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New financial tools offer a boost to credit ratings

New financial tools offer a boost to credit ratings

Here’s some good news for anyone whose credit scores aren’t quite as high as they’d like them to be:...

New financial tools offer a boost to credit ratings
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
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FAU research park in Deerfield Beach adds insurer

Boca Raton-based insurer People’s Trust Insurance Company has signed a lease at the Florida Atlantic University research park in...

FAU research park in Deerfield Beach adds insurer
National mortgage default rates drop in July

National mortgage default rates drop in July

There has been a month-over-month decrease in national default rates for first and second mortgages, with second mortgage default...

National mortgage default rates drop in July
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Medical debts that unsettle the housing score

Are medical bill collection accounts buried away inside millions of consumers’ credit files — even bills that were fully...

Medical debts that unsettle the housing score
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Rent payment tracker to impact credit ratings

For years, renters who fell behind on their payments weren’t concerned about the impact that a late payment would...

Rent payment tracker to impact credit ratings
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Strategic defaults force scoring fix

With foreclosures soaring — and homeowners with unblemished payment histories abruptly walking away from their houses with no advance warning to lenders — the two major producers of credit scores have begun changing how...

Strategic defaults force scoring fix
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Beware the homeowner credit repair pitch

Recession-hammered homeowners’ credit scores are on the decline across the country, say scoring industry experts, and that makes more consumers vulnerable to scams that purport to erase delinquencies, judgments, foreclosures and other problems from...

Beware the homeowner credit repair pitch
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The vexing case of strategic defaults

With tougher mortgage underwriting rules a virtual certainty under Congress’ new financial reform legislation, lenders have begun confronting still another vexing issue: Can homebuyers who have high credit scores really be trusted not to...

The vexing case of strategic defaults
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Low mortgage rates prove elusive for the average borrower

The record-low mortgage interest rates of late have been little more than a tease for many borrowers with less-than-stellar...

Low mortgage rates prove elusive for the average borrower
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