FICO Scores are Declining

Jul 13, 2010 Walt Wojciechowski

This week there have been reports that credit scores of millions of Americans have been sinking to new lows.  Fair Isaac recently reported that 25.5 percent of consumers — nearly 43.4 million people — now have a credit score

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The Unbanked, The Underbanked and The Underserved

Jul 08, 2010 Matt Vitko

With the new financial reforms pending in Washington and the potential effects of that legislation on short term lending and other alternative financial services, there is a lot of discussion about the "underserved", "underbanked" and the "unbanked".

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U.S. Lawmakers Reach Accord on New Consumer Protection Law

Jun 28, 2010 Walt Wojciechowski

The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is expected to have enough support to become law. Both the House and Senate will vote next week. If the bill passes, President Barack Obama is expected to sign the package into law by July

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