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  • Cracking down on payday loans

    Cracking down on payday loans
    Fear not, boardwalk vacationers. Labor Day may be approaching, but one of summer's favorite pastimes, the Whac-A-Mole game, is getting an extended run. We speak, of course, of Maryland's unceasing efforts to protect consumers from unscrupulous payday...
  • Fannie, FHA ease rules for borrowers with blemished credit

    Fannie, FHA ease rules for borrowers with blemished credit
    WASHINGTON — Policy changes by two of the biggest players in the mortgage market could open doors to home purchases this fall by thousands of people who were hard hit by the housing bust and who thought they'd have to wait for years before owning...
  • FHA eases rules for some borrowers after bankruptcy, foreclosure

    FHA eases rules for some borrowers after bankruptcy, foreclosure
    The Federal Housing Administration wants to make it easier for people who have defaulted on their mortgages to get a new home loan with FHA backing. But there's a catch. To qualify for the break, borrowers must show that their foreclosure or...
  • Some jumbo loans are now even cheaper than conforming mortgages

    With mortgage rates rising to levels not seen for two years, it's hard work finding a great deal on a home loan — unless you're rich enough to need a jumbo mortgage. These loans on steroids certainly aren't for everyone: Jumbos are defined as...
  • The mystery woman with the familiar face

    The mystery woman with the familiar face
    On his first day of work at a downtown Chicago bank, Kevin McLaughlin was introduced to a co-worker named Julie Tyrrell. Kevin was sure he'd seen Julie's freckled, fine-boned face somewhere before, but he couldn't think where. "God! I know her," Kevin...
  • JPMorgan Chase exits student loan business: 'No meaningful growth'

    JPMorgan Chase exits student loan business: 'No meaningful growth'
    Citing a large drop-off in private student loan originations, a JPMorgan Chase & Co. spokeswoman confirmed Friday that the bank would stop issuing student loans Oct. 12. "Over the last five years, students have increasingly relied on government-backed...
  • Law school grad learns how to pay off a heavy debt

     Law school grad learns how to pay off a heavy debt
    Andrew Carmichael Post is used to fast-tracking his way through life. At 13, when most boys are fretting about the perils of girls and middle school, Post was attending Cal State Los Angeles, working on degrees in computer science and applied...
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is keeping banks in check

    Michael Barr served as the U.S. Treasury Department's assistant secretary for financial institutions in 2009 and 2010. He oversaw the Obama administration's dealings with Congress in creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. And he's still...
  • A housing fix for California veterans

    A housing fix for California veterans
    California voters approved Proposition 12 five years ago, authorizing a $900-million bond issue to help military veterans buy homes and farms. But while the number of returning vets is still high, their interest in buying houses with state-backed low-cost...
  • Forget too big to fail: Some banks now too small to succeed

    Forget too big to fail: Some banks now too small to succeed
    Most Americans have gotten an earful about the too-big-to-fail banks, which created a financial tsunami that engulfed the world — only to be rewarded with a bailout by Uncle Sam. But what about the little banks caught in the ensuing economic and...
  • Part-time earnings may not count when seeking a mortgage

    Part-time earnings may not count when seeking a mortgage
    WASHINGTON — It's an issue that hasn't gotten much attention but should be a red alert for first-time buyers and others who supplement their incomes with part-time work: Though part-time earnings are playing an increasingly important role in the...