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November 19, 2015

More Renters Considering Home Ownership

An increasing number of renters are considering whether to purchase a home, according to a new TD Bank survey.  About 50% of renters are likely to […]
November 17, 2015

The Dark Art of Buying Back Stolen Credit Card Data

There are many potential buyers of stolen bank account data, including the banks themselves. But fraudsters are increasingly reluctant to sell their data back to its […]
November 13, 2015

The 10 Commandments of Personal Finance

Personal finance is all about how you handle money. It’s about earning, saving, investing and spending. Over time, we learn certain “best practices” when it comes to […]
October 20, 2015

Late Payments on Home Equity Loans Hit Post-Crisis Low

U.S. homeowners continue to take advantage of rising house prices to dig themselves out of the hole created by the Great Recession.  In the second quarter, […]
October 19, 2015

Banks Plan to Spend More on Tech in 2016

Driven by the need to secure computer systems, develop analytic capabilities and enhance customer-facing platforms, most banks are planning substantial increases in spending across a wide […]
October 14, 2015

Experian Data Breach Affects 15 Million People

A server containing sensitive consumer information at Experian was breached on October 1, with the records of as many as 15 million T-Mobile customers stolen.  There […]
October 2, 2015

Health Insurance Deductibles Outpacing Wage Increases

It may not seem like much – just an extra hundred dollars or so a year.  But the steady upward creep in health insurance deductibles has easily […]
October 1, 2015

What You Need to Know About EMV Cards

There’s a chicken-and-egg problem with today’s deadline for consumers and retailers to switch to new chip-enabled credit cards.  A majority of consumers still haven’t received their […]
September 30, 2015

Cyber Attacks Could Threaten Bank Credit Ratings

Banks with weak cybersecurity controls could be downgraded even if they haven’t been attacked, said Standard & Poor in a recent report.  While it hasn’t yet […]