Most consumers have at least one credit card or bank-issued ATM card, but not many of us understand the laws and regulations governing their use. This section of FindLaw's Consumer Protection center includes articles and resources to help you navigate the complicated world of credit cards, including a primer on how to shop for a credit card and an overview of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.
- Shopping for Credit Cards
Consumer guide to choosing a credit card, with information about interest rates, fees, and more.
- Equal Credit Opportunity for Consumers
Information about the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and what it means for consumer access to credit.
- Credit Card Rules and the CARD Act
Overview of the CARD Act, which requires more transparency and places certain limits on fees and rate hikes
- Are You Liable for Unauthorized Credit Card Charges?
Explanation of how consumers may resolve unauthorized use of their credit cards or bank accounts.