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Credit card companies exiting the mug-shot business Written by Maryalene LaPonsie 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 [...] Posted in: Credit Card Companies
Will retailers start charging for the privilege of paying with plastic? Written by Maryalene LaPonsie 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, [...] Posted in: Credit Card Companies
"Your credit card has been declined…" Written by Geoff Williams April 6, 2012 Having your credit card declined is almost a rite of passage, I suppose, for people who aren't incredibly rich. It's hard to imagine that any adult can go through life without their credit card or debit card being declined at least once, even if it's just a technical snafu. Which is what happened last Sunday, [...] Posted in: Other Credit Card Companies
Is live credit card help too much to ask? Written by Geoff Williams March 30, 2012 If I were king for a day, I would permanently ban automated customer service systems. OK, actually, if I really were king for a day, I'd probably buy Disneyland or the Eiffel Tower and give it to my kids as a present, or do something much more cool than pick on credit card companies, and it's [...] Posted in: Credit Card Companies
J.D. Power finds credit card satisfaction on the rise Written by Geoff Williams September 1, 2011 A new survey from J.D. Power and Associates has come out, showing that for the second year in a row, more Americans are happier with their credit cards. Out of a 1,000 point scale, customer satisfaction is currently 731. Two years ago, it was 705. It crept up to 714 in 2010 and is obviously a [...] Posted in: American Express Credit Card Credit Card Companies Discover Card
Credit card offers returning to American mailboxes Written by CardRatings.com September 9, 2010 For the first time in months, I opened my mailbox and discovered a thick envelope from a credit card company of which I wasn't already a customer. I wouldn't exactly say I was missing all those solicitations, especially when they made up about two-thirds of my daily mail. But the quiet retreat global banks took [...] Posted in: Credit Card Companies
Barclay Kicks Off NFL Credit Card Partnership Written by
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 [...] Posted in: Credit Card Companies Best Credit Card Deals Other Rewards Credit Card
How One Credit Card Issuer Made Decisions: Ability, Stability, and Willingness to Pay Written by Kate Thome 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 [...] Posted in: Credit Card Companies
Advanta Credit Cards Closed for Business Written by
May 13, 2009
Advanta credit card customers must find other ways to finance their small businesses, starting June 10th. Reacting to mounting losses from credit defaults, company officials decided to close down all of the firm's outstanding credit lines. In a press release, the company indicated that it took the move in advance of a June deadline that [...] Posted in: Business Credit Card Chase Credit Card Credit Card Companies
Win-Win Credit Card Solutions for the Unbanked or Underbanked and Lenders Written by
September 20, 2007
I was honored to speak at this summer’s meeting of the Responsible Credit Roundtable, organized by the Center for Financial Services Innovation. The Center brings credit card industry execs and non-profit leaders together to come up with ways that the public can be better served … without hurting the creditors’ bottom line … of course! [...] Posted in: Credit Card Companies Credit Card Education Student Credit Cards
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