| Jan 12, 2015
| 12:46 PM
Millions more people will have free access to their FICO credit score this year. That's good news for consumers, since the number is widely used by lenders to check potential borrowers' financial health.
Bank of America Corp., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 3:26 PM
Progressive Insurance has struck a deal with General Motors' OnStar unit in which participating drivers may get feedback on their motoring habits and might qualify for discounts on their coverage.
The partnership is the latest example of how car...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 11:03 AM
Discover Financial Services will spend more than $35 million in 2015 to issue credit and debit cards embedded with chips that are considered more secure than those with magnetic strips.
The new cards will include a microchip that should reduce incidents...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 9:35 AM
A group of banks, technology companies and hardware makers looking to improve upon the username-and-password login systems that keep getting hacked reached a pivotal point in the effort Tuesday.
The Fast Identity Online, or FIDO, Alliance announced that...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 9:42 AM
Some college students call home when they need extra cash. The same might happen after graduation, when student loans start coming due.
Graduates — many of whom start repayment this time of year, following a six-month grace period after spring...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Complaints about student loans are up almost 40 percent nationwide over the past year, a federal agency said this week. But gripes about local servicer Discover Financial Services are down slightly despite education lending being a bigger part of the...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Reports: June Consumer Price Index, ICSC-Goldman Sachs, June existing home sales, FHFA home price index for May, Richmond Fed Index for July, ICSC-Goldman Sachs and Redbook retail sales for period ending July 19
Local earnings: Discover Financial...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Europe is hurting. But the continent's debt and stagnation problems aren't going to end soon.
Analysts don't think the salve that's being applied by the European Central Bank's interest rate cuts and bond buying is strong enough medicine to heal long-...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 4:38 PM
For the first time since 2007, American Express must share a J.D. Power award for highest customer satisfaction of credit-card companies.
Riverwoods-based Discover Financial Services was in a dead heat with American Express for the top score in the 2014...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:05 AM
It seems we are smack in the middle of amusement park season. I've heard from readers heading to Cedar Point, Holiday World, Disney, Universal and of course, Six Flags.
But trips to theme parks can be hard on the family budget. Here are some tips for...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Conspicuously absent Tuesday from a list of companies participating in Apple Pay was Riverwoods-based Discover Financial Services.
That day, smartphone-maker Apple rolled out a new version of the iPhone as well as a new payment service called Apple Pay....