CreditCardsCo Blog Topic - ' Banking'

Contacted by CitiBank?

CitiBank announced today that more than 200,000 of its customers’ credit card and banking information was recently compromised. Here’s what happened.

Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Banking, Credit Card News, ID Protection

Credit Card Fraud Prevention

Today’s thieves try to stay a step ahead of the credit card companies’ security measures. Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft and credit card theft.

Author: CreditCardsCo | Categories: Banking, ID Protection

Bank of America on the Hot Seat

Bank of America is in the hot seat due to its announcement of charging an annual fee of $59 for close to 2 million of its customers.

Author: CreditCardsCo | Categories: Banking, Financial News

Should I Use Credit Card Convenience Checks?

To use or not to use, that is the question. In his day, William Shakespeare didn’t have to wrestle with such a problematic question! However, this is a question people really do have to make up their own minds about.

Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Banking, Credit Card Tips, Financial Planning

Have You Ever Had Your Credit Card Declined?

Have you ever had the unfortunate experience of having your credit card declined while paying for dinner after a day of shopping, or worse, being declined while on vacation in a foreign country? There are several reasons for a credit card to be declined and it isn’t necessarily because you’ve reached your credit limit.

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

TOP 10 Banks in the U.S.A.

Choosing your bank for your savings is one of the most important decisions you can make in life. This is an institution that will be responsible for your hard earned money and you want it to be safe.

Author: CreditCardsCo | Categories: Banking, Financial Planning

What is a Fraud Alert?

A fraud alert is a by-product of Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003. It is one of the provisions of the act designed to reduce and curb the incidence of identity theft and misappropriation of information.

Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Banking, Credit Card Tips, Financial Planning, Report & Score

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an institution created amidst the chaos of the Great Depression following the Glass-Steagall Act in 1933. The primary purpose of the FDIC is to back the deposits held in the major US Banks.

Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Banking, Financial Planning

When Merchants Violate Credit Card Rules

Most merchants abide by the terms and conditions specified by credit card companies. However, if your merchant is not abiding by credit card rules, or cheating you when you use your credit card, then you can ask for redressal once you are sure that the merchant is not following set terms and conditions.

Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Banking, Financial News

WTDirect $500* Cash Bonus – Discontinued

For every $10,000 deposited to WTDirect savings account, you will receive a $100 bonus, up to a maximum of $500. WT Direct has never offered such a higher cash bonus. Get the bonus and enjoy your savings! (Note: Offer Discontinued.)

Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Banking, Financial Planning, Special Offers

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

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

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