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Debit vs Credit Rewards: Which Do You Prefer?

Stan Reybern

Almost everyone loves rewards programs. After all, who doesn’t want to be rewarded for buying things that they presumably would have bought anyway? Though there are many types of rewards programs out there, the two most commonly used are the ones associated with debit cards and credit cards. Most consumers are familiar with the types of rewards offered by credit

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Will ATM Fees Lead to Fewer Transactions?

Samantha Eckles

How much are you willing to pay for the convenience of using an ATM outside of your bank’s network? Two dollars? $2.50? Four dollars? How about five bucks? Would you spend as much as five dollars for that convenience?

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Chase Does A Flip Flop on Debit Card Rewards

Alex Gutow

A few weeks ago, eight million Chase customers received a letter stating their debit rewards would be eliminated in July, two days before the 12 cent cap proposed by the Durbin Amendment would take effect. This letter specifically blamed Durbin for this change and told customers, “As a result of this law, we will be changing our debit rewards program.”

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America’s Best & Worst Banks For 2010

Stan Reybern

There is a classic saying that bad ages to live through are good ages to learn from. By all accounts, today’s times constitute a bad age for banking and financial companies, and the experiences many Americans have with them.

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The Great Collapse of the American Financial System

Stan Reybern

Bailout has become the dirty financial word of the millennium. Hundreds of banks received a helping hand from the government, though many still failed and still more are teetering on the brink of failure. Here’s a breakdown of the nearly $11 trillion in bailouts. Have a look at where all that money went.

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12 Ways Financial Institutions Screw You Over

Jonathan Rivers

Nothing gets a group of people talking like a good “bank screwed me over” story. Dissatisfaction with banks, credit card issuers and stock brokers is so widespread that entire forums are bursting with complaints and horror stories to which most of us can personally relate.

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