RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Financial and Business Services

A collection of news and information related to Financial and Business Services published by this site and its partners.

Top Financial and Business Services Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • Death doesn't end car lease obligation

    Death doesn't end car lease obligation
    If you lease a car, don't think you can get out of payments just because you're dead. Death, it turns out, is considered "early termination" of your contract, and that can mean thousands of dollars in penalty fees. Sally Shafton, 81, learned this...
  • U.S. and Russia trade sanctions over Crimea

    U.S. and Russia trade sanctions over Crimea
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Russian presidents imposed sanctions on each other's top aides and other government officials Thursday as the dispute over Crimea intensified and the White House worried publicly that Moscow might be positioning its...
  • Freddie Mac: Average 30-year fixed mortgage rate falls to 4.32%

    Freddie Mac: Average 30-year fixed mortgage rate falls to 4.32%
    Fixed mortgage rates fell early this week, with Freddie Mac reporting the average for 30-year loans dropped to 4.32% from 4.37% last week. The McLean, Va., housing finance company said lenders were offering 15-year fixed home loans, a popular option for...
  • Monitor: Banks fulfill relief duty in foreclosure-abuse agreement

    Monitor: Banks fulfill relief duty in foreclosure-abuse agreement
    Five huge lenders that signed a landmark 2012 settlement over foreclosure abuses have completed their obligation to provide billions of dollars in relief to troubled borrowers, according to the former bank regulator assigned to monitor their compliance....
  • Mortgage servicer to pay $268 million to Californians

    Mortgage servicer to pay $268 million to Californians
    California victims of alleged foreclosure abuses will get $268 million in relief from a $2.1-billion national settlement with Ocwen Financial Corp., the nation's largest non-bank provider of mortgage customer service. Ocwen broke state law by improperly...
  • Fannie Mae worker found guilty in foreclosure kickback trial

     Fannie Mae worker found guilty in foreclosure kickback trial
    A former Fannie Mae employee was convicted late Friday of soliciting kickbacks from a broker with promises to steer lucrative listings of foreclosed homes his way. The federal court jury in Santa Ana convicted Armando Granillo of three counts of fraud,...
  • Groups sue Gov. Brown over mortgage settlement funds

    Groups sue Gov. Brown over mortgage settlement funds
    Three community groups sued Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday, demanding he restore more than $350 million in mortgage settlement funds that were used to plug state budget holes two years ago. The money — from California's slice of the $25 billion...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates on 30-year loan rise from 4.28% to 4.37%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates on 30-year loan rise from 4.28% to 4.37%
    Mortgage rates edged higher early this week, with Freddie Mac’s survey showing lenders offering 30-year fixed-rate loans to solid borrowers at 4.37%, up from 4.28% a week earlier. The average rate for a 15-year fixed home loan rose from 3.32% to...
  • Key senators agree on plan to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Key senators agree on plan to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
    WASHINGTON — Congressional efforts to shut down bailed-out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took a significant step forward with bipartisan agreement from key senators on a plan to overhaul the housing finance system. The proposal released Tuesday would...
  • Key senators agree on plan to replace Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

    Key senators agree on plan to replace Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
    WASHINGTON -- Congressional efforts to shut down bailed-out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took a significant step forward Tuesday as key senators announced bipartisan agreement on a plan to overhaul the housing finance system. The proposal, which will be...
  • An aggressive bank regulator turns up the heat on individual crooks

    An aggressive bank regulator turns up the heat on individual crooks
    New York's banking regulator, Benjamin Lawsky, has ticked off the financial sector and even his fellow regulators by being, well, zealous in his job. Now he's taking aim at one of the most cherished practices in the regulatory biz: disciplining...