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Online Loan Market Shows Signs of Weakness

Nov 16th, 2016 @ 1:09 PM by Amber Nelson

Roughly $650 million in online loan securities have or are expected to reach dangerously high levels of default, according to Bloomberg. This latest news is just one of several signs that there is a growing credit weakness in the online lending market. Bloomberg reported that Avant Inc. has already had two of its large online […]

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Lenders Target Good Credit Customers for Personal Loans

Oct 15th, 2014 @ 5:34 PM by Amber Nelson

Although they have been synonymous outrageously high interest rates in the past, unsecured personal loans are not being marketed toward those with highest credit scores as a way to consolidate debt, buy cars or even do some home improvements. Total personal loan originations have jumped up to $34.5 billion during the first half of 2014, […]

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Payday Lenders Converting to Small Loan Stores

Nov 30th, 2009 @ 11:32 AM by Debbie Dragon

Tennessee-based Payday lending company, Check Into Cash is converting some stores over to Small Loan businesses. According to South Carolina’s homepage, The State twelve of the South Carolina Check Into Cash stores are changing over by the first of 2010. The other remaining CIC stores will be closing indefinitely. South Carolina’s 12.1% unemployment rate is also having a great impact on the payday loan business considering the concept of a payday loan doesn’t work without a job.

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FICO Score Changes More Forgiving

Aug 27th, 2009 @ 9:32 AM by Amber Nelson

Good news for those hoping to improve their credit. Changes to the FICO model that credit agencies use to determine your credit score is more forgiving for small credit blemishes, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. The new formula, FICO 08, has been made available to lenders by the big three […]

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