Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, April 28, 2016 3:53 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

A new Equifax survey of American consumers reveals some of the misconceptions we have about credit.

Monday, April 11, 2016 4:12 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Comedian John Oliver takes a decidedly NSFW whack at the big 3 credit bureaus and the number of errors contained in consumer credit reports.

Monday, April 04, 2016 11:12 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now taking complaints about online personal loans. Here’s what consumers have had to say.

Monday, February 22, 2016 7:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Here’s a look at what goes into a personal loan approval beyond just the applicant’s credit history and credit score.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016 12:59 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Like all forms of credit, personal loan lenders use risk-based pricing. The worse your credit is, the higher the interest rate on your loan.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 12:47 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Scammers are contacting Dell customers with detailed account information that should only be available to the company.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Experts weigh in on whether fingerprint technology can help protect against ID theft.

Friday, October 23, 2015 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Seniors are often a target for identity theft. They tend to be less digitally aware, they trust more easily and are more civic- and family-minded.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Your credit rating can affect the interest rate you can get on a mortgage or a credit card, but it also can make other areas of your life more expensive.

Thursday, October 15, 2015 10:24 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Uber this week accidentally leaked Social Security numbers and other sensitive information for some of its drivers.

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