According to the latest annual survey from the Consumer Reports National
Research Center, more borrowers are satisfied with their credit card lender.
Only 12 percent suspect that a lender has subjected them to unfair treatment,
and the number that were denied credit cards declined 10 percent from last
year's survey. Despite the positives, 35 percent of survey respondents say they
have seen a higher interest rate, lower credit limit, new annual fee, or
restrictions on rewards -- all of which will make it difficult for consumers to
curtail their debt.