| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:52 PM
The glittering new deal to end the government shutdown/debt ceiling crisis has one tiny sop to the Republicans. Let's hope they don't break their arms patting themselves on the back about it.
The sop is a provision to tighten "income verification" for...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:48 PM
The data breach at Target Corp. is dramatically larger than first estimated, affecting as many as 110 million consumers and deepening a public relations nightmare for the beleaguered retailer.
The Minneapolis company said Friday that the personal...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:26 PM
Authorities investigating the massive holiday-season hack into Target Corp.'s systems arrested two Mexicans trying to enter the U.S. in McAllen, Texas, with scores of fraudulent credit cards.
The arrests of Daniel Dominguez Guardiola and Mary Carmen...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Could the real estate market be heading for a new financial storm? Maybe.
Some mortgage and credit experts worry that billions of dollars of home equity credit lines that were extended a decade ago during the housing boom could be...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:56 AM
A simple question from Willie: He wants to know where you can go online for free copies of your credit reports.
By law, the major credit reporting companies -- Experian, Equifax and TransUnion -- are required to provide one free copy of your credit...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Edward Joseph "Ned" McNeal Sr., who served in the General Assembly and who later headed the Credit Bureau of Baltimore, died at Sinai Hospital on Wednesday after suffering a fall at his home. The Timonium resident was 86.
Born in Baltimore and raised on...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — One of the mortgage products that contributed to the housing crash is booming again: New home equity credit line borrowings soared 42% in the final three months of 2013 and were up sharply for the entire year, to $111 billion.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Target reported Thursday that data from 40 million credit and debit cards used by its customers might have been stolen by cyber-crooks between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.
The breach affects any customers who used their payment cards at U.S. stores, the...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:11 PM
Your personal information isn't safe.
That doesn't apply only to the 40 million Target shoppers whose credit and debit card numbers may now be in the hands of hackers.
It's a trend that's been clear for many years: The stewards of consumers'...
| Nov 19, 2013
If you've got a beef with one of the big 3 credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax and TransUnion) and you're wondering whether it's worth your while to file a complaint, a study released Tuesday offers some guidance. The U.S. Public Interest......
| Mar 12, 2013
Credit reporting agencies said they are investigating how hackers were able to obtain personal information on a wide array of public figures that included Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, Jay-Z and Beyonce. The hackers posted detailed financial...