Category Archives: Fees

Chicago Consumers Sign Up For Credit Cards With Outrageous Rates

Would you be OK with paying a 60% premium on your purchases? If you’re like most Americans, the answer might be yes. Consumers are signing up in droves for high-interest credit cards like First Premier’s 59.9% APR card. In fact, the same card had plenty of takers when it debuted with a whopping 79.9% APR… Read More »

Chicago Shoppers Turning To Big Box Stores For Financial Services

Kmart’s latest blue light special might not be on clothing or toys, but on financial services. With millions of Americans looking for checking account alternatives to avoid rising bank fees, retailers like Kmart, Wal-Mart and Best Buy are jumping on the banking bandwagon, according to The Washington Post. Kmart, for instance, is testing out prepaid… Read More »

Retailers Begin Offering Banking Services to Atlanta Customers

How about a bank account with that new pair of socks and order of McNuggets? It’s possible at Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart has always been known for being a one-stop shop, but now the retailer – along with a number of other big-box stores – is taking the designation literally by offering financial services from prepaid cards… Read More »

Why Atlanta Consumers Should Weigh Pros and Cons of New Credit Card Offers

How would you like to get money back on qualifying purchases? Or transfer your high-interest balance to a card with 0% interest for an introductory period? Credit card companies are betting that you’ll say yes. After a few years of tightening up credit during the recession, creditors are courting customers more aggressively than ever -… Read More »

Chicago Consumers Should Weigh Rewards, Risks of New Credit Card Offers

If you’ve checked your mailbox lately, you probably already know that credit card companies are pulling out all the stops to lure new customers in 2011. But are the latest credit card offers worth it? Following a period of tighter credit, credit card offers nearly doubled in 2010, according to a recent market study. On… Read More »