How Creditors Rate at Helping Consumers Settle Debt

Michael Bovee, over on his Debt Relief and Credit Guides site has published a very good guide for people about how the major creditors are at providing settlements for problem debt. It’s a really good list and it ranks Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Discover Card, Citibank, Capital One, and American Express. For example, … Read more

Debt Relief Bureau Logo But Not the Debt Relief Bureau in This Mailer

When if the Debt Relief Bureau, not the Debt Relief Bureau? When you get a flyer in the mail from an anonymous source promising you help to get out of debt. An amazing reader Tish sent in a new debt relief mailer through my I Buy Junk Mail program. Well here is another anonymous mailer … Read more

What Can I Expect From Chase Visa as We Near Charge Off? – Sarah

“Dear Steve, Our $25,000 debt with Chase Visa is close to ‘charge off’ (approx. 30 days) as we are 6 months behind. So far, Chase have refused to settle – we had offered a $10,000 ‘one time’ (not installments) settlement payment to come from a family member. But most recently (they called about 2 weeks … Read more

Beware of Omni Home Solutions and Rampart MMW Says Former Client

Darrell Neilander, a former client of the foreclosure/tust company/mass joinder companies Omni Home Solutions and Rampart MMW sent in the following contributed information in an effort to help inform others of his experience with two companies that are claiming to help save his property from foreclosure and get his home free and clear. I’ve written … Read more

Bank of America To Charge Monthly $5 Fee For Using Debit Cards

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before but I, Amanda Miller, am a Bank of America customer. Although, not a thrilled and loyal customer, I’m a customer nevertheless. In fact, this bank has done some things over the years I’m not very happy about but I continue to bank with them because I love … Read more

Chase and Citibank Said to be Refusing Escrow Company Payments on Debt Settlements

I just heard from the CEO of a debt settlement company that said his third-party escrow company is getting flooded with refused settlement payments sent from the escrow company to Citibank and Chase. The CEO said he’s had client payments refused in just the past couple of days. These settlements were with law offices and … Read more

The Effectiveness Of Tearing Up Unwanted Credit Card Offers

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? … Read more

Chase Bank Lowers My Credit Limit As I Make Payments Each Month. – Josh

Josh “Dear Steve, Chase Credit Cards are cutting my limits as I pay off the card saying the same thing each time. So, Chase has been cutting my limits despite me having a solid 720+ credit rating. Seems like every time I send in $500 they cut my limit proportionately. They claim my balance has … Read more

I Fired My Debt Management Company And Now I’m Going to Settle My Own Debt. Should I Hire a Lawyer? – Jannelle

Jannelle “Dear Steve, I have dropped my debt management company and am trying to negotiate with Chase and HSBC. I’ve composed a letter to them offering 40% of the balance owed. Am I better off hiring a lawyer to send this letter, or should I send it on my own? Jannelle” Dear Jannelle, That’s a … Read more

How Can I Get a Credit Card Company to Accept a Repayment Plan I Can Afford? – Scott

Scott “Dear Steve, How can I get a credit card company to agree to a repayment plan that we can afford? My stepdad passed away last fall, and as family stepped in to help my aging Mom, we discovered that they had accumulated about $35K of credit card debt. They were supplementing their fixed Social … Read more

Chase Class Action Suit For People Offered a Chase Fixed Annual Rate Credit Card

This might be of interest to you if you were offered a fixed rate credit card from JP Morgan Chase and then they switched the terms. This is an ongoing investigation and pending consumer class action against Chase Bank USA and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (hereinafter “JP Morgan Chase”) in which it is alleged that … Read more

I Had a Chase Credit Protection Plan But They Didn’t Cover Me. – Jaimie

Jaimie “Dear Steve, I have been a Chase customer for 3 or 4 years now. I started with the 0% introduction APR, and then went to 12%. My limit is $5800, and I put my tuition on the card so I have a balance of $5,000. I have ALWAYS paid on time, and most of … Read more

I’m Doing Debt Settlement and Getting Sued by Chase Bank. – Darlene

Darlene “Dear Steve, My husband and I have a judgement against us from Chase for $5200. Our debt settlement company said they would answer the summons for us. The lawyer from Chase said they don’t work with debt settlement. We told them we didn’t have the money to pay (may be losing our home). The … Read more

I Have a Mortgage With Chase, Will They Work With Me to Lower Payments? – Janet

“Dear Steve, We have more debt than we can handle. We have just seen a lawyer about bankruptcy. Even with bankruptcy our mortgage may be too much for us. I have a mortgage with Chase – after banruptcy will they work with me to lower payments? I have never been late with payments. Janet” Dear … Read more

Banks Agree to Wipe Out Up to 40 Percent of Credit Card Debt But Watch Out.

Credit card lenders include Discover Financial Services LLC, Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Capital One Financial Corp., American Express Co. and HSBC Holdings have finally come together with the help of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, Consumer Federation of America and the Financial Service Roundtable to start the process … Read more