Credit Cards

Bank Rate Monitor
Independent, objective financial information. Manage your credit, watch market rates, check your financial institution, calculate your loan payments, do on-line banking and "Master The Basics" a collection of in-depth how-to information on financial issues.

Card Web
The payment card information network with info on credit cards, charge cards, debit cards, smart cards, cash cards, ATM cards, Store Value cards, loyalty cards, phone cards, etc.

Consumer Credit Counseling and Debt Consolidation Services
Non-profit Credit counseling, debt consolidation and credit card help through financial education and debt management plans.

Credit Counseling Services
Counseling services are available to help people budget money and pay bills. Credit unions, Cooperative Extension offices, military family service centers and religious organizations are among those that may offer free or low-cost credit counseling. Local, nonprofit agencies that provide educational programs on money management and help in developing debt payment plans operate under the name Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS). Make certain that the agency is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, (COA), or the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The counselor should also be certified by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), an organization that supports a national network of credit counselors.

Dealing with Debt (Federal Trade Commission)
Learn how to exercise your rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act — and how to recognize debt-related scams and frauds.

Get Smart
Find student loans, debt consolidation, mortgages, credit cards, business finance. This easy-to-navigate site is the borrower's marketplace.

How to Get Credit Card Debt Help
From eHow.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling
As the nation's largest financial counseling organization, the NFCC Member Agency Network includes more than 700 community-based offices located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. NFCC Member Agencies provide financial counseling and education to millions of consumers each year in person, over the phone, or online.

Credit Reports

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Experian (Formerly TRW)
An "information solutions" company. Whether that’s through pre-screen for credit offers, sophisticated fraud prevention systems, database development and  analysis, specialized lists, or customized mailings, it's here to provide decision support to you at every step of the way.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling
The NFCC promotes the national agenda for financially responsible behavior and builds capacity for its Members to deliver the highest quality financial education and counseling services.

TransUnion Corporation
For information about your credit report, including how the information on the report is gathered to form the report.

Your Access to Free Credit Reports
Details about your rights under the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions (FACT) Act, which established the free annual credit report program.

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