Los Angeles Times - Robert McKinley

Robert McKinley contributed to and was interviewed for numerous stories for the Los Angeles Times and its related publications. Here is a sampling of 74 of the most significant interviews of Robert McKinley by Los Angeles Times reporters. Many of the articles listed for Los Angeles Times no longer offer free access to the full text. However, if a link no longer connects or has been removed, then it will be necessary to access the publisher’s archives directly, through a licensed third party or through archive databases available at most public libraries. In some cases a nominal fee may be required for the full story text.

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1. Small Banks Do Big Business in Low-Interest Credit Cards Finance: Major issuers respond to market share loss by cutting rates for their best customers and promoting extra services. IAN JOHNSON; Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext); Oct 6, 1993; 18; 

2. YOUR MORTGAGE; Cutting Credit Card Debt Is Key to Getting Loan
ELLEN JAMES MARTIN; Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext); Sep 1, 1996; 1; 

3. Shoppers Give Their Fear of Debt a Holiday Consumers: Credit card purchases are up sharply as Christmas nears. At least some of it is due to a flood of issuer incentives. DENISE GELLENE; Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext); Dec 17, 1992; 1; 

4. Variable-Rate Charge Cards Are Bargain Credit: Interest on them is about half of the 18.22% average of fixed-rate cards Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext); Jul 20, 1992; 4; 

5. Average Rate on Credit Cards at 10-Year Low * Interest: Ram Research says the figure has slipped below 18% for the first time since 1981, and experts say rates for the most credit-worthy customers will slip further DENISE GELLENE; Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext); Jan 4, 1992; 1; 

6. U.S. Economy Will Recover Slowly in ’92 Series: ’91, ’92 BUSINESS: A look back and a look ahead. One in a series. KATHY M. KRISTOF; Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext); Dec 24, 1991; 3; 

7. Credit Card Issuers Drop Fees as a Lure KATHY M. KRISTOF; Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext); Feb 8, 1991; 1;

8. AT&T Reaches Out for Share of Credit Card Market Marketing: The telephone giant will offer long-distance clients the `Universal Card,’ which can eliminate annual fees. Some say the move may spur rivals to devise new benefits.
KATHY M. KRISTOF; Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext); Mar 27, 1990; 1; 

9. Many Credit Rates Inching Higher Consumers: Issuers of variable cards don’t have to notify their customers of the adjustments. ALBERT B. CRENSHAW; Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext); Aug 24, 1994; 3;

10. At Least 28 Credit Cards in State Offer Rates Below 16 BILL SING; Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext); Nov 2, 1988; 1;

11. ‘Grace Period’ May Be Thing of Past CARLA LAZZARESCHI; Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext); Nov 12, 1995; 5;

12. Consumer Groups Assail Rising Penalties on Credit Card Debt RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR; Los Angeles Times; Nov 6, 1998; 3; 

13. Monday Business; PacBell Cancels Co-Branded Card; Credit: Move ending deal with Household Bank reflects a declining trend. VANESSA HUA; Los Angeles Times; Nov 10, 1997; 2;

14. PacBell Cancels Co-Branded Card; Credit: Move ending deal with Household Bank reflects a declining trend. VANESSA HUA; Los Angeles Times; Nov 8, 1997; 3; 

15. COMPANY TOWN; Credit Cards Take a Front-Row Seat; Banking: Issuers hope to cash in on links with Ticketmaster, Universal Studios and BMG. MARLA MATZER; Los Angeles Times; Oct 1, 1997; 8;

16. YOUR MONEY; Why Are Banks so Eager for You to Use a Debit Card? It’s in Their Interest CARLA LAZZARESCHI; Los Angeles Times; Sep 21, 1997; 3; 

17. $eeing Green; O.C. Retailers Count on Weekend, Last-Minute Shoppers
MARTIN MILLER; Los Angeles Times; Dec 20, 1996; 1; 

18. GM to Cut Gold Card Rebates; Credit: Company says cost of providing benefits apparently outweighs their marketing value. ALBERT B. CRENSHAW; Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext); Sep 24, 1996; 3;

19. GE to Tack On $25 Fee to Cardholders Who Pay Off Their Balances Promptly; Credit: Other firms will be closely watching the effects of the new charge, which is aimed at so-called convenience users. PATRICK LEE; Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext); Sep 11, 1996; 1;

20. Your Money; Expect Credit Cards’ Late Fees to Go Up CHARLES A. JAFFE; Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext); Jun 18, 1996; 3;

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Robert McKinley Reports, Analyzes, Writes, and Edits Content for the Following Online Publications or Services:

Bankcenter (payment-related news releases for executives & consumers)

CardBuzz (published payment-related news for executives & consumers)

CardFlash (payments news for executives)

CardData (quarterly payment data for executives)

CardTrak (payments news for consumers)

PYRPTS (global payment reports)

PYVNTS (global payment events)

The RAM Reports (annual payment reports for executives)

RAM Research (consulting, research, analysis)

Ruebud Media (network of payment-related services)

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