Debt collections on the rise

Feb 09, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Debt collection is on the rise, according to a new study by the East Bay Community Law Center, although many collectors are doing so despite a lack of proof for many of the claims.The report, titled Past Due: Why Debt Collection Practices and


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Florida couple suspected of filing fake court documents

Feb 08, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Florida couple suspected of filing fake court documents

In Florida, a judge has filed a complaint against a couple running a debt collection firm from their home for allegedly filing fake paperwork in court.The Palm Beach Post reports that Collier County Judge Vince Murphy began noticing some mistakes


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A review of short term loan laws in Minnesota

Feb 08, 2011 Todd Milner

A review of short term loan laws in Minnesota

Short term lenders in Minnesota should be aware of the laws set by the state government to regulate the industry. These laws help borrowers feel more confident and secure in their decision to seek out this form of nontraditional credit.According


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Illinois lender gets funds to increase auto lending

Feb 08, 2011 Brian Bradley

With auto loan rates reaching record lows, lenders are looking for new ways to spark borrowing and business. One auto lender in Illinois, the Community Plus Federal Credit Union, is doing just that after announcing the receipt of a $450,000


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Consumer ID theft drops 28 percent

Feb 08, 2011 Brian Bradley

Identity verification and protection are arguably the two most important factors for consumers' economic viability and security. According to a new report from Javelin, consumers are starting to win the battle against identity thieves.


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