are especially dangerous because of the business practices of credit-card companies.
As law enforcement became more aware of the identity of the known credit card
thieves, new perpetrators, or "fresh faces," have begun to actually pass the cards in the casinos.
Over the past several years, pricing practices in the credit card
market have changed significantly.
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In 1987, the alumni association and Peoples Bank & Trust (Peoples Bank) entered into an agreement under which the bank issued affinity credit cards
featuring the University.
In recent congressional testimony, he skewered "the serious institutional pathology of credit card
issuers who encourage consumers to pile up debt.
Costs of acquiring individual credit card
accounts from a third-party originator (see Issue no.
In February, South Korean banks estimated that nearly 8 percent of credit card
bills in the country were outstanding for a month or more, roughly double the percentage in the United States, and last year South Korea suffered its largest number of personal bankruptcies ever.
According to The Motley Fool's You Have More Than You Think by David and Tom Gardner (Simon & Schuster, $13), "In almost every case, with a simple phone call you can negotiate your interest rate down, demanding that your credit card
company set its rate at 12% or lose your business.
Law enforcement authorities continually confront new and complex schemes involving credit card
frauds committed against financial institutions and bank card companies.
Recently, revolving credit - primarily credit card
debt - has been, by far, the fastest growing component of consumer debt, averaging annual increases of 20 percent over the past two years.