NEW YORK— Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million cards, or about 7 percent of all debit and credit cards used at its namesake stores, may have been affected in a security breach. The nation's largest arts and crafts chain said its subsidiary Aaron Brothers was also attacked, with about 400,000 cards potentially affected.» Read More
We all know credit is tight, but now we’re seeing it seize in some very uncomfortable places, namely, literally, your wallets. The July 2008 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practice, out today, says "About 65 percent of domestic banks indicated that they had tightened their lending standards on credit card loans."
Moody's Investors Service placed on review for possible downgrade the ratings of American Express and American Express Travel Related Services and its rated operating subsidiaries.
U.S. consumer credit expanded at the fastest rate in seven months in June as Americans turned to their credit cards to keep up spending in the face of rising food and energy costs.
Today’s consumer credit report is expected to show that the economic slowdown caused consumers to borrow less readily in June, but David Malpass, president of Encima Global, disagreed.
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MasterCard posted higher-than-expected quarterly earnings Thursday, but spending volume growth in the United States was weak and investors punished the credit and debit card network's shares.
Visa, one of the world's largest credit card companies, posted higher-than-expected quarterly earnings of 59 cents per share—excluding onetime items—on higher international revenue.
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American Express posted second-quarter earnings well below forecasts and issued a dismal forecast, sending its stock down sharply in after-hours trading.
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Centro Properties Group, a high-profile Australian victim of the global credit crunch, is selling almost all of the shopping malls in its Centro America Fund for $714 million, using the cash to pay down debt.
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U.S. consumer borrowing rose by a larger-than-expected $7.78 billion in May, a Federal Reserve report showed.