consumer finance

Smart Credit Card Use Turns Debt Burdens Into Financial Flywheels
Smart Credit Card Use Turns Debt Burdens Into Financial Flywheels
December 28, 2023  |  Consumer Finance

The holidays can be a stressful time financially for many consumers. Often, those consumers — particularly those living paycheck to paycheck — turn to their...

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New Study Finds Acquirer Confusion Clouds Installment Plan Landscape
New Study Finds Acquirer Confusion Clouds Installment Plan Landscape
December 21, 2023  |  BNPL

Merchants affiliated with acquirers offering installment plans are interested in their potential to boost sales, as consumers may make larger purchases if they can spread...

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BNPL Holiday ‘Hangover’ Worries May Prove to Be Tempest in Teapot
BNPL Holiday ‘Hangover’ Worries May Prove to Be Tempest in Teapot
December 20, 2023  |  BNPL

First comes the holiday spending. Then comes the holiday spending hangover — the credit crunch that leaves consumers scrambling to meet, if they can, the...

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Nearly Half of 2023’s Paycheck-to-Paycheck Consumers Had Super-Prime Credit Scores
Nearly Half of 2023’s Paycheck-to-Paycheck Consumers Had Super-Prime Credit Scores
December 19, 2023  |  Consumer Finance

Many people are resorting to credit cards to navigate difficult financial times, especially as the rising prices of goods and services continues to weigh on...

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CFPB: Student Banking Products Have Unusually High Fees
CFPB: Student Banking Products Have Unusually High Fees
December 19, 2023  |  CFPB

American college students’ first bank accounts might end up being their worst bank accounts. A recent report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finds that many college-sponsored...

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Nearly Two-Thirds of Struggling Consumers Revolve Credit Card Balances
Nearly Two-Thirds of Struggling Consumers Revolve Credit Card Balances
December 19, 2023  |  Consumer Finance

The holiday season has offered little reprieve from the rising prices of goods and services still weighing on consumers’ wallets. Many consumers use credit cards...

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40% of Borrowers Have Not Resumed Payments on Student Loans
40% of Borrowers Have Not Resumed Payments on Student Loans
December 18, 2023  |  Consumer Finance

The burden of student loan debt continues to weigh heavily on millions of Americans, as evidenced by the significant number of borrowers who have not...

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Gen X Has the Most Debt at 4X Their Disposable Incomes
Gen X Has the Most Debt at 4X Their Disposable Incomes
December 18, 2023  |  Debt

Consumers often feel pressured to maintain a standard of living, which can be difficult in uncertain economic times with higher prices and interest rates. Keeping...

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Improving Credit Scores Can Boost Subprime Consumers’ Borrowing Capacity by Almost 70%
Improving Credit Scores Can Boost Subprime Consumers’ Borrowing Capacity by Almost 70%
December 18, 2023  |  Personal Finance

In a credit-based economy like the United States, credit scores play a crucial role in determining access to credit and financial stability. This poses a...

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