Rising Credit Scores, Falling Debt: Here’s How To Jump On The Bandwagon
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Congrats average Joes and Janes! Your New Year’s resolutions are paying off. Credit scores are on the up and up, according to CreditKarma.com’s U.S. Credit Score Climate Report.

The trend data for January 2012 shows that the average credit card debt in the U.S. fell eight percent since December, landing at $ 6,069. That helped raise the average consumer credit score one point to 661– the first time since April that credit scores have increased.

Every state can go ahead and pat themselves on the back for paying down credit card debt this month, except for Wisconsin. The Cheeseheads were the only ones to add to their average credit card debt (by four percent).

But let’s focus on the winners. According to the report, Arkansas, Nebraska, and Iowa paid down their debt by the largest percentages. West Virginians have the least amount of mortgage debt. And Wisconsin made up for their credit card debt by claiming the lowest auto debt.

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Americans continue to seek new lines of credit
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Consumers are growing more comfortable in dealing with credit card debt these days, and demand for new lines of credit of all kinds has grown substantially.

In the second half of 2011, the number of inquiries for credit accounts, which are viewed as a reasonable gauge for consumer credit demand, increased 2.7 percent, according to new data in the Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In addition, the average credit limits consumers could carry rose $ 98 billion nationwide, a 3.6 percent increase over available maximums at the end of the third quarter, as the number of open credit card accounts jumped 3 million to a total of 386 million.

Meanwhile, consumers continued to be more conscientious in their efforts to pay down existing debts on time, the report said. Overall, household debt delinquency fell in the fourth quarter, but still a…………… continues on Debtmerica Relief

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Ex-MATC manager was warned on questionable credit card use

Posted by administrator | 28/02/12 | Tagged Credit Card

Ex-MATC manager was warned on questionable credit card use
News from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Kristin Seimits was warned in 2009 about questionable use of her Milwaukee Area Technical College credit card.

But the former MATC procurement manager’s fraudulent spending continued unchecked, and dramatically ramped up, until she had embezzled about $ 259,000 in goods and services over seven years, according to a fraud investigation by an outside auditor completed this month.

The investigation by Titus group revealed no evidence that other MATC employees were involved, had knowledge of the fraudulent transactions or were committing a similar type of fraud.

Titus staff reviewed 11,352 transactions by all 183 MATC credit card users for unusual activity between Sept. 11, 2009, and Sept. 29, 2011, according to MATC.

The MATC Board of Directors is to discuss the report at its regular meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Seimits faces two felony charges of theft exceeding $ 10,000.

Investigators say her purchases included a car, a wedding trip, vacations, laptop computers, iPads, entertainment, home remodeling, home f…………… continues on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Charlack public officials fighting over credit card use
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