Interest rates are low, but it’s still hard to get a mortgage

By | Sep 30, 2012

Interest rates are low, but it’s still hard to get a mortgageNews from Los Angeles Times: WASHINGTON — With 30-year mortgage rates hitting new lows and recent borrowers’ payment performance the best by far in decades, you’d think that banks and other lenders might be loosening up on their hyper-strict underwriting standards. But new national […]

Credit scores near bottom

By | Sep 30, 2012

Credit scores near bottomNews from Monroe News Star: Reset your password Enter your email and we will send you a link to reset your password. Email Reset my password Cancel OK Resend Email You must have browser cookies enabled to view our site. It’s possible that your browser cookies are turned off. Read our FAQ […]

Credit scores near bottom

By | Sep 30, 2012

Credit scores near bottomNews from Monroe News Star: Reset your password Enter your email and we will send you a link to reset your password. Email Reset my password Cancel OK Resend Email You must have browser cookies enabled to view our site. It’s possible that your browser cookies are turned off. Read our FAQ […]

Workzone: In job interview, it could pay to have credit report handy

By | Sep 30, 2012

Workzone: In job interview, it could pay to have credit report handyNews from Pittsburgh Post Gazette: You’ve fine-tuned your resume, dry cleaned your best suit and now you’re ready to apply for a job. Not so fast. You might want to get a copy of your credit report first. Some employers review applicants’ credit histories […]

Your Credit Score Could Be A Fake

By | Sep 28, 2012

Your Credit Score Could Be A FakeNews from The American Prospect: Say you want to buy a house or a car and you need a loan to do it. You do what every personal finance site recommends and obtain a free copy of your credit report from annualcreditreport.com. Then, urged on by the ads from […]

Home Economics: Knowing the score on mortgage credit

By | Sep 28, 2012

Home Economics: Knowing the score on mortgage creditNews from Philadelphia Inquirer: Good credit is important, especially when you’re looking to buy a house. Mortgage lenders have to know whether you’re able to repay the debt, and have to determine through your credit history whether you’re willing to pay, as well. They use credit scores to […]

5 credit tips for recent college grads

By | Sep 27, 2012

5 credit tips for recent college gradsNews from KFMB News 8: By Andrew Housser As last spring’s college graduates settle into first jobs, chances are that many also are learning to use their first credit cards. Getting your first credit card can feel like an adult rite of passage. On the plus side, having — […]

Credit scores are inconsistent

By | Sep 26, 2012

Credit scores are inconsistentNews from Columbus Dispatch: By  Carter Dougherty BLOOMBERG NEWS Wednesday September 26, 2012 6:44 AM WASHINGTON — One in five consumers is likely to receive a credit score different from the one given to lenders, potentially closing off access to credit for millions of Americans, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found in […]

Consumers’ real problem with credit scores

By | Sep 26, 2012

Consumers’ real problem with credit scoresNews from MarketWatch: One out of five consumers who purchase their credit score will likely receive a “meaningfully different score” than a lender, according to a study released Tuesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. As a result, the CFPB says, people are likely to end up with loan terms […]

Credit scores sold to US consumers, lenders may differ, regulator says

By | Sep 25, 2012

Credit scores sold to US consumers, lenders may differ, regulator saysNews from Reuters: Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:37pm EDT (Reuters) – The credit scores that consumers buy from credit reporting agencies sometimes differ from the scores lenders see when deciding the terms of loans, potentially to the detriment of the consumer, a U.S. watchdog agency […]

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