Consumer use of credit cards rose dramatically during the late 20th century, fueled in part by real estate price increases that made homeowners wealthier. With the recent drop in home values, credit card debt has become a serious problem.
Many people enjoy catalog shopping because it can save time and is an easy and convenient way to shop from the comfort of your own home. This photo shows a woman on the phone, ordering from a catalog with her credit card at home.
Mastercard and Visa are preparing to increase fees charged to merchants for processing credit card transactions. Interchange or swipe fees paid by merchants have been a point of contention between retailers and the card companies for years.
George Anderson. Retail Wire. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:08:49 +0000.
Hackers took birth dates, addresses, Social Security details and credit card numbers from 148million people when they targeted the credit ratings giant Equifax in 2017 (pictured, the firm's office in Atlanta).
Daily Mail. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:56:04 GMT.