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Shoppers Beware - Tis The Season


It's the number one complaint from consumers and it only takes a moment for you to become a victim. While you search for holiday bargains, identity thieves are searching for targets - unsuspecting consumers.

Balance Transfers Can Help You Stop Putting Money Down The Drain!


As you probably know, interest rates are at all time low right now and if you aren't getting the best deal from your credit card company then they owe it to you to either lower your rate, or you owe it to yourself to find a better deal. You see, credit card companies need your business in order to succeed and if you refuse to pay a penny more than you have to then you'll be doing yourself and others a big favour indeed.

How To Boost Your Credit Score


Years ago your credit score was a big secret, known only to a select few such as your mortgage and credit card companies. In 2000, Fair, Isaac Co.

Online, Phone, U.S. Mail or In-Person: Where is Your Credit Card and Personal Identify Safest?


Identity theft is the fastest growing crime according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). It occurs when someone takes a piece of your personal information and uses it without your knowledge to commit fraud or theft.

Building Good Business Credit After Bad Credit


Can you establish good business credit if you have bad personal credit? The answer is yes..

Your Consumer Rights


If you have ever fallen behind on your debts you already know that dealing with your creditors can be a hassle. Sometimes it can be downright humiliating.

The Top 5 Secrets to Managing Your Credit Cards-So They Won't Manage You


You've probably never heard of Frank X. McNamara, but he revolutionized the way you shop on a daily basis.

5 Ways To Raise Credit Score


It's not as hard as you think to raise credit score. It's a well known fact that lenders will give people with higher credit scores lower interest rates on mortgages, car loans and credit cards.

Credit Help For Renters And Others On The Horizon


Sue is a homeowner and pays her mortgage and other bills on time like a good credit consumer. Sue's on-time mortgage payments are reflected in her credit score profiled by the three major credit bureaus; Equifax, Experian and Trans Union.

Legislators Ponder New Credit Protection Laws


Legislators in Washington, D.C.

Bankruptcy Myths Busted


The average American knows very little about bankruptcy. Most people probably are aware of bankruptcy's ability to dissolve debt and give the debtor a fresh start.

Free Credit Report - Really


2005 marks the year that consumers will be able to get a free credit report each year. The roll out of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act signed into law by President Bush actually began last December 1.

Save Money and Lower your Payments by Improving or Repairing Your Credit


Having a better credit score not only represents easier access to money from lending institutions, but more importantly represents instant money in your pocket.This probably sounds like something obvious for most of people, but it isn't until you start thinking in terms of real examples and real dollars that most of us start to understand the magnitude of the benefits associated with a good credit score.

Our World Of Credit Cards! Which One Is Right For You


There are not many of us who do not have a credit card these days. But, not all of us are as wise in the area of understanding how they work and how they make money.

Understanding Credit Report Score


Understanding credit report scores is important when you see your credit report because you need to be able to make some sense of it.Your credit score is used by anyone loaning you money such as credit card companies, home loan lenders, auto loan lenders and finance companies.

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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 ...


Credit card fraud  WCAX

Two Massachusetts men arrested in Vermont as they tried to pick up a large order of illegally purchased electronics.


Customer Service Empowerment Brings Best Practices To Life: A Retail Banking-Credit Union Case Study  Forbes

As a customer *service* consultant, I'm often asked to design and deploy customer *service* best practices–or behavioral and brand standards, as I prefer to think of ...


Benchmark Federal Credit Union names new CEO | Business  The Mercury

WEST CHESTER — Benchmark Federal Credit Union has named Daniel J. Machon Jr. as its new president and CEO, effective Feb. 1. Machon succeeds David ...


Money Matters: Raising your credit score  69News WFMZ-TV

There's no magic trick that's going to instantly improve your credit score.


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

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


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

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


MSU Texas to offer 21 dual credit courses in fall for high school students  Times Record News

The fall semester will have at least 21 courses available for dual-credit or concurring education.


WSJ Tax Guide 2019: Child and Dependent Tax Credit  Wall Street Journal

The child credit doubled and became available to more families, a move that more than offset the repeal of the personal exemption in many cases.


Police: Couple used stolen credit cards to make $10K in purchases  News 12 Long Island

Police are searching for a couple accused of stealing credit cards from a woman's purse at an East Garden City restaurant.


Man Robs Mission Federal Credit Union In Scripps Ranch -  KUSI

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man robbed a Scripps Ranch credit union branch and escaped before police could arrive, an officer said today. The suspect showed up ...


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.


Get ready to pay higher credit card fees  Bangor Daily News

Consumers will need to watch their credit card bills even more closely starting in April, when Visa, Mastercard and others will increase fees.. Maine news, sports ...


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 ...


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 ...


Will My Credit Report Show Up in My Background Investigation? – Ask CJ  ClearanceJobs

Much about the clearance process resembles the Pirate's Code: “more what you'd call guidelines than actual rules.” This case-by-case system is meant to ...


Man escapes after 4th local credit union robbery in past month  fox5sandiego.com

A man escaped after robbing a local credit union Saturday, marking at least the fourth time a credit union in the county had been robbed in the past several ...


Sanctions In Search of Better Quality of Life, Russians Lean on Credit Personal loans in Russia  The Moscow Times

Personal loans in Russia have grown by 46 percent over the past year.


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's War on Credit Scores Is a Big Deal  Truthout

Credit scores: Everyone's got one, even if they don't know it — and these numbers can have a profound impact on the trajectory of your life. Representative ...


Imperial Extends Credit Facilities Toronto Stock Exchange:III  GlobeNewswire

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Imperial Metals Corporation (the “Company”) (TSX:III) announces that it has obtained ...


Wanted with Scott McKane: Credit card skimmers, bike thefts and other crimes  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

This week's Wanted starts with a suspect wanted out of Murray. Anyone with identifying information was asked to call (801) 264-2673. In Cache County, Logan ...


'Crooked cupid' accused of stealing credit cards for Valentine's Day gifts  KTRK-TV

Video shows the man purchasing several Valentine's Day gift cards with stolen credit cards.


Credit card skimmer discovered in Jefferson County | News  WTXL ABC 27

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Authorities are investigating after a credit card skimmer was found at a gas station in Jefferson County.


General Dynamics downgraded by Credit Suisse: 2019 forecast is 'well behind defense peers'  CNBC

Credit Suisse downgraded General Dynamics stock to neutral from outperform on Friday, saying the company is "well behind defense peers" in projected growth ...


Sen. Warner introduces legislation to fix credit reports of federal workers hurt by shutdown  WTKR News 3

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) joined Sens. Brian Schatz (D-HI) and John Kennedy (R-LA) to introduce the Protect Federal Workers' Credit Act, a bill aiming to ...


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes aim at Equifax and credit scoring  The Washington Post

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) took aim at the credit reporting agency Equifax over the weekend, criticizing the company — which disclosed ...


Photos of woman allegedly using stolen credit cards lead to arrest in Cedar City  St George News

ST. GEORGE — A Parowan woman was arrested Friday after photos posted on Facebook identified her as the suspect allegedly responsible for using stolen ...


Marriott’s new Bonvoy credit card bonus: 100,000 points!  San Francisco Chronicle

TravelSkills has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products and may receive a commission from card issuers. Along with Marriott's ...


COPOCO Credit Union working to resolve denied transaction issue on debit cards  WNEM Saginaw

COPOCO Community Credit said it is working on resolving an issue with its Mastercard debit cards.


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.


Tax panel rejects bill for earned income credit  Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The House Revenue and Taxation Committee on Thursday rejected a bill that would create a state earned income tax credit equal to 10 percent of the federal ...


Here's how to save thousands with credits and deductions on your 2018 tax return  CNBC

The tax code has gone through an overhaul since the beginning of 2018, but there are still opportunities to scoop up a few tax breaks that have managed to stick ...


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.


These Bay Area cities have some of the highest credit scores in the country  The Mercury News

Despite one the most expensive housing markets in the nation and a rising cost of living, residents in three Bay Area cities have some of the best median credit ...


Elevate Credit (ELVT) Downgraded by BTIG Research  Fairfield Current

BTIG Research lowered shares of Elevate Credit (NYSE:ELVT) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note published on Thursday. The firm currently ...


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 ...


Happy Death Day 2U’s after credits scene teases future of the franchise  Polygon

Happy Death Day 2U features the kind of after-credit scene you're more likely to see in a Marvel flick than a horror sequel. I don't think we have to warn you of ...


Rep. Ocasio-Cortez hints at hearing for credit score system  Bankrate.com

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called the credit score system "very broken" in a series of social media posts over the weekend. The New York Democrat said ...


The top 5 US cities with the best—and worst—credit scores  CNBC

A credit score is an important measure of financial health and can signify your trustworthiness to institutions. To find which places have the best and worst scores ...


Bischoff's Ice Cream, at 85, says yes to credit cards  NorthJersey.com

The fourth-generation owners marked the milestone by rolling out new ice cream flavors — and finally accepting credit cards.


3 in 10 Americans have more credit card debt than emergency savings, a new survey says  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Less than half of households — 44 percent — have more emergency savings than credit card debt, the survey said.


Billing credit for those who missed 2 or more trash pickups  KOMO News

Seattle Public Utilities will provide a $10 billing credit to residential customers who had two or more missed garbage collections from the recent weather,Mayor ...


Israel's Leumi to complete sale of credit card unit February 26  Reuters

Israel's Bank Leumi said on Sunday it would complete the sale of its credit card unit to U.S. private equity firm Warburg Pincus on Feb. 26.


The Best Credit Unions for Federal Employees  FedSmith.com

If you have ever considered joining a credit union, these are some that offer membership and benefits for federal employees and military.


7 ways to ensure IT gets the credit it deserves  CIO

Often ignored, overlooked or even snubbed, IT needs to claim its rightful place in the enterprise spotlight. Here's the steps you can take to raise IT's profile and ...


What's the Average U.S. Credit Card Debt by Income and Age in 2019?  TheStreet.com

Credit card debt is high and getting higher, as Americans are growing more lax about accumulating credit card debt. According to data from CreditDonkey.com, ...


Credit Suisse Has Rich People’s Problems in Markets  Wall Street Journal

The end of restructuring normally sets the stage for chief executives to proclaim glories to come. At Credit Suisse, the promise of a bright future is tainted by its ...


Pregnant teen on Universal Credit faced starvation - then something incredible happened  Mirror Online

Jaedyn Overbury and Lizzie Mason were struggling on Universal Credit after moving out of a Birmingham YMCA.


Is small business credit card interest tax-deductible?  Bankrate.com

Small business owners may not be taking advantage of all their tax deductions, including the ability to deduct interest and fees related to their business credit ...


New Ways to Improve Your Credit Score Coming Soon  ConsumerReports.org

Consumers with thin or subprime credit histories will soon have new ways to improve their credit scores. Experian Boost and UltraFICO could improve your credit ...


Student group says rising CMS grad rates mask grim future for many black graduates  Durham Herald Sun

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools online credit recovery program helps students graduate with a GPA too low for college admission, speakers from Students For ...


Advisors Asset Management Inc. Sells 348,185 Shares of THL Credit, Inc. (TCRD)  Fairfield Current

Advisors Asset Management Inc. cut its position in shares of THL Credit, Inc. (NASDAQ:TCRD) by 69.0% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in ...


4 Steps To Pay Off Credit Card Debt  Forbes

It's no secret that credit card debt is expensive. Don't have a game plan? Here are 4 steps to pay off credit card debt faster. Step 1: Organize your credit cards.


Man arrested for breaking into Bend woman’s car, shopping with her credit cards  Bend Bulletin

A transient was arrested Saturday evening for allegedly stealing a purse from a woman's car in Southwest Bend and shopping with her credit cards.Just before 7 ...


Survey: 3 in 10 Americans have more credit card debt than emergency savings  Bankrate.com

A new Bankrate survey of 1004 adults finds that only 44 percent of households have more money in emergency savings than the amount they owe in credit card ...


City of Warren's credit score jumps from negative to stable  WKBN.com

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) - The City of Warren has received an upgraded outlook by Moody's Investors *Service*. Warren has improved from a negative outlook to ...


State auditor reprimands Shakopee school board, recommends policy changes after superintendent credit card scandal  Minneapolis Star Tribune

The state auditor's office has admonished the Shakopee school district for failing to hold its former superintendent accountable for breaking credit card rules and ...


Police: Surveillance video shows woman using stolen credit cards in Miami  WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

MIAMI (WSVN) - Police are searching for a woman accused of purchasing several items with stolen credit cards. Surveillance video allegedly captured the ...


29% of Americans Have More Credit-Card Debt Than Emergency Savings  The Motley Fool

We're told we're supposed to save for emergencies so that we're not forced to resort to debt when unplanned expenses come our way. Yet 29% of Americans ...


Police searching for man accused of stealing, using credit cards  KOKI FOX 23

If you know anything about the suspect call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-9222.


Who actually pays for your credit card rewards?  Vox.com

Shoppers love credit card rewards. These tantalizing extras come in offers like cash back, travel miles, and cash bonuses, and banks use them to get you to sign ...


Navy Federal Credit Union hit with banking glitch for 2nd straight day  WTOP

WASHINGTON — Navy Federal Credit Union members were once again frozen out of their accounts Thursday, the second day in a row for a major ...


Murphy pushes historic tax credit proposal in Paterson  NJBIZ

Gov. Phil Murphy doubled down on a vision for a $20 million historic preservation tax credit program aimed at redeveloping and repurposing abandoned historic ...


Dealmaster: As Switch sales slow, Nintendo launches a new bundle  Ars Technica

Nintendo has released a new Switch bundle that pairs the popular game console with a $35 credit to its eShop digital store. The company announced the ...


Fort Mill greenway visitors left with almost $10,000 in credit card charges, police say  Rock Hill Herald

Anne Springs Close Greenway visitors in Fort Mill South Carolina told police their vehicles were broken into and credit cards stolen. Most of the cars and trucks ...


Goldman Sachs Citi Invest in Credit Card Alternative Data Firm, Second Measure  Fortune

Goldman Sachs and Citi are investing in Second Measure, a company sorting credit card information via geography, price per customer, and more.


Some Equifax credit file locks have expired. Here's how to protect your personal information.  NBC News

If you were a victim of the Equifax breach and signed up for a now-expired credit lock, here are some tips to help protect yourself from identity theft.


Credit union robbed in Wyoming; 1 suspect sought  WOODTV.com

Police are looking for the suspect in a robbery at a Lake Michigan Credit Union in Wyoming.


Daily Deals: Buy Nintendo Switch, Get $35 eShop Credit, Preorder Link and Ken Amiibo  IGN

Dell 15" GeForce GTX 1050 Laptop for $580, Alienware 34" 3440x1440 GSYNC 120Hz IPS Curved Gaming Monitor for $725, Gloomhaven for $99.99.


Credit card skimmer found at ATM in Martinsville, investigators looking for suspect  WSET

HENRY Co., Va. (WSET) -- The Henry County Sheriff's Office said after they got multiple reports of credit and debit card fraud, they found an external card ...


Where SAPD picked up 14 credit card skimmers in January  mySA

San Antonio police found more than a dozen credit card skimmers in the first month of 2019, according to data obtained by mySA.com. In 2018, more than 200 ...


Three charged in multi-state credit card skimming investigation  WATE 6 On Your Side

Bristol police have charged three men with using card skimmers to steal people's credit card information.


Misuse use of credit card leads to church secretary being charged with grand theft  WWSB

A former church secretary has been charged with grand theft and auto felony counts of a little less than $20000.


Survey finds 74 million Americans have more credit card debt than emergency savings  WZTV

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A new survey from Bankrate found 74 million Americans have more in credit card debt than they do in emergency savings. The financial ...


Distributed Credit Chain (DCC) Market Cap Reaches $3.80 Million  Fairfield Current

Distributed Credit Chain (CURRENCY:DCC) traded up 5.3% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 16:00 PM Eastern on February 16th.


York County and Atlantic federal credit unions plan merger  Press Herald

York County Federal Credit Union plans to merge into Atlantic Federal Credit Union, a move that would create the state's largest credit union with more than ...


Bill seeks to restore North Carolina’s film tax credit  WECT

Sen. Harper Peterson (r-New Hanover), Sen. Wiley Nickel (D-Wake) and Sen. Paul Lowe (D-Forsyth) have co-sponsored SB57, to reenact the film credit to the ...


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 ...


FDNY EMT accused of stealing, using dead man's credit card to shop at Macy's  WABC-TV

An FDNY EMT is accused of stealing and using the credit card of a man who died in his care.


Officers warn hundreds could be victims of credit card gas pump skimmers  WBIR.com

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Tenn — White Pine Police warn hundreds of people may have fallen victim to credit card skimmers inside gas pumps in up to three ...


KB Home (KBH) Rating Reiterated by Credit Suisse Group  Fairfield Current

KB Home (NYSE:KBH)'s stock had its “sell” rating reiterated by investment analysts at Credit Suisse Group in a note issued to investors on Friday. They presently ...


Don’t extend the electric vehicle tax credit; repeal it | TheHill  The Hill

Instead of doubling down by extending this unfair and ineffective program, it's time to repeal the EV credit for good.


Supporters of controversial Mass. film tax credit aim to make it permanent  The Boston Globe

Supporters of the state's film tax subsidy have spent years defending it as an economic boost to local industry, protecting it from an early death amid criticisms ...


Consumer crunch: Banks set to crack down on credit cards, car loans  Sydney Morning Herald

Banks may make it harder for consumers to get car loans, credit cards and personal loans under proposed rules from the corporate regulator.


Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call Date  Associated Press

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 15, 2019--Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc. (NYSE: CLNC) (“Colony Credit Real Estate” or the “Company”) today ...


Judge orders Ford Motor Credit to attend mediation with Reagor-Dykes  KCBD

A crowd of more than one dozen attorneys were in Judge Robert Jones' courtroom Thursday to plead their cases in the ongoing Reagor-Dykes reorganization.


This Tri-Cities suspect used a skimmer to steal credit card numbers. Know his name?  Tri-City Herald

Pasco and Kennewick police are trying to find a thief stealing using stolen credit card numbers from skimmers to steal money from ATMs around the Tri-Cities.


Iowa State Fair vendors ordered to take credit cards by 2020  Des Moines Register

Starting next year, those pork chops on a stick can be bought with a card. The Iowa State Fair has confirmed that it will require all food and drink vendors to ...



Raising The Bar Grading policy in Clark County gives students half credit regardless of work Bryan  KTNV Las Vegas

Did you realize that some CCSD students get credit for work they never completed? Under what is called equitable grading or minimum F policies, teachers ...


Credit Suisse Commodity Loss Said to Threaten Some Bonuses  Bloomberg

Credit Suisse Group AG has told some employees they may not get their bonuses after the bank lost money on a commodity financing deal last quarter, ...


Credit card skimmer found at local gas station, two people arrested  WTXL ABC 27

PERRY, Fla. (WTXL) - Law enforcement arrested two people after a credit card skimmer was found at a local gas station. Officers with the Perry Police ...


Know your score: How to hack your credit health  The Age

Lenders look to your credit report to determine your attractiveness as a customer, so enhancing your score improves access and costs for future loans.


Over 55 fraudulent credit cards found in Bastrop  FOX 7 Austin

BASTROP, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Two Cuban nationals were arrested in Bastrop after dozens of fraudulent credit cards were found in a truck and home. Now ...


Concern over 'hidden' Universal Credit council costs  BBC News

Controversial changes to the benefits system are leaving Welsh councils with hidden costs, it has been claimed. Universal credit aims to make claiming simpler ...


Exclusive: U.S. EPA may issue E15 gasoline plan without biofuel credit trade limits - sources  Reuters

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering releasing its draft proposal to expand sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline without including ...


Missouri Senate endorses tax credit plan axed by Greitens  STLtoday.com

The program was put on hold by former Gov. Eric Greitens.


This Tiny Pac-Man Game Is the Size of a Credit Card  Gizmodo

Super Impulse's Tiny Arcade line—a series of four-inch-tall fully playable arcade cabinets—is a fun way for '80s kids to relive their childhoods spent stuffing ...


Goldman Sachs, Point72 and others invest $44 million in business credit startup Nav  Reuters

Nav, a startup that gives small businesses free access to their credit reports, said on Monday that it had raised $44 million from investors including Goldman ...


Eastman Credit Union: 1000 customers impacted by card fraud activity  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) - Eastman Credit Union's Executive Vice President Kelly Price tells News Channel 11 about 1000 customers have been impacted by ...


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