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Bank of America Pulls Out of UK Credit Card Biz

I must admit I was a bit puzzled when I came across this article that reveals Bank of America’s plans to exit the credit card business in the U.K. It seemed to fly in the face of my last posting which seems to indicate that the Big Banks are searching far and wide for new […]

The Future of Credit: Who Will They Lend Money To?

OK, this one is going to take a little explaining first. A short time ago I merged this blog with another one. In order to ease the process of merging the two I decided to let most of the original content on this blog be deleted and replaced with content from the other blog, which […]

Here They Come Again: Return of the Credit Card Offers

After all the trouble in the credit industry over the last couple of years, the offers I used to receive in the mail for credit cards almost every day pretty well dried up. The envelopes with “0% For A Year” and similar pitches simply stopped arriving in my mailbox. With big banks getting bailouts from […]

Credit Counselors Who Can’t Pay Their Own Credit Card Bills?

With the sad state if the economy these days, I’m seeing my share of ads on TV and online that tout the benefits of credit counseling services. I don’t know a whole lot about that industry, but I presume their stated intent is to assist consumers who want to reduce their debt and learn how […]

Details of TJX Hacking Fiasco Come To Light

Law enforcement has managed to round up 11 criminals who were behind the massive computer hacking scheme that resulted in the theft of millions of credit and debit card numbers as well as other personal information from retail giant TJX. Back when I first learned about the scheme, I posted that TJX needed a good […]

Watch For Zero Percent Credit Card Offers

With all the foreclosures and credit card defaults these days, it seems the credit card companies are having a harder time signing up new customers. This can work to your advantage, and in some cases, you don’t even have to sign up for a new card. I recently used my Discover Card to make a […]