Larger Credit Limits Can Result in a Better Credit Score (But Be Careful!)

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Larger Credit Limits Can Result in a Better Credit Score (But Be Careful!)
Larger Credit Limits Can Result in a Better Credit Score (But Be Careful!) View recent blog entries Submitted by Rachel on Thu, 08/24/2017 – 08:53 Use your plastic carefully for a better credit score Image Source: Pixabay.com Bouncing back after bankruptcy is a journey and those that racked up big credit card debt that was […]
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Rob Kunisch Named CEO of 1st Mariner Bank

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Rob Kunisch Named CEO of 1st Mariner Bank
We’re proud to announce that Rob Kunisch was recently named Chief Executive Officer of 1st Mariner Bank. Jack Steil, our former CEO, will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board, with a focus on developing the bank’s commercial lenders and cultivating new business opportunities.  As Chief Executive Officer, Kunisch will work to expand 1st […]
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What to expect from your identity monitoring service

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What to expect from your identity monitoring service
When you sign up for LifeLock, credit monitoring is just the beginning. LifeLock has plans that also monitor other places that thieves might misuse your information, such as your bank accounts, black market sites, payday loan companies, public court …
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Jackson Health: 'Rogue' employee suspected of stealing private patient information

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Jackson Health: 'Rogue' employee suspected of stealing private patient information
Patients whose personal information may have been stolen will be notified by mail and provided credit-monitoring services at Jackson's expense, Migoya noted. Patients seeking additional information about the data breach should send an email to …
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How Patrice Washington rebuilt her life after $2 million of debt

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How Patrice Washington rebuilt her life after $2 million of debt
In 2011, we filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy — wiping out all the debt we had accrued. We had wanted to pay back everything we had … By sticking to our plan, my credit score rebounded — it's now 740. In hindsight, our mistake was putting all of our …
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How a $46 Shuttle Ride Turned Into a $4600 Credit Card Charge

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How a $46 Shuttle Ride Turned Into a $4600 Credit Card Charge
A teeny-tiny decimal point is quite the powerful thing, not to be overlooked. Unfortunately, if you don't pay attention to it, you could end up paying way more than you planned to, like one consumer did when paying for a ride to an airport. Mary …
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What Credit Score Do You Need For A Mortgage?

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What Credit Score Do You Need For A Mortgage?
In part, this is because new loan programs have emerged such as the FHA Back to Work loan for buyers with a recent bankruptcy, foreclosure, or short sale; and, the Conventional 97 which allows for three percent downpayment on a home. However, another …
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Protect Yourself from Credit Card Fraud this Holiday Season

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Protect Yourself from Credit Card Fraud this Holiday Season
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- With the busiest shopping season of the year on the horizon, consumers face potential identity theft. "It's unfortunately quite prevalent this day and age for there to be a compromise somewhere," said Steve Harrington of Coloramo …
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3 Strategies to Avoid Soaring ATM Fees

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3 Strategies to Avoid Soaring ATM Fees
10, 2015. 10 Ways to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft During the Holidays. By Kimberly Palmer | Nov. 10, 2015. 4 Essential Books for Fixing Your Debt Problems. By Trent Hamm | Nov. 10, 2015. 9 Ways to Save When Holiday Shopping With Credit Cards.
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UK police arrest third person in TalkTalk breach investigation

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UK police arrest third person in TalkTalk breach investigation
The company is offering a year's worth of free credit monitoring to those affected through Noddle. It also said it will waive the termination fee charged for leaving TalkTalk while under contract if a customer can prove a fraudulent transaction …
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Everything You Need to Know About Repaying Your Student Loans

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Everything You Need to Know About Repaying Your Student Loans
Unlike many other types of debts, it is very difficult to get student loans discharged or reduced by bankruptcy courts. When does it make sense to refinance student loans? If you have a steady job and a solid credit score, you can search on Credible …
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Privacy Tip #4—What do I do when I get a letter informing me of a data breach?

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Privacy Tip #4—What do I do when I get a letter informing me of a data breach?
We've all gotten them–the dreaded letter that informs us that our data has been compromised, including our Social Security number. Some have received so many of these “notifications” that they are de-sensitized, throw their hands in the air, and throw …
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T-Mobile customers hit by Experian breach get credit monitoring by Experian

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T-Mobile customers hit by Experian breach get credit monitoring by Experian
In a bizarre twist of irony, those customers are currently being offered two years of free credit monitoring from ProtectMyID.com – a service owned and operated by Experian. The data breach, announced on Thursday, 1 October, affects those who applied …
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Whats My Credit Score L

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Whats My Credit Score L
"How can I increase my credit score" l "What is a credit score Credit score – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – A credit score is a numerical expression based on a level analysis of a person's credit files, to represent the creditworthiness of the …
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Credit scores: How to boost your credit rating

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Credit scores: How to boost your credit rating
One person in three has been told “no” when asking for credit, but a bad credit score can affect much more than just getting a loan . What's even worse is that 15 million Brits never so much as glanced at their credit report – the tool lenders use when …
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680 Credit Score Wiki

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680 Credit Score Wiki
Lock Down My Credit Report Master Lock 1500iD Speed Dial Combination Lock, … – Product Description. Master Lock 1500iD speed dial, set your own combination lock. The patented 1500iD Speed Dial Set Your Own Combination Lock features a first of …
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Meadow Gold Monday with Healthy “Brio” Ice Cream

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Meadow Gold Monday with Healthy “Brio” Ice Cream
You scream , I scream, we all scream for Brio Ice Cream! With the hot summer months here, it is ice cream season in Hawaii. Ryan Leong, a 9-time Ironman and Brand Ambassador of Brio, talks about the new ice cream. It was recently launched in Hawaii and …
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ID-theft-protection industry is like a protection racket

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ID-theft-protection industry is like a protection racket
It's the role of the $3 billion-a-year ID-theft-protection industry – which includes companies that sell credit monitoring as "protection" from a crime that, wearing another hat, they fuel. Confused? Ask yourself why it's harder for you to get $200 of …
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Indiana Attorney General pushes for identity theft protection

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Indiana Attorney General pushes for identity theft protection
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 22, 2014) – Indiana lawmakers could take steps in the new year to protect you from having your personal information stored online. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller partnered with a key lawmaker to push for an industry …
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Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution

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Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution
A credit score is a number used by a lender to help determine whether or not you qualify for a loan. Many lenders use the FICO score – a point system based on your credit history. There are three FICO scores computed using data provided by each of the …
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Identify theft seminar offered

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Identify theft seminar offered
2, at the Wood County Courthouse Auditorium. This free seminar will help you identify steps to protect yourself from identity theft, make sure your personal information is secure and what community resources are available if you are a victim of …
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Citibank to refund $700 million for illegal credit card practices

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Citibank to refund $700 million for illegal credit card practices
The company also will refund $196 million to about 2.2 million customers who paid for products such as credit monitoring but did not receive the promised services and it will pay $23.8 million to 1.8 million customers who were charged expedited payment …
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Is a low credit score keeping you from buying a home

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Is a low credit score keeping you from buying a home
Most negative items may stay on your credit report for seven years; a bankruptcy can stay on your report for up to ten years according to the CFPB. However, you may be able to qualify for certain loan programs even if you have one of these major issues.
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Was the Billion-Dollar Bank Heist Preventable?

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Was the Billion-Dollar Bank Heist Preventable?
More From Credit.com: How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft. President Obama signed an executive order last week on information sharing that was more like a guideline than anything else, but still very much a step in the right direction. “It's …
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WSFS Offers Safe ATM Withdrawal Option

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WSFS Offers Safe ATM Withdrawal Option
Identity theft is a growing problem throughout the United States with the Bureau of Justice Statistics reporting that over 16 million people became victims in 2012. Experts say that one of the ways to protect yourself from identity theft is to limit …
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Give Your Credit Score A Boost

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Give Your Credit Score A Boost
Your credit score is one of the more important numbers in your life. It can determine whether you can buy a house or car. It can even play a role in what your insurance will cost, and whether you get that new job! So, what is a credit score, how do you …
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