DollarsDirect Protections with VeriSign, McAfee Reassuring to Borrowers

5. April 2011

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DollarsDirect Protections with VeriSign, McAfee Reassuring to Borrowers

With the increase in overall market size for payday loan borrowers – particularly since the advent of faxless payday loan borrowing online – it’s been a bit of the Wild West for any lender looking to set up a paycheck advance shop. What newcomers to the industry didn’t anticipate are the security concerns of borrowers. [...]

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5. April 2011

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DollarsDirect Protections with VeriSign, McAfee Reassuring to Borrowers

DollarsDirect Protections with VeriSign, McAfee Reassuring to Borrowers

With the increase in overall market size for payday loan borrowers – particularly since the advent of faxless payday loan borrowing online – it’s been a bit of the Wild West for any lender looking to set up a paycheck advance shop. What newcomers to the industry didn’t anticipate are the security concerns of borrowers. [...]

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18. April 2010

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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Retreat

Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Retreat

Mortgage rates broke a streak of three weekly increases, with the average conforming 30-year fixed mortgage falling back to 5.21 percent, according to Bankrate.com’s weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.38 discount and origination points. To see mortgage rates in your area, go to http://www.bankrate.com/funnel/mortgages/ The average 15-year fixed [...]

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18. April 2010

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Where’s Our Money?’ Calls on Congress to Roll Back Interest Rates

Where’s Our Money?’ Calls on Congress to Roll Back Interest Rates

As interest rates for mortgages, car loans and credit cards soar, American consumers are being forced to borrow their own money at exorbitant rates from the financial firms who access funds from the Fed at rates near zero. That’s another odious element of the trillion dollar Wall Street bailout, notes “Where’s Our Money?” – a [...]

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14. April 2010

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Have Some Fun on Tax Day With New Red Stripe Light and Words of Wisdom from the Ambassador

Have Some Fun on Tax Day With New Red Stripe Light and Words of Wisdom from the Ambassador

The makers of the world-renowned Red Stripe lager and everyone’s favorite emissary of happiness, the Red Stripe Ambassador, are bringing some fun to one of the biggest days of the year, Tax Day, April 15th, with new Red Stripe Light. Red Stripe Light gives consumers just what they want in a light beer – easy-drinking, [...]

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14. April 2010

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Consumers Union Urges Fed to Require Banks to Roll Back Recent Unfair Credit Card Interest Rate Hikes

Consumers Union Urges Fed to Require Banks to Roll Back Recent Unfair Credit Card Interest Rate Hikes

After Congress passed legislation last year reining in some of the worst credit card lending practices, many banks responded by hiking interest rates before the new rules went into effect, including on customers with perfect bill paying records. Now Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, is calling on the Federal Reserve Board to [...]

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13. April 2010

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To Itemize or Not? Jackson Hewitt Helps Taxpayers Evaluate This Essential Tax Filing Question

To Itemize or Not? Jackson Hewitt Helps Taxpayers Evaluate This Essential Tax Filing Question

Standard Deduction Amounts Increased for 2009 Tax Returns One of the first decisions taxpayers must make when preparing their returns can also be among the most challenging. Should they itemize or simply take the standard deduction? With less than a week to go to the April 15 tax filing deadline, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® highlights [...]

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13. April 2010

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Spring Auctions are in Full Bloom for Max Spann

Spring Auctions are in Full Bloom for Max Spann

A nationally-known real estate auction house is holding multiple auctions across four states in the Northeast during the next few weeks, offering a large portfolio of prime properties at great discounts. Max Spann Real Estate & Auction Co., one of the nation’s premier auction companies, is holding seven separate auctions in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware [...]

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10. April 2010

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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Rise Following Job News

Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Rise Following Job News

Mortgage rates increased for a third straight week, with the average conforming 30-year fixed mortgage rising to 5.35 percent, according to Bankrate.com’s weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.47 discount and origination points. The average 15-year fixed mortgage hit a new high-water mark for 2010 at 4.69 percent and [...]

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10. April 2010

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CA Ushers in New Level of Agility with CA Agile Vision for Application Development from the Cloud

CA Ushers in New Level of Agility with CA Agile Vision for Application Development from the Cloud

Proven and Robust Agile Planning App Built and Delivered Fast on Salesforce.com’s Force.com Platform Helps Accelerate the Market Shift to Cloud 2 Salesforce.com Cloudforce 2 Tour today announced the general availability of CA Agile Vision™ Team Edition, the first native Force.com agile development planning tool, designed to enable business companies to unlock the competitive advantage [...]

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7. April 2010

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Consumer Credit Options Trampled in Push for Financial Regulation

Consumer Credit Options Trampled in Push for Financial Regulation

The newly proposed and widely debated creation of a Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) under house legislation (H.R. 4173) have critics questioning how its regulation could realistically help the current state of economic crisis and its potential for limiting consumer credit options, reports Pay1Day.com. In an article by South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, the following [...]

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7. April 2010

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Southwest Airlines Announces Double Credit Days

Southwest Airlines Announces Double Credit Days

Fly Just Four Roundtrip Flights and Earn a Free* Roundtrip Ticket Anywhere Southwest Serves Southwest Airlines is introducing “Double Credit Days” rewarding frequent flyers with one bonus Rapid Rewards credit on every flight, anywhere Southwest flies. Therefore, Rapid Rewards Members can earn free travel on Southwest by taking just four roundtrip flights from any city [...]

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6. April 2010

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Bank of America Commits to Clarity for Small Business Customers

Bank of America Commits to Clarity for Small Business Customers

Two Million Small Business Customers Receive Credit Card Clarity Commitment and Improvements to Account Terms In line with its commitment to provide customers with clear and concise information, Bank of America has expanded its industry-leading Clarity Commitment® to its two million small business credit card accounts. The Clarity Commitment – a one-page summary of each [...]

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6. April 2010

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Only Seven Percent of Americans to Use Tax Refunds on ‘Fun’ Activities

Only Seven Percent of Americans to Use Tax Refunds on ‘Fun’ Activities

New Bankrate poll reveals how the American consumer is planning to use tax refunds this year A new study released by Bankrate, Inc. shows that, with economic uncertainty still lingering, many Americans plan to use their tax refunds in a fiscally conservative fashion, with 84 percent intending to pay down debt, save or invest, or [...]

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3. April 2010

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Living Like the Locals While Visiting Paris, France

Living Like the Locals While Visiting Paris, France

When commercial real estate website guru, Tom Brady, president of The Destination Group, invited his parents Tom and Kathie on their 50th wedding anniversary to Paris recently, he chose to base their visit, not in a snazzy hotel, but among the locals in upscale 6th Arrondissement real estate apartment digs offered by host, Delphine Olivier. [...]

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3. April 2010

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Landrieu: Economy Improving, But More Help Needed

Landrieu: Economy Improving, But More Help Needed

United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, made the following statement on the announcement that approximately 162,000 Americans were put back to work in the month of March: “Last month, approximately 162,000 Americans were put back to work – a sign that the measures Congress [...]

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1. April 2010

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Don’t Be Fooled This April Fool’s Day: Good Housekeeping Reveals The Top Five Mistakes Consumers Make

Don’t Be Fooled This April Fool’s Day: Good Housekeeping Reveals The Top Five Mistakes Consumers Make

April Fool’s pranks are fun, but feeling like a company’s customer service department is taking advantage of you isn’t a joke. Too many shopping people are getting the run-around. Good Housekeeping reveals the “Top Five Mistakes” consumers make and provides tips for what people can do to protect themselves in the future: 1. You Don’t [...]

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1. April 2010

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Tax Refunds will be at Highest Level in Years

Tax Refunds will be at Highest Level in Years

Use Yours to Jump-Start Your Own Road to Financial Recovery Tax refunds are up 10 percent this year with an average household refund of $3,036 or $266 higher than a year ago, according to the federal government. The increase this year is largely due to the tax benefits available under the government’s stimulus package. The [...]

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29. March 2010

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Wilmington Landmark To Be Sold at Auction

Wilmington Landmark To Be Sold at Auction

A stately Wilmington landmark in the Forest Hills Subdivision will be sold to the highest real estate bidder at or above $300,000 on April 15, 2010 at 10 a.m. Name your price for the residence featured in the CW Series One Tree Hill! Proceeds of the sale will benefit the Methodist Home for Children. The [...]

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29. March 2010

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Leader of Hacking Ring Sentenced for Massive Identity Thefts From Payment Processor and U.S. Retail Networks

Leader of Hacking Ring Sentenced for Massive Identity Thefts From Payment Processor and U.S. Retail Networks

The leader of the largest hacking and identity theft ring ever prosecuted by the U.S. government has been sentenced to 20 years and one day in prison for his role in a series of hacks into a major payment processor and several retail networks for credit cards, announced Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division [...]

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