| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is advising Target customers about how to protect themselves after a theft of consumer information from 40 million debit and credit cards used at the retail chain was reported.
She says Floridians who used their...
| 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 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: How can I get a clear and complete picture of the debts that are hurting my credit score? I have my credit report already. I'm a bit lost and I need to get my credit cleared up to buy a home.
Answer: You actually have three credit reports, one...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It hurts when you've been rejected for a mortgage.
Of course, there are many reasons you can be turned down. You may not have been employed long enough in your current job, for example, or you may not make enough money for the property you want to buy....
| 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.
| Feb 10, 2014
| 10:30 AM
It can be hard enough for adults to resist the steady stream of tempting junk mail solicitations offering easy credit.
So imagine what it must be like for a 21-year-old to fend off the mailbox pitches for plastic, especially if he's not mature enough yet...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: My identity was stolen to open a Comcast account. Since I didn't pay the bill it was sent to a collections company. Now I have a record on my credit report. Comcast and the collections company tell me I have to dispute with the credit reporting...