Quirky card perk for NBA fans: AmEx Jersey Assurance

Jay MacDonald

Right about now, you may be staring, arms folded, at a crimson-hewed closetful of LeBron James jerseys and streetwear, wondering about your potential cash outlay should #23 make his expected free agent leap from the Cleveland Cavaliers to another NBA…
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6 credit lessons for pro athletes (and all of us)

John Egan

Joe McLean is a coach. But he doesn’t coach athletes on the court or on the field. Instead of X’s and O’s, McLean is all about numbers. McLean is a financial coach, so to speak, who teaches his clients –…
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Consumers are warming to nontraditional credit data

Kelly Dilworth

Lenders aren’t the only ones interested in using alternative credit data, such as mobile phone payments and savings account information, to score potential borrowers. Consumers are warming up to the idea, too, according to new research from the credit bureau…
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CFPB advisory board dissolved after members criticize agency

Fred Williams

After six months under its Trump-appointed leader, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is showing new signs of strain as it scales back consumer protection activities. On Wednesday, the agency announced the dissolution of its 25-person Consumer Advisory Board, two…
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Card benefit cuts could cost you on your next vacation

Kelly Dilworth

Before you embark on a summer vacation, double-check whether your credit cards still offer money-saving benefits, such as car rental insurance or trip cancellation protection. A growing number of credit card issuers are trimming benefits – or eliminating some of…
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