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March 2006

Chase Doesn't Eliminate Cap on All Credit Card Balance Transfer Offers Afterall

Written by CardRatings.com
Posted On: March 30, 2006

Reading the fine print is not always as easy as it sounds, so we at CardRatings.com like to do some of the work for you. In my recent article Chase Changes their Credit Card Terms—A Lesson in Reading the Fine Print I brought to our readers’ attention some changes in Chase’s terms and conditions, but [...]

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Trends In Fed Report Suggest Consumers On Credit Card Collision Course

Written by Mike Killian
Posted On: March 27, 2006

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System with the cooperation of the U.S. Department of the Treasury conducted a survey which indicates changes in family income and net worth since the same survey in 2001. Among other findings, the report indicates average credit card balances are rising, average interest rates are increasing and there [...]

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Charge for New Credit Monitoring Service Cheapest Thus Far (Only $4.95/Month)

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Posted On: March 23, 2006

Experian has recently introduced a credit monitoring service called Triple Alert which features automatic, daily monitoring of one's Experian®, TransUnion, and Equifax credit reports that costs only $4.95 per month. Similar services typically cost anywhere from $9.95 to $19.95 per month and some only offer weekly credit monitoring. Apparently keen competition in the credit monitoring [...]

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American Express and GE Consumer Finance Collaborate to Offer Dillard's American Express Credit Card

Written by CardRatings.com
Posted On: March 17, 2006

Retail credit cards are growing in popularity, and while most retailers either manage the credit end of business through an in-house bank or a third-party, few have yet to partner with household names in the credit industry. That changed recently with a historic deal between American Express and GE Consumer Finance to offer co-branded credit [...]

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Keynote Study Highlights Most Effective Credit Card Company Websites

Written by CardRatings.com
Posted On: March 15, 2006

PADDING-BOTTOM: 15px; PADDING-TOP: 15px"> Keynote Systems, which provides services that improve online business performance and communications technologies, recently released a Competitive Intelligence study entitled Keynote Rankings for Credit Card Prospects. This study provides ratings of 10 credit card company's web sites in areas such as responsiveness and reliability. This unique study also offers credit card [...]

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Do Debit Card Rewards Measure Up to Credit Card Rewards?

Written by CardRatings.com
Posted On: March 10, 2006

  America’s love affair with reward credit cards continues to burn; and debit cards are helping to fan the flame as more and more banks begin to issue both cash back and reward debit/check cards. Like their credit card counterparts, reward debit cards come in a variety of styles with varying eligibility requirements and reward rates. [...]

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Accepting Credit Cards- Does it Make Sense for Your Small Business?

Written by CardRatings.com
Posted On: March 8, 2006

  Any decision a small business owner makes must be carefully weighed by all the pros and cons—especially decisions that affect your bottom line. One of those decisions is whether or not to accept credit cards as a form of payment. While accepting credit cards has many advantages and makes sense for most companies, you may [...]

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The Nuances of Secured Credit Cards

Written by CardRatings.com
Posted On: March 3, 2006

Don’t let a name fool you. Secured credit cards, though much touted by consumer advocates as one of the most effective ways to establish and build credit, are not always easy to get. If you have had bad credit, delinquencies, or no credit history at all, don’t expect to be a shoe-in for such a card. Secured credit [...]

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