Understanding the new credit card rules
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Writing a check to pay credit card bill

The CARD Act permits card issuers to raise your interest rate if your account becomes 60 days delinquent. Yet the law includes a reward for good behavior. Pay your bill on time for the next six billing cycles and the rate increase must be terminated.




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