How to stop your credit card companies from taking your credit score away

Consumer credit scores are a valuable tool in getting approved for loans and mortgages, but they are a pain in the ass for many consumers.Now, a new tool from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) may help ease that pain. The agency is working with the industry to develop a new scoring tool that will allow …

American Consumer Opinion: Is ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ a Better Sequel Than ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective’?

America’s consumer opinion on “Avenger: Age Of Ultron” is split about evenly between the two films.A whopping 67% of respondents to an Aug. 16-18 poll say the sequel is “a better sequel than the first,” with the vast majority of respondents saying the sequel “works better than the original” (61%).Another 51% say the first is …

Consumer Reports announces refrigerators will now have a time limit to cool their contents

Consumers may be looking for more than a simple fridge in their life.As consumers become more educated about the cost of cooling their items, they may want to consider a refrigerators that allow them to choose when to use them.The National Consumer Council is pushing for a new refrigerators standard that would limit how long …

Why Santander has been selling credit cards for months, and why investors don’t like it

SANTANDER, Calif.— Santander, the second-largest U.S. consumer finance company by revenue, has been making significant revenue and earnings strides in recent months, thanks to a combination of its consumer debt and credit card programs.Its total debt as of June 30 was $6.1 billion, up 11% from the same period last year.In June, the company reported …

Consumer Cellular Outage: How It Affects Your Home & Business

Consumer Cellular outage affects your home & business.In this article, we’ll take a look at how you can keep your cell phone, tablet, and laptop connected, and what you can do to help restore your wireless network.1.What is Consumer Cellular?2.What are the Consumer Cellular Plans?3.What does Consumer Cellular have to do to be considered for …

Consumers will soon be able to use cell phone data to access data in other places, including in other countries.

Consumer Cellular Network’s new smartphone app, called Cellphone Data, is being designed to allow people in other markets to use the carrier’s data, such as in their own homes, in other locations and even to use other carriers’ data.Cellphone Data will work across carriers, so it can be used in the US and Canada, but …

Nissan, LG to launch LG-branded Smartwatch 3D smartphone

Next Big Futures – Samsung is the first OEM to launch a 3D smartwatch in China, which LG has said will be launched in mid-2016.LG, the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, has unveiled a smartphone in partnership with the Chinese company LG, which was set to launch its smartwatch 3.0 in early 2016.The LG-made LG Smartwatch …