Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 3:35 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The bureau is warning financial institutions against deceptively marketing interest rate promotions.

Monday, December 31, 2012 1:05 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Conquer holiday debt with a balance transfer to a card with a low or no-interest intro period. But beware of pitfalls.

Friday, October 12, 2012 2:15 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Credit card companies want you to transfer your balance for one reason.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 3:25 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Floridians have taken credit card debt to task in the last year. Five cities in the Sunshine State posted the 10 largest reductions in credit card debt in the fourth quarter of last year from the same period the previous year, according to a report released Tuesday from credit scoring bureau Equifax. Residents of Port

Friday, January 06, 2012 4:35 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

A national law firm is still soliciting consumers who were allegedly wronged by the “viking” credit card company. Hagens Berman is looking for more names to add to a consumer-rights class-action lawsuit filed against Capital One in June. The lawsuit alleges the issuer misrepresented its zero percent balance-transfer offer when it applied payments meant to

Friday, September 09, 2011 4:19 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Imagine credit card companies stealing each other’s customers over smartphone. It’s not so farfetched. On Thursday, Mitek Systems unveiled a new app that allows you to search for a better credit card rate than the one you already have and instantly transfer the balance to a new credit card account. All via your iPhone, BlackBerry and