Tag: "cards"

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Airline Satisfaction – Broad Gap between low cost and elite

Airline Satisfaction – Broad Gap between low cost and elite

Airline satisfaction: below post office, above subscription TV Fliers are slightly more satisfied with the service offered by U.S. airlines than they were last year. But with the airline industry ranked below the U.S. Postal Service for customer satisfaction, it still has a way to go. The findings come from an annual survey of about […]

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Parents Giving Kids Credit Cards May Be Helpful

Parents Giving Kids Credit Cards May Be Helpful

Debt Collection Expert Discusses the Facts About Kids Using Credit Cards Debt collection expert John Monderine responds to the question of whether kids should have credit cards.An article from CNBC, “So Your Kid Wants a Credit Card. What Do You Do Now?” published yesterday discusses the question of whether it’s advisable for high school-aged children […]

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CFPB reviewing Pre-paid Cards

CFPB reviewing Pre-paid Cards

Is that prepaid card actually a checking account? Prepaid cards are shaping up to be big business. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a 2009 FDIC study found that nearly 10 percent of households use the cards, while the Mercator Advisory Group estimated growth to be 42 percent per year from 2010 to 2014. […]

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Alternative Banking Grows

Alternative Banking Grows – 4/4/13

American Express prepaid debit cards get FDIC insurance American Express announced Tuesday that its prepaid debit cards will now be backed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the latest indication that a market once shunned by established financial institutions is gaining ground. The use of reloadable prepaid cards has exploded in the wake of the […]

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FTC charges 29 for Spam Texting

FTC charges 29 for Spam Texting – 3/14/13

FTC goes after spam texts, ‘free’ offers Regulators say they’ve targeted marketers sending millions of spam text messages trying to steer consumers to websites falsely promising “free” gift cards. In complaints filed in courts around the United States, the Federal Trade Commission has charged 29 defendants with collectively sending more than 180 million unwanted text […]

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What Holiday Shopping Scams Might Look Like

What Holiday Shopping Scams Might Look Like – 11/17/12

McAfee Warns Consumers of the “12 Scams of Christmas” as 70% of Americans Plan to Shop Online During the 2012 Holiday Season McAfee, the world’s largest dedicated security technology company, today released findings from the company’s 2012 Holiday Shopping Study. The study, conducted online among over 2,300 U.S. adults by Harris Interactive, investigates the online […]