Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, April 06, 2011 10:07 am
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

Finding more credit card offers in your mailbox? You’re not alone. Credit card mailings have increased dramatically, according to a recent study by Mintel Comperemedia, a marketing research firm based in Chicago. According to Mintel Comperemedia, American consumers received about 1.4 billion offers for new credit cards in the fourth quarter of 2010, a hefty

Thursday, February 03, 2011 10:02 am
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

Interest rates on credit cards increased and card fees were mixed in 2010, according to a new credit card survey from Consumer Action, a consumer advocacy group based in San Francisco. The average variable interest rate on credit cards increased from 13.2 percent in 2009 to 15.06 percent in 2010, according to the survey. “Issuers