Capital One, Discover scale back credit card offerings

Nov 5, 2018
Companies trim credit limits, balance transfers to limit risk in case of slowdown.
Financial expert Carmen Wong Ulrich says credit cards aren't bad --  until you start looking at them as free cash.

Credit card interest rates are rising

Oct 9, 2018
The average rate is just over 17 percent, and it's expected to keep going up.
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NerdWallet is changing how we shop for financial products

Sep 19, 2018
"Money is complicated. ... We try to make it easier," CEO Tim Chen says.
Tim Chen, the CEO and co-founder of NerdWallet, said the company started as a spreadsheet after his sister asked for help finding a credit card.
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Why does everybody want me to check my credit score?

Aug 8, 2018
Once a closely held secret, free scores are abundant.
Major credit card companies could be getting into the buy now, pay later space.

How those big credit card reward programs could help you save on insurance costs

Jul 23, 2018
Credit Card reward programs are not just about travel perks.

Rising credit card delinquency seen as tied to climbing interest rates

May 22, 2018
U.S. household debt hit a record $13.2 trillion in the first quarter of 2018, but Americans seem to be handling it okay. Consumer debt levels are stabilizing, according to The New York Fed’s quarterly household debt report. But rising interest rates seem to be squeezing household finances in at least one area: credit card debt. […]

Macy’s: Rewards for all, no card needed

May 16, 2018
Struggling to keep the customers coming to stores, Macy’s is expanding special deals by offering rewards and discounts to all shoppers, not just its credit card holders. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

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According to experts, consumers should give gas station credit cards a pass

Apr 11, 2018
Compared to other credit cards, a new report out this morning from suggests gas station credit cards often carry higher interest rates and fewer rewards. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Should credit card companies tackle gun sales?

Feb 20, 2018
Andrew Ross Sorkin had an interesting column in the New York Times yesterday — a business and economic take on how to make mass shootings less common. PayPal and Square, Sorkin pointed out, decided years ago not to let people use their services to buy guns. What about Mastercard and Visa, he wondered. Or the […]

Inside China's "social credit" system, which blacklists citizens

Feb 13, 2018
Critics of the program have likened it to an Orwellian creation or an episode of the TV series "Black Mirror."
Passengers await a bullet train on the platform at Changzhou North railway station.