New Prepaid Card Regulations Proposed

Ever since 2010, federal regulators at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have been taking a hard look at prepaid cards to make sure that they do not overcharge consumers and engage in sneaky tactics that lack transparency. You may recall many issuers of prepaid cards coming under harsh criticism in...

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Discover Earns Two Coveted Awards

Many consumers want to support companies that show a strong commitment to customer service and to giving back and strengthening communities. Those who are fans of Discover Card will be interested to know that it has received two more awards, this time for the ease of use and navigation, and...

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6 Kinds of Credit Cards You Don't Want

American credit card holders are lucky to enjoy an extremely competitive market for credit cards. There are dozens of credit card issuers that (combined) offer hundreds of different products for every possible use. Even better, those with good-excellent credit are used to finding their mail boxes stuffed with offers, which...

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What the BuySecure Initiative Means for Consumers

President Obama signed a new Executive Order dubbed the “BuySecure Initiative,” which orders the federal government to lead by example in securing transactions and sensitive data. The plan is aimed at improving the federal government’s payment security protocols, and accelerating the transition to stronger security technologies and payment tools. Here’s what...

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Citi Launches Expedia Rewards Cards

In the old days, most travelers utilized a travel agent, which was much easier than trying to call every airline and every hotel themselves. These days, travelers do have online access to airline and hotel web sites, but many still prefer to compose their journey's using a single online travel...

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