Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Credit card preapproval vs. pre-qualification. Also in the news: 3 ways to keep your distance with contactless payments, why sustainable investing could get a lot harder, and a look at your debt options.

Credit Card Preapproval vs. Pre-Qualification
Pre-qualification is a soft yes on qualifying for a card. Preapproval is a guarantee — but it can be a red flag.

3 Ways to Keep Your Distance With Contactless Payments
Touchless methods are convenient and secure, but the hygiene factor in the pandemic era could get more people on board.
Sustainable Investing Could Get a Lot Harder
The Labor Department wants to keep socially responsible investments out of 401(k)s and private pensions.

What Are Your Debt Relief Options?
Exploring the possibilities.