FTC makes $800,000 settlement with short term loan marketer

Mar 23, 2011 Todd Milner

The Federal Trade Commission recently settled charges against two short term loan marketers that allegedly tricked consumers into buying prepaid debit cards that were unrelated to their short term loan applications.Matthew Patterson, Mark Benning,


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Michigan credit union offers vehicle purchasing options

Mar 23, 2011 Brian Bradley

A Michigan credit union is opening its doors to car purchasing, which will allow consumers to browse inventory and research options at financing and alternative credit lines. Michigan First Credit Union will soon introduce an online platform


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Car buyers researching financing options online

Mar 23, 2011 Brian Bradley

Consumers are breaking new ground with how they are obtaining loans. A new survey from Kelley Blue Book reveals that 64 percent of car buyers are now researching loans through online outlets.Kelley Blue Book's Market Intelligence survey


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Social media rules for debt collectors

Mar 23, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Social media has changed the game for businesses all over the United States. The fact that more and more people have made sites like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook a part of their lives means that people in all sorts of different businesses


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How to fix a consumer or business credit report

Mar 23, 2011 Todd Milner

There are plenty of ways to protect a consumer or business credit score, but how can you restore credit once it's been damaged by a fraudster or identity thief?Personal finance advisor Erica Sandberg recommends these steps for people who's


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