CreditCardsCo Blog Topic - ' Banking'

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

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

5 Steps to Greater Online Payment Security

Take these steps to greater online payment security to reduce the risks of your falling victim to identity theft and fraud. Prevention is better than cure.

Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Banking, ID Protection

IberiaBank Pricing Changes

IberiaBank has announced pricing updates for its credit card products. As per IberiaBank message, the bank will no longer charge penalty pricing or over the limit fees on any of its products.

Author: Brent Thomas | Categories: Banking, Choosing Cards, Credit Card Basics

Consumer Credit Card Protection Law 2010′ – A Blessing or Curse?

Analyzing the consumer credit card protection law to take effect in February 2010, the new law poses many blessings to the consumer but a point of annoyance for card companies bent on increasing profits.

Author: CreditCardsCo | Categories: Banking, Credit Card News, Credit Card Reform

Getting Ready For a Crisis

As the saying goes, ‘failure to plan’ is ‘planning to fail’, a financial crisis deserves every bit of planning on your part. Gaining ammunition on what to expect during a financial crisis goes a long way in getting you ready for tougher times ahead and ensuring you don’t make the silly mistakes a lot of us subscribe to during these periods.

Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Banking, Financial Planning

Understanding How Bailouts Work

What is a bailout? Since the beginning of the sub-prime mortgage crisis, a lot of financial terms have been thrown around by financial experts, Media, and Uncle Sam but nobody has taken the time out to explain what all these terms mean to Joe who isn’t very good with dictionaries. Outside of a class to gain financial knowledge, this article provides most of what every Joe needs to understand what a bailout is all about.

Author: CreditCardsCo | Categories: Banking, Financial News

Obama Hosting Credit Card CEOs, Pledges New Rules

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is pushing to rein in costs for millions of Americans who use credit cards, an appeal to consumers as many struggle to pay their bills.

Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Banking, Credit Card Basics

Laws to Prevent and Counter the Financial Crisis

Since the beginning of the crisis in late 2008, the U.S Government and Congress have passed a number of bills into law. These bills have been designed to inject liquidity into the financial markets, increase availability of credit, and encourage consumer spending. A number of regulations have also been introduced to curb practices in the sub-prime mortgage industry.

Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Banking, Financial Planning

Vicious Cycle that led to the Financial Crisis

Experts have citied a lot of reasons for the financial crisis. Due to increased demand for housing, and government policies encouraging subprime mortgaging, banks lowered minimum requirements and credit ratings of potential borrowers became less important.

Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Banking, Business

How the Financial Crisis Began?

According to the Federal Reserve and various other independent financial experts, the financial crisis of 2008 was largely an extension of the sub-prime mortgage crisis resulting from a burst in housing prices, and the inability of mortgage borrowers to fulfill their payment obligations and refinance current mortgage. This led to a situation where banks didn’t have enough money for lending and normal business purposes.

Author: CreditCardsCo | Categories: Banking, Financial News

How Reducing Prime Rate Affects Credit Card Debt and Finance?

The prime rate is always seen as the first approach to controlling a recession. Burst periods which accompany the end of a market boom can be controlled by reducing the prime rate. Up until now, the Federal Reserve has steadily reduced prime rates in a bid to reduce interest rates and stimulate consumer spending.

Author: Brent Thomas | Categories: Banking, Credit Card Debt

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