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Credit Card Companies

Credit card companies exiting the mug-shot business

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: January 24, 2014

Credit cards have become such a universal form of payment it is easy to forget their use is a two-way street. It isn't enough for a merchant to want to accept credit cards -- the issuing company has to agree to add that business to its network as well. And every once in a while, credit [...]

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Will retailers start charging for the privilege of paying with plastic?

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: January 4, 2013

Your morning latte may be getting more expensive. No, the coffee shop isn't raising their prices, but they may start charging you an extra fee if you plan on paying with your credit card. It's just the latest tactic allowed by retailers who don't appreciate $1 purchases paid for with Visa and MasterCard. Back in 2010, [...]

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"Your credit card has been declined…"

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: April 6, 2012

What should you do when you hear that dreaded phrase? [...]

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Is live credit card help too much to ask?

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: March 30, 2012

If I were king for a day, I would permanently ban automated customer service systems. [...]

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J.D. Power finds credit card satisfaction on the rise

Written by Geoff Williams
Posted On: September 1, 2011

Oh, banking executives? Some of you can come out of hiding now. [...]

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Credit card offers returning to American mailboxes

Written by CardRatings.com
Posted On: September 9, 2010

Synovate researchers see as many as three times the credit card offer volume, especially from Discover and Citibank. [...]

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Barclay Kicks Off NFL Credit Card Partnership

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Posted On: September 2, 2010

Barclaycard hopes you become as big a fan of your credit card issuer as you are of your favorite football team. The Wilmington-based subsidiary of British banking giant Barclays just launched a thoroughly American loyalty program in partnership with the NFL. The new NFL Extra Points credit cards bear the colors and logos of each [...]

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How One Credit Card Issuer Made Decisions: Ability, Stability, and Willingness to Pay

Written by Kate Thome
Posted On: October 1, 2009

Lending decisions vary from lender to lender. The purpose of this article is to offer some insight into how I thought about credit card and loan applications while I served as credit analyst for a major credit card issuer. There is a lot of fuss surrounding FICO scores and credit scores in general. These scores need [...]

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