Auto industry financing changing face

May 18, 2011 Brian Bradley

Auto industry financing changing face

One of the biggest issues car dealers have faced in recent years is providing financing to consumers who may have a less-than-stellar credit. However, thanks to a slowly improving economic climate, many have been able to offer better deals


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Identification fraud an issue across multiple sectors

May 17, 2011 Brian Bradley

Republicans in Kansas City, Missouri, are backing a measure that requires state voters to bring a photo ID with them to the polls on Election Day to prevent voter fraud."We have very close elections here in Missouri," Republican Senator


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Consumer borrowing is on the rise

May 17, 2011 Todd Milner

The Federal Reserve recently announced that total consumer borrowing increased by more than $6 billion in March - the sixth consecutive monthly gain - and borrowing related to car loan financing rose for the eighth month in a row.The 3 percent


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Credit checks are an important tool in the screening process

May 17, 2011 Matt Roesly

A recent survey by The National Association of Independent Landlords found that 82 percent of independent landlords would rent to somebody who had lost a home in foreclosure, the Star Global Tribune reports."Landlords typically won’t


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Bureau may enforce stricter collections policies

May 17, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Beginning July 21, a new agency will join the Federal Trade Commission to investigate complaints and violations of debt collection agencies, according to The Atlanta Journal Constitution.The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a new federal


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