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  • How to improve credit scores

    How to improve credit scores
    Dear Liz: I am trying to help my retired parents refinance their home. Currently they are paying over 8% interest. (This loan should be illegal.) The problem is their credit score, which is around 536. They had a tax lien in 2004 (it has been paid off for over four years) and some minor credit card issues. The total card debt is less than $1,000. I see several bad footnotes on these cards. Some of the cards have a balance of less than $100. What is the best and fastest way to help them get the mortgage they deserve?
  • Mortgage-related legal costs sock BofA with $276-million loss

    Mortgage-related legal costs sock BofA with $276-million loss
    Socked by mortgage-related legal expenses, Bank of America Corp. lost $276 million during the first quarter, sending its stock down sharply. The quarterly loss, its first in 2½ years, came despite lower loan losses and better than expected results in...

    Bank of America shares slide after surprise loss

    Bank of America Corp. shares fell after the bank posted a surprise loss driven by $6 billion of costs tied to mortgage disputes. The stock slid 3.2 percent to $15.87 at 10:25 a.m. as investors assessed the latest in a line of legal expenses that have...

    JPMorgan Chase earnings miss estimates; mortgages, trading weaker

    JPMorgan Chase earnings miss estimates; mortgages, trading weaker
    Weakness in the mortgage and bond-trading businesses socked JPMorgan Chase & Co. with disappointing first-quarter earnings, a signal that the start of this year was a tough time for the banking industry. JPMorgan, the nation's largest bank, is trying to...

    Regulators act to require stronger bank capital

    Regulators act to require stronger bank capital
    WASHINGTON — Regulators are acting to require U.S. banks to build a sturdier financial base to lessen the risk that they could collapse and cause a global meltdown. The eight biggest banks will have to meet stricter measures for holding capital...