- Geographic Gap Marks Mortgage Interest Deduction Benefit
Bloomberg 18 Feb 2014
A report by the Congressional Research Service indicates that the mortgage interest deduction is unevenly distributed across America, with a nearly $250 difference between states with the highest and ...
- For Many, Credit Card Debt Outweighs Savings
CNBC.com 18 Feb 2014
A new survey from Bankrate.com finds that 28 percent of Americans say they owe more in credit card debt than they have in their emergency funds or savings accounts.
- Cannella Bill Would Help Struggling Homeowners
Salinas Californian (CA) 18 Feb 2014
In California, Sen. Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) on Feb. 18 rolled out legislation designed to protect distressed homeowners from inflated tax bills as a result of mortgage workouts that erased some of ...
- Dan Walters: The Dark Side to California Mortgage Relief
Fresno Bee (CA) 17 Feb 2014
California Attorney General Kamala Harris in 2012 reached a landmark deal with the three largest U.S. housing lenders, under which the lenders agreed to provide $12 billion in relief to homeowners in ...
- Mortgage Help for Members of the Military
Fox Business 17 Feb 2014
Job stress, time constraints, and general instability have all made the housing crisis more severe for members of the U.S. military, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) reports.
- Payday Legislation Gets Second Wind
Times Daily (Alabama) 16 Feb 2014
A bill to regulate payday lending in Alabama recently stalled in a House committee, but two senators are now considering their own measures. Sen.
- Payday Loan Bill Flies Through Panel
Salt Lake Tribune (UT) 14 Feb 2014
Proposals to limit payday lending in Utah have hit roadblocks in the past, but recent scandals have encouraged swifter action.
- Nevada A.G. Agrees to Deal in Lender Fraud Civil Lawsuit
Reno Gazette-Journal 14 Feb 2014
The company formerly known as Lender Processing Services (LPS) has settled a "robosigning" lawsuit lodged against it in Nevada -- the only state not to accept a nationwide payout from the firm -- ...
- Payday Lending Bill Sees Criticism
MagicValley.com 13 Feb 2014
The group Idaho Community Action Network (ICAN) is working toward state and city laws that would protect consumers from payday lenders.
- Predatory-Lending Bill Wins Unanimous Committee Support
Foster's Daily Democrat (NH) 13 Feb 2014
In Maine, the House Insurance and Financial Services Committee has granted its full support to a bill intended to beat back online predatory lenders that target consumers in the state despite a ...