Archive for October, 2009

When giving gift cards, understand the pitfalls

NEW YORK — You buy your sister a $100 general purpose gift card. It’s for her birthday, but it might be the bank that has reason to celebrate. (2 hours ago)

Credit-card rates up before new law

NEW YORK Have you checked the interest rates on your credit cards lately? Odds are they’re going way up. (35 mins ago)

Maestro and giropay gaini ground in European e-commerce

Modern payment methods are gaining ground in European e-commerce. (11 mins ago)

Ewing couple sought in real estate fraud scheme

A Ewing couple charged with stealing $600,000 and defrauding three mortgage companies remained at-large on Friday, Oct. 23 as the state Attorney General’s office issued a warrant for their arrest. (9 mins ago)

Lwv Candidate Q&a: Montgomery Township Committee

EDITOR’S NOTE: These are the verbatim responses of the candidates for Montgomery Township Committee to questions presented by The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area in cooperation with The Princeton Packet. The candidates were given an equal amount of space for their answers. (9 mins ago)

Ski manufacturers in Truckee, Reno carving out a niche in a big market

Major ski manufacturers such as K2, Salomon and Rossignol have long dominated the industry, but a growing number of independent manufacturers turning out custom-made skis are snagging sales from the big brands. (13 mins ago)

Credit-card rates go up in advance of new law

Credit-card companies are trying to squeeze as much money out of customers as they can. (2 hours ago)

Virgin Money Applies For Bank License

Virgin Money, the consumer credit arm of British tycoon Richard Branson’s business empire, has applied for a full banking license, documents indicate. (20 mins ago)

House panel approves consumer protection agency

WASHINGTON – A federal agency to regulate home loans, credit cards, savings accounts and other financial services won the approval of a House committee on Thursday in spite of loud complaints from banks and businesses. (17 mins ago)

House panel approves consumer protection agency

House panel approves Consumer Financial Protection Agency to police market for fraud, abuse (4 mins ago)