Latest Money Management News

Paradigm hires from industry funds sector
Non-institutionally aligned independent financial advice firm, Paradigm Wealth, has recruited Industry Fund Services project manager, Carsten Zuber, as the head of operations. His key priority will be to focus on the risk insurance arm of the business …
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Negative gearing changes to sting young property investors
Further changes to negative gearing rules and tax rules on geared equity investments could penalise investors, especially younger investors on lower marginal tax rates, according to the Stockbrokers Association of Australia. The association's chief …
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TSP Officials Say They Might Need to Ask for More Money
The hack on the Office of Personnel Management, which surfaced last year and exposed millions of current and former federal employees' personal data, did not affect TSP accounts. But auditors for the FRTIB repeatedly have warned about IT security …
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Latest Mortgage Interest Rate News

Mortgage rates dip to annual low: Will they stick?
When the Federal Reserve raised its interest rates late last year, most mortgage rate prognosticators saw it as a sure sign that home-loan rates would finally rise meaningfully. In fact, just the opposite has happened. The average rate on the popular …
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30 and 15 Year Mortgage Rates at PNC, TD Bank Apr 24, 2016
Mortgage and refinance rates sometimes change as a result of market traded MBS prices that follow stock market motions. Stock markets moved up by market close today putting the DOW at 17917.00. Today TD Bank did not move along with the market's …
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Latest Credit Counseling News

ACCC Explains Why Consumers Should Care About Credit Scores
“A consumer's credit score is the most important number they should be paying attention to,” said Steve Trumble, President and CEO of American Consumer Credit Counseling, which is based in Newton, MA. “A credit score measures the consumer's …
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Abuse victims need financial support as well
The Allstate Foundation's funding supports individual case management, financial education classes, Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), micro loans, credit counseling, free tax preparation, and housing. Last year, 2,600 individuals received …
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Latest Transunion News

Consumer lawsuit against TransUnion can go forward- 7th Circuit
In a decision elaborating on Internet contracts, the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said the arbitration agreement on Transunion's Website was not valid, as consumers had no way of knowing they were agreeing to it when they clicked on a button to …
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7th Circ. Rejects TransUnion's Arbitration Bid In Score Row
Law360, New York (March 28, 2016, 5:53 PM ET) — The Seventh Circuit has ruled that TransUnion didn't give a putative class of website visitors proper notice of a signed arbitration agreement, leaving the credit reporting agency to face in-court …
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Latest Certified Accountant News

Koester's smile, philanthropy will be missed, friends say
There's not a lot Harry Frank Koester Jr. didn't do, according to his friends. He was a certified accountant with spotless books, a motorcycle enthusiast with a yen to roam, and a giving volunteer who helped lead the efforts of multiple organizations …
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New Recruits bring a Wealth of Experience to the Teams at Tait Walker
After recently qualifying as a chartered certified accountant, Lauren brings with her a wealth of experience from her time at Begbies Traynor. Within the forensic department, Lauren will work in all areas requiring expert witness and specialised …
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Latest Great Credit Information

Tend to be credit funds great wager for investors?
"Default danger over Amtek Auto and JSPL dented investment belief in credit funds in past times couple of months," stated Kaustubh Belapurkar, mind of study at Morningstar Asia. "But investors' worries have now been allayed. Well-informed investors, who is able to now …
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5 Simple Methods To Help Your Children Develop Good Credit
“Our children are typical economically accountable together with five years of credit score if they got out-of university and started obtaining financial loans. That offered all of them a real advantage.” Sounds great, but what are fundamental ways youths can establish solid credit …
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Seven effortless hacks to quickly improve your credit score
Having a credit score is essential for everything from getting a good price on a car loan for you to get endorsement from a landlord for a condo. But whilst it's simple to allow your score slip by missing a payment or suffering from identification theft, it may …
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Latest Identity Theft News

Ask SAM: What are my legal rights after identity theft?
Q: I'm a victim of identity theft. Accounts were opened in my name through AT&T and Time Warner Cable, and outstanding balances were placed on my credit report. After much paper work and fraud alerts placed on my credit report, each account was …
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Congressman testifies about being IDtheft victim
The lawmaker introduced bipartisan legislation last year to crack down on tax-related identity theft, and some of its provisions were included in the tax extenders law enacted in December. Renacci said he hopes that the committee considers other parts …
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Latest Dispute Credit Report News

Saudi Arabia Warns of Economic Fallout if Congress Passes 9/11 Bill
Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times. WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia has told the Obama administration and … Those conclusions, contained in 28 pages of the report, still have not been released publicly. The dispute comes as bipartisan criticism is …
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Declined Credit Card Ends With Assault on Police Officer: Police
… which caused the dispute." During the investigation, the man became "combative" toward officers, "striking them numerous times," the report states. Police arrested 23-year-old Jonathan Lopez of Woodbridge and charged him with assault on a police …
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Latest Home Equity Loans News

HomeEquity Lending Starts to Loosen Up
There are some very early signs that it's becoming easier to get approved for home-equity loans and lines of credit. LoanDepot Inc., which began giving out home-equity loans last year, is allowing borrowers with high credit scores to withdraw up to 95 …
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JMMB Merchant Bank Home Equity Loans Grow by Over 400%
So far, the entity has reported over 400% increase in the number of home equity loans it has disbursed, between January 2013 and March 2016, now boasting a portfolio in excess of J$ 1.65B; which accounts for approximately 13% of the bank's current loan …
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Banks Ramp Up Push for HomeEquity Lines
Some lenders exited the home-equity lending market entirely. The renewed appetite for these loans comes as property values continue to rise, increasing the number of homeowners who have equity available for withdrawal. Nationally, homes have regained …
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Latest Credit Score News

Hey grads, be smart about credit cards
Getting a credit card is a rite of passage for many college graduates. Yet they often have little or no idea of the impact their credit use — and credit score — will have on their financial future. More than half of college students surveyed by …
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How to boost your credit score
If you have a FICO credit score that is too low, there are some ways to improve your score by tackling your debts head on. But it helps to have a plan, as not all debt payoffs will help you. In fact, credit bureaus like to see people who have some …
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A Business Owner's Credibility, Currency is in their Credit Score
But a strong credit score and clean credit history is just as integral to business ownership as it is to personal finance. In fact, bad credit can easily prohibit a business owner from starting up while it may not prevent individuals from gainful …
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