They're banking on subprime and deep subprime borrowers for new business.
If you have excellent credit, ask for a lower rate on your credit card. If you don't, start by building a higher credit score.
They won't be your all-important FICO credit scores, but they'll shine some light on how lenders look at you.
The new CoreScore report and a new credit score based upon it will tap information the three major credit bureaus don't. Is it fair to consumers?
This isn't really sticking it to the banks. In fact, many banks will profit from the influx of new transfers from the elite group of borrowers who will qualify for the offers.
Credit cards are valuable tools, but they're also misunderstood. Here's advice from someone who eats, sleeps, and breathes credit cards.
If you don't trust yourself enough to pay the bill off in full each month, don't start.
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