April 29, 2016

What are the Best Store Credit Cards?

It may be tempting to sign up for a store credit card to get a quick discount, but you can get more out of your rewards […]
April 28, 2016

Some Merchants See Decline in Fraud with EMV

The new chip-enabled cards flowing into the U.S. marketplace have already made a dent in fraud, with some of the biggest merchants seeing a dip of […]
April 27, 2016

Chip Cards Still Causing Frustration

U.S. Credit-card networks began pitching chip cards years ago to protect against counterfeits, and merchants were supposed to join banks and payment processors by Oct. 1, or face […]
April 26, 2016

Banks Consolidate; Local Lenders Vanish

Where have all the bankers gone?  The continental lenders, with their corner branches – Wells Fargo and PNC, Citizens, TD and Bank of America – still compete with JPMorgan Chase, Capital One, and other branchless brands […]
April 25, 2016

March Bankruptcy Filings Show Decline from 2015

Total U.S. bankruptcy filings continue to decline year-over-year, falling 5% in the first calendar quarter (Jan. 1 – March 31) of 2016 from the same period […]
April 22, 2016

The Wealthy Outlive Poor in Certain Areas

The poor in some cities – big ones like New York and Los Angeles, and smaller ones like Birmingham, Ala. – live nearly as long as […]
April 21, 2016

Banks, Credit Unions Victims of $4M Cybertheft

Cyberthieves using malicious software discovered by IBM Security have stolen $4 million from business customers of two dozen financial services providers this month, according to IBM. […]
April 20, 2016

Small Business Loans from Big Banks Continue to Climb

In a recent article by Crowdfund Insider, small business financial technology platform Biz2Credit revealed in their latest Small Business Lending Index that loan approval rates at […]
April 20, 2016

Delinquencies Decline as Economy Improves

The number of seriously delinquent mortgages reached its lowest level in over 8 years, helped by new job creation and higher wages, CoreLogic reported.  The national […]