| Jul 6, 2015
Parents who co-sign for a child's private student loan can sometimes be released of their legal responsibility for the debt years later. But it's not always easy to do, according to a new report.
In fact, 90 percent of consumers who apply for a co-...
| Jun 16, 2015
| 2:34 PM
Discover Financial Services says it will close its home lending business and will eliminate 460 jobs, or about 3 percent of its workforce.
Discover says the business isn't meeting its financial expectations and it wants to focus on its banking services,...
| Jun 16, 2015
| 2:42 PM
Discover Financial Services said Tuesday that it will close the home mortgage business the company acquired in 2012.
Just three years ago, the mortgage business was a key part of Discover's strategy to move beyond credit cards into more broad-based...
| Jun 16, 2015
| 4:45 PM
Rewards card specialist Discover Financial Services, which got into the mortgage business via an acquisition in 2012, is shutting down its struggling home-lending business and laying off 460 employees, many of them in Irvine.
The Riverwoods, Ill.,...
| Jun 18, 2015
| 12:14 AM
Wall Street's most iconic investment bank has decided to open its doors to Main Street.
Goldman Sachs plans to start lending money directly to consumers and small businesses, according to an internal memo released to The Associated Press. It would be the...
| Jun 8, 2015
| 5:52 PM
Always forget your discount card at home when you head to the grocery store?
Those days may soon be over — as long as you remember to bring your iPhone.
Apple announced Monday that it's expanding its Apple Pay digital payment service to include...
| Jun 7, 2015
| 3:14 PM
NEW BRITAIN - The Academy of Finance at New Britain High School has received a $24,800 from Discover Financial Services.
The money will pay for professional development for staff, technology for students and computer hardware, the school system said....
| Jun 5, 2015
| 11:28 AM
A credit-card query from Joann:
"I paid off four credit cards last year and I wonder if I should close out the accounts or just leave them open. I don't want it to hurt my credit score."
Excellent question -- and one many people face as they try to...
| May 27, 2015
| 10:40 AM
Consumers are in a holding pattern because the economic crisis is "still fresh in their minds," a Discover Financial Services executive says.
He also said U.S. employment gains are illusory and skewed toward minimum-wage jobs.
At a Barclays investment...
| May 20, 2015
| 9:12 AM
Dear Help Squad,
If you're a regular reader of Help Squad, you will recall a recent column featuring Kay, who ordered photo albums and photo pages from an online catalog company that never delivered. The company – which still has a functioning...
| May 1, 2015
| 1:35 PM
EAST HARTFORD - Goodwin College offers Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes. These classes are free of charge to seniors 55 and older, and are offered in conjunction with the East Hartford South End Senior Center. All courses are presented in two-part...