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  • WASHINGTON, Dec 3- Credit card holders have avoided more than $16 billion in fees over the last few years because of tighter regulation of the U.S. card market, but they are still vulnerable to aggressive collections and high costs, according to a federal consumer watchdog. The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act, enacted in 2009 during...

  • Nov 30- A federal appeals court on Monday ordered an injunction blocking the Cook County, Illinois, sheriff from pursuing any effort to stop credit card companies from handling transactions for Backpage.com, a classified ad website that the sheriff said promotes sex trafficking. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said Sheriff Thomas Dart, whose...

  • What payment processing says about retail so far: CEO Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    What payment processing says about retail so far: CEO

    Payment processor FIS CEO Gary Norcross weighs in on mobile payments and how quickly the trend is catching on with consumers.

  • Securing your credit card during holidays Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 11:34 AM ET
    Securing your credit card during holidays

    Former U.S. Chief Tech Officer Aneesh Chopra, discusses new systems in place to prevent credit card fraud, and keeping mobile shopping secure for consumers.

  • Shopping online? Here's how to protect yourself Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Shopping online? Here's how to protect yourself

    How to protect your identity while holiday shopping online.

  • Swatch signs pact with Visa on payment watch - report Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 12:24 PM ET

    ZURICH, Nov 24- Swatch Group Chief Executive Nick Hayek has signed a contract with credit card company Visa Inc. in connection with the Swiss firm's new watch that enables wearers to make payments, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. Swatch has already introduced the watch in China and aims to introduce a similar device in 2016 in Switzerland and the United States,...

  • Live & Learn: $85K debt and on verge of retirement Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 7:34 AM ET
    Richard and Sue Ramirez.

    When Susan and Richard Ramirez married in middle age, they shared a dream of someday owning a home. It cost them.

  • One couple's nightmare: $85,000 in debt and facing retirement

    Susan and Richard Ramirez were in their 60s with $85,000 in debt. After one of them lost their job, the reality of an overwhelming mortgage and credit card debt set in. CNBC's Live and Learn brings the story of a late in life financial recovery.

  • Chinese billionaire can now fly free forever Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Chinese billionaire can now fly free forever

    A Chinese man can now likely get free flights for the rest of his life after putting $170 million on his black Amex.

  • Why Black Friday shopping lines could get slow Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 3:18 PM ET
    EMV Chip cards

    Santa needs to make sure he's prepared to dip — or swipe — to avoid long lines at the register.

  • *Citigroup struggles with scale issues in Brazil. *Rivals uninterested in Citigroup's venture stake. SAO PAULO, Nov 23- Citigroup Inc has put its stake in a Brazilian credit card processing joint venture with Elavon Inc up for sale, two sources with direct knowledge of the plan said, after a disagreement over additional funds for the loss-making unit.

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 23- Citigroup Inc has put its stake in a Brazilian credit card processing joint venture with Elavon Inc up for sale, two sources with direct knowledge of the plan said, after a disagreement over additional funds for the loss-making unit. Relations between Elavon and Citigroup, partners for five years, have soured after Brazil's central bank said the...

  • Controlling credit card debt Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Controlling credit card debt

    Financial advisor Diahann Lassus, president and CIO of Lassus Wherley, discusses the good, the bad and the ugly of managing credit card debt.

  • Data breach hits limited number of Starwood hotels Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 9:38 AM ET
    A pedestrian walks by a W hotel in San Francisco.

    Point of sale systems of a limited number of its hotels in North America were infected with malware, the company said.

  • Cashing in on consumer spending Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 8:39 AM ET
    Cashing in on consumer spending

    CNBC's Dominic Chu takes a look at which companies are profiting from processing payments shoppers make with their credit cards.

  • Fantasy sports fans sue Visa, MasterCard Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 8:33 AM ET
    Nevada, America's gambling capital, banned daily fantasy sports late Thursday, dealing another blow to the booming but embattled industry.

    A class action suit claims that FanDuel and DraftKings could not have succeeded had it not been for the help of the credit card industry.

  • Square hits the market: Sell or buy? Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Square hits the market: Sell or buy?

    Here's what we are hearing on the street about whether to sell or buy Square.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- The credit card industry won a big legal victory on Thursday as a federal appeals court rejected claims by a group of consumers that big issuers colluded to require that disputes be settled in arbitration rather than through class action lawsuits. By a 3-0 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court ruling that...

  • PayPal in serious trouble after Apple's move: O'Leary Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    PayPal in serious trouble after Apple's move: O'Leary

    O'Leary Financial Group Chairman Kevin O'Leary explains how Apple's move into payments could spell significant trouble for PayPal.

  • Do you know your credit score? Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Do you know your credit score?

    Not knowing your credit score could cost you. CNBC's Landon Dowdy takes a look at what makes a good score and how you can find yours out for free.