George Yacik

  • Author of many high-level industry reports on credit cards, mortgages, home equity loans, payday lending, consumer banking, and personal bankruptcy 
  • Has been a frequent commentator in the media on consumer credit, interviewed by local and national media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNBC, Newsweek, Bloomberg, Business Week, American Banker, and The Washington Post.


George Yacik is a former writer with The Balance, covering personal finance with a focus on credit and debt issues. 

A former managing editor at the American Banker news organization, Yacik has spent the two decades working for several consulting firms serving the largest credit card and consumer lending companies in the U.S. and Canada.



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