Credit card issuers have dropped many policies that lawmakers deemed unfair and barred under the CARD Act, but some new practices that could put consumers at risk are increasing, according to a report from the Pew Health Group's Safe Credit Cards Project.

"Most of the news is good, but we are seeing the rise of new harmful behavior," Shelley A. Hearne, the Pew Health Group managing director, said in a press release last week. Pew gathered data in March from the 12 largest U.S. banks and the 12 largest credit unions, which together have a total of 450 credit card products.

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