Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, April 18, 2013 5:17 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Equifax is educating consumers about identity theft through a newly launched website.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 11:36 am
By Naomi Mannino · Bankrate.com

It’s almost that time of year again: spring break. But while young adults head out to soak up the sun and fun, they tend to travel with little or no supervision over their financial accounts and identities — and that can spell bad news. A recent Javelin Research release, the 2011 Identity Fraud Survey Report, found that adults between ages 18 and 24

Tuesday, December 06, 2011 3:45 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

How well does your bank protect you from ID theft? A better question might be, what does your bank do to help you protect yourself? Javelin examined that question in a report released today, in which researchers looked at the tools the nation’s biggest banks give their customers to fight ID fraud, scoring them according

Friday, June 10, 2011 1:49 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

First Sony, and now Citi. In a statement this week, Citigroup said that some of its credit card customers’ personal data was stolen by hackers, who broke into the company’s online account system. The statement came in response to news reports of a breach that media outlets said occurred last month. The one-paragraph statement, distributed

Thursday, May 06, 2010 12:23 pm
By Leslie McFadden · Bankrate.com

Which credit card issuer best protects its customers from identity fraud? Javelin Strategy & Research ranked the top 26 credit card issuers on security criteria and named an overall champ as well as winners in the categories of fraud prevention, detection and resolution.