Mortgage rates remain near record lows

Oct 03, 2011 Todd Milner

Mortgage rates in the U.S. continue to hover around record lows, as lenders and federal officials attempt to stir activity in the much-ailed residential housing sector.Freddie Mac reported Thursday the average 30-year fixed loan held steady


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Consumer protection agency to unveil new lending rules within next few months

Oct 03, 2011 Todd Milner

Consumer protection agency to unveil new lending rules within next few months

A consumer protection agency that was created under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is set to roll out a series of new regulations for lenders.The New York Times reports that the current head of the Consumer Financial


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Study: Consumers may be reining in debt

Oct 03, 2011 Todd Milner

Study: Consumers may be reining in debt

Americans seeking a consumer credit report in recent months may be noticing an improvement, as a recent report from Experian and Standard & Poor's suggests many are beginning to pay off their debts and strengthen their finances.According


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Short term lenders offer convenience to customers online

Oct 01, 2011 Todd Milner

Short term lenders offer convenience to customers online

Cash America International, based in Texas, is making waves in the online lending industry by offering its internet loan company as a public offering that could net $500 million for the company, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.The company's


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Variety of options available for short-term financing

Sep 25, 2011 Todd Milner

Variety of options available for short-term financing

One of the most popular ways for people to receive alternative financing in times of economic distress is through pawn shops. People searching for nontraditional credit often find that getting a temporary loan by pawning items is a way to get


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