Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 4:00 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has an eye on credit reporting issues. The agency took enforcement action against auto financer First Investors Financial Services Group Inc. Wednesday for distorting consumer credit records for years. Per the CFPB, First Investors, which lends primarily to subprime borrowers, failed to fix known flaws in a computer system that

Monday, August 18, 2014 6:03 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The online shopping giant’s latest foray into payments could benefit consumers.

Monday, August 11, 2014 4:38 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The comedian reminds consumers to tread carefully around payday lenders.

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Friday, August 08, 2014 1:50 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

A new score from FICO will treat unpaid medical debts less severely and bypass paid collections accounts entirely.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 3:02 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

A Russian cyber gang has allegedly amassed 1.2 billion email username and password combinations, but there’s no need to panic.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 11:54 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

U.S. Bank is testing an app that lets you to populate a credit card application with an iPad camera.

Monday, August 04, 2014 11:57 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The chain says fraudsters may have stolen card data from 33 of its locations within a specified timeframe.

Friday, August 01, 2014 3:41 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The TransUnion reports contain context and highlights to help users understand the state of their credit.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 4:33 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Savvy spenders can use credit cards to boost their points before summer’s out to prep for winter travel and more.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:12 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The company is launching a new version of its credit card reader so its merchants can accept EMV chip cards.

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