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Today most consumers understand how to avoid their credit cards having a negative effect on their credit scores. They know that making every minimum payment every month on time, keeping balances below 30% of the card’s credit limits, and applying for new credit cards only when they need them will help them achieve a good or a great credit score.
There were times when credit card companies could increase your interest rate or change your payment due date without warning. Of course such changes led to late payments or exceeded credit limit and as a result consumers were hit by high penalty fees.
You hardly find a person who hasn’t made a mistake involving a credit card. It happens to all of us. These mistakes can be costly if they come in form of fees, interest charges and damaged credit history. Fortunately, the credit card issuers can forgive you some mistakes. If you start making right steps and […]
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is stopping providing two credit-card services to their consumers. These services are credit-monitoring service and payment-protection plan. The services were created to help consumers monitor their credit reports and make payments in case of financial hardship. The reason Chase dropping these two services is that they want to simplify the set […]
If not, it’s high time you did it! According to a recent research, about a third of all credit and debit card holders report so-called “grey charges”; and probably more don’t even notice them. Grey charges are deceptive and unwanted credit or debit card charges – small enough not to notice but they may turn […]
Every time you check your monthly credit cards statement you see some numbers under “Interest” in it, which you know you will have to pay off in the end. Understanding how interest is calculated will help you use your card more effectively. Also, to be an educated consumer is always better than to be unaware […]
All these zero percent introductory rates, rewards programs and sign-up bonuses sound great. But most close with bitter and cold words: “terms and conditions apply”.
You may have the impression that you will have to pay 4% more for everything starting today. But the charge does not apply to debit cards or prepaid cards. And you will pay this fee when you use your credit card at retailers who decide to impose the surcharge.
Millions of consumers are signed up for credit monitoring services and pay for it about $60 to $180 per year. But is it really worth its money, moreover is it worth signing up at all? Providers of such services claim they protect people from identity theft by watching for changes detected. However, in reality that […]
American Express now plans to increase its focus on cards that carry annual fees. The announcement was made in an investor webcast, according to reports from the Wall Street Journal MarketWatch. The company is planning to introduce new fees in order to bring in more revenue. Most conventional AmEx charge cards usually do charge an […]