Personal Loans

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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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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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.

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...
first person fraud

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.
Solar Panels

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

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.

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...
Outdoor photo of one of JPMorgan Chase & Co's offices, taken in the late afternoon/early evening.

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.
Loan servicing

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.

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..
College students

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.

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...
Mercedes

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.

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.
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