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  • Some critical things you need to know about your credit card and report

    by Faye Mergel

    According to Matt Nolan, Director, Financial Education, CreditWise, credit reports aren’t infallible.  CreditWise is an education and a credit management company based in West Des Moines, Iowa.  Nolan has been part of the financial industry since the last 16 years. Firstly, credit reports could contain errors and the credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) merely report based on the information they receive from the banks, collection agencies, as well as lending institutions. Since there is a huge volume of … (more) January 25, 2011

  • MasterCard still #1 for non-us shoppers

    by Faye Mergel
    MasterCard still #1 for non-us shoppers

    With more consumers opting to use their credit cards rather than cash, some credit card companies have seen an increase in profit on the third quarter of the year. Just for MasterCard alone, there had been a fifteen percent increase of earnings for the third quarter of 2010. But the increase can be accounted more to the larger volumes of purchase made by credit card holders outside America. For the third quarter, an income of $1.43 billion was added to … (more) November 19, 2010

Credit Report Tips

As a consumer, you are faced with hundreds of different transactions, applications and deals per year. To cover for your expenses, credit cards are typically used to substitute for money. In case you can’t use cards and cash, you can use other payment options such as wire transfer. Completing transactions have become so much easier these days because of the internet. But whatever payment option you wish to use, there is one thing you need to know after all the … (more) October 28, 2011

Credit Report Advice

Thinking of checking your credit history but you have no idea how to get a copy? Well, here’s an article that can help you do just that! The passing of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) has mandated credit bureaus to issue at least 1 free copy of a citizen’s credit report. This way, all consumers can fight identity theft, stay informed and get fair treatment from their creditors. Getting a free credit report is now as easy as a … (more) October 3, 2011