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Monday, August 23, 2010
TODAY IN CREDIT CARD COMPANY PERFIDY: Prime rate goes down, credit card interest rates go up! "Even though banks are getting all kinds of bennies from the Fed and regulators, such as a nice steep yield curve and lots of regulatory forbearance (econ-speak for extend and pretend), they are still out to extract a pound of flesh from the retail borrower. Since that has been a core element of their business model for the last decade, it is probably not so surprising that they are loath to give that practice up." Yep.