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Less-stringent standards open options for home buyers

Less-stringent standards open options for home buyers

Here’s an important question for anyone hoping to buy a home next year but who isn’t quite confident about...

Less-stringent standards open options for home buyers
Protect yourself from lasting damage from Equifax theft

Protect yourself from lasting damage from Equifax theft

The catastrophic theft of 143 million consumers’ personal data from national credit bureau Equifax could cause financial grief for...

Protect yourself from lasting damage from Equifax theft
Fannie and Freddie stick with outdated credit scoring

Fannie and Freddie stick with outdated credit scoring

If you’ve been waiting for the long-anticipated news that the two dominant players in the home mortgage arena —...

Fannie and Freddie stick with outdated credit scoring
CFPB cracks down on “credit-repair” companies

CFPB cracks down on “credit-repair” companies

You’ve almost certainly seen or heard pitches for “credit repair” services promising to clean up your credit problems, reduce...

CFPB cracks down on “credit-repair” companies
Credit bureau settlement shines light on scores

Credit bureau settlement shines light on scores

When is your “credit score” irrelevant in buying a house or refinancing a mortgage? A new federal legal settlement...

Credit bureau settlement shines light on scores
Lenders could miss full credit picture under new policy

Lenders could miss full credit picture under new policy

It could be a boon for some home buyers — their credit scores will get a surprise boost —...

Lenders could miss full credit picture under new policy
When will Fannie, Freddie switch to new credit-scoring model?

When will Fannie, Freddie switch to new credit-scoring model?

You probably know that your credit score is a crucial factor in your ability to qualify for a mortgage....

When will Fannie, Freddie switch to new credit-scoring model?
Fannie Mae gives “transactors” credit for good behavior

Fannie Mae gives “transactors” credit for good behavior

Are you a “transactor” or a “revolver” when it comes to your credit? Terms like these never have mattered...

Fannie Mae gives “transactors” credit for good behavior
Updated credit scoring could open window for more buyers

Updated credit scoring could open window for more buyers

From the New York website: If you’ve been frustrated that the credit scoring system has prevented you from getting a...

Updated credit scoring could open window for more buyers
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Borrower credit scores differ when shown to lenders, federal watchdog says

Despite low mortgage rates, it remains difficult for many consumers to secure a loan — lending across the United States...

Borrower credit scores differ when shown to lenders, federal watchdog says
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