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NMB Agrees to Stop Issuing Credit Cards

A small New Jersey bank that specializes in credit cards for people with damaged credit histories has shut down its card program because of regulatory problems.

Author: Brent Thomas | Categories: Bad Credit, Banking, Credit Card Reform

What’s so good About the YAP MasterCard Prepaid Card?

Whether you have bad credit or simply don’t like the idea of credit cards, the YAP MasterCard prepaid card can provide you with the same convenient options, and save you the hassle. With a bevy of attractive features and a system that it is easy to use, you might even forget that it’s a prepaid card at all.

Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Bad Credit, Choosing Cards, Prepaid

Discover Bank CD, IRA, Money Market and Savings Rates Update

Discover Bank has updated its CD, IRA, Money Market, and Online Savings rates. The most up-to-date rates effective as of 4/27/2010.

Author: CreditCardsCo | Categories: Banking, Saving Tips, Special Offers

Debt Settlement Companies – Good or Bad ?

More than 1,800 debt settlement companies have sprang up in Texas and New York within the past 4 years. This is probably due to the economy and the fact that a higher than ever number of Americans are in debt.

Author: CreditCardsCo | Categories: Credit Card Debt, Debt Consolidation

Balance Transfers Can Improve Your Credit Score

It doesn’t matter if you have good credit or are trying to rebuild yours, improving your credit score will always help you. You can take advantage of things like balance transfers to aid you in your goal, but you need to understand their intricacies to ensure that it will work properly for you.

Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Balance Transfer, Report & Score

Understanding Credit Cards

There are many things that you might not know about your credit card that could end up costing you hundreds of dollars. Credit card companies are very good at creating products that provide a legitimate, beneficial service to you while at the same time maximizing their profits. If you understand their systems, you can save money in the end.

Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Credit Card Basics, Financial Planning

Has LifeLock Matched Up to Its Expectations?

There has been a lot of talk about whether or not LifeLock is really a worthwhile option. With there being many other organizations that offer identity theft protection, what makes LifeLock worth choosing rather than any other company? We will take a look at these reasons in much more detail.

Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Banking, Financial Planning, ID Protection

How Credit Cards Can Save You Money

Even if you have a higher annual percentage rate, you can still used your credit cards to save money. If you work this system properly and efficiently, you will also be able to improve your credit score and take advantage of other incentives your credit card company might be offering.

Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Card Rewards, Credit Card Tips, Saving Tips

Prepaid Rush Cards: the Black Diamond

Rush cards are known to offer a variety of different debit cards. One that has been known for great popularity is the Prepaid Visa Black Diamond Rush Card. We are going to take a closer look at this particular card and what features and benefits that are known to come with it.

Author: Brent Thomas | Categories: Bad Credit, Choosing Cards, Prepaid

Credit Card Reform 2010

The FED, the Office of Thrift Supervision, and the National Credit Union Administration voted in May 2009 to adopt new changes to credit card policies. These regulations are aimed to work in favor of consumers, protecting them from previously unfair and perhaps unethical practices from credit card companies.

Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Credit Card News, Credit Card Reform

READYDebit Visa Card – Convinience, Savings & Freedom

Whether you have been having trouble getting approved for a single checking account or are looking for some new banking providers, a READY Debit Prepaid Visa Card may have what you are looking for. If you are looking for simplified service with a lot of free options, you should definitely consider opening an account.

Author: CreditCardsCo | Categories: Bad Credit, Choosing Cards, Prepaid

Card’s fixed rate APR changes to variable? What to do?

In recent times, a number of credit card companies have hiked up interest rates, have changes interest charges from fixed to variable or done both. During such periods of economic hardship to the common man, this makes it much more difficult for people barely managing to stay current with monthly payments.

Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Banking, Credit Card Tips, Financial Planning

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