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Internal Revenue Service to stop cooperating with RAL lenders

The IRS won't give certain information to refund anticipation loan lenders anymore. They IRS is offering free e-filing and faster deposits.
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Trustee Irving Picard sues JPMorgan Chase for Madoff fraud

Trustee Irving Picard levied a $6.4 billion lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase for allegedly aiding and abetting Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme...
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Loan servicers found guilty of gouging in Reno, Nevada

One loan servicer in Reno has been found guilty by a jury of charging fees improperly. The investors say this is the first of many lawsuits.
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Payday loan APR Fees and How They Compare To Other Financing Rates

A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.
A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.

Lower credit scores and tighter lending standards become the norm

A FICO report shows a record number of people in the lowest credit score categories and short-term credit is the only lifeline for millions.
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Banks under SEC antitrust investigation for rate manipulation

The SEC and Justice Department are investigating whether a group of world banks colluded to manipulate the LIBOR interest rate.
A Bank of America branch logo.

Everything parents need to know about their student loan options

A thorough understanding of student loans is vital. Everyone should research grant and scholarship opportunities before applying for loans..
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Installment Loans Online and How They Differ From The Average Payday Loan

One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.
One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.

Raising a credit score saves a fortune in a lifetime of borrowing

Raising a credit score will save money on interest payments that can be invested to finance retirement by earning interest, not paying it.
raising credit score resulted in wealthy retirement

Consumers have legal protection from collection agency harassment

Consumer default during the recession has led to an explosion of collection agencies that use illegal harassment and computerized lawsuits.
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Auto loan modification could be a good option

You know you can refinance auto loans? In fact, this is a great time to do it. Rates are low, and you can save serious money if you do...
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The Ease and Convenience of Short Term Loans Needs To Be Managed In A Smart Way

It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.
It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.

Financial Reform | Credit and borrowing for the average person

Financial reform is about everyone's access to credit, credit reporting, affordable mortgages and how credit/debit cards affect our finances...
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The advantages of a personal loan over a credit card

Unexpected expenses can be met more cost-effectively over time with a personal loan instead of a credit card.
personal loan vs. credit card for cash

Experian starts using rental payment data to figure credit scores

Experian is the first major credit reporting agency to factor in paying rent on time, rather than just paying late, to a credit score.
paying rent on time

What You Need To Know To Keep From Getting Trapped By Cash Advance Addiction

Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.
Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.

Intrafamily loans, done right, benefit both lenders and borrowers

Intrafamily lending can be a safer investment with a higher return than many investment options currently available.
intrafamily lending return on investment

Legal spat over financial protection bureau continues

The legal battle over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues, as legislators try to gut the agency before it starts operating.
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Small business lending drought has hurt Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona, is filled with small businesses in need of short term loans. Some have had to seek funding from banks in other states.
Area of the Sonora Desert in Scottsdale, Ariz.

No Credit Check Personal Loans From The Comfort Of Home - A Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.
Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.

Low credit scores may exclude millions from economic recovery

More Americans with low credit scores face tougher prospects for finding jobs, getting loans and spending to help U.S. economic recovery...
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Texas rolling unemployment loan to the private market

Several states are responsible for huge interest payments to the federal government. Rather than put budgets at risk, payments are extended.
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