George Yacik

George Yacik is a Connecticut-based financial writer with more than 25 years experience covering the consumer finance industry and the financial markets. George is the author of many high-level industry reports on credit cards, mortgages, home equity loans, payday lending, consumer banking, and personal bankruptcy. He can be reached at gyacik@yahoo.com.

Experience

A former managing editor at the American Banker news organization, George has spent the past two decades working for several consulting firms serving the largest credit card and consumer lending companies in the U.S. and Canada As a result, George is intimately familiar with how, and why, credit card lenders structure and market their products. He can then use this knowledge to help consumers better choose financial products that are most appropriate for them. George has been a frequent commentator in the media on consumer credit. He has been interviewed by many local and national media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNBC, Newsweek, Bloomberg, Business Week, American Banker, and Washington Post.

George Yacik

As both an experienced professional working with lenders and a long-time financial products consumer, I want to help consumers navigate the myriad choices they have in credit cards and other types of loans, many of which can help them save money and even make some. I can help people choose the most appropriate product for their particular situation – and avoid those that don’t make sense for them.