Credit, Loans & Mortgages

  1. Moody's Downgrades 3 Gulf Countries' Credit

    May 16, 2016
    Moody's downgraded the credit ratings of three Gulf countries over the weekend.
  2. The 3 Best Online Mortgage Lenders

    May 14, 2016
    Learn about three of the top online mortgage lenders. Find out about the innovative new mortgage product features and services ...
  3. Quicken Loans Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (INTU)

    May 13, 2016
    Learn about Quicken Loans, including the mortgage products it offers and what consumer reviewers think about them.
  4. Stonegate Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (SGM)

    May 13, 2016
    Learn about Stonegate Mortgage, the mortgage products it offers, the rates it provides and a general consensus from consumer ...
  5. Subprime Auto Loans: What Borrowers Should Know

    May 12, 2016
    Are subprime auto loans a disaster waiting to happen?
  6. Private Mortgage Insurance: Avoid It for These 6 Reasons

    May 11, 2016
    This costly coverage protects your mortgage lender - not you.
  7. P2P Lending: Yet Another Risk for Investors?

    May 10, 2016
    Are P2P investors legally liable for redlining if they exclude borrowers in certain states when deciding which notes to purchase? ...
  8. Mortgage Deals: Chase vs. U.S. Bank

    May 10, 2016
    Discover which bank offers the better mortgage deal? Learn the difference between two popular mortgage offerings of Chase ...
  9. Why Square Stock Plunged 31% Last Week (SQ)

    May 10, 2016
    Investors were spooked not only by Square's wider Q1 loss, but the company's second quarter forecast of merely in-line results.
  10. Understanding the Mortgage Payment Structure

    May 9, 2016
    We explain the calculation and payment process as well as the amortization schedule of home loans.
  11. More Disclosure for Online Borrowers

    May 9, 2016
    If you’ve ever used a small-business online lender, there may have been some uncertainty with regards to pricing. Well, that’s ...
  12. Mortgage Deals: RoundPoint vs. PHH Mortgage (PHH)

    May 9, 2016
    Compare two vastly different mortgage companies, PHH Mortgage and RoundPoint, and examine the differences in their business ...
  13. The Benefits of Mortgage Repayment

    May 9, 2016
    Buying a home may be the biggest debt you'll ever incur. Learn why you should retire it sooner, rather than later.
  14. 3 ETFs to Take Advantage of Increased Mortgage Rates (REM, VMBS)

    May 8, 2016
    Obtain a comparative review and analysis of three of the top-performing ETFs that are poised to generate profits from increased ...
  15. Mortgage Deals: Mortgage Lens vs. Mortgage Coach

    May 7, 2016
    Find out which of these two online mortgage planning and presentation services, Mortgage Lens or Mortgage Coach, is better ...
  16. Mortgage Deals: Quicken Loans vs. SunTrust

    May 7, 2016
    Discover whether Quicken Loans or SunTrust offers the better mortgage deal, and learn the difference between two popular ...
  17. Mortgages: How Much Can You Afford?

    May 7, 2016
    Answering this means number-crunching as well as factoring in other considerations and expenses.
  18. Why Building a House Is So Expensive

    May 7, 2016
    Building a house can be very costly, so it’s best to understand all the factors that go into the equation before proceeding. ...
  19. What's The Difference Between Overdraft And Cash Credit?

    May 6, 2016
    Overdraft and cash credit are forms of borrowing. With both, the lending institution lets the borrower withdraw funds she ...
  20. Account Balance

    May 6, 2016
    An account balance represents the total amount of money in a financial account at any given moment.
  21. I've come into a large amount of money. Should I invest it or pay off my mortgage?

    May 6, 2016
    There is no simple answer to this question as it depends on a number of key factors, namely the aspects or criteria of your ...
  22. What is a subprime mortgage?

    May 6, 2016
    A subprime mortgage is a type of loan granted to individuals with poor credit histories (often below 600), who, as a result ...
  23. Who Should Get an Interest-Only Mortgage?

    May 5, 2016
    In the right circumstances, interest-only loans can save you money and help accomplish financial goals; in the wrong circumstances ...
  24. Should I pay my mortgage with my credit card to earn credit card rewards?

    May 5, 2016
    Paying a large, recurring bill with a credit card certainly sounds like a smart way to maximize the points, cash back or ...
  25. A Handy Tool for Comparing Sovereign Credit Risk

    May 4, 2016
    Sovereign debt is not “risk free.” In reality, sovereigns never were devoid of credit risk, but the probability of capital ...
  26. The 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in Miami

    May 4, 2016
    Miami-Dade County, to be precise. It's home to Miami Beach (Fisher Island), the sixth-most-expensive ZIP code in the U.S. ...
  27. Did We Reach a Ceiling to Fuel Growth by Borrowing?

    May 4, 2016
    Find out how years of low interest rates and high borrowing have left the world economy with anemic growth and unprecedented ...
  28. Mortgage Fraud: Understanding and Avoiding It

    May 4, 2016
    There are many different ways to be victimized through home ownership - learn how to identify and avoid these crimes.
  29. 3 Online Mortgage Providers to Stay Away From (NSM, BAC)

    May 4, 2016
    Learn why Nationstar Mortgage, Provident Funding and Bank of America are companies to stay away from when shopping for an ...
  30. A Quick Way to Boost Your Credit Score

    May 4, 2016
    The easiest technique ever for raising your credit score. Why don't more people use it?
  31. Biometrics: Could Your Credit Card Use Fingerprint Scanners?

    May 3, 2016
    Apple Pay already uses fingerprints; cards will come. Incorporating biometrics in the credit card payment process is the ...
  32. How Mortgages Affect Credit Scores

    May 3, 2016
    It takes a good credit score to get favorable mortgage rates. Then, how you pay a mortgage will shape your score – just having ...
  33. Option ARMs: American Dream Or Mortgage Nightmare?

    May 3, 2016
    Option adjustable rate mortgages could make or break your home-buying experience.
  34. The 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in Los Angeles

    May 3, 2016
    The top 10 most expensive ZIP codes in Los Angeles have median home prices ranging from about $3.1 to $5.1 million. What ...
  35. Trends in Capital Flows: Global Equities

    May 3, 2016
    Review trends in global equity mutual fund flows between 2013 and 2015, and discover what those trends say about broader ...
  36. Huntington Mortgage vs. Lending Tree: Comparing Online Mortgage Providers (HBAN, TREE)

    May 2, 2016
    Understand the benefits of using an online mortgage company, and compare the benefits of applying online with Huntington ...
  37. Negative Interest Rates: Would Americans Spend More?

    May 2, 2016
    Find out why the experimental negative interest rate policy from the Federal Reserve might not spur Americans to spend more ...
  38. Mortgage Deals: Zillow vs. Lending Tree (Z, TREE)

    May 1, 2016
    Find out how the online lending marketplaces at Zillow and Lending Tree match borrowers and lenders, and which provides the ...
  39. FHA Loan

    May 1, 2016
    A mortgage issued by federally qualified lenders and insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). FHA loans are designed ...
  40. Simple Interest

    May 1, 2016
    A quick method of calculating the interest charge on a loan. Simple interest is determined by multiplying the interest rate ...
  41. American Bankruptcy Institute - ABI

    May 1, 2016
    A non-partisan research organization that educates its members, Congress and the public on bankruptcy issues. Founded in ...
  42. Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

    May 1, 2016
    A service provided by a group of real estate brokers. They band together to create a Multiple Listing Service that allows ...
  43. Nationstar Mortgage vs. Quicken Loans: Comparing Online Mortgage Providers (NSM)

    May 1, 2016
    Explore the advantage of refinancing your mortgage with an online lender, and compare two leading companies in online mortgage ...
  44. Debt-To-Income Ratio (DTI)

    April 29, 2016
    The debt-to-income ratio measures the percentage of a person’s debt when compared to his overall income.
  45. Most Expensive Housing Costs Around the World

    April 29, 2016
    A look at house prices and data of 15 cities around the world
  46. How to Help Clients Review College Financial Aid

    April 29, 2016
    Now's the time for reviewing financial aid offers, which can often be confusing. Here are a few tips to help clients make ...
  47. The Difference Between Compounding Interest and Simple Interest

    April 28, 2016
    Interest is the cost a borrower pays to use someone else’s money. Interest can be either simple or compounded.
  48. 10 Ways To Improve Your Credit Report

    April 28, 2016
    A good credit rating can make your life simpler in almost every way. Here's how to build up yours – and repair it if times ...
  49. Exxon Stock Up Ahead of Earnings, Hikes Dividend (XOM)

    April 28, 2016
    A downgrade in credit rating Tuesday by Standard & Poor's wasn't enough to keep investors from buying shares of Exxon ...
  50. 5 Reasons Not to Use Your Home Equity Line of Credit

    April 28, 2016
    Find out why taking a loan from a home equity line of credit may be a bad idea, and why you should consider alternatives.
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