Monthly Archives: February 2016

Four types of home loans with low down payments

Last week we wrote about first-time home buyers saving enough money for a down payment to purchase their first home. For someone who is thinking of buying a first home, the idea of saving enough money for a 20 percent … Continue reading

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Auburn University biologist discovers new tarantula species, names it after Johnny Cash

AUBURN, Ala. – A team of researchers, led by Chris Hamilton, former doctoral student in the Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University, has discovered a previously unknown species of tarantula and named it after legendary singer-songwriter Johnny Cash. The … Continue reading

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Cash Is King in M&A Again

Wild swings in the stock market are making shares an unpredictable currency lately, and corporate buyers are leaning on cash to get deals done. So far this year, the average public-company takeover has been 77% cash, the highest quarterly level … Continue reading

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Police, attorney general warn of IRS scams

PORTSMOUTH -#xa0;Attorney General Joseph Foster and Rye police issued warnings this week about IRS scams occurring around the state and targeted Portsmouth residents last year. Foster announced Friday that IRS-related scams are on the increase. He said they start with … Continue reading

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Retail and personal loans in Lebanon still going strong

05 February 2016 BEIRUT: Retail and personal loans in Lebanon valued over $17 billion at the end of 2015, up 3.25 percent from a year earlier, a leading banker said Thursday. “Personal loans have grown by 3.25 percent since the … Continue reading

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Quicken Loans getting into personal loans

Quicken Loans has expanded into the business of personal loans with its first lending product that is not a home mortgage. Detroit-based Quicken last week launched RocketLoans, an online service offering cash loans of $2,000 to $35,000 to prospective borrowers … Continue reading

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Brief: J. P. Morgan Chase Agrees to Aquire Nearly $1B Personal Loans Arranged by Lending Club

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What can a personal loan do for you?

With the right credit (and income) personal loan lenders are very willing to lend you money for a variety of reasons. Debt consolidation, home improvements and major purchases are the top reasons people choose personal loans. Others include financing a … Continue reading

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"Finders, keepers" for those who find unclaimed cash in Winchester

WINCHESTER, Va. The city of Winchester is changing how it will deal with lost items that are brought to the police department. Officials at the Winchester Police Department said lost money that is handed over to authorities will always be … Continue reading

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The origination costs of personal loans

All loans have 3 components: loan origination, loan servicing, and investing in the loan. Sometimes the lender wears all 3 hats; originating, servicing and funding the loan. Thats not always the case, as many mortgage borrowers have learned when their … Continue reading

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