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  • Heirs fail to inform lender of mother's death

    Dear Liz: My mother passed away unexpectedly in late 2008. She had a mortgage, and the house was under her name only. She didn't leave a will. My family is still paying the loan, and the company does not know my mother passed away. We don't have a lot...
  • Mediation veteran Eric Green to oversee Bank of America settlement

    The official in charge of making sure Bank of America complies with terms of its record $16.65 billion settlement is a 35-year veteran of mediation, playing roles in major cases involving the likes of Microsoft, Visa and MasterCard, and even Bank of...
  • Janna Herron: What it takes to borrow from home equity

    Breaking into the home equity nest egg is becoming a very real possibility for more Americans as home prices rise. But raiding the house bank is not as easy as it was before the recession, and not everyone meets the requirements to borrow from home...
  • SEC, NY broker face off over scheme to profit from terminally ill

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York broker went on trial on Monday over a U.S. securities regulator's claims he participated in a scheme designed by a Morgan Stanley employee to profit from the death of terminally ill patients through variable annuity sales....
  • Banks to meet with Treasury Department on cyber threats: sources

    A group of Wall Street banks plan to meet the U.S. Treasury Department and other government officials next month to talk about how to cooperate to fend off cyber attacks, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The agenda of the meeting has not...
  • Lawmakers threaten Ex-Im Bank subpoena in oversight rebuff

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top members of the House of Representatives Financial Services panel are threatening to subpoena the U.S. Export-Bank over the bank's refusal to make three employees available for questioning as Congress considers whether to renew...
  • Bank of America settles mortgage fraud case for $16.65 billion

    WASHINGTON The Justice Department on Thursday announced a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America, a record-setting deal that helps homeowners and ends myriad state and federal investigations triggered by the nation's mortgage meltdown. The...
  • Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons, move headquarters to Canada

    Burger King Worldwide Inc. is looking north to expand, launching acquisition talks with Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. and rekindling the political debate over offshore tax shifting. Stock in both companies soared Monday after...
  • Underwater mortgages decline across South Florida

    Underwater mortgages decline across South Florida
    Home price increases have cooled in recent months, but double-digit gains over the past year have helped more South Florida homeowners regain equity they lost during the housing debacle. "Underwater" mortgages fell sharply in the second quarter, to 22...
  • Beware, mortgage scammers on the rise again

    For years, it was "the Wild West" of real estate scams. As the housing crisis pummeled struggling homeowners, scammers pounced. They offered "easy" loan modifications and "foreclosure counseling" that were often nothing more than attempts to wrest money...
  • Fighting financial scams aimed at seniors

    Sally Hurme figured that if anyone knew about financial scams targeted at older Americans, it would be her family and friends. After all, Hurme, an attorney and AARP project advisor, had spent two decades educating seniors across the country about fraud...