Maybe the World’s Foremost Bank isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
You might well draw that conclusion after reading the deceptive-practices settlement the Sidney, Neb., credit card bank signed with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The bank, which sells Cabelas Club reward credit cards to customers of hunting-fishing retailer Cabelas (CAB), will repay wronged cardholders $10 million and fork over a $250,000 penalty, the FDIC said Tuesday.
Cabelas said in its latest annual report that almost a third of its customers have the cards, which it views as “an effective vehicle for strengthening our relationships with our customers, enhancing our brand name, and increasing our merchandise revenue.”
World’s Foremost agreed, naturally without admitting to or denying the FDIC’s findings, to do the following:
Not to mention this:
And don’t forget:
None of those sound like practices that you’d expect to associate with an outfit billing itself, presumably with good reason, as the World’s Foremost Bank. A representative didn’t immediately provide the World’s Foremost comment.
But then, the past few years have brought us face to face with the hard truth that some banks aren’t really all that well named.
Since 2008, more than a dozen Security banks have failed, along with three Integrity banks and one Sunshine bank. The only one of the 345 bank failures since 2008 to have been named appropriately failed two years ago next month: Cape Fear.
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