll  CBS News

In latest CBS News poll, Americans show confidence in stock market but are skeptical of tariffs.


Hutchins Roundup: Credit supply and productivity growth, fiduciary duty, and more  Brookings Institution

Studies in this week's Hutchins Roundup find that cuts to the supply of credit decrease productivity growth, imposing fiduciary duty on financial advisors shifts ...


Man buys $2,300 in Kroger gift cards with stolen credit card, police say  WMC

Memphis Police Department is looking for a man they said stole thousands of dollars on gift cards.


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Buffalo's abundance of historic structures has made it an ideal location to benefit from the New York State Commercial Rehabilitation Tax Credit (NYSHTC).


Man behind bars for illegally using company credit card  MyArkLaMiss

A Shreveport man was arrested after he allegedly used a company credit card for personal benefit.


Millennials had been good at staying out of bad credit card debt. Not anymore  CNBC

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Pair sought in credit card skimmer fraud case  Asheville Citizen-Times

Asheville Police Department is looking for a man and woman suspected of utilizing credit card skimmers at local gas stations.


Georgia Tech to offer credit monitoring after data breach affecting 1M+  WSB Atlanta

Georgia Tech is taking steps to help people who may have had their personal information compromised during a data breach.


CBS Credit Union Manager Pleads Guilty to $40 Million Fraud  Variety

The manager of a credit union for CBS employees pleaded guilty in Los Angeles federal court on Monday to a $40 million embezzlement scheme.


MPS partners with Educators Credit Union for new program to teach students financial literacy  Milwaukee Independent

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Jury convicts 2 in 2018 robbery of Anchorage credit union  KTUU.com

A jury has convicted two men of robbing an Anchorage credit union.


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Former Credit Suisse Banker Pleads Guilty in Alleged Mozambique Bribery Scheme  The Wall Street Journal

A former banker at Credit Suisse Group became the first person to plead guilty in the U.S. in an alleged bribery and kickback scheme in Mozambique.


Blockchain Credit Union Consortium to Use R3’s Corda for Cross-Border Payments Product  Cointelegraph

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India: Credit crunch and growth stress - ANZ  FXStreet

In view of analysts at ANZ, for the Indian economy, the ongoing and widening stress in country's credit markets from banks to non-bank financial compa.


Credit unions play waiting game with anti-money laundering reforms  Credit Union Journal

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Reagor Dykes customer facing huge impacts to credit score after trade-in lien not paid off  EverythingLubbock.com

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Official says Pakistan to get Saudi oil on credit as of July  Fox Business

A Pakistani official says the much-anticipated Saudi oil will start flowing to Islamabad as of July, with payments deferred for three years.


AngstSpreads Over Credit Fund Dangers  Institutional Investor

Credit products will unleash volatility during the next market downturn, Fitch has warned, and pension funds and insurance companies better brace themselves ...


Progressive advocate: Machine Dems adopting Trumpian tactics to stop tax credit investigation  InsiderNJ

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Trading social credit  WORLD News Group

Pro-lifers reset the U.S. abortion debate, while Chinese Communists and the College Board punish disfavored citizens and students. by Marvin Olasky.


Shreveport man arrested for illegal use of company credit card  Shreveport Times

Robert Welborn, 29, was booked into Caddo Correctional Center Wednesday.


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Credit Suisse sees some serious concerns brewing in the steel industry. The firm downgraded some of its top names, citing lower prices for hot-rolled coil steel.


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AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings for National Lloyds Insurance Company and American Summit Insurance Company  Business Wire

AM Best affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “a” of National Lloyds.


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Child rape, 3 men charged with stealing credit card, going on gift-card spree and a burglary: Lancaster County Police Log, Thursday May 23, 2019  LancasterOnline

ASSAULT. LANCASTER CITY: A student at Phoenix Academy was charged with harassment after he assaulted a staff member, police said. BURGLARY.


Millennials have the lowest credit scores of any generation, study says  NJ.com

See why this young generation may need time before seeing higher scores.


2 Women, 2 Men Sought In East Bay Car Burglaries, Credit Card Fraud  CBS San Francisco

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Americans' credit scores jumping in these cities  Fox Business

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Taiwan furious after China attempts to take credit for LGBT marriage win  CNN

Beijing (CNN) Taiwan has lashed out at China's state media for attempting to take credit for the island's historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage.


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Chesterfield police searching for man who robbed credit union at gunpoint  Richmond.com

Chesterfield County police are searching for a man who robbed a credit union on Monday at gunpoint.


As U.S. debt rises and credit cards delinquencies spike, the signs of a credit crisis grow  Axios

A recent survey of bank officers shows U.S. institutions are tightening their lending standards and raising rates on commercial loans and credit cards.


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Universal Credit loan company fraud claim: Minister intervenes  BBC News

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Credit card debt killing you? Say hello to the 'Rule of Eight'  Star Tribune

At a time when your dreams are just a click away, it has never been easier to run up more debt than you can handle. Those smartphones we all carry were ...


U.S. Credit-Card Delinquency Rates Rising, Particularly Among the Young  The Wall Street Journal

Credit-card delinquency rates are rising, particularly among young people who are now more likely to have a credit card than a decade ago, according to a ...


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Best credit cards that cover TSA PreCheck and Global Entry fees in 2019  iMore

To combat hectic airports, get yourself a credit that helps you get TSA PreCheck for free!


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Sanders and AOC want to cap credit card interest rates with the Stop Loan Sharks Act  Vox.com

Cheaper (but scarcer) credit cards and the end of payday loans.


Spark Miles Card Adds Credit For Global Entry Or TSA Pre-Check  One Mile at a Time

The Capital One Spark Miles Card now offers a TSA Pre-Check or Global Entry fee credit every four years, which isn't a benefit many business cards have.


Aaron Boone Deserves Far More Credit for Bringing Yankees to New Heights Amid Injury Disaster  12up

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone deserves more credit for steering Yankees ship without Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Severino, et al.


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Marin benefits touted in Newsom tax-credit plan  Marin Independent Journal

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How opening a CD can affect your credit  MarketWatch

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Saginaw man gets 83 to 125 years in prison and no credit for time served  MLive.com

His minimum sentence is 1000 months, or 83.3 years.


Ohio House's latest bipartisan bills address sentencing reform, college credit transfers  cleveland.com

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China faces possible hit to credit rating if the trade war isn't resolved  CNBC

Should the trade impasse linger on, the damages could become greater and start having some deeper impacts.


Woman suspected of using stolen credit cards at stores throughout Fort Myers  NBC2 News

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Law enforcement released a surveillance image on Tuesday of a woman suspected of using a stolen credit at stores throughout Fort Myers.


Credit union officer jobless after bashing Wabtec union - News  GoErie.com

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India’s ride-hailing firm Ola is now in the credit card business, too  TechCrunch

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New Credit Bureau Finds Good Data Is Hard to Come By  Caixin Global

Baihang Credit Scoring, a central bank-backed credit bureau, has been struggling in its first year to collect the quality data that it needs to meet China's goal of ...


India’s largest mobile wallet company Paytm now offers a credit card  TechCrunch

Paytm, India's largest mobile wallet app, has branched out to several businesses in recent years as threat from Google and Facebook grows. On Tuesday, it ...


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