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One thing not to do when trying to improve your credit score...
“A lot of people don't understand how subprime cards work,” said Kimberly Palmer, a credit card expert at NerdWallet. “When you dig into the details, they can actually really hurt you.” If every subprime consumer had one subprime specialist issuer card ...
Consumer Reports: Some store credit cards fail to make the gradeFOX31 Denver
Consumer Reports: Credit card combosVirgin Islands Daily News

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Banks to overhaul consumer credit insurance (CCI) sales processes
Lexology (registration)
Significantly, this includes a deferred-sales model for CCI sold with credit cards over the phone and in branches. This will mean that consumers cannot be sold a CCI policy for their credit card until at least four days after they have applied for ...

ABA Banking Journal (blog)

Consumer Credit Growth Slowed in June
ABA Banking Journal (blog)
Federal government holdings of student loans continue to be the largest portion of non-revolving credit, comprising approximately 38.0% of outstanding credit. Depository institutions and finance companies are secondary and tertiary holders, with 24.4 ...
US Consumer Credit Increased by $12.4 Billion in JuneFox Business
US Consumer Credit Rises Less Than Expected In JuneMarkets Insider
Consumer borrowing slows in June from prior month's torrid paceMarketWatch
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Why consumer credit is a matter of "social trust" - Marketplace
Marketplace® is your liaison between economics and life. Noted for timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business news across both audio and digital ...

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Consumers' total debt climbs to a fresh record
CBS News
WASHINGTON - American consumers increased their borrowing at a slower pace in June, as the category that includes auto and student loans posted the smallest gain in a year. Still, the June increase brought overall consumer credit -- not including ...
Mortgages, Cars, Credit Cards Drive Household Debt HigherChief Investment Officer

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Credit.com News (blog)

Your Credit Score Could Make or Break Your Love Life
Yahoo Finance
It turns out credit scores are statistical shorthand for a whole lot more than the likelihood you'll repay a loan, according to a number of consumer surveys and academic studies. One study, released two years ago, looked at consumer credit data over 15 ...
10 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Your Credit Score ...Credit.com News (blog)

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Provident Financial Stock Is Sinking Faster Than Ever After Its CEO Quit Amid an Investigation
While Provident didn't make any mention of the broader U.K. economic environment or Brexit, its profit warning comes as the Bank of England cautions that the nation's consumer credit market is overheating after years of low interest rates and low ...
UK Subprime Lender Suffers 70 Percent Share Price DrubbingU.S. News & World Report
Provident Financial shares dive on new profit warningBBC News
Subprime Lender Self-DisruptsBloomberg
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China's new problem: 'Frenzy' of consumer lending creates debt 'explosion'
The bank said it isn't yet clear where exactly the short-term consumer credit is being deployed, although 70 to 80 percent of that debt has historically been credit card-related. Overall household credit growth in China, the analysts noted, is growing ...

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Why 4 in 10 Americans Could Soon Get a Credit Boost | Business ...
Medical debt has long been a major problem throughout the United States, and it continues to be a cause of financial stress for many American families. Around ...

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Consumers warned as credit card skimmers go higher-tech
Consumers warned as credit card skimmers go higher-tech. By Jack Pointer August 22, 2017 12:11 am 08/22/2017 12:11am. 2 Shares. WASHINGTON — As more credit card skimmers turn up around the D.C. area, authorities are warning consumers to be ...

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