Sandra Block: Every credit score is not created the same


Archive for July, 2011

Sandra Block: Every credit score is not created the same

If you spend any time on the Internet, you’ve probably seen ads for "free" credit scores. They usually appear alongside ads promising to make your belly fat disappear. (40 mins ago)

Debt showdown hits home

National parks would likely close their gates, home mortgage rates could increase and local governments might have to absorb higher costs if national lawmakers can’t compromise on the debt ceiling before the deadline Tuesday. (5 hours ago)

Dealing with debt collectors when you don’t owe

Some agencies have wrong numbers and won’t stop calling. (5 hours ago)

Former Knox school board member faces drug charges

Former Knox County School Board member Bill Phillips faces drug charges for crimes alleged to have occurred in Union and Knox counties. (1 hour ago)

Fear Over Debt Fight Hits Wall St.

Anxiety about a deadline to raise the nation’s debt ceiling swept across Wall Street on Wednesday and drove the Dow Jones industrial average down almost 200 points. (14 mins ago)

FTSE falls on US debt divide

Financials led Britain’s top share index lower on Wednesday, on concerns of U.S. debt default. (51 mins ago)

9,000 charged to stolen card; health aide arrested

A Reading couple has been charged with allegedly stealing the credit card of an elderly Frederick Mennonite Home resident and making 69 unauthorized purchases in the amount of more than $9,000. (3 hours ago)

Credit unions merge, focus on customer service

EXETER Service Credit Union celebrated its merge with Seacoast Credit Union July 20 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a merge Service Credit Union President Gordon Simmons called a "win-win" scenario. (3 hours ago)

Lenders now must explain rejections

If you’re not feeling a lender’s love, you’ll soon know exactly why you got jilted. As of last week, if a lender denies you a credit card, a car loan or other loan product based on your credit score, you’re entitled to a free copy of that score. (34 mi…

9,000 charged to stolen card; health aide arrested

A Reading couple has been charged with allegedly stealing the credit card of an elderly Frederick Mennonite Home resident and making 69 unauthorized purchases in the amount of more than $9,000. (3 hours ago)