Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, March 07, 2014 2:30 pm
By Janna Herron ·

AmEx cardholders who “tap and pay” NYC cabs with their Isis Mobile Wallet will get 50 percent back.

Friday, December 13, 2013 5:19 pm
By Marcie Geffner ·

Consumers found more access to free checking after the Durbin Amendment, a study finds.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013 3:00 pm
By Marcie Geffner ·

“Both consumers and the economy are better off,” said Mallory Duncan, NRF senior vice president.

Monday, September 10, 2012 11:25 am
By Claes Bell ·

A new prepaid debit card helps keep rehabbing addicts from making purchases at places that could endanger their recovery.

Friday, September 07, 2012 12:30 pm
By Claes Bell ·

These products are not covered by laws requiring disclosure of fees and terms.

Friday, August 17, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner ·

Higher One agrees to pay $11 million restitution to students to resolve government allegations of wrongful debit card account practices.

Tags: debit, nsf, student
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 4:19 pm
By Claes Bell ·

Vacations can be a trying time for debit-card users. Here are tips from bankers on how to avoid fraud …

Friday, March 30, 2012 4:48 pm
By Claes Bell ·

In just one quarter, banks have seen revenue fall more than $1 billion thanks to the Durbin amendment.

Friday, February 03, 2012 10:00 am
By Claes Bell ·

I’ve been writing a lot about prepaid debit cards recently, much of it critical, echoing some of the same issues many in the financial press have with prepaid cards, including relatively high fees, limited features and a lack of meaningful savings accounts. But I do believe prepaid cards represent both an increasingly popular alternative to

Friday, January 13, 2012 4:26 pm
By Claes Bell ·

Suze Orman is taking considerable flack over the prepaid debit card she introduced this week. Phillip Taylor of PT Money in particular took exception to Orman’s idea that the card should be a permanent replacement for a checking account, insisting a checking account at a responsible bank or credit union is always a better choice.

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