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Keeping up with your credit these days means being able to decipher the headlines when things change in the economy, interest rates rise or fall, or another major identity breach occurs, to how it might affect you personally. While we might not all have a keen interest in personal finance news, knowing more about what’s happening in the world at large can help you connect the dots to your own current credit situation. Helping you stay informed and make solid plans for the future? That’s always a good idea.

At Experian, when credit makes the news, we’ll help you make sense of it. Stay connected to the world of credit news and build your credit knowledge when you keep up with today’s current events.

Credit Card Debt Hits Record High Before the Holidays

December 15, 2017

Americans' credit card debt hit all-time high levels in the third quarter of 2017—the highest since the recession. Read the full story here.

Are You One of the 58% of Americans Who Do This Around the Holidays?

December 14, 2017

The holiday season is in full swing—and so is the anxiety that comes with it, according to a new survey from Experian. You're not alone.

These Are the 10 States With the Highest Rates of Online Shopping Fraud

December 7, 2017

Online shopping reached an all-time high this year. Unfortunately, this means there are more targets for hackers. Read the full story.

U.S. Consumer Default Rates Rise: Is the ‘Trump Bump’ Ending?

December 1, 2017

Despite historically low unemployment rates, consumer confidence at a 17-year high, and a booming stock market, default rates are rising. Find out more.

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies: Are They Safe?

November 30, 2017

Thinking about entering the cryptocurrency market? Take a read so you understand the full risks of digital currency and be in the know.

What Is Bitcoin and Should You Buy It?

November 29, 2017

The price of Bitcoin has skyrocketed since the beginning of the year, surging briefly past $11,000 in late November, up from under $1,500 at the start of 2017. The...

6 Ways Companies Thank You for Your Business

November 22, 2017

From loyalty programs to cashback, companies often take the time to thank you for your business. Find out all of the perks of being a loyal customer today.

What DC’s Justice League Can Teach Us About Identity Protection

November 21, 2017

The superheroes from Justice Leauge may be powerful and mighty, but they sure do a bad job at hiding their identities. Find out how you can be better.

Millennials Do It Right: Saving More and Using Less Credit

November 21, 2017

Millennials might get a bad rap, but they do deserve some praise because data reveals that they are saving more money than any other generation.

Uber’s Credit Card Offers Tempting Rewards

November 21, 2017

Uber has partnered with Barclaycard to offer a new co-branded Visa credit card that’s rich with rewards. Find out if it's right for you.

Small Business Saturday: Giving Back Never Felt So Good

November 20, 2017

Helping local businesses isn't an act of charity. Read this to learn about the benefits of shopping with them on this year's Small Business Saturday.

5 Money Perks Only Veterans Get

November 10, 2017

Are you a veteran and in financial hardship? Good news—there are a number of loans, discounts and financial products available to help you financially.

If You See This on Your Cell Phone, Be Afraid – Be Very Afraid

November 9, 2017

Your phone rings, and the caller ID tells you it’s you calling yourself—yes, a call on your mobile phone from your own number. Don’t be fooled.

4 Ways to Avoid Student Loan Scams

November 8, 2017

Here are four steps you can take to prevent yourself from falling for student loan scams or picking a repayment plan that costs you thousands.

8 Ways an Interest Rate Hike Could Impact You

November 6, 2017

With the odds of a Fed rate hike rising before the end of 2017, it's important to know what this could mean for you. Read to find out its...

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