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Holiday credit card perks come with pitfalls

NEW YORK – It seems like the most wonderful time of year for credit card rewards. With the holiday season fast approaching, card issuers are dangling big sign-on bonuses and …


Visa anticipates revenue slowdown in face of new fees

NEW YORK – Visa Inc. on Wednesday warned that its revenue and earnings growth will slow in 2012 after new regulations on the fees banks can charge for debit card …


Parents can soon use plastic to pay Spokane school fees

Fees for school students, especially teenagers, can really pile up. With parents strapped for time, fewer people carrying cash or checks and more using plastic to pay even routine expenses, …


Teens vulnerable to credit card pitfalls

New rules implemented earlier this year to protect consumers from credit card charges and overdraft fees have added some heft to monthly billing statements. Some of the highlighted information is …


STCU warns of scam calls seeking card information

A Spokane credit union says local consumers are reporting a phone scam aimed at tricking them to reveal debit and credit card information.


Web winners: Where to set credit-card limits

A credit card can simplify life — or lead to financial ruin. And it’s not necessarily clear when any given consumer has crossed the line. These sites help identify the …


Think your credit card’s welcome worldwide? Think again

When Susanne and Bernie Seidel of Everett traveled to Sweden and Germany two years ago, they had no problems using their Visa and MasterCard at gas stations, grocery stores and …


Get rid of credit cards, thus debt

On your next credit card statement, you are going notice some changes that give you additional information that could help you understand all of the particulars on your credit card. …


Credit card law brings changes

NEW YORK – Your next credit card statement is going to contain an ugly truth: how much that card really costs to use. Now, thanks to a long-awaited law that …


Consumer credit down in Nov. for record 11th month

Americans borrowed less for an 11th consecutive month in December, paying off credit cards while increasing borrowing for cars and other products.


Credit cards look to zap rewards

Another fee is coming in the new year for airline and hotel customers – this time from your credit card company. The message: Pay your bill on time or forfeit …


Tougher terms ahead for credit card users

WASHINGTON – Banks expect to tighten terms on credit cards in response to a new law that aims to protect consumers from sudden rate hikes, the Federal Reserve said Monday. …


Credit card rules kick in

WASHINGTON – New federal protections for credit-card users go into force today, but in advance of the tougher rules banks have been raising fees and interest rates – hoping to …


Credit card issuers face restrictions

WASHINGTON – The first phase of the landmark credit card legislation signed by President Obama in May will take effect this week, forcing card issuers to give consumers more time …


House sends president a tougher credit card bill

WASHINGTON – The House on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill that will prohibit credit card companies from arbitrarily raising interest rates on existing balances and charging certain fees. …


Senate passes measure for credit card reform

WASHINGTON – Landmark credit card legislation, poised to reach President Obama’s desk as early as Memorial Day, will force the card industry to reinvent itself and consumers to rethink the …


Credit cards don’t guarantee fairness

If a new report is any indication, it’s tough to find a credit card out there that isn’t trying to pull the wool over your eyes. The Pew Charitable Trusts …


Cardholders encounter unexpected credit hurdles

Al Anderson had his credit card for a decade or more. He paid his bills on time. He rarely carried a balance. He thought he was a good customer. Then, …