BOSTON – More than 17,000 military-service members and consumers throughout the country targeted by a predatory lending scheme will receive $92 million in debt relief under a settlement filed last week involving Massachusetts, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 12 other states, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced.
Financial firms raised the most money this year in U.S. initial public offerings since 2008, as investors shook off doubts from the credit crisis and bet that a new breed of lenders is poised to wrest business from big banks.
By Elizabeth Dexheimer and Leslie Picker Bloomberg News
The other day, I got to wondering something: What is the effect of automated payments on credit scores? Automated payments, I reasoned, reduce late payments among the people who are basically responsible budgeters but terrible at remembering to mail their bills on time every month. Those people should see their credit scores increase as they rack up fewer late payments to creditors.
Join PBN for the best networking event and party of the winter - January 15, 2015 - the Book of Lists Party at the Providence Public Library. Reserve your spot by December 31st and get a holiday gift from PBN!
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.