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Finally, a closure to the loopholes of the CARD act

[Sunday, April 10th, 2011]

Right from the time the CARD Act came into effect, it has been a hot discussion topic among financial analysts and experts. While it is indeed true that this Act has brought about the much needed transparency in the credit card industry and prevented the credit card issuers from abusing their privileges, there still existed some loopholes around which banks and other financial institutions began to function. In a move to curb this, the Federal Reserve has given approval to a few more changes that will see the light of the day from the 1st of October, 2011.

As per one of the new rules that have just gained approval, credit card companies are barred from considering the household income of the applicant while approving credit cards. Going forward, banks have to take into consideration only the income of the individual and approve the application and set credit limits accordingly. While this move makes it difficult for first time credit card applicants, it will prove to be tougher on spouses who do not go to work.

According to another rule, banks have to be careful while promising promotional offers because once they offer it to the customers they cannot revoke it at their whim and fancy. Even the introductory interest rates cannot be varied until the card holder defaults that payments by at least 2 months.

While these new rules will definitely make things slightly difficult for the issuers, it certainly brings about a welcome change for many card users.

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New Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card VS Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card
[June 21st, 2019]

A short time ago, the largest world hotel chain – Marriott International together with Chase Bank have pleased their customers with a new hotel credit card – the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card. Marriott loyal fans are most likely aware that the Bold card is not the first Marriott and Chase joint credit card. Their first co-branded card is the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™

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New Apple Card Coming Soon
[April 3rd, 2019]

There is already a Barclaycard Visa with Apple Rewards credit card, Apple Cash card, and recently Apple announced a new card – Apple Card. It is an innovative credit card that will be available in the U.S. this summer.

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