Credit Cards

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 […]
July 25, 2018

Consumer Debt Increases In May

New data shows that U.S. consumer debt rose in May by the most in six months, showing that Americans were more comfortable with spending midway through […]
July 20, 2018

In the Know: A Primer on Personal Loans

Personal loans are the now the fastest growing consumer debt category, according to new data from credit bureau TransUnion.  Outstanding personal loan balances now stand at […]
July 18, 2018

Feds Arrest Dozens in Real Estate and Wire Fraud Bust

The federal government recently announced that it conducted a massive sweep and arrested dozens of people who allegedly participated in schemes designed to intercept and hijack […]