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  • Home Equity Loans Vs. Reverse Mortgages
    Basic Features Of Home Equity Loans Traditional home equity loans are cheap loans. The are also usually very quick loans. If you have significant equity in your home and would like access to it at will, traditional home equity loans are a great choice. Access your equity using a checkbook, a Visa debit card, or make a [...]
    [June 25th, 2010]
  • Revised Credit Card Statements Provide Impetus to Get out of Debt
    The Credit Card Act of 2009 provision to revise credit card statements has been effective in encouraging consumers to reduce debt. Find out how you can get out of debt using the information your credit card company must provide on your statements.
    [June 25th, 2010]
  • New Report Shows Payday Loan Alternatives Costly to Consumers
    The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) released a study on June 8, 2010 that reveals that many loans offered by banks and credit unions as an alternative to payday loans are just as costly as short term payday loans.
    [June 25th, 2010]
  • U.S. lawmakers addressing mortgage lending reforms
    Though short on specifics, proposed legislation aims to reduce foreclosures and tighten regulations on residential appraisals.
    [June 21st, 2010]
  • Auto Loans Among Key Issues Soon to be Decided by Lawmakers
    Auto loans offered by unscrupulous dealers are up for regulation this week if some legislators get their way. Others argue that new rules could harm consumers and small businesses during difficult economic times.
    [June 21st, 2010]
  • Fitch Says Home Equity Loan Portfolios Will Lose Big In 2010
    Major banks will take huge losses this year in their home equity loan portfolios, according to Fitch Ratings. Here are the most current junior loan statistics available.
    [June 19th, 2010]
  • Getting a Loan for Your Business
    It isn't easy to get approved for a loan when you are running a business. Just having a good idea and ambition to be an entrepreneur isn't going to make a bank hand you a business or personal loan. But there are some things you can do to improve the chance of getting approved for a loan.
    [June 17th, 2010]
  • Property Developers Offer “Tax Credits” to Buyers
    Some property developers are offering special "tax credits" to home buyers.
    [June 17th, 2010]
  • Personal Loans with Bad Credit
    What can you do to improve your chance of getting approved for a personal loan with bad credit?
    [June 12th, 2010]
  • How Consumers Reduce Debt May Surprise You
    A recent Federal Reserve study on household debt shows consumers are finding debt reflief, but how they do it may cause you concern. Learn why.
    [June 12th, 2010]
  • 5 Ways To Improve Cash Flow Using Home Equity
    If you are a home owner with equity stored in your property, you may be able to improve your monthly cash flow in less than 30 days. A new home equity loan can often be processed in just a few weeks. They are quick loans. Continue reading to see if one of these 5 ideas [...]
    [June 11th, 2010]
  • Substitutes for Short Term Payday Loans
    When a financial emergency hits, consumers with bad credit or without available savings often turn to payday loans for instant cash. While they can sometimes be the fastest way to solve the immediate crisis, consumers should look into alternative solutions before the next cash crunch.
    [June 11th, 2010]
  • Mortgage lender settlement with FTC highlights need for lending vigilance
    Bank of America is paying the Federal Trade Commission $108 million to resolve issues with the portfolio of mortgage loans it acquired from Countrywide. When applying for a mortgage loan, it's important to avoid mortgage fraud.
    [June 7th, 2010]
  • Home Equity Loans are Taking Longer to Close
    According to a J.D. Powers satisfaction survey, customers are unhappy that it is taking longer to get a home equity loan closed. Loan officers need to do these things to improve the process.
    [June 6th, 2010]
  • Cheap Auto Loans Behind Detroit’s Need to Gear Up
    When Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chairman, visited Detroit recently he expressed concern about car makers' abilities to meet rapidly growing demand. And that demand is very real as cheap auto loans are fueling exploding dealer sales.
    [June 6th, 2010]
  • Get a Personal Loan from P2P Lender
    Can't get a loan from a bank? Consider applying for one through a peer-to-peer (P2P) network.
    [June 5th, 2010]
  • Some Homeowners Stay in Homes, but Stop Paying on Mortgages
    More people are strategically defaulting on mortgage loans but remaining in their houses.
    [June 3rd, 2010]
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