Money Insider: Despite their high rates, these credit cards are good news

Money Insider: Despite their high rates, these credit cards are good news

This week saw the launch of another credit card advertising an actual percentage rate in excess of 35 per cent. Surprisingly, I'm not going to rant about the extortionate-looking interest rate, but focus on the positive, ie the option it gives peo…

11 common credit card goofs

Whether due to confusion or carelessness, credit card mistakes are all too common. The fallout can be costly, no matter what the cause. Even a single slip-up can result in higher interest rates, lower credit limits, unwanted fees or dings to a credit s…

Spitz: Upton couple gets blindsided

An Upton couple got a bad surprise when they went to refinance their home last month. No surprise there, you say? Plenty of people are hit with some glitch in paperwork or unexpected credit scores in the process. But it’s rare to learn you have a lien …

4. Survey reveals many Malaysians do not settle their debts in full each month

PETALING JAYA: A global survey has revealed that Malaysians are among the worst credit card repayers in the Asia-Pacific region.

Consumer protection bureau opens mortgage complaint hotline

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new mortgage complaint service is an extension of the agency’s existing hotline for credit card-related disputes and inquiries. Got a beef with your mortgage lender? Is your bank unresponsive when you complain…

Who’s been scanning your credit card?

Sometimes an invention can solve a problem. At other times, it can leave you wondering: Was this a problem to begin with? Think of the difference between a TV remote control and a Flowbee. Everyone likes to change the channel without getting out of the…

Common Tricks and Traps in Credit Card Fine Print

Understanding the fine print of a credit card’s terms and conditions.

Loan rejections soon to come with explanation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. If you’re not feeling a lender’s love, you’ll soon know exactly why you got jilted. As of July, if a lender denies you a credit card, a car loan or other loan product based on your credit score, you’re entitled to a free copy of tha…

Medical credit cards have unusual pitfalls

Diane Lafata figured that financing $5,500 for dentures on a medical credit card was a doable deal. (8 hours ago)

9,000 charged to stolen card; health aide arrested

A Reading couple has been charged with allegedly stealing the credit card of an elderly Frederick Mennonite Home resident and making 69 unauthorized purchases in the amount of more than $9,000. (3 hours ago)