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Credit Card Disclosures

Posted in Credit Cards by teslik on August 7, 2009

This is from a few months ago, but I just came across it. An op-ed from the NYT suggests credit card disclosures should look less like this:


And more like this:


Here’s the mock-up:


Chart Candy, 08/05/09

Posted in Charts, Credit Cards by teslik on August 5, 2009

From Synovate, a market research firm, via TIME’s “Curious Capitalist” blog, here is a chart showing the volume of mailings from credit card companies, by quarter, since Q4 2005. The author of the post notes that the precipitous decline of mailings seems to have tapered off. The question for everybody annoyed about their cluttered mailbox is: will recovery be U-shaped or V-shaped or L-shaped?

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Source: TIME, Curious Capitalist blog, “Are Credit Card Companies Getting their Groove Back?” August 5, 2009 (LINK)