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What's Next in Consumer Credit?

Exploring the evolution of the credit industry.


What is the state of consumer credit? As the economy gradually emerges from its near death experience, the ways in which both consumers and lenders evaluate credit will likely never be the same. Check back here regularly as Minyanville explores the evolution of the credit industry.

The Credit Card Act: Who Benefits and Who Doesn’t
Say goodbye to rewards and hello to new fees.
by Justin Rohrlich
February 18, 2010

Can Big Banks Really Learn to Speak English?
Like most, I'm baffled by the vague language used in credit card notices. Here's how the new rules are going to help.
by Lila MacLellan
February 10, 2010

Say What? A Citibank Letter Translated
We asked a plain language expert to rewrite the bank's notice about rate increases.
by Lila MacLellan
February 10, 2010

How Not To Get Screwed By Your Bank
A conversation with consumer advocate and author Bob Sullivan.
by Kevin Depew
February 9, 2010

Six Things You Need to Know About Credit Card Reform
What the new regulations mean for you.
by Melanie Lindner
February 9, 2010

Bankrupt? Here's What to Do About It
How to rebuild your credit after financial disaster.
by Lisa LaMotta
February 9, 2010

When Peers Beat the Banks for Loans
How peer-to-peer lending works.
by Laurie Petersen
February 9, 2010

P2P Investing: How It Works
There’s money to be made, but only if you’re comfortable with risk.
by Laurie Petersen
February 9, 2010

Four Options for College Students Seeking Credit
What the new legislation means for the youngest borrowers.
by Minyanville Staff
February 9, 2010

Don't Cut It Up! Why Credit Cards Still Matter
That piece of plastic in your wallet is crucial to your long-term financial health.
by Marissa Carl
February 9, 2010

Yes You Can Leave Home Without It
Why I live without a credit card.
by Justin Rohrlich
February 9, 2010

How to Break Up With Your Big Bank

Know your options before you move your money.
by Carol Kopp
January 19, 2010

Six Things to Remember Before Lending to Family
Act as any lender would.
December 21, 2009

Could You Get Cut Off From Credit?
Banks are reducing the number of cards issued and demanding higher credit scores.
by Gary Stern
November 13, 2009

The Gall in Your Credit Card's Fine Print

If you think you're immune, better read it more closely.
by Laurie Petersen
November 11, 2009

Sign Here: How to Seal a Deal with Family and Friends
Lend Uncle Bob all the money you want -- but get his signature first.
by DivineCaroline
November 5, 2009
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