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Good Credit -- Essential for the Prospective Home Buyer


Credit is a funny thing. It can be a useful tool in the hands of an informed individual, or a weight of burden to the unsuspecting.

10 Simple Steps to Manage Your Credit


By far the greatest invention the banks have ever come up with came out in the 20th century. Also the new field of Credit Management was born with the invention of the credit card.

Credit Card Entrapment - The Secrets are Out


Have you ever wondered why your credit card bill is so high and you can't seem to pay off the balance? Well you are not alone in this. You should be aware of a couple of trick that they use and you probably don't even pay attention to it, but you definitely pay for it and BIG!The next time you open up your credit card statement, take a real close look to all the "junk" inside particularly the very hard to read insert Call "changes to you credit card agreement".

10 Dirty Tricks Credit Card Companies Play


The credit card companies make billions each year in legitimate interest charges and fees, but are under constant pressure from the shareholders to increase their earnings. To make this extra money the credit card companies sometime adopt some dirty tricks to make this money.

Credit Repair, How To


Credit repair, is in a word, vital to reestablishing your credit. Unless you plan to never use your credit again, then you have to find a way to fix it.

Identity Theft - Who Would Want Mine?


With all my bills who would possibly want my credit? Let them steal my identity and pay my bills! Unfortunately, that's not the way it works. Many of us mistakenly believe that identity thieves hit only the wealthy.

Credit Cards And Loans - So Many Options - So Little Time


Credit Cards and Loans sounds like just two things, but in actuality, it is dozens of things. Due to a combination of user preferences, lifestyles, and marketing ideas, there are dozens of different types of credit cards out there.

Credit Report - Check Yours Regularly - and for Free


In the twenty-first century, there are few documents that have a greater impact on the lives of Americans then their credit report. Credit rating determines one's ability to buy a home, a car, or to obtain a credit card or a job.

Bad Checks, Bounced Checks, & NSF Checks


Negotiable instruments like checks and drafts have become an indispensable part of any business transaction today. As a result, it has become increasingly important to safeguard a business against financial losses arising from the receipt of fraudulent or bad checks.

Bad Debt Recovery


Bad Debt IdentificationIdentifying bad debt is not as easy as it sounds. But the earlier it is done, the better are chances of recovering it.

Ethical Finance: Who Benefits From Our Spending?


On one hand consumers are being universally criticised for running up significant amounts of debt on credit cards, yet conversely many companies are capitalising on the growing credit card debt, from charities and political organisations to football clubs, the Association of Surgeons and somewhat ironically ActionAid, an international development agency whose aim is to fight poverty worldwide.Financial comparison site moneynet.

Learn The Truth About Identity Theft


Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America, according to a recently released FTC study. Did you know that the term "identity theft" did not exist until just a few years ago? It is a recent phenomenon that is causing a great furor around the world.

Why Does Your Credit Card Rate Keep Going Up?


Have your read your credit card contract through completely? Do you know when it is okay for your creditor to raise your interest rates? If you are not sure about how and when your rates can be affected over the life of your contract you should take a few minutes to read your contract thoroughly from beginning to end.Creditors must have clauses in their contracts that give them the right to change your interest rates.

Pitfalls of the Credit Industry


The credit industry if rife with pitfalls. If you have ever owned a credit card you probably already have learned this the hard way.

Rebuild Your Credit the Right Way the First Time


If you are one of the millions of people out there with bad credit you need to step up and start doing something to get yourself back into credits good graces. Having good credit is the only way to assure that you will get the best interest rates on any loans and credit cards that you apply for.

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What to do if you can't pay your credit card bill on time  NBC News

Forty million Americans will miss at least one credit card payment this year. Here's what to do if you're one of them.


Apple And Goldman Sachs Will Reportedly Launch An iPhone-Connected Credit Card  NPR

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Apple Credit Card Rumors Resurface  Motley Fool

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How does my business credit card impact my personal credit score?  Bankrate.com

It's extremely difficult -- if not impossible -- to keep personal and business credit lines from influencing one another. And while some card issuers may be more ...


Police seek bandit in Fresno credit union robbery  Fresno Bee

Police are looking for a bandit who robbed the California Credit Union on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 in central Fresno, CA and fled with an undisclosed amount of ...


2 men arrested for credit card fraud at Miami International Airport  WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - Two men have been arrested after Customs officials found several items linking them to credit card fraud in ...


Secret Service warning: High-tech thieves can remotely skim credit cards at gas pumps  Fast Company

Usually when people mention pain at the pump, they are talking about a rise in gas prices. Not Krebs on Security. The website wrote this week about a new ...


Wallet stolen during church service, credit cards used nearby, police say  KPRC Click2Houston

A woman's wallet was stolen during a church *service* by another woman sitting close to her, Conroe police said.


Police seek suspect in Fresno credit union robbery  Fresno Bee

Fresno police are looking for a bandit who robbed the California Credit Union on Thursday morning in central Fresno and fled with an undisclosed amount of ...


Cops: Stolen credit cards used at Walt Whitman  Newsday

Credit cards stolen from a Huntington Station woman were used at the Saks Fifth Avenue store in the Walt Whitman Shops by two men who fled in a white sedan ...


These credit card offers can help you save big on your Galaxy S10 purchase  Android Central

Samsung has just barely cleaned up after the Galaxy S10 event in San Francisco, so it's not a great surprise that there's a dearth of deals on the hottest phone ...


I use this simple trick to earn big credit card sign-up bonuses — here's how other homeowners can do the same  Business Insider

This simple trick I use can help homeowners get a significant bonus when signing up for a new credit card.


Credit union donates more than $871000 - The Suffolk News-Herald  Suffolk News-Herald

Langley Federal Credit Union recently announced its 2018 combined giving efforts of the credit union and the Langley for Families Foundation was more than ...


Marlborough Police search for man who used stolen credit cards  MetroWest Daily News

MARLBOROUGH – Police are asking the public's help in identifying a man they say used two stolen credit cards to purchase thousands of dollars of electronics ...


Credit agency questions several Dunleavy budget proposals  KTVA

In draft report, Fitch Ratings said some of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's budget ideas could hurt several municipalities and borough's borrowing power.


Mesa woman says credit blunder is ruining her credit  AZFamily

3 ON YOUR SIDE (3TV) - Credit mistakes, unfortunately, happen from time to time and usually, you don't find out about them until you're applying for a loan and ...


Kolste co-authors caregiver tax credit bill | Government  Gazettextra

Rep. Deb Kolste has reintroduced a bill that would create a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for those who serve as caregivers for a family member.


Police: Chicago suspects used gift cards encoded with stolen credit card numbers  The Herald-News

A Chicago man and woman were arrested for using gift cards that were re-encoded with stolen credit card numbers, police said.


ND businesses get behind automation tax credit  KFYR-TV

Before the recess, the House passed a tax credit for businesses looking to increase their output with automated technology. The bill sets $500000 for the credit ...


Millions of Americans behind on car payments, missing credit due dates  MyNorthwest.com

Despite a thriving economy and job market, signs are showing that millions of Americans are having trouble keeping up, while missing payments on car loans ...


A Whole New Credit Score Is Coming—Are You Prepared?  Realtor.com News

FICO is rolling out a new UltraFICO score. What is it? Will it help your credit score? What are the drawbacks? Find out about the new scoring system.


Verify: Does Bluetooth detect credit card skimmers at the gas pump?  KHOU.com

We're looking into whether credit card skimmers can be detected through Bluetooth devices. You know those skimmers on gas pumps that thieves use to steal ...


‘That was my idea’: How Trump claims credit for nearly everything  The Washington Post

President Trump never thinks he gets enough credit, even when touting made-up accomplishments.


Man robs credit union in Washington City, flees on motorcycle  St George News

WASHINGTON CITY — Authorities are investigating a robbery at a credit union in Washington City that occurred Thursday and are asking for the public's help in ...


Latah Credit Union to host piggy bank contest  Moscow-Pullman Daily News

In celebration of America Saves week, Feb. 25-March. 1, Latah Credit Union will host a Piggy Bank Beauty Contest.The contest is sponsored by the Ideal 529…


Captain Marvel's post-credit scene and Frozen spin-offs: The week's craziest fan theories  SYFY WIRE

Not all fan theories are created equal. Some are brilliant breakthroughs that unlock a whole new understanding of a popular show or movie. Others are ... totally ...


5 Places Never to Use a Debit or Credit Card  Yahoo Finance

In today's cashless culture, nearly all of our purchases (including those new ankle-boot beauties ) are paid for via credit card. But with all the identity theft...


Man accused of string of Atlanta car break-ins, credit card thefts  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Police are searching for a man accused of breaking into four cars across Atlanta over a three-day pe...


Fort Smith Police Searching For Credit Card Thief  KFSM 5Newsonline

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Fort Smith Police are searching for a suspect they say is linked to at least two cases of credit card fraud. Police are asking for help ...


Credit Suisse loses bid to dismiss lawsuit in U.S. over writedowns  Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has rejected Credit Suisse Group AG's bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the Swiss bank of defrauding shareholders about ...


Credit union says skimmer was used in bank card scheme  WILX-TV

American One Credit Union managers say they believe a skimmer was used to steal card information from 600 ATM users in Jackson.


Credit Suisse says lighten up on emerging markets stocks after big comeback  CNBC

Emerging-market stocks are off to a roaring start to the year, but investors might want to take some profits after the big move up, according to Credit Suisse.


The good side of fall in credit growth  Times of India

Hidden in the falling overall credit offtake is a massive rise in credit to small businesses from job-creating sectors Credit growth has been a contentious issue ...


I used my stockpile of credit card points to fly across the world in business class for under $100 — here's how I did it  Business Insider

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New credit reporting option could raise your credit score  WKBN.com

For decades, your FICO score was based on payment history with loans and credit cards.


Man sought for charging thousands to stolen credit cards  ABC27

Police are asking for help to identify a theft suspect accused of charging thousands of dollars to the credit cards he stole.


Will you be able to buy legal weed in N.J. with a credit card?  NJ.com

EDITOR'S NOTE: Entrepreneurs everywhere are eyeing the billion-dollar legal weed industry, an economic opportunity unrivaled in modern N.J. history.


Global Recession Fear Is Suddenly Stalking the Credit Market  Bloomberg

The risk of a global recession has surged to the top of the worry list for credit investors even as they push down their cash balances to snap up new-year ...


14 credit card skimmers found in Arizona so far in 2019  ABC15 Arizona

Officials have already found several credit card skimmers in the Valley this year.


'The credit cards are maxed out': ODOT director makes case for 18 cent per gallon gas tax hike  NBC4i.com

COLUMBUS (WCMH) -- Thursday, the Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jack Marchbanks introduced the 7.43 billion transportation budget, appearing ...


Call for Action Alert: New ways to boost your credit score  KKTV 11 News

(KKTV) -- Your credit score could get a boost this year thanks to some of the biggest changes in credit reporting in decades. As it stands now, your number is ...


Wood County Community Federal Credit Union to merge with WV Central Federal Credit Union  WTAP-TV

Two local credit unions are merging, in hopes of providing more products and services to people in the Mid-Ohio Valley.


Bill Proposes to Fix Credit Reports for Federal Employees  FedSmith.com

A new bill would force credit bureaus to remove negative information on federal employees' credit reports that resulted from the recent government shutdown.


Retirement home employee used 95-year-olds credit card to pay car note, deputies say  Gainesville Sun

Essence Kiara Johnson, 29, of Gainesville, was charged with grand theft, illegal use of a credit card and exploiting the elderly.


Village's bond rating reduced to junk status  Newsday

Valley Stream's bond rating was reduced to junk bond status after an analysis by Wall Street credit rating agency Moody's Investors *Service* found the village ...


Instagram’s fundraiser stickers could lure credit card numbers  TechCrunch

Mark Zuckerberg recently revealed that commerce is a huge part of the 2019 road map for Facebook's family of apps. But before people can easily buy things ...


Abu Dhabi Oil Giant's Credit Ranked AA as Aramco Seeks Rating  Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi's government-owned oil giant received the region's highest credit rating as Middle Eastern producers, including the world's largest Saudi Aramco, ...


2 Men Used A Stolen Credit Card At Mall: Suffolk PD  Huntington, NY Patch

Suffolk County detectives are asking for the public's help to identify and locate two men who used a stolen credit card at the Walt Whitman Mall in January.


Catch 22 - Day 22: Woman sought on ID, credit theft charges  Prescott Daily Courier

Name: Daniella Brianna Hernandez, 28. Charges: ID Theft, Credit Card Theft, and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card. Description: 5-foot-2, weighing 140 pounds ...


Enter the ‘Twilight Zone’ as Stock Nightmares Meet Credit Dreams  Bloomberg

By one measure, it's been decades since stock traders were willing to pay so much for the strongest companies out there -- just as credit investors rush to the ...


Corporate Credit Could Be the Next Bubble to Burst  Barron's

Debt Be Not Proud: The danger in the complacency about corporate credit.


How criminals are using the low-interest credit card scam to steal your identity  CBC.ca

It starts with what sounds like a promising phone call: For a one-time fee, you can lower the interest rate on your credit card. But the person on the other end of ...


Multi-state scheme to steal Home Depot customer credit cards ends in Cincinnati traffic stop  WCPO

CINCINNATI — A routine traffic stop in Cincinnati in 2017 unraveled a nationwide scheme to defraud Home Depot by stealing customer credit card numbers, ...


LendingClub Slides as View Miss, Credit Fears Worry Analysts  Yahoo Finance

Analysts cut their price targets, and flagged credit concerns and tighter lending standards. LendingClub has “taken credit and pricing actions to resolve ...


Credit Card Security Breach with North Country Business Partners  WDIO

Four businesses in the Northland may have been affected by a credit or debit card security breach. North Country Business Products announced Tuesday that ...


Man robs Flagstaff's One AZ Credit Union Tuesday afternoon, flees the scene  Arizona Daily Sun

The Flagstaff Police Department is requesting help in identifying the suspect who robbed the OneAZ Credit Union on the corner of South Beaver Street and West ...


New widow wants to establish credit in her own name: Money Matters  cleveland.com

My husband passed in April 2018. Currently, my credit score is good and is in both our names. Our credit files are frozen. I have been using two credit cards in ...


How young people can build their credit  CNBC

Young people shouldn't wait until they graduate college to start building their credit history. Here are some ways that people ages 18 to 22 can start doing that.


Bye-bye boring credit card rewards — the future is flexible  Bankrate.com

Issuers are beginning to introduce innovative rewards structures as incentives for potential cardholders. Is this the future of the credit card industry?


Blackhawk Community Credit Union to donate building to HealthNet  Gazettextra

Blackhawk Community Credit Union plans to donate its administrative building on Kennedy Road to HealthNet of Rock County.


Credit Card Merchant Fee Hikes Could Mean Higher Prices for Everyone  Fortune

Credit card companies Visa, Mastercard, and Discover, will raise their processing fees in April, according to the Wall Street Journal. That's likely to mean prices ...


A High School Teacher's Assignment To Students To Get Katy Perry's Attention Has Gone Viral, But Not Everyone Is Amused  BuzzFeed News

Brian Kwan, a junior high and high school government teacher at Anaheim Discovery Christian School in California, has a special assignment he gives students ...


Tax credit bill for family caregivers in Wisconsin released  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

A bipartisan proposal backed by AARP would create a $1000 income tax credit for family members in Wisconsin who give care to qualified disabled and elderly ...


Sebastian Joe's, Dunn Bros., Chino Latino hit by credit card data breach  City Pages

What do Maple Grove steakhouse Pittsburgh Blue, Minneapolis ice cream sensation Sebastian Joe's, and St. Paul-based coffee chain Dunn Bros. have in ...


FORUM Credit Union announces new council members - Business  WTHR

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — FORUM Credit Union welcomed three new members to their advisory council and extended the term of ten other members.


Credit freezes are one easy way to protect against identity fraud — but they're not available in Canada  CBC.ca

There's no shortage of ways for thieves to steal your identity. From data breaches to phone scams, it could happen to anyone. But as some 27000 Canadians ...


North Bay Credit Union takes rare step of opening business accounts for cannabis operators  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Across California where recreational marijuana sales became legal Jan. 1, 2018, cannabis enterprises typically remain cash-only businesses unable to access ...


Blacklist labels millions of Chinese citizens and businesses untrustworthy  South China Morning Post

Annual report shows the businesses and individuals added to trustworthiness blacklist as use of the government system accelerates.


Getting and keeping the credit (score) you deserve  WTOP

Your credit can affect everything from everyday shopping to big ticket purchases, from where you live to getting a job or starting your own business. Nina Mitchell ...


Fitch puts UK credit rating on negative watch  Financial Times

The UK faces a credit rating downgrade because of the mounting risk that it will leave the EU without a transition deal, according to a leading rating agency.


Barack Obama Takes Credit For Steph Curry's Lethal Jump Shot  TMZ

Being the president is pretty cool... but Barack Obama's biggest accomplishment came on the hardwood.


China Credit Growth at Record in January Amid Seasonal Surge  Bloomberg

China's credit growth exceeded expectations in January amid a seasonal lending surge at the start of the year.


There's a new way to instantly boost your credit score  NBCNews.com

A new credit assessment program could help millions of Americans instantly improve their credit scores, simply by adding data from their checking account.


Fraudsters steal credit card info from dozens across the Tri-Cities  KEPR 19

TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- A group of fraudsters have stolen thousands of dollars from unsuspecting Tri-Cities shoppers. Police say they're looking for them.


Does How to Train Your Dragon 3 Have a Post-Credits Scene? | CBR  CBR

The emotional finale of DreamWorks Animation's beloved fantasy-adventure franchise, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is both heartwarming and ...


'They knew everything about me': How latest credit card scam tricks victims  CBC.ca

A CBC Marketplace investigation has revealed nearly 3000 Canadians may have had their identities stolen in a new scam. An Ottawa woman explains why she ...


Wutip Update: Banks, credit unions announce closures | Guam  The Guam Daily Post

The following banks have announced hours of operations for today and tomorrow:


Person of interest in identity fraud, credit card fraud case  FOX 5 Atlanta

Police need help identifying and locating a person of interest in a credit card fraud and identity fraud case.


It's Official: Marriott Bonvoy Credit Cards Are Now Live With 100K Point Offers  Forbes

Forbes has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. Forbes and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.


Davenport police investigating armed robbery at DuTrac Community Credit Union  Quad City Times

The Davenport Police are looking for a male subject involved in an armed robbery of the DuTrac Community Credit Union on Saturday morning.


Capital One Debuts Business Credit Check Tool  U.S. News & World Report

Business CreditWise allows business owners to correct credit report errors. Capital One offers a similar *service* to consumers.


President Trump takes credit for blocking IS woman from US  Alabama's News Leader

4:30 p. m. President Donald Trump is taking credit for the State Department's announcement Wednesday that an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State ...


Guest house for employees a perk, cannot claim GST input credit rules Odisha AAAR  Economic Times

There is a thin line between perquisite and business expenditure and the ruling does not do anything to reduce confusion.


Credit card skimmers discovered at gas stations around the Big Bend  WTXL ABC 27

(WTXL) - Authorities in several Big Bend counties are investigating after multiple credit card skimmers have been discovered at local gas stations.


The benefits of better credit-risk models will be spread unevenly  The Economist

IN “PLAYER PIANO”, a novel by Kurt Vonnegut, society is divided into a workless majority and an elite who tend all-powerful machines. A character tells how her ...


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