- BofA fined $30M for improper debt-collection practices Updated: May-29-15 6:31 pm
WASHINGTON - Bank of America has been fined $30 million for violating consumer protections when collecting debts from military customers.
- West Virginia attorney general sues debt collection company Updated: May-27-15 3:26 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has filed a lawsuit saying a Florida company is trying to collect debts that West Virginians don't owe.
- Authorities: Business targeted people facing foreclosure Updated: May-26-15 6:28 am
LANSING, Michigan - Authorities say a lawyer and his business stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from more than 100 people in Michigan that were facing mortgage foreclosures.
- US home sales slide in April amid listing shortage Updated: May-21-15 1:06 pm
WASHINGTON - Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in April due mainly to relatively few listings and rising prices, providing evidence of the housing sector's uneven recovery.
- Average US rate on 30-year mortgage slips to 3.84 percent Updated: May-21-15 11:24 am
WASHINGTON - Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged slightly lower this week after rising for three straight weeks.
- Lawmakers approve bill aimed at curbing payday loan abuse Updated: May-19-15 5:17 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers have approved a measure adopting tougher regulations for companies that extend high-interest short term loans.
- NY regulators say 11 lenders to monitor vacant properties Updated: May-18-15 5:35 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York regulators said Monday that 11 lenders have agreed to monitor and maintain vacant properties in an effort to protect them and combat neighborhood blight.
- In sign of times, hardest-hit Nevada may end foreclosure aid Updated: May-17-15 8:04 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - At its height, Nevada was ground zero for the Great Recession. Unemployment topped 14 percent, the highest in the nation. The state led in per-capita bankruptcy filings. And one in every 10 homes faced foreclosure.
- White House: Obama assets between $1.9M and $6.9M Updated: May-15-15 7:26 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, held assets last year that were worth roughly $1.9 million to $6.9 million, according to their required financial disclosure reports.
- 2 Vermont women sue over tribe's online lending practices Updated: May-15-15 4:20 pm
HELENA, Montana - Two Vermont women are trying to open a class-action lawsuit that, if successful, could upend the practice of online lending companies using Native American tribes' sovereignty to skirt state laws against high-interest payday loans.
- Wyoming Catholic College eschews federal aid programs Updated: May-15-15 1:04 pm
LANDER, Wyoming - Mary Terlisner and her parents found creative ways to pay the $28,000 yearly cost to attend Wyoming Catholic College, a small liberal arts school with buildings scattered throughout the downtown here.
- US household debt levels held back by cautious consumers Updated: May-12-15 2:30 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. household debt levels were mostly unchanged in the first three months of this year, held back by tight mortgage credit standards and consumer reluctance to borrow heavily.
- Man fined for preying on Latinos struggling to pay mortgage Updated: May-12-15 12:07 pm
REVERE, Massachusetts - A Massachusetts lawyer has been ordered to pay nearly $250,000 for discriminating against Latino homeowners struggling to make mortgage payments.
- First-time buyers face hurdles to homeownership this spring Updated: May-12-15 11:31 am
Young people aspiring to buy their first home are already facing disappointment this year.
- Why homebuyers face a tough spring Updated: May-11-15 7:41 am
Eager to buy your first home this spring? Already own, but want to trade up? Be warned: there'll be plenty of competition
- US consumer borrowing expanded $20.5 billion in March Updated: May-07-15 3:52 pm
WASHINGTON - Consumers increased their borrowing in March by the largest amount in nearly a year as borrowing on credit cards rebounded following two months of declines.
- Committee approves payday loan regulation Updated: May-06-15 8:13 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama House committee on Wednesday approved new restrictions on payday loans that short-term lenders can offer to consumers in need of quick cash.
- College financial aid: There's still time to apply Updated: May-06-15 11:32 am
When it comes to lining up financial aid for college, earlier is definitely better.
- $100 million for a home? Luxury buyers reach a new threshold Updated: Apr-30-15 2:54 pm
WASHINGTON - The poshest of luxury homes are acquiring the cachet of a masterwork by Picasso or Matisse.