Consumers continue to borrow more

May 02, 2014 Missy Rogers

Between student loans, mortgages and car payments, consumer credit data is showing just how much United States citizens have borrowed in recent months. The economy experienced a general upswing in Q1 of 2014, as manufacturing, transportation,


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Has Lawsky taken things too far with his latest move?

May 01, 2014 Philip Burgess

For months, legitimate workers within the short term lending industry have been keeping a close eye on the situation in New York. The state's top financial regulator, Benjamin Lawsky, seems to have started a witch hunt against the entire sector.


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Lyft, Uber show benefits of accepting mobile payments

Apr 30, 2014 Dave King

Peer-to-peer ride sharing has gained popularity in recent years with the growth of car services such as Uber and Lyft. According to VentureBeat, Lyft has given more than 1 million rides, and in September 2013, Uber was valued at $3.5 billion.


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Lenders, debt collectors need to work together to better the economy

Apr 29, 2014 Phil Burgess

It's a much too simplistic view to think that the economy is run primarily on the supply and demand model. The fact of the matter is that consumers buying products they want is simply one facet of the success - or failure - of a nation's fiscal


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Businesses should take steps against Heartbleed bug to prevent identity theft

Apr 23, 2014 Walt Wojciechowski

The now-infamous Heartbleed bug put Internet users at risk for identity theft, which can wreak havoc on their consumer credit data. Businesses that suspect they are impacted should implement measures to prevent data breaches. Codenomicon announced


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