RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Financial and Business Services

A collection of news and information related to Financial and Business Services published by this site and its partners.

Top Financial and Business Services Articles

Displaying items 23-33
  • Bank of America fails two mortgage settlement tests

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Bank of America has failed two of 31 tests designed to see whether it is complying with a national mortgage settlement's rules, a report Tuesday from the settlement's watchdog shows. The tests involve sending pre-foreclosure letters to...
  • Postal Service gets high marks from public

    Postal Service gets high marks from public
    Kevin Timmons loves his job. On a chilly and drizzly day recently, he walked briskly from one shop to the next in a Baltimore County strip mall. "Mailman!" he called as he stepped inside one store and held up a bundle of mail. Timmons flashed a smile...
  • Here comes another mortgage binge

    Here comes another mortgage binge
    Plenty of people who go on wild drinking binges end up with sound reasons to avoid repeating the experience: painful hangovers, lasting embarrassment, ruined relationships, encounters with police. But that doesn't stop some of them from doing it again....
  • Just how did big banks get that win in Washington?

    WASHINGTON The rollback this week of a key part of Wall Street regulation adopted after the 2008 financial collapse caught much of Washington by surprise, creating an uproar among liberals who called it a payoff to big banks, threatening to derail a...
  • California's top 2014 IPO: online finance disruptor Lending Club

    California's top 2014 IPO: online finance disruptor Lending Club
    The online lending challenge to banks exploded on Thursday with the stock market debut of Lending Club Corp., a San Francisco company that harnesses the Internet to help investors provide personal loans to consumers. Lending Club raised $870 million...
  • The Mortgage Professor: Forget the homeownership rate. It's the process that matters

    Because of the widespread belief that homeownership is valuable, the recent decline in the homeownership rate has generated some dismay. The rate, which had peaked at 69.1 percent in 2005, shortly before the financial crisis, has since fallen to 64.8...
  • Average 30-year mortgage rate rises to 3.93 percent

    Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates edged higher this week after four weeks of declines, but they remained at historically low levels that could entice potential homebuyers. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average for...
  • Discover to spend $35M next year on credit, debit cards with microchips

    Discover Financial Services will spend more than $35 million in 2015 to issue credit and debit cards embedded with chips that are considered more secure than those with magnetic strips. The new cards will include a microchip that should reduce incidents...
  • Florida tops in foreclosures again, 13 of last 14 months

    Florida tops in foreclosures again, 13 of last 14 months
    A year and a half after the Florida Legislature approved a foreclosure-streamlining measure, the state continues to lead the nation for its rate of home repossessions. In November, Florida further cemented its position as No. 1 in the country for...
  • Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses

    ELIZABETH KOSTELNICK has recently been selected as the corporate controller at Valley National Financial Advisors, a full-service financial services firm in Bethlehem. Kostelnick, of Allentown, will work to manage internal accounting, budgeting and...
  • Abu Dhabi financial zone prepares to receive license applications

    Abu Dhabi's new financial free zone is preparing to receive next year its first license applications from firms seeking to operate there, after appointing a panel of 16 institutions to advise on its regulatory framework, it said on Wednesday. The...