Bad Checks, Bounced Checks, & NSF Checks

 
Negotiable instruments like checks and drafts have become an indispensable part of any business transaction today. As a result, it has become increasingly important to safeguard a business against financial losses arising from the receipt of fraudulent or bad checks. A check can be considered bad if it is bogus or the NSF checks (non sufficient funds check), also referred as bounced check. The issuance of a NSF or bad checks is an unlawful act and can attract civil and criminal penalties. The onus of a bad check is assigned to the person signing the check and such a person, upon incrimination, is likely to face legal action as specified by the judicial system of the state....
 

Credit Education

 
Having credit education is like knowing how to read. It will be necessary throughout your life. Once you learn it, you will know it forever. Once you establish good skills, they will help you to get ahead throughout your life. So, it is vital to get the education you need or to provide this education to your children. Did you make mistakes along the way? Teach them how to avoid these. If you are trying to learn about credit education on your own, it is important to talk to others as first hand experience really helps to teach the basics....
 

Which Citi Mastercard Is Right For You?

 
You've decided to apply for a Citi MasterCard, but with so many different cards to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? Here is a brief guide to the different types of MasterCard available from Citibank. A great MasterCard program is the Citi Platinum Select Card. It offers basic rewards, such as an 0% Annual Percent Rate and no annual fee, for qualified applicants. This MasterCard will also give you peace of mind, when making online purchases, because it offers protection against unauthorised purchases....
 

Is it Safe to Use Online Car Finance?

 
Online car finance is convenient. You can apply over the net and shop around for a good deal from the comfort of your home. But with the rise of scams on the net there are precautions you should take to make sure you are not being ripped off. Car Finance Safety Tips 1) If you are in an english speaking country, the website you are dealing with should be in english. If the English is poor it could be a scam site. 3) They should be listed in the phone directory as well, either the yellow or white pages....
 

Beware of Falling Minimum Payments

 
If you opened a credit card statement recently and were pleasantly surprised to find that your minimum payment due was lowered, don't be so quick to "jump for joy". What may appear as a small boost to your monthly budget is actually the rock that can weigh you down in debt for a lifetime. More and more credit card companies are moving to requiring a minimum payment of 2% of your total outstanding balance. Consumer Action, a consumer advocacy group out of San Francisco, found that the number of card companies with a 2% minimum payment reached 53%, up from 43% just a year ago....
 

FREE Credit Report Offer - Careful, It Might Carry Hidden Charges

 
FREE credit checks or free credit reports. What are they all about? Why every second company on the Net is offering you a free credit report? Are they all suddenly moved into a charity business? Don't worry about their finances. Start worrying about yours. They are offering you a FREE Credit report as a bonus. Their main offer is something else - they want to sell you "credit check monitoring services". They claim they are going to protect you from identity theft. In order to do that, they first ask you about all the details about your credit card and your bank accounts....
 

Useful Tips on Borrowing Money

 
Here are some useful tips on borrowing money. Borrowing money is one of the most common sources of funding for a small business, but obtaining a loan isn't always easy. Before you approach your banker for a loan, it is a good idea to understand as much as you can about the factors the bank will evaluate when they consider making you a loan. Let's start by exploring some of the key points your banker will review: Ability to Repay/Capacity: Credit History: The first thing a bank will determine when a person/business requests a loan is whether their personal and business credit is good....
 

How To Establish Great Credit

 
Building a good credit history is important. If you have no reported credit history, it may take time to establish your first credit account. This problem affects young people just beginning careers as well as older people who have never used credit. It also affects divorced or widowed women who shared credit accounts that were reported only in the husband's name. If you do not know what is in your credit file, check with your local credit bureaus. Most cities have two or three credit bureaus, which are listed under "Credit" or "Credit Reporting Agencies" in the Yellow Pages....
 

Defeating Credit Card Debt With Self Control

 
Credit card debt is a major social problem in some Western countries. To rid yourself of credit card debt, it is best to recognize the problem as both a social and individual problem. If you are overburdened with credit card debt, or are in danger of becoming so, it is very easy to see it purely as an individual problem, one from which you may be suffering both physically and mentally. Worry and stress can be silent marauders into your physical and mental well being. Debt can undoubtedly cause both worry and stress, not just to the debtor, but their immediate families too....
 

Choosing The Best Credit Card To Apply For

 
Always shop around to get the best deal when choosing which credit card to apply for. If you don't do your due diligence you could end up with a card that has too high of an interest rate, that has an unnecessarily high annual membership fee, etc. Here are some things to look for when checking out the different credit card offers you may receive in the mail. 1. Credit Card Terms: When using a credit card you are in effect borrowing money from the credit card company. The terms and conditions of credit that you agree to when you apply for the credit card will affect your overall cost....
 

The Next Person With Credit Problems Got Their First Credit Card Today!

 
One of the focus areas of my information is the absolute necessity of changing the way a person thinks about money and debt while in the process of repairing their credit. I have seen cases where a couple will work really hard for months, and finally get their credit report to the place they can borrow again and go out and buy something on credit just because they can. And I relate so strongly, because I was there at one time. If in fact there are 40 - 70 million people with credit problems severe enough to prevent them from getting credit, that tells me there is a tremendous paradigm of debt in the United States....
 

What You Need To Know About Credit Cards

 
What is a credit card? A credit card is a card that allows you to borrow money to pay for things. There will be a limit to how much you can spend called your credit limit. At the end of each month you can either pay off the whole of the amount you owe or make a minimum repayment. 1) A cheque guarantee card, issued by your bank, that you can use to ensure that your cheque will be honoured up to a certain limit. 2) A chargecard where you have to repay the full amount at the end of each month....
 

Credit Card Traps: How To Spot Them On The Spot!

 
They arrive in your mail - a conspicuous looking mail piece from some "official looking" bank claiming that you have been Pre-Approved for a Mastercard or VISA credit card. Of course, you don't have to have any credit. You can even have bad credit or have just filed bankruptcy or even be rated as a "slow payer." It doesn't matter because these companies want to give you a second chance! These companies want to make it easy for you to obtain a credit card because they only want your money! How the thing works is that you must send $35 to receive an application that provides you with a name and address listing of banks willing to give you a VISA and/or Mastercard without any credit approval....
 
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