Monday, February 16, 2009

Coming and Going

First we bailout their bad behavior then we pay them bonus' for bancrupting their companies and now we'll pay their higher interest rates.

Angeles Times:

"Millions of cardholders have recently received letters from the likes of Citibank, Bank of America Corp., Wells Fargo & Co. and American Express Co. notifying them that their interest rates are going up, in some cases to 30% if a single payment is missed"

Here's some rules we should demand of any bank or financial institution seeking bailout money.

Once you have a credit card.

  • The card company may not use any other information to decide your interest rate other then your relationship with that company. If you made a mistake in one place it should not be allowed to be used as an excuse to raise your rate with a company that has nothing to do with that mistake.

  • Mandate that every year with no missed or late payments your interest rate must be reduced

  • Cap Credit Card interst rates at <20%