Better Business Bureau unveils formal advice for consumers dealing with debt collectors

Apr 12, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Better Business Bureau unveils formal advice for consumers dealing with debt collectors

With millions of American consumers struggling to stay afloat financially, more people find themselves in debt than in years past. More than ever, consumers find themselves targets of debt collection agencies eager to get their hands on the


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Survey: Minorities more likely to rely on non-bank services

Apr 12, 2011 Todd Milner

Survey: Minorities more likely to rely on non-bank services

According to USA Today, minorities are more likely to be unbanked or underbanked compared to non-minority groups.The news source notes that in January 2009, approximately 54 percent of black households and 43.3 percent of Hispanics were either


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MicroBilt granted patent for payment reporting and scoring service

Apr 09, 2011 Brian Bradley

MicroBilt granted patent for payment reporting and scoring service

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently granted a patent to risk management firm MicroBilt for its PRBC bill payment reporting and scoring process.The company collects data on commonly recurring bill payments and filters it all into a


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Social media a new breeding ground for prospective employee research

Apr 08, 2011 Matt Roesly

Employers who use background screening service Tandem Select to check a prospective applicant's history can now use social media and publicly available web content as part of their hiring process, the company has announced."Companies


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Auto leasing on the rise

Apr 08, 2011 Brian Bradley

Auto leasing on the rise

More consumers are choosing to lease their automobiles, The Detroit News reports. During the recession, the financing option lost popularity as available credit became scarce, but now the industry is making a comeback.Leasing is attractive


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