Category Archives: Research, regulation, industry reports

Fine against Well Fargo: Is Mulvaney’s CFPB changing course?

Fred Williams

The federal government’s consumer financial watchdog broke a four-month enforcement lull on Friday, but one rain shower does not necessarily end a drought. The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau brought its first enforcement action against a company since Trump appointee…
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Women turn to credit in a pinch; men splurge

Kelly Dilworth

In times of trouble, women are more likely than men to view credit cards as a financial lifeline. Men, on the other hand, are likelier to see high-interest cards as a tool for splurging on luxuries they can’t afford to…
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Platinum card really does equal prestige, researchers find

John Egan

No one ever oohs and aahs over my run-of-the-mill plastic credit cards. On the other hand, my American Express Platinum card does elicit interest from some people. Maybe it’s because the word “platinum” is plastered on it. Or because it’s…
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Hey, Mark Zuckerberg and Congress: Are you serious about protecting our credit card data?

John Egan
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the members of Congress who quizzed him during two Capitol Hill hearings should be ashamed. Zuckerberg’s bulleted talking points for the hearings – notes that a photojournalist was able to capture – included a reference…
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Are preschoolers too young to learn about money? Experts say no

Kelly Dilworth

How young is too young to start talking with your kids about money? That’s a question I’ve been thinking about lately now that my 3-year-old has started to show more interest in the contents of my wallet. As it turns…
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