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Episode 11: How Credit Card Issuers Can Help Consumers Meet Their Financial Obligations in Today’s Economy

The credit card market is the focus when Craig and Josh sit down with Bill Bostwick, Senior Vice President and Head of Atlanticus’ card division. A veteran leader in the card space, Bill brings deep experience to his role as he partners with banks, retail and healthcare organizations to help the financially underserved manage their financial well-being.

This conversation discusses upcoming challenges in the card market, and explores how the industry can address potential obstacles — for both issuers and consumers — as the economy continues to evolve. Reflecting on recent trends and what they foretell, Bill shares valuable insights on market dynamics and whether issuers are prepared to manage through a downturn. He talks about different ways to use data, and suggests the rising importance of alternative data — especially as consumers consider alternate financial solutions as inflationary pressures start to hit. He also covers consumer performance and support, including the need for better and more widespread financial education.

Plus, Craig challenges Bill on the gridiron with hard-hitting trivia questions about his favorite NFL team, the Chicago Bears.

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