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  • The average U.S. debt load is approximately $5,200. Personal finance expert Lynnette Khalfani-Cox of AskTheMoneyCoach.com, provides perspective on financial behaviors.

  • Visa earnings surpass analysts' expectations Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 4:05 PM ET
    Visa credit and debit cards are arranged for a photograph in New York.

    Visa Inc, the world's largest credit and debit card company, reported an 11 percent rise in quarterly profit.

  • July 18- The success of General Electric Co's impending initial public offering for its private-label credit card unit could ride on investors' willingness to bet that a lukewarm consumer-led U.S. economic recovery heats up.

  • July 18- General Electric Co's credit card unit, Synchrony Financial, said it expects to raise up to $3.25 billion in a public offering of shares, in what is expected to be the biggest U.S. The offering of 125 million shares is expected to be priced at between $23 and $26 per share, the company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.

  • The company said it expects to price the offering of 125 million shares at between $23 and $26 per share, the company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.

  • Capital One profit rises 8 pct on card growth Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    July 17- Capital One Financial Corp, one of the largest U.S. credit card issuers, reported an 8 percent rise in quarterly profit as card loans grew and credit quality remained stable.

  • WASHINGTON, July 16- The U.S. consumer finance watchdog on Wednesday proposed publishing on its website individuals' stories about bad experiences with credit cards, student loans and other financial services, prompting quick pushback from banks.

  • Indispensable money tips to take with you to college Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    Starting college? Don't forget to take along these tips for managing and saving your money.

  • MasterCard reveals its top tourist destinations     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    As MasterCard's Global Destination Cities Index reveals that top destinations are spending more on infrastructure, Ann Cairns, the company's president of international markets, says it's worth noting that other things also determine tourist numbers.

  • U.S. consumer credit rises by $19.6 billion in May Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 8- U.S. consumer credit rose in May, a sign that easy monetary policy was providing substantial support for the economy. Total consumer credit increased by $19.6 billion to $3.19 trillion, the Federal Reserve said on Tuesday. Analysts polled by Reuters expected an increase of $20 billion in the month.

  • NEW YORK, July 3- American Express Co is set to face off against the U.S. government and 17 states in a trial that begins on Monday over claims that it stifles competition from credit card providers that charge lower processing fees.

  • 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.