Latest Posts
Home > Debt Articles > Credit Card Industry (page 2)

Credit Card Industry

The Credit Card Landscape 2012 2Q [Infographic]

Read More »

    Payment Protection Plans Horrible for Consumers. Banks Love Them.

    Ready to Collapse

    We’ve all seen them. Those offers to cover us if we are sick, laid off or injured and unable to make our credit card payments. Over the years, for every one person that has told me they have received some payment or benefit from the program, there have probably been 500 more that have not. The new Consumer Financial Protection ... Read More »

      Robo-Signing Fraud Hits Credit Card Companies. Makes Lawsuits Problematic.


      Photo Credit: Sebastianlund In the last year there has been quite a lot of news about the mortgage industry using a technique called robo-signing. This is where a person is supposed to review documents to proceed against a homeowner and foreclose on their home but in fact never examines the information to see if it is accurate. Rather than check ... Read More »

        Can I Settle Credit Card Debts for Less Because Banks Cannot Prove What I Owe Them?


        The following is an excerpt of a question from a CRN educational subscriber that was sent to his CRN specialist and forwarded to me for my take on the issues raised. I think it is a compelling topic so I am sharing the questions and concerns and the response I gave. Question: “What is Consumer Recovery Networks take on increasingly ... Read More »

          West Virginia Settles Charges Against Capital One

          Ready to Collapse

          West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw announces a settlement his office reached with Capital One Bank (USA) N.A.; Capital One Service, LLC, a Delaware corporation; Capital One Services II, LLC; Capital One Services III, LLC; COSI Receivables Management, Inc. (collectively Capital One), to resolve claims involving credit card practices in place prior to January 1, 2006. In 2005, the Attorney ... Read More »

            Be Smart and Find the Best Credit Card That’s Right for You

            Ready to Collapse

            For anyone who has spent more than a few minutes on the site you easily come to the conclusion that it is primarily about getting rid of debt but getting out of debt is more than just about eliminating your bills. Getting out of debt is also about not getting into overwhelming debt. One way to do this is ... Read More »

              Would You Like to See Easier to Read Credit Card Agreements?

              Screen Shot 2011-12-09 at 1.31.19 PM

              The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is soliciting feedback and comments from consumers about a news and simpler format for credit card agreement. That’s a terrific idea. Even more impressive is the public database they maintain with over 300 current agreements from banks all over the U.S. The CFPB is soliciting comments and you can post one online right here. ... Read More »

                CFPB Releases Credit Card Complaint Report

                Ready to Collapse

                The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report today on the first three months of collecting consumer complaint information about credit card issues. Of the 5,074 complaints received by the CFPB, 83.8$ were forwarded to the credit card issuer. Of those forwarded to the credit card issuers, 74% were reported as a full or partial resolution. 71% of the ... Read More »

                  Couple Faces Serious Jail Time For Their $25 Million Nationwide Telemarketing Fraud Scam

                  Kara Singleton Adams, from Georgia, was found guilty last week on charges of wire fraud, conspiracy, and structuring financial transactions, relating to a $25 million nationwide telemarketing fraud scheme. Already convicted in this scheme are three co-defendants including Adams’ husband, Jason James Eyer, James Adolph Schoenholz, and Brittany Dunphy. All three pleaded guilty to related charges before Adams’ trial and ... Read More »

                    True Cradle Robbers – Stealing Credit From The Cradle

                    It’s often not a parent’s first thought to check the credit report of their minor child, however, it may now become a necessity. Not because a child may fraudulently be using credit without their parents’ knowledge but because scammers may have stolen their unused Social Security number and identity. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) put out a warning last week ... Read More »

                      Financial Literacy For Kids: How To Really Teach Kids How To Manage Money

                      Amanda Miller 8

                      When I was 8 years old my dad took me into Citibank to open my very first savings account. He said it would teach me the value of a dollar and the importance of saving. I don’t remember how much I started my account with and if I deposited on a regular basis but I do remember being the talk ... Read More »

                        Breaking the Credit Card Codes. Here is the Hacker Cipher.


                        I’m always surprised when I give people my credit card number and then they ask me if it’s a Visa or MasterCard. These thing have some logic behind them but everybody doesn’t know the secrets to the codes. If you reach into your wallet you’ll find that all your Visa cards will begin with a 4. All your MasterCards will ... Read More »

                          American Express Targets Whippersnappers With FourSquare Credit Deals

                          Ready to Collapse

                          It was only a matter of time before credit card companies entered the location-based, social media scene. It was announced today that American Express and Foursquare have officially teamed up. I remember when Foursquare hit the scene back in 2009. “This is stupid” I said. “Why would I want anyone to know where I am? This won’t last” Wrong. A ... Read More »

                            Are Stay-At-Home Mom’s At Risk For Being Denied Credit?

                            The Federal Reserve has recently proposed new rules in credit card lending to only consider one’s personal income and not the household’s income. Essentially, this sounds smart. They are trying to prohibit those without a steady income from taking on credit, especially those unable to repay their debt. However, Margaret Ryznar points out an outstanding point in her most recent ... Read More »

                              The Effectiveness Of Tearing Up Unwanted Credit Card Offers

                              credit card application

                              Ever wonder how effective tearing up an unwanted credit card offer is? Many will just tear it in half, or even tiny pieces, throw it in the garbage and never think of it again. However, how easy would it be for a criminal to get a hold of your garbage and tape it back together? So many of us think, ... Read More »

                                Get My FREE Get Out of Debt Guy Newsletter

                                It is the smart thing to do.

                                I promise to keep your email safe and secure.


                                I want to keep you posted each weekday with just one email about the latest get out of debt news, scam alerts and information to beat back debt.

                                You can unsubscribe at any time with just one click.

                                After you subscribe, check your email to confirm your subscription. If the confirmation email does not appear in your inbox in a few minutes, check your spam folder for it. Sometimes it likes to annoyingly hide there.

                                • It will keep you posted on the latest scams.
                                • You will be alerted to the latest articles.
                                • You will wind up smarter than everyone else dealing with debt.