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Don’t Let Payday Loans Turn Your Holiday Dreams Into A Nightmare

This holiday season, many will be tempted to turn to payday loans, auto title loans, or high-cost installment loans to purchase gifts. In fact, payday lenders make their greatest profits this time of year. With some of these loans carrying triple-digit interest rates, consumers can find themselves trapped in a cycle of debt, paying for gifts long after the holiday spirit has faded.

Consumer and Small Business Advocates Oppose OCC’s Plan to Offer Fintech Lending Charters

Today, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced its intention to offer national charters to financial technology firms, which could severely undermine state oversight and state consumer protection laws that protect consumers and small business owners from abusive financial products and practices. The OCC is accepting comments on its framework until January 15, 2017.

Consumer Advocacy Groups Condemn Federal Court’s Decision Regarding CFPB

The Washington D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in PPH Corporation v. CFPB, a case dealing with the CFPB’s ability to order New Jersey mortgage-lending company PPH to pay a $109 million enforcement penalty after the corporation was found offering illegal kickbacks to mortgage insurance partners.

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As Team Popularity Explodes, the Paradox Grows

Real estate executives across the country are acknowledging teams and their higher sales volumes with more eagerness than five years ago, a new study from Imprev shows. The Imprev Thought Leader Study, which surveyed brokerage leaders representing firms of all sizes across the U.S

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7 Ways To Add Value to Your Home

Your home is most likely your biggest financial investment, and it's important to do whatever you can to increase its value. Even if you have no plans on selling your home any time soon, investing in projects to increase the value of your home can pay off in other ways. Your home will be more beautiful, more comfortable, and more enjoyable for you, your family, and any visitors to your property.