Can My Credit Card Company Raise My Interest Rate?

The recent announcement from American Express that it will raise interest rates for more than 1 million cardholders has a lot of people asking questions, like how this change will affect them or whether or not this could be the start of an industry-wide trend. It’s been a while since credit card issuers were in … Read more

Credit Card Companies Jacked Up Our Rates Even Though We Have Good Credit. – Bridget

“Dear Steve, My husband and I have about $30,000 in credit card debt on 4 credit cards. We’ve had a couple of slightly late payments, and our interest rates are very high 24-29%. We would like to be able to buy a house in 3-4 years and are trying to save a down payment. At … Read more

Retired With Debt on Social Security. What Should I Do? – Kent

“Dear Steve, Retired one year ago.Have $37,000 in credit card debt.Payments total $1,200 and my SS is $20,000. I am not behind but struggle to make payments. Several cards have uped my rate to 30.0% only do to my debt to income ratio.Again, not behind but getting nowwhere with cards increasing rates. Considered Banko or … Read more

100% Credit Card Interest Rates Charged in Mexico

Just when you thought the banks in the United States were really sticking it to consumers, least we forget what is happening in Mexico. I previously wrote about Wal-Mart de Mexico Plans 100,000 Credit Cards by Year-End — With Interest Rates of 59% to 75% Well apparently Mexico is now starting to draw some lines … Read more

Citibank to Fire 10,000 Workers And Raise Your Interest Rates

Anonymous sources in Citibank are leaking that Citibank expects to cut another 10,000 jobs, bringing the total jobs slashed this year at Citibank to 33,000. In addition, Citibank is going to announce steep increases in the credit card interest rates and I’m sure we’ll also see higher credit card fees as well. The goal will … Read more