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  • *To buy GE Money Bank for 700 million euros. MADRID, June 23- Spain's Santander is buying GE Money Bank, GE Capital's consumer finance business in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, for 700 million euros in its latest move to diversify away from its struggling domestic market.

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- General Electric's credit card unit agreed to pay nearly $230 million to resolve allegations that it did not offer some services to Spanish speakers and engaged in other practices that harmed consumers, U.S. authorities said on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Bank of America Corp has become the first big bank to agree to use a New York regulator's database to ensure it does not process illegal payments from payday lenders to state residents, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday.

  • June 16- Capital One Financial Corp has agreed to fundamentally change the way it uses consumer database, ChexSystems, to restrict only customers who land in the database for fraud, the New York Times reported, citing people briefed on the matter.

  • NEW YORK, June 11- Struggling to get out of credit card debt he accumulated in college, Rion Robinson tried a lot of different approaches to curb his spending, from old-fashioned spreadsheets to money management programs like Mint. Then Robinson, a 27- year-old who works for a medical supplier in Columbus, Ohio, tried the Level Money budgeting app.

  • NEW YORK, June 11- Struggling to get out of credit card debt he accumulated in college, Rion Robinson tried a lot of different approaches to curb his spending, from old-fashioned spreadsheets to money management programs like Mint. Then Robinson, a 27- year-old who works for a medical supplier in Columbus, Ohio, tried the Level budgeting app.

  • June 10- PF Chang's is investigating claims of a data breach involving credit and debit card data stolen from restaurant locations in the United States, the Asian-themed casual dining restaurant chain said on Tuesday. We will provide an update as soon as we have additional information, "said Anne Deanovic, a spokeswoman for P.F. Chang's.

  • The holiday gift gap: Dads fare worse than moms Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Americans will spend about $7.4 billion less on gifts and goodies for dads this Father's Day than they spent on moms for Mother's Day.

  • WASHINGTON, June 6- U.S. consumer credit surged in April as Americans ramped up their use of credit cards, a potentially positive sign for consumer spending. Total consumer credit increased by $26.85 billion to $3.18 trillion, the Federal Reserve said on Friday. Analysts polled by Reuters expected a more modest increase during the month of $15.5 billion.

  • June 5- A bank branch-based broker for a unit of JP Morgan has been permanently barred from the securities industry for using a customer's credit card reward points for his own personal accounts, according to Wall Street's industry-funded watchdog.

  • June 5- A bank branch-based broker for a unit of JP Morgan has been permanently barred from the securities industry for using a customer's credit card reward points for his own personal accounts, according to Wall Street's industry-funded watchdog.

  • U.S. Senate adjusts capital rules for insurers Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 4- The U.S. Senate has approved a bill tweaking the 2010 Dodd-Frank law's treatment of insurers, a rare adjustment to the Wall Street reform law that had been sought by the industry.

  • LOS ANGELES, June 2- A languid economy, soaring education debt and ignorance about available repayment options lead many borrowers to fall behind on their student loan payments, financial aid experts say.

  • LOS ANGELES, June 2- A languid economy, soaring education debt and ignorance about available repayment options lead many borrowers to fall behind on their student loan payments, financial aid experts say.

  • May 28- MasterCard Inc, the world's second largest debit and credit card company, said it was extending its zero liability policy in the United States to include all PIN-based and ATM transactions. Larger rival Visa Inc's zero liability policy does not apply to PIN-based and ATM transactions, according to information available on its website.

  • May 28- MasterCard Inc, the world's second largest debit and credit card company, said it was extending its zero liability policy in the United States to include all PIN-based and ATM transactions. Zero liability protection means the account holder will not be held responsible for unauthorized transactions.

  • May 22- ITT Educational Services Inc, a for-profit college operator, withdrew its full-year forecast and warned of a fall in new enrollment after rising for three straight quarters, adding to the uncertainty surrounding the sector.

  • UPDATE 1-TD Bank profit rises on strong retail lending Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 9:28 AM ET

    TORONTO, May 22- Toronto-Dominion Bank said on Thursday that its quarterly profit rose 16 percent as recent credit card and wealth management acquisitions boosted Canadian and U.S. retail lending.

  • Credit alert! Unpaid medical bills hurt scores Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    New research from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau concludes that medical bills are unfairly lowering credit scores.

  • In January, the couple reached a settlement with every company that had a stake in the mortgage on their house in Santa Cruz, California, a deal that would have slashed their monthly payment by almost 40 percent to $3,337.