Banking

July 7, 2015

Are You at Risk of Identity Theft?

In the past year, have you bought a house, sold a house, gotten married, gotten divorced, had a child, become pregnant, lost your job, or gotten […]
July 2, 2015

Cities That Have Done the Best (and Worst) Post-Recession

This month marks six years since the end of the U.S. recession. In those six years, the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index has climbed more than 200 percent […]
July 1, 2015

Will 2.2M 'Boomerang' Borrowers Boost Housing?

A flood of ex-homeowners may be ready to re-enter the mortgage market over the next 5 years, according to a TransUnion report.  Based on an analysis of […]
June 30, 2015

90% Of Student Loan Borrowers Denied Co-Signer Release

Private student loan lenders rejected nine out of 10 co-signers who applied for a co-signer release from the loans, a service the lenders and servicers often […]
June 29, 2015

Are You Invisible to Creditors?

Are you a “credit invisible?” The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau defines credit invisibles as those adults whose credit histories are so limited that they don’t have […]
June 26, 2015

Phone Scams on the Rise as Bank Fraud Goes Low-Tech

Pindrop Security recently released a study that shows a 30% rise in phone fraud among financial institutions since 2013. The company, which provides call-center-security software, analyzed […]
June 25, 2015

Most Consumers Still Intimidated By Home Buying Process

Today, fewer consumers believe that it is difficult to get a mortgage compared with last year. However, the majority of respondents to an Ipsos and Wells […]
June 23, 2015

29% of Americans Have No Savings

Almost 3 in 10 Americans say they have no emergency savings, according to a survey just released by Bankrate.com.  That’s the highest number since Bankrate began […]