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Card delinquencies catch up to Cap One

Jeremy Simon

It looks like the subprime mortgage debacle has begun to spill over to credit cards, with issuer Capital One slashing its earnings outlook amid rising credit card delinquencies.
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Consumers went a-charging in November

Jeremy Simon

Consumers relied heavily on credit cards to drive their spending in the run-up to the holiday season, according to recently published consumer credit statistics from the Federal Reserve.
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Card issuers relying on fees even more

Daniel Ray

Credit card issuers’ reliance on fees edged up another notch in 2007, according to the annual profit/loss estimate put out by respected credit card industry analyst and investment banker R.K. Hammer.
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Swap those unwanted gift cards online

Jeremy Simon

Perhaps you have always loved every gift you have ever been given. But more likely, you realize that sometimes good intentions aren’t enough for you to overlook how truly horrendous that sweater from Cousin Gertrude looks when you put it on. With the surge in gift card giving, that sweater you can’t stand may be replaced by a piece of plastic from a store you wouldn’t be caught dead shopping in.
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Clueless about credit? Enroll in Financial Peace University

Emily Crone

Financial Peace University comes highly recommended for those who still have some major learning to do about personal finance.
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