Read More CompareCards Credit Card Debt Report – September 2018

CompareCards Credit Card Debt Report – September 2018

Average Credit Card Interest Rate Highest In 20 Years Highlights The average annual percentage rate (APR) consumers pay on credit card debt is 15.54%. Credit card rates have been increasing more than other types of consumer loan rates. Revolving credit balances continue to increase. Collectively, Americans carry $999 billion in credit card and other revolving […]

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Read More Men were Three Times as Likely to be Finished with Holiday Shopping by Labor Day 2018 than Women

Men were Three Times as Likely to be Finished with Holiday Shopping by Labor Day 2018 than Women

With fewer than 100 days left until Christmas, many Americans are just shifting into the 2018 holiday shopping season. When it comes to holiday shopping — or shopping in general — it’s stereotypically unexpected to see men ahead of the curve, but that’s exactly what the latest CompareCards survey reveals. The survey found among U.S. […]

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Read More One Year After the Equifax Breach, 9 in 10 Americans Stepped Up Fight Against Identity Theft

One Year After the Equifax Breach, 9 in 10 Americans Stepped Up Fight Against Identity Theft

In the year since the announcement of the Equifax data breach, which exposed the personal information of some 148 million Americans, 91% of consumers said they took some sort of action to protect themselves from identity theft, according to a new survey from CompareCards.com. Equifax publicly announced the data breach on September 7, 2017. As […]

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Read More CompareCards 2018 Credit Card Fee Study

CompareCards 2018 Credit Card Fee Study

Highlights Credit cards have an average of 4.35 types of fees, according to CompareCards 2018 Credit Card Fee Study. Two cards — both no-frills credit cards from credit unions — had only a single fee. One card in our survey had as many as nine fees. Credit union-issued credit cards have 2.73 fees per card, […]

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