Personal Finance: Chip-enabled credit cards gaining acceptance
The incorporation of computer chips into credit cards is hardly new and is de rigeur in the rest of the world. The technology, known as EMV for Europay, Mastercard and Visa, has become the standard for most transactions outside the U.S. American card … Continue reading at timesfreepress.com
When Are Personal Loans a Good Idea?
Financial gurus will tell you to avoid personal loans. They're generally right, but sometimes one makes sense. First, let's define a personal loan. Some loans are earmarked for a specific purchase. You buy a home with a mortgage loan, you purchase a … Continue reading at investopedia.com
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Two big bank CEOs just explained why they’re throttling personal finance startups
Big banks have recently throttled popular consumer apps and restricted their access to key data, frustrating their own account holders. And two CEOs just provided a little more insight into why. PNC Financial Services president and CEO William Demchak … Continue reading at businessinsider.com
Personal wealth: a nation of extremes, and a Congress, too
But a close look at members' personal financial disclosure statements covering 2014 shows that Congress is a body of extremes -- extreme wealth and a bit of extreme debt. Even though Congress may be a sample of particularly well-off Americans … Continue reading at opensecrets.org
Banks on cutting off personal finance startups: It’s about safety
“I call them aggravators,” says PNC Financial (NYSE:PNC) CEO Bill Demchak, asked at a conference about restricting access to data aggregators like Mint.com, Quicken, and Digit.co. “We don’t know how well they are protected,” says Demchak, talking about the … Continue reading at seekingalpha.com
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