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  • Consumer borrowing in March saw largest increase in more than a year

    Consumer borrowing in March saw largest increase in more than a year
    Consumers increased their borrowing in March by the largest amount in more than a year in a sign of increased economic growth this spring. Outstanding consumer credit, which includes credit card balances and auto and student loans, jumped $17.5...
  • A new housing bubble?

    A new housing bubble?
    Even though the recent financial crisis is barely in the rearview mirror, risk is starting to build once again in both the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Contrary to the prevailing view that only borrowers with pristine credit records can get a...
  • Joseph Haskins Jr. navigated Harbor Bank of Maryland through tough times

    Joseph Haskins Jr. navigated Harbor Bank of Maryland through tough times
    At one point during the three years that Harbor Bank of Maryland operated under heightened federal scrutiny, a regulator asked CEO Joseph Haskins Jr. why he stuck it out. Why not just retire? But for Haskins, one of the founders of the Baltimore bank in...
  • Florida Panthers workshop: Live blogging, live-stream

    Below: A chronology of today's Florida Panthers / Broward County Commission meeting, with highlights of all that was said. Bottom line: A majority of commissioners support giving more hotel taxes to the team. The Broward County Commission is holding...
  • 5 ways to cut or lower the amount of student loans

    5 ways to cut or lower the amount of student loans
    South Floridians have been trying to lower their student loan balances and experts say students can lower what they need to borrow with some advance planning. In May, those with student loans in Miami-Dade and Broward counties had lowered their...
  • Marylanders aren't shy about complaining

    Marylanders aren't shy about complaining
    Marylanders are big complainers. At least when it comes to the financial services they receive. Maryland ranked No. 2 in the nation in mortgage complaints per capita, second only to New Hampshire, for grievances lodged with the Consumer Financial...
  • Hyatt Regency Chesapeake dips into reserves to pay debt

    Hyatt Regency Chesapeake dips into reserves to pay debt
    The state-owned Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay resort in Cambridge continues to deplete a reserve fund to cover its semiannual debt payments because it is not making enough money. The state withdrew $2 million from the reserve June 1, cutting the fund's...
  • Subsidized student loans fuel higher tuition

    A recent article in The Sun lamented the scheduled interest rate increase on student loans ("Student loan rates set to rise, barring Congress cram session," June 7). Cancellation of this program would be of benefit to all future students. The increase...
  • S.D. lender that claimed tribal immunity ordered to stop making loans in Md.

    S.D. lender that claimed tribal immunity ordered to stop making loans in Md.
    State regulators have ordered a South Dakota-based payday lender to stop making consumer loans in Maryland after finding the company used predatory tactics and charged excessive interest rates. Western Sky Financial, located on a reservation in Timber...
  • Bad at math? Maybe you should pass on a subprime mortgage

    Bad at math? Maybe you should pass on a subprime mortgage
    Can you figure out how much a $300 sofa would cost during a half-price sale? If five people share the winning numbers for a lottery with a $2-million prize, can you calculate how much money will wind up in each winner’s pocket? If questions like...
  • CFPB orders U.S. Bank to return millions to service members

    CFPB orders U.S. Bank to return millions to service members
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said it ordered U.S. Bank and its partner to return about $6.5 million to service members who had been deceived by the terms and costs of subprime auto loans. The federal agency said U.S. Bank and Dealer...