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British Credit Card Debt Spikes During 2014 Holiday Season

British Credit Card Debt Spikes During 2014 Holiday Season

In still another sign that things may be improving for consumers around the world, as the Bank of England has reported consumer credit in the U.K. has grown at its fastest pace since 2007.... read more »
By: Mike Randall, 1/11/2015
What is NFC? A Beginner’s Guide to the Future of Credit Cards

What is NFC? A Beginner’s Guide to the Future of Credit Cards

If you’ve been following the latest headlines in technology or commerce, chances are you’ve heard of Apple Pay, Google Wallet or Softcard. Probably the most significant feature... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 1/5/2015
5 Reasons the Credit Card Industry is Booming Right Now

5 Reasons the Credit Card Industry is Booming Right Now

After a tumultuous few years of consumer cutbacks, new regulations and debt charge-offs, U.S. credit card issuers are now looking at a much brighter future. Profits from the major industry... read more »
By: Mike Randall, 12/29/2014
People Who Pay More than the Minimum Seen as Better Credit Risk

People Who Pay More than the Minimum Seen as Better Credit Risk

Paying more than the minimum on your credit cards can help you reduce your debt. But that’s not the only reason to do it. Research from TransUnion, a global credit data collection and... read more »
By: Marcie Geffner, 12/22/2014
Credit Card Use Linked to Weight Gain

Credit Card Use Linked to Weight Gain

Want to cut spending and trim your waistline? You can do both with one simple step: buy your groceries with cash. Research finds people who pay for groceries with credit or debit cards are... read more »
By: Laura Slawny, 12/18/2014
5 Secrets Credit Card Companies Don’t Want You to Know

5 Secrets Credit Card Companies Don’t Want You to Know

Ever since the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act [CARD Act] took effect in February 2010, credit card bills are easier to read and understand for the average... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 12/15/2014
Massachusetts Treasury Officials Splurged with Credit Cards

Massachusetts Treasury Officials Splurged with Credit Cards

It seems average Americans aren’t the only ones guilty of over-indulging with credit cards. Recently released spending records show Massachusetts State Treasury officials have gone on a... read more »
By: Mike Randall, 12/12/2014
Using Credit Cards May Cause a Rise in Gas Prices

Using Credit Cards May Cause a Rise in Gas Prices

At least one recent report shows an increase in the use of credit cards in paying to fill up our gas tank may be causing a rise in gasoline prices. With fewer people carrying cash and almost... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 12/10/2014
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