Stories tagged: credit cards
Sun., Sept. 1, 2019
When it comes to credit card rewards, it’s not all about gas, groceries and restaurants anymore. Issuers are moving beyond suburban staples to include millennial-friendly categories such as transit and …
Fri., Sept. 7, 2018
Hackers obtained the credit card details of some 380,000 British Airways travelers during a two-week data breach this summer that leaves the customers vulnerable to financial fraud, the airline says.
UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018
Citigroup is agreeing to refund $335 million to a group of customers who may have been overpaying interest on their credit cards.
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017
If you use a debit card to fill up your gas tank, police are warning you to stop.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017
The selfie is everywhere – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter – and soon your bank could be asking for one in order to approve your purchase or credit card application.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017
Sonic says there’s been some “unusual activity” on credit cards used at some of its restaurants.
Mon., July 17, 2017
In most of the world, buying goods with a credit card equipped with a chip is a mindless, routine task. Americans, having arrived late to chips after decades of swiping …
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017
Americans faced with lackluster income growth have been financing more of their spending with debt instead. There are early signs that loan burdens are growing unsustainably large for borrowers with …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017
The recovery from the Great Recession has hit a milestone: Total household debt climbed to $12.73 trillion in the first quarter to top the peak reached in 2008 before the …
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017
The son of a member of the Russian Parliament was sentenced Friday to 27 years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $170 million after being convicted in Seattle of …
Sun., March 26, 2017
A big tax bill is like hay fever . You don’t want it, you try to avoid it – and then April rolls around and it hits you hard. Now …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017
Credit card users who feel helpless when dealing with merchants that provide shoddy goods and services should know they have a powerful tool available to them: chargebacks.
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017
The credit card information of roughly 2,100 people who used Pierce County’s ferry system has been made public online.
Sun., Jan. 22, 2017
We asked some personal finance bloggers how they manage to keep holiday celebrations from morphing into debt that lasts all year. Their advice: Once you make a mess, act fast …
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016
Consumers received a number of important protections under the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act, aka the Card Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in 2009.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016
Wells Fargo still doesn’t have a credible plan for winding down its operations without taxpayer help if it should start to fail, federal regulators said Tuesday, putting new restrictions on …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016
Consumers increased their borrowing in October at the slowest pace in four months as growth in credit card debt and the category that covers auto loans and student loans slowed.
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016
As parents prepare their rising freshmen for life at college, many are leaving out a crucial piece of information: how to build credit. The college years are the best time …
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016
Adele may be one of pop music’s biggest stars, but she says her fame and fortune didn’t prevent her credit card from being declined at an H&M store.
Thu., June 30, 2016
An appeals court has rejected a $7.25 billion settlement between merchants and Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over credit card transaction fees.
Sun., April 24, 2016
Some credit cards have a “nasty little stink bomb” in their fine print - the issuer can repossess any goods charged with it.
Tue., April 19, 2016
Visa says its improving its smart chip-embedded cards, which have been the source of grumbling from businesses and customers forced to wait for transactions to go through.
Sun., June 14, 2015
Marv and Penny Wasser were careful with their money. They saved for their retirement and had only one credit card, which they paid off in full every month. But that …
Fri., Jan. 10, 2014
NEW YORK — Target says that personal information — including phone numbers and email and mailing addresses — was stolen from as many as 70 million customers in its pre-Christmas …
Sun., Dec. 29, 2013
Dealing with fraudulent charges on a debit or credit card can be a hassle. The laws protecting credit cards and debit cards are different. The Fair Credit Billing Act limits …
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013
Target says that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high …
Sun., Dec. 8, 2013
It’s a holiday season tradition that you don’t want to observe. Many consumers spend more than they can afford, often racking up huge credit card balances. But there’s no need …
Sun., Feb. 17, 2013
A free vacation could be in the cards. Banks are competing fiercely for new credit card users – especially those with good credit. To entice new customers, several major banks …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2012
Black Friday deals are starting early this year, and that means more pressure to spend spend spend. As the holiday shopping season expands and retailers make impulse buys ever-easier via …
Mon., Sept. 24, 2012
WASHINGTON — Discover Bank is paying $214 million to settle charges that it pressured credit card customers to buy costly add-on services like payment protection and credit monitoring.