Credit Cards

August 27, 2018

Overhaul Boosts Consumers’ Credit Scores

According to a recent Federal Reserve Bank of New York study, American consumers, (especially those with low credit scores) appear to have benefited in recent quarters […]
August 24, 2018

Americans’ Biggest Financial Worry is Retirement Savings

Saving for retirement is Americans’ biggest financial worry, according to a survey by Bankrate.com. Younger Baby Boomers, those between the ages of 54 and 63, and […]
August 22, 2018

Americans Making Progress Paying Down Debts

According to the American Bankers Association, the percentage of people who are delinquent on their debts (30 days or more overdue) hit 1.73% in the first […]
August 21, 2018

American Lost $70,000 in the Financial Crisis

America never made up the growth it lost in the 2008 global financial crisis and the recession it triggered. A decade later, U.S. households are still […]
August 16, 2018

Payments Fraud Still Major Challenge for Banks

Payments fraud hit a record high in 2017, with 78% of all organizations affected, according to a report from the Association of Financial Professionals and J.P. […]
August 13, 2018

Mortgage Default Risk Climbs Steadily

The risk of mortgage defaults reached its highest point since the second quarter of 2015 as lenders loosen credit, according to VantageScore.  With mortgage rates trending […]
August 3, 2018

What to Buy in August

August is all about back-to-school deals. Even frugal shoppers without school-age kids can find big discounts this month on items such as electronics and office supplies. […]
July 26, 2018

Personal Loans Surge to a Record High

Personal loans surged to a record this year and are the fastest-growing U.S. consumer-lending category, according to data from credit bureau TransUnion. Outstanding balances rose about […]