Surging home values could push household wealth, consumer borrowing

Jan 10, 2019 Dave King

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, millions of homeowners saw the value of their properties fall markedly, which significantly damaged their personal financial situations. As a result, consumers spent and borrowed less money in the years


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Study: Credit card users don't understand payment terms

Jan 10, 2019 Sean Albert

During the last few years, the use of alternative credit solutions has increased significantly, as more consumers and retail vendors embrace ACH cards and other products. A variety of reasons have contributed to the development, including widespread


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South Carolina introduces special unit to fight ID theft

Jan 10, 2019 Dave King

With the number of technologies consumers are using on a daily basis only growing, reports of identity theft are only becoming more commonplace. Devices such as smartphones and tablets tempt hackers, while many criminals still resort to old-fashioned


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Small business lending index improves

Jan 10, 2019 Philip Burgess

Even in a rebounding economic environment in which the expiration of a payroll tax credit and sequestration have made it difficult for small businesses to thrive, lending to America's small firms is in healthy state. The first quarter numbers


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Services for unbanked prove popular

Jan 10, 2019 Sean Albert

The unbanked represent a largely untapped market of consumers looking for safe ways to obtain access to services they may be cut off from otherwise. Without debit cards, the unbanked are limited in the ways they can obtain goods. According


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