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Are You The Only One Using Your Name?


Identity theft has become an epidemic. Millions and millions of purses and wallets are stolen everyday and many of them are not just taken for the money inside.

What You Need to Know About Credit Reports


You hear people talk about credit reports all the time but do you know what they are really all about? Well, if you have ever been turned down when applying for a credit card or a loan it is high time you learned all about your credit report and how you can get it working for you instead of against you.Let's start off by explaining what your credit report actually is.

Guide to Credit Terms


Listed below is a useful guide to credit card terms. It is a list of definitions of credit card terms that may or may not be familiar to you.

Types of Credit Cards


There are a whole variety of different types of credit cards available which can make choosing the right one a very confusing experience. In order to help you decide, listed below is a useful breakdown of the various types of credit cards available.

Identity Theft - How to Protect Yourself


"Like the tan? I got tons of sun on that Caribbean cruise. First class tickets to Florida and back! Nope, not an airline upgrade.

Credit Card Tips


Here are some useful credit card tips for you to consider before applying for a credit card. Before applying for a credit card, you should decide why you want one, and make sure you can use it wisely.

What is a Credit Card?


A credit card allows you to buy things even though you might not have the money to pay for it right away. The company that gave you the card lets you spend up to an agreed sum and then makes additional money available to you as you pay off what you've spent.

Credit Card Benefits and Drawbacks


Credit cards have both benefits and drawbacks. It is wise to consider both before applying for a credit card.

Student Credit Cards 101


Almost all students have and use student credit cards. Some of the students use them wisely and build for them an early credit history but others accumulate lots of debts that would have to be paid off once the student life is over.

Credit Education


Having credit education is like knowing how to read. It will be necessary throughout your life.

Understanding Your Rights Under The Equal Credit Opportunity Act


It wasn't all that long ago that lenders blatantly discriminated when it came to approving credit for women and minority groups. Women were actually asked personal and demeaning questions like, how many children do you plan to have in the future or are you on birth control?Despite the fact that they were entering the workforce in record numbers, single women were often required to get a cosigner or denied credit altogether.

All Is Fair In Love, War, and, Your Credit Report - At Least It Should Be! Understanding the FCRA


Fact: Over 150 million Americans have credit report with the three major credit reporting agencies. Approximately 50 million of these credit reports contain errors, many of which are inaccurate.

How To Survive In A Plastic World, Qualifying For Credit Card


Let's face it, having credit is no longer a choice. "Don't leave home without it" is more like "can't buy a home without it.

Like It Or Not, You Have A Score To Settle! Part 1


Just when most people finish with school and can stop worrying about test scores, there's a new kind of scoring that enters the picture. It's called credit scoring.

Improving Your Credit Report


Even if you think you have a wonderful credit report, be wary of the error factor. Just as you receive mail with your name and address misspelled, your credit report can have errors as well.

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Forbes

5 Key Considerations When Applying For A New Credit Card
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What Is a Credit-Builder Loan (and Should You Get One)?
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It's an age-old dilemma for would-be borrowers: Creditors want evidence you can handle a loan or unsecured credit card before they give you one, but there's risk in offering credit products to borrowers without a good credit history.

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The Best Credit Card Perk for Business Owners
Nav (blog)
Business credit cards often come with a lot of perks, but the best one has nothing to do with rewards, expense tracking, or even business-related services. No, the best credit card perk for business owners is a card's grace period. Not only does it ...



Is Tesla Counting On A Billion Dollar Regulatory Credit Bonanza?
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Tesla's primary business of manufacturing and selling electric vehicles, or EVs, generates two classes of tradable regulatory credits that it sells to other automakers. Under rules promulgated by the EPA, automakers must meet Federal greenhouse gas ...



American Banker

Botnets increasingly prey on small banks and credit unions
American Banker
Computer gremlins with zombie-like powers called botnets continue to spread through financial services systems, increasingly targeting smaller banks and credit unions, a new study says. The problem is widespread in the business world. From January to ...



IFLScience (blog)

China Launches “Social Credit” System That Will Track, Rank All Citizens By 2020
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Every move you make, every step you take, they'll be watching you – the Chinese government, that is. The communist nation says it is on track to launch its “Social Credit” system in real time for 2020. The dystopian-esque system monitors, tracks, and ...

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CNBC

This type of loan doesn't help your credit score, even if you stay on top of it
CNBC
Paying down a loan on time is a good way to build a positive credit history and improve your credit score. But those using a payday loan shouldn't expect any good marks in their credit file if they pay on time. Also called cash advances, payday loans ...

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The Advocate

Cantrell's credit card spending in line with fellow council members, audit report says
The Advocate
An audit of the New Orleans City Council's credit-card usage found sloppy bookkeeping and questionable purchases were widespread among council members, but that Mayor LaToya Cantrell's spending habits while she was on the council — the subject of ...

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Credit-Card Startup Brex Seeks $1 Billion Valuation in New Round
Wall Street Journal
Brex Inc., a startup founded last year to issue corporate credit cards to other startups, is in discussions with investors to raise a new round of funding at a valuation of about $1 billion, according to people familiar with the situation. DST Global ...


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