#Consumer Credit


Consumer Reports reveals the truth about credit score apps

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Apps that promise instant access to your score are popular, but do they work? A new Consumer Reports investigation might have you thinking twice before clicking to get your score. Credit score apps like Credit Karma, Experian Credit Report and others promise instant access to credit scores,...

Best Balance-Transfer Credit Cards of December 2021

When you have credit card debt, your first priority should be to pay off your balances in order to avoid expensive interest charges. But when you open a new credit card account with an interest-free balance-transfer offer, then you can avoid interest charges while you pay off your balance. There are several types of credit cards that feature interest-free balance transfer offers, and here are the best cards in each category:
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7 Best Credit Repair Companies of December 2021

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Meta Financial Group, Inc. (CASH) To Go Ex-Dividend on December 8th

Meta Financial Group has increased its dividend payment by 15.4% over the last three years. Meta Financial Group has a dividend payout ratio of 4.2% meaning its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Analysts expect Meta Financial Group to earn $5.50 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $0.20 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 3.6%.

What Is A Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)

Home equity lines of credit(HELOC) are revolving lines of credit, similar to a credit card, that you can use whenever you choose. Most banks provide a variety of ways to access those funds, including online transfers, writing checks, and using a credit card linked to your account. Unlike home equity...

How America’s Loophole-Ridden Auto Lending Laws Harm Consumers

When Murino Frampton bought a used 2006 Jaguar S-Type sedan in the winter of 2019, he put $2,000 down and took out a $3,350 car loan from the Las Vegas dealer to finance the rest. The annual percentage rate (APR) on the loan was 75 percent. In many states, including...

What Is A Fair Credit Score?

Your credit score has a huge impact on your financial situation. It has a big impact on whether or not a lender would provide you credit. People with credit ratings of less than 640, for example, are classified as subprime borrowers. To compensate themselves for taking on additional risk, lending...

Central Bank: Inflation dynamics to dominate monetary policies

The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago said "inflation dynamics" are likely to be a factor in monetary policy considerations in the following months. In its Monetary Policy Report for 2021, The Central Bank said although the global economy entered into recovery mode in the first half of 2021, the recovery has been uneven.

Is Your Credit Score Going Up? Here’s How To Keep It That Way

Despite everyone’s best guess, consumer credit scores have increased during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a recent story published in The Wall Street Journal. Experts attribute the uptick to the government’s stimulus relief package and the payment deferments lenders and credit card companies granted customers who lost their jobs or fell on hard times as the pandemic got underway. Millions of Americans are also surviving on unemployment benefits, meaning they can keep a better handle on bills without worrying about falling deeper into debt.

The Shift In How Canadian Banks Do Business

While the banking industry came through the pandemic in a relatively strong position, the future of global banking remains very uncertain, according to a recent report by McKinsey (Global Banking). Earnings multiples and valuations for the banking sector do not stack up well compared to the performance of near competitors and the overall market. Specifically, banks have underperformed with respect to two key measurements: price/earnings (P/E); and rate of return on equity (ROE). Hence, the report notes that “banking is currently valued more in line with an average utility, with a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 15 times, than with a specialized financial services provider, where P/Es are 20 to 30 times.”

Credit cards for people with fair credit

When you have fair credit, it can be difficult to get approved for new credit card accounts with attractive terms, which are usually reserved for people with good or excellent credit. So if your credit is just fair, you might end up applying for cards that are designed for people with bad credit. But you may be able to do better. What credit score exactly is considered fair credit can vary, but the credit bureau Experian defines it generally as a FICO® score between 580 and 669.

What Is Soft Credit Check? Overview And How It Works

Financial institutions and creditors may wish to know how successfully you manage your debt and credit history. This is where a soft credit check comes in. besides, not all credit searches leave a footprint on your credit report. A soft credit check is one of them. It is not visible to third parties on your credit report.

What is a Credit Report and How Does it Work?

Have you ever wondered what a credit report is? Well, you are not alone. So, let’s discuss a credit report. What is a credit report you might be wondering? As the name suggests, a credit report is a card which reports or shows your credit. A credit report gives a detailed breakdown of a person’s credit history. Credit reports are created by the credit bureau. There is three major credit bureau in the US and there are TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian.