Posts Tagged - 'consumers'

Payday Loans and Continuing Controversy

June 18, 2013, by Antonio Bard

Will payday loan companies always be seen as the black sheep in the financial family of products? It could be sooner rather than later as banks continue to toe their way in.

Want to Buy Pot or Guns? Don’t Rely on Your Credit Card

May 14, 2013, by Evita Page

Should financial institutions, including banks and credit card companies, prevent consumers from making legal purchases, just because they don’t agree with the laws?

Is Brown-Vitter Bill Good for Consumers or Banks?

May 7, 2013, by Jon Dell

The nation’s banks are working hard to keep the next round of financial laws from getting through Congress. Brown Vitter isn’t Dodd Frank, but it’s just as good.

Troubled Airlines, Furloughs and Travel Rewards Credit Cards

April 29, 2013, by Evita Page

Think you can’t get impressive travel rewards from your credit card? They’re out there – you just have to know where to look.

Foreclosures and Credit Reports

April 24, 2013, by Beth May

4 million Americans faced foreclosures that never should have happened and now, they’re realizing just how hard it is to remove them from their credit reports.

CFPB: Seniors Vulnerable in Financial Matters

April 22, 2013, by Antonio Bard

According to CFPB, fraudsters are targeting seniors more often as they commit credit card fraud and other financial scams, according to its new report. Senior Designations for Financial Advisors: Reducing Consumer Confusion and Risks.

More Big Name Identities Hacked

March 13, 2013, by Antonio Bard

Celebrities found out that a group had hijacked names and social security numbers and then promptly made them public. Today, First Lady Obama is the latest victim of identity theft.

New FTC Report Reveals Mobile Payment Growth

March 11, 2013, by Jon Dell

Within 2 years, we’ll be using our smartphones to pay for goods and services. Huge potential means huge transitions.

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