Tag Archives: store credit cards

Here’s why I don’t fear retail credit cards

John Egan

On Halloween, I was perusing a news story online that reported the findings of CreditCards.com’s Retail Card Survey. Fittingly, the results of the study are spooky. The study shows the average retail card APR is now 24.99 percent. Scary! Even more…
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You can now apply for credit by sending a text

Brady Porche

Applying for credit while shopping for a car or a new TV is now as simple as texting “LOL” to your BFF. Credit bureau Experian recently unveiled Text for Credit, a new service for lenders that allows consumers to apply…
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Higher Nordstrom credit limit won’t lead me to splurge

John Egan

Yippee! Nordstrom, the high-end retail chain, just bumped up the credit limit on my Nordstrom credit card from $800 to $2,800, a 250 percent hike. However, I don’t know that this is much cause for celebration. Sure, I’m flattered –…
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Is a Whole Foods credit card in store for us?

John Egan

We’ve already got credit cards offering a cornucopia of rewards for buying groceries. And there’s even a credit card branded with the name of Kroger, the country’s largest grocery store chain. But I’m a little unnerved by the prospect, raised…
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Fisticuffs over store credit cards

Jeremy Simon

Add this item to the list of dangers involved with store credit cards: In Wauwatosa, Wis., fists began flying after a promotion in a local Kmart resulted in approvals for anyone seeking a store credit card, reports television station WISN.
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