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Change These Financial Behaviors to Get Out of Credit Card Debt | news

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 23, 2022– Most people know excessive credit card debt is bad for their financial lives. But few may be aware of how seemingly innocuous financial behaviors can lead to a life with perpetual debt. “Much of personal finance is about behaviors and habits,” said Michael Sullivan, personal financial consultant with Take Charge America, …

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Credit card balances grew in April at fastest rate in 26 years

Two years after massive cash buffers helped many US consumers pay down their debts, credit card balances are back. In April, credit card loan balances jumped by 17% from a year earlier, the fastest pace of growth since 1996, according to an Autonomous Research analysis of Federal Reserve data. The rise is an indication that …

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Capital One presses on with credit card marketing blitz

Capital One Financial spent more on marketing at the start of the year than analysts expected, with executives saying they’ve been “leaning hard into” opportunities to gain new credit card customers. In its quarterly earnings release for the first quarter, the McLean, Virginia-based lender reported $918 million in marketing costs. While that number was down …

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TravelCenters of America Launches New Custom Fleet Credit Card Program | news

WESTLAKE, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr 18, 2022– Travel Centers of America Inc. (Nasdaq: TA), nationwide operator and franchisor of the TA, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express travel center network, announced today the launch of TA Fleet Universal, a new fleet card payment program, powered by WEX Inc.’s (NYSE: WEX) global commerce platform. The new TA Fleet …

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Bankers fear CFPB will lower cap on credit card late fees

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is expected to seek to lower the cap on credit card late charges to safeguard cardholders from excessive fees imposed by issuers and from the effects of inflation. Such a move would dovetail with CFPB Director Rohit Chopra’s pledge to crack down on what he calls “junk fees,” or charges …

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Portland commissioner hit with $16,000 judgment over unpaid credit card bills | state

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