This Week in Credit Card News: April 23–29
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Experian bug exposed millions of Americans’ credit scores; FNBO releases a new 2% cash back credit card, with 0% intro APRs.
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Experian Again: Most Americans’ Credit Scores Exposed by Faulty API
- A bug in an Experian product allowed anyone to look up a credit score of millions of Americans, simply by supplying a name and mailing address. The error was in an API (application programming interface) being used by a company partnered with Experian.
- Experian says it has fixed this error, but according to KrebsOnSecurity, “the researcher who reported the finding says he fears the same weakness may be present at countless other lending websites that work with the credit bureau.”
- The error in the API could be used to see credit scores along with up to four credit risk factors — standardized reasons that explain why a person’s credit score isn’t higher.
- Source: KrebsOnSecurity
FNBO Launches New Credit Card With 2% Cash Back and 0% APR
- First National Bank of Omaha has released a new, valuable credit card: Evergreen Rewards Visa® Card.
- The Evergreen Rewards card features:
- 2% cash back for every purchase
- Purchase APR: 0% for 12 billing cycles, then 18.24%–25.24% Variable
- Balance Transfer APR: 0% for 12 billing cycles, then 18.24%–25.24% Variable
- No annual fee
- Credit cards that offer 2% cash back along with 0% introductory APRs are rare, making this an attractive offer for those who are eligible.
- See more of the best cash back credit cards, including other flat-rate reward cards.
- Source: First National Bank of Omaha
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