Saving Is Something You Should Do Every Day

Americans have forgotten how to save in recent years. First, we came to regard the stock market as our piggy bank; if we needed a little spending money, surely we could always sell a few shares of stock or a bit of a mutual fund at a profit. Then, we viewed our houses as money […]

Citi to let distressed homeowners stay for 6 mos.

WASHINGTON – Citigroup Inc. plans to let homeowners on the verge of foreclosure stay in their homes for six months — if they turn over the deed to their property. Citi said Thursday it is launching the pilot program, dubbed “Foreclosure Alternatives,” this week in Texas, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey and Ohio. Initially, about […]

Advanta Bank Corp

Advanta Bank Corp. mission is to offer deposit products at very competitive rates, while providing our customers with peace of mind knowing their deposits are safe, secure and growing! Headquartered in Draper, Utah, ABC is a subsidiary of Advanta Corp., a publicly-held financial services holding company. ABC is a Utah industrial bank regulated by the […]


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How to Get the Amex Black Card

The American Express Centurion Card, more commonly known as the “Black Card,” has become the status symbol du jour for high-end cardholders. But how do you get your mitts on one? Here’s a roadmap. The high-end credit card has actually been around for about a decade, and shares more myths and legends than the entire […]


New York, August 25, 2009 — With bank stability still high on corporate and investor agendas,Global Finance publishes its 18th annual list of the world’s safest banks. After two tumultuous years that saw many of the world’s most respected banks drop out of the top-50 safest banks list, the dust appears to be settling. Those […]


New York, September 16, 2009 — Global Finance magazine (website: ) will host its thirteenth annual Best Bank Awards ceremony on October 6th, 2009, in Istanbul (Turkey), at the same time as the Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank. More than 200 bank CEOs and senior financial officers and central bankers will […]

Credit Card Reform

NEW YORK (AP) — Your next credit card statement is going to contain an ugly truth: how much that card really costs to use. Now, thanks to a long-awaited law that goes into effect Monday, you’ll know that if you pay the minimum on a $3,000 balance with a 14 percent interest rate, it could […]

Credit CARD Act

How will the CARD act affect you? That depends in part on which type of credit card you’ve got in your wallet. The combined impact of the economic downturn and the restrictions placed on credit card companies by the Credit CARD Act mean card issuers will be changing how they do business in ways that […]

Nine U.S. banks seized

Nine U.S. banks seized in largest one-day haul LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. authorities seized nine failed banks on Friday, the most in a single day since the financial crisis began and the latest stark sign that substantial parts of the nation’s banking industry are being crippled by bad loans. The move brought the total […]