Tag Archives: student cards

Deserve cards, like Petal, use nontraditional credit scoring

Kelly Dilworth

The content on this page is accurate as of the posting date. Please see the bank’s website for the most current version of card offers. If you’re a student or young professional without much credit history, you may have an…
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Not all alumni cards are created equally

Kelly Dilworth

If you’re proud of your alma mater and like showing off where you went to school, a university-affiliated credit card could be a tempting option. Proceeds from the affiliation often go directly to university alumni associations. So toting a university-branded…
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Should college students have easier access to credit?

Kelly Dilworth

Guess who’s less likely to seriously default on a credit card: A 44-year-old who has been handling credit since before Ronald Reagan left office? Or a 19-year-old college student who wasn’t even born until well into the Clinton administration?

Surprisingly, it’s the college-age student, says a new study, calling into question the wisdom of the Credit CARD Act of 2009’s restrictions on granting cards to the younger crowd.

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Two credit card changes in one week — BofA has been busy!

Emily Crone

My student credit card has been switched to a regular card without me doing a thing, but my APR is still the same. A new debit card came in the mail because my old one may have been exposed to a data breach. What is going on?
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