Read More 2 in 3 Americans Say Shopping Is the Most Stressful Part of the Holiday Season

2 in 3 Americans Say Shopping Is the Most Stressful Part of the Holiday Season

Forget hectic travel, unpredictable weather or awkward conversations with the in-laws. According to a new report from CompareCards.com, nothing stresses Americans out during the holiday season like shopping. Nearly two-thirds of Americans agreed with the following statement: Shopping is the most stressful part of the holiday season. That doesn’t mean that Americans hate to shop, […]

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Read More Credit Card Statistics

Credit Card Statistics

Credit card debt has topped the $1 trillion mark in America and that growth doesn’t look like it is going to stop anytime soon. In fact, the latest consumer debt data from the Federal Reserve shows that consumer credit card debt shot up 10.7% in October of 2018 — the biggest month-to-month increase of the […]

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Read More More Americans Haven’t Paid Their Credit Card Bills in Full in Last 6 Months

More Americans Haven’t Paid Their Credit Card Bills in Full in Last 6 Months

The number of Americans who haven’t paid their credit card statement balances in full in six months grew last month, according to a new report from CompareCards.com. That’s despite most Americans saying they feel confident in their ability to pay their bills. The Credit Card Confidence Index from CompareCards.com tracks how confident Americans feel in […]

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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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