magyar1045 wrote:The credit card companies who do this bite themselves. By constantly increasing interest rates these creditors will soon find themselves with consumers not being able to pay even the minimum payments. They will be defaulting and running to bankruptcy attorneys and file bankruptcy. Then they will lose a heck of a lot more than they had been had they not increased the interest rates to loanshark levels.
But I totally get why they're raising rates and most of the creditors (I said most not all) won't just raise rates out of the blue. There has to be something the triggers it like too high of balance, late payments, etc so I blame the consumer just as much. Plus you can always transfer balances if they were raised and you have good credit. With nearly all credit card companies if the consumer is responsible and pays all their bills on time their APR will not be jacked up unexpectedly probably would move a percent or two along with the Fed rate since it is revolving credit but other than that nothing major.
I wouldn't be where I am in life today if it weren't for credit cards making it possible. I think they can do us a lot of good when we use them responsibly. You know Google was financed with credit cards and look at them now. Many people use credit cards when they have no secured loan options available. Instead of everyone sh*t talking the credit card companies why don't they start acknowledging the good they do too. I get people have bad experiences like they do everything in life but I think they're more good than bad. Look people have problems with doctors, hospitals, colleges, food, cars, does it mean they're bad? No it's just part of life.