Graduating Secured Credit Cards to Full Featured Products

In Mercator Advisory Group’s research on secured cards, we noted how the market changed since the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (CARD Act) eliminated a series of unfair practices. Before the regulation, the market was filled with hard money lenders who took advantage of borrowers with sky-high interest rates and even worse junk fees. Things like application fees, activation fees, and risk fees tainted the product. The CARD Act cleaned up the business, and now top lenders, from Bank of America, Chase, Discover, and US Bank, offer worthwhile cards, with interest rates ranging from 11.65% to 24.99%, and reasonable, in-range fees.  Mastercard and Visa also came out with more rigorous standards for their franchisees. We peg the U.S. market at almost 5 million cards today, with the potential to embrace 500 percent more, given the number of low-banked, underbanked, and unbanked in the market. Working in credit for decades often brings friends and acquaintances with questions about “what is the best card for me to get?” Many times my answer is something along the lines of a Chase Freedom card, which I like because it carries an excellent reward st...

Global Home Beer Brewing Machine Market 2019-2023 | Multi-Featured Product Offerings to Boost Growth | Technavio

Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled global home beer brewing machine market 2019-2023. (Graphic: Business Wire) Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled global home beer brewing machine market 2019-2023. (Graphic: Business Wire) LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global home beer brewing machine market is expected to post a CAGR of almost 13% during the period 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. Request a free sample report Residential consumers especially in North America are setting up small-scale breweries and are selling home-brewed beer to local manufacturers. The preference for self-brewed beer is also increasing among consumers who consume beer regularly or host frequent house parties. Such factors have fueled the demand for home beer brewing machines which can efficiently handle high demand during large parties and minimize expenses. Moreover, home beer brewing machines are available in different sizes, can be easily installed, and help in small scale mobile beer brewing and storage. This growing demand for home craft or draught beer will drive home beer brewing machine market gr...

Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend — Greek Fest, Major Concerts and Moonlight Moments

®PAPERCITY ©2019 urban publishers, inc. all rights reserved terms & condition // privacy policy // sitemap Houston weekends are packed full of events, but how many of them are truly worthy of your time? PaperCity’s new events calendar offers a curated look at all the best things to do in the area. But everyone can still use a guru — or two. PaperCity Weekend Gurus Matthew Ramirez and Virginia Reynolds cull our calendar for your weekend must dos in this weekly series. One of the biggest and most cherished Houston events is back. That’s right, the weekend of the Greek Festival has finally arrived after a year’s-worth of anticipation. Whether you’re just now getting over your Greek food-and-drink hangover from last year, or have dutifully prepped and readied yourself throughout the year, you don’t want to miss this coveted annual tradition. You can be sure that the four day festival will include some of the best Greek bites and drinks in town, but it will also bring in vendors and displays for shopping, Greek dance performances, and live music every evening from The Golden Greek. The newly renovated Cathedral will also be open for tours, so don’t miss the opportunity to view a...

Best New And Featured Products Announced For Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and Healthy Food Expo

ORLANDO, FL – Thousands of new products and services from 400 exhibiting companies for restaurants, caterers and foodservice establishments were introduced during this week’s Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and Healthy Food Expo Florida being held together at the Orange County Convention Center.   Several Awards were presented, including: The  Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and Healthy Food Expo are produced and managed by Clarion UX, and sponsored by the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association.  The trade show and conference provide industry professionals access to the hottest menu trends, state of the art design and decor, a renowned education program, several culinary demonstrations, and 400+ of the leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the restaurant & foodservice community. For more information, visit https://www.flrestaurantandlodgingshow.com/. Single Kayak, Children Kayak, Electric Trolling Motor, Kayak Parts – Oceanus,https://www.blueoceankayak.com/