Refinance rates tick higher for Tuesday

bbernard/Shutterstock Multiple key refinance rates floated higher today. The nationwide average for a 30-year fixed-rate refinance advanced, but the average rate on a 15-year fixed tapered off. Meanwhile, the average rate on 10-year fixed refis climbed. RATE SEARCH: Compare refinancing rates in your area now. 30-year fixed refinance The average 30-year fixed-refinance rate is 4.05…

Chatbots will help you with your cards, banking

Sam Edwards/Getty Images Not too long ago, online banking and live chat with a bank or credit card representative felt cutting-edge. Now, financial institutions are upping the ante by launching chatbots to interact with customers. Powered by artificial intelligence, these chatbots can quickly answer questions about balances, recent transactions or other queries. In addition to…

Mortgage rates rise for Friday

bbernard/Shutterstock.com Several closely watched mortgage rates rose today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both saw an increase. Meanwhile, the average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages also cruised higher. RATE SEARCH: Compare mortgage rates in your area now. 30-year fixed mortgages The average 30-year fixed-mortgage rate is 4.04 percent, up 10…

6 free tools to stop recurring card charges

Paul Bradbury/Getty Images In an age when everything from meal kits to music streaming to dog toys and designer shoes are available by monthly subscription, keeping track of automatic charges isn’t easy. Digital subscriptions are particularly tough to track, since you don’t get a tangible reminder on your doorstep or in your mailbox. Just ask…

6 free tools to stop recurring card charges

Paul Bradbury/Getty Images In an age when everything from meal kits to music streaming to dog toys and designer shoes are available by monthly subscription, keeping track of automatic charges isn’t easy. Digital subscriptions are particularly tough to track, since you don’t get a tangible reminder on your doorstep or in your mailbox. Just ask…

Refinance rates move higher for Thursday

bbernard/Shutterstock Several benchmark refinance rates increased today. Average rates nationwide on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed refinances both climbed higher. The average rate on 10-year fixed refis, meanwhile, also increased. RATE SEARCH: Compare refinancing rates in your area now. 30-year fixed refinance The average 30-year fixed-refinance rate is 4.08 percent, up 3 basis points compared…

Mortgage rates advance for Thursday

Yuganov Konstantin/Shutterstock.com Several closely watched mortgage rates ticked up today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both rose. Meanwhile, the average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages also climbed. RATE SEARCH: Compare mortgage rates in your area now. 30-year fixed mortgages The average 30-year fixed-mortgage rate is 4.05 percent, up 4 basis…

Mortgage rates unchanged for Wednesday

wavebreakmedia/Shuttestock.com Multiple benchmark mortgage rates were flat today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages held steady. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, or ARMs, the most popular type of variable rate mortgage, notched higher. RATE SEARCH: Compare mortgage rates in your area now. 30-year fixed mortgages The average 30-year fixed-mortgage…

PenFed’s new card pays 2% cash back

Ronald Sumners/Shutterstock.com The nation’s third-largest credit union has just unveiled a credit card that pays 2 percent cash back on all purchases, and charges no annual fee. If you don’t mind the legwork, Pentagon Federal Credit Union’s offer is a decent one. CARD SEARCH: Going on vacation? Take a card that charges no foreign transaction…

Refinance rates drop for Tuesday

bbernard/Shutterstock Several closely watched refinance rates were down today. The average rate nationwide for a 30-year fixed-rate refinance ticked downwards, but the average rate on a 15-year fixed climbed. The average rate on 10-year fixed refis, meanwhile, ticked downward. RATE SEARCH: Compare refinancing rates in your area now. 30-year fixed refinance The average 30-year fixed-refinance…

Mortgage rates ease for Tuesday

wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.com Several benchmark mortgage rates receded today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both decreased. Meanwhile, the average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages also tapered off. RATE SEARCH: Compare mortgage rates in your area now. 30-year fixed mortgages The average 30-year fixed-mortgage rate is 3.98 percent, down 5 basis pointsover the…

Discover joins balance transfer ’21 club’

BraunS/Getty Images Discover Bank has hopped on the extra-long balance transfer bandwagon with a card offering zero percent APR on balance transfers for up to 21 months. The “Discover it” card is the newest of the balance transfer bunch to offer an extended interest-free period that makes it competitive with — and in some cases better than —…