Personal Loans

Federal probe into robosigning reaches initial settlement

The federal government has completed its investigation into the robosigning scandal and reached an initial settlement with the banks involved.
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Sharia-compliant mortgage program in Minnesota ends

Despite statements that the Constitution should be used to protect religious individuals, Tim Pawlenty has ended a Sharia-compliant loan program.
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Student loan debt exceeds credit card debt as college costs rise

Student loan debt exceeds credit card debt as college costs rise, and some wonder whether going in hock for a bachelor's degree is worth it.
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Is Applying For A Payday Loan Through A Direct Lender The Best Option?

Using a lender matching service can get you cash in as little as 2 hours. Direct lenders have a very high denial rate for applications.
Using a lender matching service can get you cash in as little as 2 hours. Direct lenders have a very high denial rate for applications.

H&R Block stops offering short term loans against tax refunds

H&R Block has been forced out of offering short term loans against tax refunds. The company will try to offer alternatives to refund loans.
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Students have a hard time paying off personal loans

College graduates are having an increasingly difficult time paying back student loans. One in four struggle, and 7 percent are in default.
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Bad credit loans for car purchases increasing

Two years ago, borrowers with bad credit had a 60 percent chance of getting a car loan. Now their chances are much worse, but improving...
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How Can Installment Loans Help Protect Your Credit Rating?

There are millions of people each year that ruin their credit score because they did not know they could use installment loans to pay their bills before defaulting.
There are millions of people each year that ruin their credit score because they did not know they could use installment loans to pay their bills before defaulting.

Loss of tax loan funding causes Jackson Hewitt bankruptcy

Jackson Hewitt, the tax preparation firm, has gone into bankruptcy protection because of loss of revenue from tax refund anticipation loans.
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Incidents of attempted loan fraud skyrocket during credit crunch

Attempted fraud on mortgage loan applications soared in 2010 as more desperate borrowers fudge on credit and employment histories...
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Kiva expands P2P loans to green ideas and student loans

Microlending nonprofit Kiva is working on expanding its business to lending for environmental changes and students in third-world countries.
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Do Not Fall Behind On Your Bills - See How Short Term Loans Can Help Prevent Late Fees and Penalties.

Short term loans can help you stay current on your bills by providing quick cash so you do not rack up expensive late fees and penalty charges.
Short term loans can help you stay current on your bills by providing quick cash so you do not rack up expensive late fees and penalty charges.

Debt settlement relief companies ignoring memo from government

Debt settlement relief companies have been growing in number, but not all of them deliver. Many charge enormous fees for doing no work.
Coins

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.
Form 1040

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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How To Get A Cash Advance Even With Bad Credit and Bankruptcy On Your Record

Not many people know they are still eligible for cash advances after bankruptcy or losing their credit. There are no credit checks so bad credit does not affect eligibility.
Not many people know they are still eligible for cash advances after bankruptcy or losing their credit. There are no credit checks so bad credit does not affect eligibility.

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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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.
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Keep Your Debt to Credit Ratio Down By Using Personal Loans Instead of Credit Cards

The higher your credit balance the lower your credit score may be. Personal loans online do not go on your credit report in most cases.
The higher your credit balance the lower your credit score may be. Personal loans online do not go on your credit report in most cases.

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..
College students

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.
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