At Apple's big event on Monday, the company entered a whole new business: credit cardsThe tech giant is betting that its Apple Card will be a game changer for the credit card industryBut most experts said they're underwhelmed, noting mostly me-too kinds of featuresStill, Apple fans are loyal, and the new card does have enough perks that could be tempting Apple is rolling out a credit card that it says is designed to do things no other card can. So how does it actually stack up? It looks different from a traditional credit card – it has no number on the front, and the users' name is etched in metal. The card expands the company's digital Apple Pay services, marrying the physical card to a virtual one and integrating both with the iPhone. And it comes with a bevy of perks -- quick sign-up, elimination of most fees, strong security protections and cash back. But industry experts said they're not impressed: The financial benefits mirror many of those already out there for … [Read more...] about Can Apple Card really disrupt the credit card market?
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Updated 9:01 am PST, Thursday, December 27, 2018 FILE - This Nov. 29, 2018, file photo shows are credit card logos posted on a store's door in Philadelphia. Simplify your taxes and maximize your income with a separate credit card for your side hustle. In addition to keeping all your business expenses in one place, it could help you with credit to build your business and rewards to extend your budget. less FILE - This Nov. 29, 2018, file photo shows are credit card logos posted on a store's door in Philadelphia. Simplify your taxes and maximize your income with a separate credit card for your side hustle. In ... more Photo: Matt Rourke, AP Photo: Matt Rourke, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - This Nov. 29, 2018, file photo shows are credit card logos posted on … [Read more...] about 3 ways a new credit card can boost your side job
Home Daily News Cashing in with credit-card processing software Legal Technology By Nicole Black Posted August 24, 2018, 6:34 am CDT Nicole Black. In prior columns I have covered time-tracking software and legal billing software with the promise that I’d eventually focus on payment processing software for law firms. Well that time has come, and in this column I’ll explain the ins and outs of choosing the right payment processing vendor for your law firm. You’ll learn why law firms should consider using payment processing software, the types of legal-specific tools available, and how to determine which one will be the best fit for your law firm. First, let’s talk about what payment processing software does and why it benefits law firms. Simply put, this tool allows your law firm to accept automated clearing house (e-check) and credit card payments from clients. Why should your firm accept these types of payments? Because that’s what 21st-century legal … [Read more...] about Cashing in with credit-card processing software
Facing accusations of financial misbehavior and a law enforcement investigation, Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor has formally ended his re-election bid. The county clerk's office received Lawlor's notarized withdrawal from the 18th District race by mail Friday. Lawlor, a Vernon Hills Republican, hasn't stepped down as chairman or as the 18th District representative. His term ends after the Nov. 6 election.Republican leaders have until Aug. 23 to submit a new candidate's name to the clerk's office for inclusion on the ballot. Julie Simpson of Vernon Hills is the Democrat running.Lawlor announced this week he would end his campaign. He couldn't be reached for additional comment.Lawlor is taking a leave of absence from county business while undergoing treatment for an unspecified drug addiction. He's served on the board since 2009 and has been chairman since 2012.In emails to board members and the media, he said the addiction "has damaged my life and personal … [Read more...] about Under investigation for county credit card use, Lawlor formally ends re-election bid
Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 11:30 p.m. UTC Jul 19, 2018 Back in 2009, college students seemed to have a love affair going on with their credit cards. About 84 percent of college undergraduates had at least one credit card, according to a study then from Sallie Mae. Seniors were graduating with an average credit card debt of more than $4,100 in 2009, up from about $2,900 in 2004. By 2016, only 56 percent of college students were carrying credit cards, according to another Sallie Mae report called "Majoring in Money." Credit was tougher to get after the financial fallout and more restrictions were put in place in 2010 when it came to issuing credit cards to consumers younger than 21. Lately, college students are seeing offers pop up in the mail from cards, like Discover it Student Cash Back, or credit card offerings from their own banks or credit unions. Credit is out there, possibly with a parent as a cosigner. "Banks are sending card offers … [Read more...] about 5 tips if you’re packing a credit card for college