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Consumers did great job paying down credit card debt during pandemic. That may be ending

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Santiaga | iStock | Getty Images Ask a consumer expert what would happen with credit card loan balances during a recession and the answer wouldn’t be that balances decline sharply and Americans avoid a wave of card delinquencies. But that’s......

‘Use your points and miles’ ASAP, says credit analyst: Here’s how to get the most out of them

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Airlines have been degrading the value of points for years There have already been some post-pandemic shakeups to rewards point systems. Southwest, for example, changed the number of points it takes to earn a free ticket in April. And as......

New initiatives could give more Americans access to credit cards, help refinancing mortgages

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here New initiatives could give more Americans access to credit cards, help refinancing mortgages – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Two new programs aim to give consumers greater access to credit cards and mortgage refinancing. CBS News business analyst Jill......

Price outweighs pandemic fears as Americans look to book travel again

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Fifty-six percent of travelers told Discover they’ll use contactless payment methods more often while on trips this year. martin-dm | E+ | Getty Images Most news about travel may have focused on health and safety since the pandemic hit over......

The credit card wars are heating up again as Citigroup takes on JPMorgan with new 5% cash-back card

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pam Habner, Citigroup’s Head of US Branded Cards Source: Citigroup Banks have been falling over themselves to entice new credit card customers, dangling hefty 100,000 point bonuses and rolling out new products. Now, Citigroup is making a push in one......

To get in on the hot housing market, you may have to raise your credit score. Here’s how

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People wait to visit a house for sale in Garden City, Nassau County, New York, on Sept. 6, 2020. Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images Mortgage interest rates are near historic lows. Yet if you want to take advantage of those rates, check your credit score first. That three-digit number......

Banks to offer credit cards to people without credit scores

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here domoyega | E+ | Getty Images It will soon be possible to get a credit card even if you don’t have a credit score. As early as this fall, banks such as JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and U.S. Bancorp will......

To get a low mortgage rate, your credit score matters. Here’s how to boost it

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PeopleImages | E+ | Getty Images If you are in the market for a new house, you may be overlooking one key to your success: your credit score. That three-digit number has a direct impact on your ability to get a mortgage and what interest rate you will pay. Mortgage......

41% of younger women say their credit score hurts more than helps

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Just over 2 out of 5 younger women say their credit score isn’t doing them any favors, with about half reporting that they have negative feelings when it comes to their current level of creditworthiness.  A significant number of younger......

One-touch payments remain infuriatingly absent in America

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Nicole Gelinas ’Tis the season for shopping. If you are fortunate enough to have kept your job through the pandemic-caused economic lockdowns, dropping dollars in person is good for workers and good for your streetscape. Yet America’s maddening payment system still has customers jabbing grubby little fingers over and over......

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