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What is a good credit score?

What is a good credit score?

The good credit score bar can be set higher or lower depending on what type of loan (mortgage, car loan or credit card) you're seeking, experts say.

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Credit card issuer gripes rise amid rewards dissatisfaction

Complaints about credit cards rose 20 percent in 2016, according to data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, coinciding with a surge of dissatisfaction with reward programs.

American Express topped the list of most complained-about card issuers, based on the size of its card business. Its rate of 45 complaints per $1 billion in consumer card balances jumped 78 percent from 2015. Barclays PLC and Citibank came in second and third.

While the number of complaints is small compared to the size of the U.S. card business, which conducted about $3 trillion in purchases in 2016, they probably reflect only a small fraction of card users' dissatisfaction. That's because relatively few people know the CFPB exists, not to mention its complaint window. Infographic: Credit card issuer complaints rose 20 percent in 2016

See related: Satisfaction rises for most cardholders, More infographics

'To Her Credit'
Q&A with Sally Herigstad

Can a husband report his wife
for using his card to pay bills?

To Her Credit columnist Sally Herigstad

He gave permission, then changed his mind, claiming fraud. If he sues, text messages should help wife's defense.
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of travel credit cards

travel card reviews

As you plan your summer vacation, check out our reviews of travel credit cards, which compare sign-up bonuses and travel perks, ease of redemption and the total value of each card's features.

Our 3 best airline credit cards
for summer 2017

Best airline credit cards: Summer 2017

Our three best airline credit cards for summer 2017 offer big sign-up bonuses and shower cardholders with an array of travel perks. This was our first competition with a three-way tie, until we brought in an additional judge.

Credit card statistics

Card delinquencies are up,
bankruptcies are down

Late payments and bankruptcy filings are one way to take the pulse of the economy. While bankruptcy filings continue to fall, late card payments and charge-offs are inching up, our latest bankruptcy and credit card delinquency statistics show.'s
cash advance survey 2017

Quick cash's steep cost:
Fees, immediate interest

Cash advance transactions can quickly consume an available credit line with fees, high – and immediate – interest charges, and come with terms and transaction limitations regular card purchases don't, our cash advance survey 2017 finds.

'Taking Charge' blog

Card travel insurance to the rescue! How card travel insurance
can save you bucks, stress

Stephanie Zito | 5/26/2017

Can credit card travel protections help if your flight is canceled or your luggage is delayed or lost? The answer often is yes. See more

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with bonuses, new perks

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Our new product news page includes the latest on credit card launches, sign-up and other bonus offers and rewards program updates. For example, the latest top story: Delta SkyMiles members can earn up to 3X miles with Lyft.

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Credit card tip of the day

Pros, cons of paying rent with your credit cards: Charging your rent can be a savvy way to rack up rewards and build credit, but paying rent with plastic usually comes with an added cost.

Updated: 05-27-2017