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Describes the 5 ways consumers can get the most from their credit card.
Describes the 5 ways consumers can improve their credit score.
Describes the 5 ways consumers can protect their checking account.
Your credit history is important to a lot of people: mortgage lenders, banks, utility companies, prospective employers, and more. So it's especially important that you understand your credit report, credit score, and the companies that compile that information, credit bureaus. This site — maintained by the Federal Reserve Board — provides answers to some of the most common, and most important, questions about credit.
A basic guide to navigating the credit card process. Includes interactive tools and features about understanding your statement, paying off your balance, and how to get the most from your credit cards.
Discusses how to qualify for credit and use it wisely.
Demonstrates how having a bank account proved to be a big advantage to Hurricane Katrina victims who were trying to get back on their feet and re-establish a firm financial footing.
Provides consumers with information on how to protect payment cards from loss or theft; also outlines what to do if a payment card is used for fraudulent purchases.
Describes the steps consumers should take to protect their personal information and the steps to take if they do become victims.
Explains what a credit score is and offers some tips to help you increase your score.
Provides answers to frequently asked consumer questions on payment cards.
Explains some key changes you should expect from your credit card company beginning on February 22, 2010.
Describes the types of notices consumer may receive and provides links to sample notices. It includes information about what consumers should do if they receive a notice, including instructions on how to dispute credit report errors.
Explains what a credit report is, how it is used, and why prospective borrowers should obtain copies of their credit report before applying for credit.
Summarizes the major consumer protection laws related to credit.