Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, December 20, 2013 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner ·

CFPB research shows that large banks are more likely to use arbitration clauses.

Friday, March 01, 2013 5:06 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

A case before the Supreme Court could make it harder for consumers to get their day in court if they’re wronged by a bank.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013 5:04 pm
By Janna Herron ·

Three credit card issuers face claims that they colluded to force cardholders to resolve disputes through arbitration.

Monday, August 27, 2012 4:15 pm
By Janna Herron ·

An appeals court in New Jersey says you may not be able to drag your credit card company into court if you have a beef with its policies. Instead, the company can turn the dispute over to arbitration, where they have much better chances of winning. It’s the second highest court to make such a ruling on

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 4:33 pm
By Janna Herron ·

When you’re mad as heck at your credit card issuer, I bet you at least once thought about screaming into the phone …”I’ll see you in court!” I hate to prick your bubble, but it’s probably an empty threat.  The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that consumers who sign credit card agreements with arbitration clauses can’t