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  • How one start-up is trying to raise credit scores Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    A better credit score may eventually be just be a few mouse clicks away.

  • Bank of America to lower threshold for rewards Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 5:31 AM ET
    Bank of America

    Bank of America will announce it will lower the threshold for consumers who qualify for discounts on loans and other benefits.

  • Rainy day fund falls short for many Americans Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 1:01 AM ET

    About one-fourth of Americans have no emergency savings, and that’s barely changed in the past four years.

  • Are Asian households over their heads in debt? Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | 9:51 PM ET

    Household debt in Asia is growing quickly, spurring concerns consumers may struggle to pay their bills as interest rates start to tick higher.

  • GE Capital to pay $225M in consumer relief Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ordered GE Capital Bank to give an estimated $225 million to consumers harmed by credit card discrimination.

  • Mobile payments tech starts to go mainstream Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 11:34 AM ET
    NFC provides consumers with product data, special offers and loyalty rewards.

    Although near-field communication has struggled to go mainstream for a decade, the technology is gaining ground in payments.

  • Thieves sell stolen credit card info on YouTube Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    A new report says thieves routinely sell stolen credit card numbers and other personal information via videos on YouTube, Re/code reported.

  • Another credit card issue at Target     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    The giant retailer says it's not related to security but frustration builds among shoppers, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • PF Chang's confirms customer card data stolen Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    P.F. Chang's China Bistro on Friday confirmed that a security breach may have led to the theft of information from thousands of customer credit cards.

  • 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.

  • PF Chang’s investigating possible data breach Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 11:34 PM ET

    P.F. Chang's China Bistro is investigating a potential security breach that may have led to information theft of thousands of customer credit cards.

  • 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.

  • Chip-enabled 'smart' credit cards coming to US Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 2:34 PM ET
    Visa smart card with Europay, MasterCard and Visa chip, which replaces the magnetic strip.

    Sam's Club is just weeks away from becoming the first national retailer to offer its customers a chip-enabled "smart card."

  • 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.

  • Forget the plastic, cash is still king Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 10:46 AM ET
    An employee rings up a customer at the Macy's flagship store in New York.

    Americans are using cash more frequently than any other type of payment, a new report shows, especially when it comes to small purchases.

  • Getting a college student on a budget? Here's how Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    College isn't all about studying, but students need to know how to keep a lid on spending. Here's how to set a budget with your student.

  • Cut cost of travel abroad with right credit card Sunday, 1 Jun 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    Traveling overseas? Make sure your credit card does not charge a foreign transaction fee.