Chuck Jaffe: Credit-card rates defy other interest trends

For all of the talk about how low interest rates are and how long they will stay low, Americans have mostly missed the fact that the interest rate that may be most important to them isn’t low at all. BankRate.com this week pegged the average variable …
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Is a Credit Card Balance Transfer Right for You?

Credit card companies offer all sorts of “welcome gifts” to entice consumers to apply for their cards. One of the most common is special interest rates on balance transfers, and some cards won’t charge you any interest on transfers for a year and a half.
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Credit cards are back, but in a more sensible way

Washington — America’s torrid love affair with the credit card appears over. In its place is a less passionate, more stable relationship. Wild spending and mounting personal debt characterized the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. The subsequent Great …
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Credit.com: States with the most credit card debt

Alaskans have consistently carried high credit card balances for the past few years, possibly due to the high cost of living in the state. According to data from the Experian-Oliver Wyman Market Intelligence Reports, sorted using Experian’s IntelliView …
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What Really Happens After Your Credit Card Is Stolen

After a hacker steals your credit card number, you may receive an email, text or phone call from your bank to alert you of criminal or fraudulent activity with your credit card. This is a helpful and necessary measure implemented by financial institutions …
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What to do if your credit card bill has errors

MANILA, Philippines — The first thing you should do when you get your credit card statement is to carefully check it against your records. But what do you do when you find a “charge” that you didn’t make? ANC On The Money’s resident financial adviser …
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Credit card offers can carry hidden risks

The offers stuffing your mailbox can sound enticing: Transfer a balance from a high-rate credit card to a new card and pay no interest for six months, a year or even longer. If you’ve been struggling to pay off credit card debt, such offers can help you …
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Final Glance: Credit Card companies

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of some top credit card companies were mixed at the close of trading: American Express Co. fell $.40 or .4 percent, to $89.70. Capital One Financial Corp. rose $.40 or .5 percent, to $84.07. Discover Financial Services fell $.
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Florida is fertile territory for crooks making counterfeit credit cards

The hottest scam in Florida, growing across the state and spreading nationwide, is the mass production of counterfeit credit cards embedded with account numbers of unwitting consumers. Always looking for new ventures, some of the same rings of Florida …
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Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers. The size of the theft at …
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