High APR? Don't Worry, You Can Still Negotiate

Publication: CNN Money

Author: David Ellis

06/05/2010 - In the never-ending battle between credit card companies and their customers over interest rates, consumers still hold at least some of the cards.

Even as issuers have gotten squeezed by historic loan losses and hogtied by new federal rules introduced earlier this year, experts suggest that card-carrying Americans still have plenty of leeway to negotiate a lower rate.


"I think [card companies] will be just as willing now as they have been," said Nick Bourke, director of the Safe Credit Cards Project at The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Read the full article, High APR? Don't Worry, You Can Still Negotiate, on the CNN Money Web site.

Pew is no longer active in this line of work, but for more information visit the Safe Credit Cards Project on PewHealth.org.

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