| Aug 12, 2014
| 2:49 PM
The Discovery Channel's annual "Shark Week," airing through Saturday, teaches viewers all about great whites and hammerheads—but that's not the kind of shark that activists plan to protest in Springfield on Wednesday.
"[Payday lenders] feel they...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
If you had a complaint about your credit card last year, about billing or fraud, for instance, you were more likely to live in Maryland than North Dakota.
Mid-Atlantic residents had the most credit card complaints per capita, with Maryland ranked...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:15 PM
After months of financial uncertainty and battles with regulators, Corinthian Colleges Inc. told investors Wednesday about the prospect of a criminal investigation by federal prosecutors.
The beleaguered Orange County for-profit college company said...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A new federal court suit alleging kickback violations by one of the country's top-producing real estate sales teams raises an unsettling question for home buyers: Could your agent or broker be pocketing under the table large chunks of what you pay for...
| Aug 16, 2014
A new federal court suit alleging kickback violations by one of the country's top-producing real estate sales teams raises an unsettling question for homebuyers: Could your agent or broker be pocketing under the table large chunks of what you pay for...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 1:13 PM
America’s most widely used credit-scoring system is being revised to reduce the negative effect of overdue medical bills and to quit penalizing consumers who pay off debts that had been assigned to collection agencies.
The changes to the hugely...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:17 PM
The nation's dominant credit-scoring system is being revised in a way that could save consumers nationwide billions of dollars, especially in qualifying for mortgages, auto loans and credit cards at lower interest rates.
The changes to FICO criteria are...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:08 PM
An Irvine mortgage company that pulled the plug on its higher-risk loans a year before the Great Recession has launched an array of rule-bending home loans nationwide — a sign of a thaw in tightfisted lending standards in place since the housing...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 4:45 PM
A South Dakota-based payday lender and its California partner are to pay about $2 million under the terms of a settlement designed to address "abusive" lending and collection activities, the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation said Monday....
| Jun 23, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Corinthian Colleges Inc., the troubled Orange County for-profit college corporation, has cut a deal with the federal government that's likely to force the sale of many schools and the closure of others.
The agreement keeps the doors open for now at more...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed two lawsuits Monday against debt-settlement firms that she claimed perpetrated “scams” against consumers trying to pay off their student loans.
The two lawsuits filed Monday make Illinois the...