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  • Maryland mortgage lender fined $2M for deception, kickbacks

    A Maryland mortgage lender chaired by a former Naval Academy superintendent has been fined $2 million by federal regulators for deceiving veterans and paying kickbacks.
  • Payday loans entrap the most vulnerable

    As our economy continues to improve, there is a crushing weight holding many back: payday loans. While state and local leaders have taken up the cause in certain jurisdictions, this is a national problem that requires Congress to act. Unscrupulous lenders...

    Weigh pros and cons of reverse mortgages for your situation

    Weigh pros and cons of reverse mortgages for your situation
    Reverse mortgages are in the headlines again — and again, sometimes for the wrong reasons. The attention being paid to the loan product, which lets seniors 62 and older borrow against the equity in their homes, points to its anticipated...

    Business events: Broward Coalition on Aging seminar March 12

    Business events: Broward Coalition on Aging seminar March 12
    A schedule of seminar and networking events Broward and Palm Beach counties. Feb. 24 Manage your credit score, 5:30-7 p.m., BrightStar Credit Union, 2400 Davie Road Davie. Free Credit Matters workshop. 954-486-2728 ext. 5017. Business Casual: In the...

    The Mortgage Professor: Why do some borrowers pay higher mortgage interest rates than others?

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently unveiled an Internet-based tool designed to help consumers shop effectively for the lowest possible mortgage interest rate. For this tool to work, it must help mortgage shoppers distinguish between rate...