This week’s (un)lucky number is: 30 percent
That’s the number of card issuers who trap customers into arbitration with no way to opt out. It’s a complicated concept that basically disallows cardholders to join class-action lawsuits against the issuer. But it also depicts how the fine print you quickly scroll past on your credit card terms and conditions should at least be skimmed.
These are the things to look forward to this week.
Workin’ around the Christmas tree: There’s a ton of seasonal jobs around the holidays and just as many reasons to get one. I won’t steal our blogger’s thunder, but one big reason is PRESENTS.
What you might have missed last week.
Last week on Survivor: The guy who called the CFPB a sick, sad joke is exercising authority over the agency now and promises it will be dramatically different. But the woman who is also claiming the CFPB throne hasn’t been voted off the island yet, so stay tuned for more twists, turns and cliffhangers.
Tangled in the web
Here are things from around the internet the CreditCards.com staff are reading.
The apartment couldn’t have been too small to store thousands of fake credit cards. –Miami Herald
So you want to buy bitcoin with your credit card? –CNBC
China is trying to make their version of FICO happen. –The Wall Street Journal
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