Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Credit CARD Act - Is It Beneficial to You?

Is the Credit CARD Act ethical to consumers or the banks?

When it comes to credit cards, many consumers have been getting shafted. All of the major banks providing credit cards have gotten away with reaping profits, and they have no problem lobbying and distributing the money to any Washington lawmaker that get in their way. Washington lawmakers are getting this dirty money from these banks to keep their regulatory laws and their profits in tact so it will not affect the credit card industry if it becomes law in a few years. Durin! g George W. Bush's presidential terms, if anyone attempted to change any provision regarding the credit card regulatory laws, the changes were usually fizzled out and swept under the rug. The credit card industry was fine and there were more choices for the consumers and there was no reason to amend anything. There was no credit card reform in sight.

On the other hand, the United States has been in a recession and we have a new president and an administration in Washington, and they have made credit card reform one of their top priorities. The credit card industry is directly linked to consumer debt and as a result, the industry must be reformed. In May of 2009, the Credit CARD Act of 2009 was implemented. However, the bill's first provisions were not in effect until just recently. … click here to read the rest of the article titled “The Credit CARD Act - Is It Beneficial to You?

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