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CFPB report tracks billions in credit card savings since 2008

American consumers pay about 2 percentage points less on credit card finance charges than before the enactment of the Credit CARD Act, according to a report issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In a statement to reporters, CFPB officials expressed continued concern about bank disclosures, "fee harvester" credit cards for bad credit, and add-on [...]

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Citizens Bank offers zero-interest credit to Irene victims

Those who have been affected by the destructive force of Hurricane Irene now have a light at the end of the tunnel, thanks to a set of generous offers from Citizens Bank. This national bank has opened its doors to consumers, small businesses and nonprofit groups who need a quick influx of cash, helping them [...]

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Wells Fargo launches online budgeting with My Money Map

Wells Fargo wants consumers to take the Money Map as seriously as the bathroom scale. Bank officials announced the launch of My Money Map, a free tool that helps account holders track their finances online. Dynamic charts track a customer's spending and saving activity against their budget goals using real-time updates from their checking and [...]

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Credit Card Loyalty Programs Disappearing

Credit card reward programs may be racing frequent flyer miles and hotel loyalty programs to their finish, according to recent news reports. For months, banking industry analysts have speculated that new credit card regulations and proposals to limit interchange fees could hinder banks' ability to fund splashy reward programs. However, economic pressure on the travel industry [...]

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