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Business briefs

...accusations that it charged unlawful late fees and deceived customers to pressure them to pay off old debts or buy extra credit card services.The company agreed to the settlements announced Monday by four federal agencies.American Express is refunding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-10-01/business-briefs
Rants & Raves

...the truth hurts. WE ARE ON THE Do Not Call telephone list; however, we get four or five calls per week from credit card service telling me my credit card is going to expire. Then the phone rings and it is someone telling me they are from the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-10-31/rants-raves
Wells Fargo's third-quarter income climbs

...regulations have taken effect, limiting charges like overdraft fees and making it harder to raise interest rates on credit cards. Service charges on Wells Fargo's deposit accounts fell 3 percent to $1.1 billion in the quarter.Wells Fargo has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-10-17/wells-fargo-reports-net-in
Bank of America to issue American Express cards

...Inc. said Wednesday it expects to lose about 15 percent of its annual revenue when Bank of America takes its credit-card services in house next October. In 2005, Total System's contracts with Bank of America and MBNA were expected to generate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/22/bus_34955.shtml
Business
Across Georgia

...Hercik, the associate vice president for financial services. The school paid more than $1 million last year in credit card service charges, money that could be used for academic programs, Mr. Hercik said. Lawmaker's ankle surgery is successful...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/09/met_436721.shtml
Metro
Common errors to avoid when filing your taxes

...the"United States Treasury" with the return. You may choose to pay by creditcard by contacting one of the two credit card service providers. If youfile electronically, you may authorize the U.S. Treasury to withdraw thepayment directly from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/04/15/bus_338581.shtml
Business
IRS offers tax filing extensions by phone, computer

...automatic withdrawal from a bank account, by a traditional mailed-in check or by charging through one of the two credit-card services linked with the IRS. People who wish to pay taxes with an American Express, Discover Card or MasterCard can...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/03/24/tec_309621.shtml
XXX Technology
Inside today

...themselves with their credit card points programs, according to a recent survey. Of the 539 mothers surveyed by Disney Credit Card Services, a unit of Walt Disney Co., 41 percent use a rewards credit card. More than half have yet to redeem any points...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/09/17/bus_96864.shtml
Business
Energy costs drive up prices

...consumers looking to borrow money for a car or a home. It also will make it more expensive keep an unpaid balance on a credit card. SERVICE-SECTOR SLOWDOWN THE NEWS: Service industry executives report seeing a slowdown in their businesses and a rise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/06/bus_9406.shtml
Business
Agency warns of new scams

...his or her financial accounts, run up charges on the victim¹s existing credit cards, apply for new loans, credit cards, services or benefits in the victim¹s name and even file fraudulent tax returns. The IRS is aware of several identity theft...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/02/fin_407533.shtml
Finance