CreditCardsCo Blog Author - Brent Thomas

Brent (71 Posts)

Brent Thomas has a long background working as an underwriter in the credit card industry. He offers information to the general public on how credit works and obtaining loan approvals in his many published writings online. He has an extensive knowledge of credit cards, mortgages, debt, auto loans, and personal loans. Also at: Credit Card News.

Brent Thomas

Mastercard Stand Up To Cancer Campaign


Every year, the MasterCard Stand up to Cancer Campaign leads the charge in the fight for cancer. And every year, it seems to double in size – from its message to its supporters to its presence in the media.





Are Banks Still Relevant?


Have you ever wondered if the classic American bank is even necessary these days? Millions have no access to them anyway, courtesy of a battered credit history, job losses and a host of other reasons.It’s interesting because there are a few more trends that are beginning to emerge when it comes to consumers and their finances.





$32 Billion Overdraft Fees Paid to Banks in 2012


If there’s ever been a reason for consumers to consider prepaid debit cards, the $32 billion in overdraft fees that were paid to the nation’s biggest banks last year is the perfect justification. Is it time for you to bail on your big bank?





Is Card Nanny Worth the Expense?


Card Nanny promises a lot – but is it worth the $5.95 fee each month a smart investment? Here’s our review of this credit card management tool.





What’s New in Credit Card Offers


Thinking it’s time to shop for a better credit card? Here are some of the best credit cards, including a few co-branded offers and rewards credit cards, available today.





al-Qassam Cyber Fighters Strike Again


al-Qassam Cyber Fighters promised they would begin their denial of service attacks again this spring. True to their word, they’ve already hit one big bank this week.





Review: Virgin America Visa Signature Card


How does the Barclays Bank Virgin America Visa Signature credit card measure up and is it worth consideration?





American Express Serve Prepaid Card


Serve by American Express is on the scene; does it have what it takes to become a formidable player in the prepaid debit card industry?





What is Really Driving Credit Card Debt?


Credit card debt is down, but it could be lower – except for the fact more of us are charging our medical expenses.





New Credit Card Offers for Low Credit Scores


There are several credit card offers that have just now become available and many are designed for those with less than perfect credit.





US Bank New Credit Card Offers


U.S. Bank has several credit card offers that its competition can’t touch, including unique rewards programs and even a co-branded Harley Davidson credit card.





A Look Back at 2012 Credit & Finances


Suze Orman gambled with her Approved Card, touting it as a “consumer friendly solution to the prepaid industry”. Almost a year later, how did it do?








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