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  • 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.

  • MasterCard extends zero liability policy to ATMs Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    Earlier, the zero liability protection did not apply if an account holder's PIN was used for unauthorized transactions.

  • 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.

  • Russian minister hopeful of Visa, Mastercard fix Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 11:49 AM ET
    Visa and Mastercard payment systems on an automated teller machine inside a Credit Bank of Moscow branch in Moscow, Russia, April 22, 2014.

    Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Thursday he was confident a "reasonable solution" would be found for Visa and Mastercard.

  • 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.

  • Delinquency rates fall at major U.S. banks in April Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 2:55 PM ET

    May 15- A majority of big U.S. banks reported a drop in delinquency rates for the month of April as customers made their credit card payments on time. Citigroup Inc was the only one to report a rise in both delinquency and charge-off rates. Apr 2014 Mar 2014 Apr 2014 Mar 2014.

  • May 8- A few years ago, famed financial engineer Andrew Lo built a computer model that allowed one of the biggest U.S. banks to figure out which customers were most likely to fall behind on credit-card payments.

  • Consumer credit soars on auto, student loans Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 3:55 PM ET
    Alain Filiz

    Consumer credit rose by the largest amount since February 2013, boosted by growing demand for student and auto loans.

  • U.S. consumer credit posts largest gain in a year Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 7- U.S. consumer credit recorded its largest increase in a year in March, boosted by growing demand for student loans and household borrowing to buy automobiles. Total consumer credit increased by $17.53 billion to $3.14 trillion, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday.

  • MasterCard profit rises as more people use cards Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    MasterCard, the world's second-largest credit card company, posted a 14 percent rise in quarterly profit as more customers used cards to shop.