Credit Cards

February 13, 2018

Equifax Hack Just Got Worse

The Equifax breach may have exposed more personal information of customers than previously thought.  Additional information, including tax IDs and driver’s license details, may have been […]
February 6, 2018

Consumer Credit Scores Reach 10-Year High

The national average consumer credit score improved in 2017, continuing an upward trend and signaling economic recovery, according to the State of Credit report released by […]
February 2, 2018

Buying a Home is Low Priority for Debt-Ridden

Credit score damage is a chief regret among consumers, but among financial goals it impedes, buying a home lies further down the food chain than other […]
February 1, 2018

Consumer Spending Rises but Savings Plummet

U.S. consumer spending rose solidly in December as demand for goods and services increased, but the increase came at the expense of savings, which dropped to […]
January 26, 2018

States with Most/Least Delinquent Debt

Americans are drowning in debt. Across the United States, 33% of people have debt that has gone into collections, according to a recently released study by […]
January 22, 2018

Credit Card and Second Mortgage Defaults Spike

Default rates in second mortgages and bank cards rose notably in December, suggesting consumers are having trouble managing increased spending.  The second mortgage default rate climbed […]
January 17, 2018

Credit Card Debt Is Back to Pre-Recession Level

Last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reported that outstanding consumer credit card debt last year had surpassed the peak set during the recession.  Credit card […]
January 16, 2018

Consumer Confidence Near 17-Year High

Americans ended 2017 feeling very good about the economy.  Consumer confidence hit 122.1 in December, slightly below the 17-year high set in November, 128.6, according to […]
January 3, 2018

Hurricanes Weigh on Consumer Confidence

Americans became less confident in the economy after Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma swept across Florida and South Texas, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted […]