security

March 6, 2015

Reset Risk Worse than Expected for Underwater HELOCs

Home prices have not recovered enough to protect the states with high concentrations of home equity lines of credit whose rates are scheduled to reset in […]
March 5, 2015

ID Theft Is Down Despite Data Breaches

Despite a series of large-scale data breaches over the past two years, identity theft fell for the second consecutive year in a row in the U.S., […]
February 26, 2015

New Studies Indicate the Best Way to Reach the Unbanked

More banks should think about how to attract consumers who rely heavily on alternative financial providers like check cashers and payday lenders, two recent studies suggest.  […]
February 24, 2015

Lenders Step Up Loans to Subprime Borrowers

Loans to consumers with low credit scores have reached the highest level since the start of the financial crisis, driven by a boom in car lending […]
February 23, 2015

U.S. Banks Supposedly Unscathed by $1B Cyber Heist

No American banks were affected by a worldwide cyber ring that reportedly stole up to $1 billion from banks in 30 countries, U.S. officials and banking […]
February 18, 2015

Worth a Second Glance? It Pays to Double-Check

Remember the last time you picked up fast food, and that nice teenager overcharged you for two adult meals instead of the two kids’ meals you […]
February 17, 2015

Time for a Change? 15 Tips for 2015

We’re 48 days into 2015.  How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions?  It’s still not too late to get started.  A new calendar year […]
February 12, 2015

What's the Rush? Don't File Your Taxes Too Early

If the IRS owes you a refund, you want to file your taxes immediately, right? Not really. In fact, resist the temptation to file until you’re […]
February 11, 2015

The Dirty Dozen: 2015 Tax Scams

Aggressive phone calls top the Internal Revenue Service’s list of “Dirty Dozen” tax scams in 2015. The government is warning taxpayers to be aware — the […]