Although poorer homebuyers have been hit hardest by foreclosures and mortgage abuses, a larger number of complaints are coming from richer folks.
Many banks have stopped preapproving homebuyers for a loan.
The government shutdown means agencies that ordinarily confirm information or send documents required for your mortgage application aren't doing those jobs.
A reader is wondering if a credit union is a good place to look for a car loan. The answer? When it comes to both saving and borrowing, credit unions are better than banks.
Feeling hoodwinked because you panicked and got a mortgage at 4.5%? Rates jumped this summer, but the mini-bubble wasn't sustainable and rates fell.
Mortgage servicers still have plenty of incentive to foreclose, and cities and states are looking to protect consumers -- with some results they didn't anticipate.
Would-be borrowers with thin credit histories can sometimes get a boost from nontraditional creditors -- like cellphone carriers, utilities and, yes, video streaming services.
Rates on loans and savings accounts are expected to go up, as are yields on Treasury bonds. Where does that leave you as a saver, investor of homeowner?
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