CFPB changes credit card rule for stay-at-home parents

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Updated: May 7th, 2013
The content is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) makes it easier to obtain credit cards for stay-at-home spouses.

The consumer bureau updated the existing rules to fix the law which kept some stay-at-home spouses or parents from getting credit cards. This change comes after public protest and applies to the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act.

The Act required the companies to verify applicants’ liability to pay before approving them for credit cards. That meant that spouses who rely on their partner’s income would have no way of obtaining a card on their own.

And that provision was interpreted as credit card companies could consider only personal, independent income, not total household income. That led to constant denials to some non-working people and stay-at-home parents who otherwise would have been approved.

But now consumer bureau is going to allow credit card companies to issue credit cards to stay-at-home parents or partners if they are at least 21 years old and have access to resources that allow them to make payments on a credit card.

The final regulation follows the CFPB proposed changes in October 2012. The changes will be finalized once they are published in the Federal Register, and credit card issuers will have six months to comply with the new rules.

All rates and fees, and other terms and conditions of the products mentioned in this article/post are actual as of the last update date but are subject to change. See the current products' Terms & Conditions on the issuing banks' websites.

Latest Credit Card Issuers News

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

The new COVID-19 virus had a significant negative impact on the economy of the whole world and the United States in particular. Many companies were forced to temporarily or even permanently close, thus leaving their employees with no jobs and livelihoods. However, fortunately, most major banks, lenders and credit unions have not left their customers […]

Friday, January 24th, 2020

The two large regional banks, BB&T and SunTrust, are currently in a process of merging to create the sixth largest banking holding company in the United States. The new issuer, headquartered in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, was named Truist. According to the banks’ announcements, the merger is to bring more branches, ATMs and digital innovations […]

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

A couple of days ago, Norwegian Air, Norway’s largest airline and the ninth-largest low-cost airline in the world, announced a rollout of their new no annual fee credit card in the United States. The airline currently operates direct flights from New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Florida, and Boston to Europe and the United Kingdom. […]

Friday, October 25th, 2019

Last week, American Express presented an updated Corporate Program with enhanced benefits for the American Express Corporate Green, Gold, and Platinum credit cards. Over the next few months, the issuer will add to the program new or renewed tools and solutions that are implied to be of benefit to both businesses and their employees. These […]

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Not so long ago, Citi launched a new feature aimed at current Citi credit cardholders – Citi® Flex Loan. The whole point is that, if you own a Citi credit card, now you may be offered to borrow money from this account’s credit limit and pay it back at a fixed APR, in fixed monthly payments over a set period.

Best Credit Offer
Horizon Gold
Check off the cards you want to compare. Then click the Compare link to go to the comparison table.
Consumer Rating: 4 / 5
Horizon Card Services Horizon Gold Credit Card
Copyright © 2001-2020 BestCreditOffers.com All Rights Reserved.

*See the credit card's terms and conditions on the online application page. Note that this website may be compensated by credit card issuers when the visitor applies for a card through the links on this website. We do our best to maintain all information accurate and up to date. However, we do not warrant the credit card information won't change. Click the "Apply Online" button and review the current info on the secure credit card terms page.

Information in these articles is brought to you by BestCreditOffers.com. Banks, issuers, and credit card companies mentioned in the articles do not endorse or guarantee, and are not responsible for, the contents of the articles.

The BestCreditOffers.com webpage is a free service and an information resource for credit cards and financial products and services available to eligible United States consumers. BestCreditOffers.com does not offer any warranties and is not a direct service. There are no guarantees for approval or offers when applying for a credit card. Please refer to the application if you would like more information on each credit card. When you click "Apply" for a particular credit card, please take the time to review the terms and conditions of the product/service at the issuer's website. All logos on the BestCreditOffers.com website are property of their respective owners.

Disclaimer: This editorial content is not provided or commissioned by the credit card issuer. Opinions expressed here are the author's alone, not those of the credit card issuer, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the credit card issuer. Reasonable efforts are made to present accurate info, however all info is presented without warranty. Consult a card's issuing bank for terms & conditions.

BestCreditOffers.com makes every effort to keep information up to date and accurate. However, the information regularly changes and is presented without warranty. Therefore, we strongly recommend all our readers to visit the credit card application page by clicking "Apply Online!" button to review the detailed credit card's terms and conditions. Note that BestCreditOffers.com may be compensated by the credit card issuers when the readers apply for a credit card through this site.

BestCreditOffers.com is an independent, advertising-supported website which receives compensation from the credit card issuers and companies whose offers appear on the site. Compensation may impact how and where products appear on our site, including, for example, the order in which they may appear on the site pages. BestCreditOffers.com does not review or list all available financial or credit offers.

Disclosure: Not an access card.

You've successfully subscribed!

Please specify the following:All these fields are optional

Thank you for providing this information! We will make sure our letters are useful for You.

User Generated Content Disclaimer: These responses are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.