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CMA calls for APRs for sub-£25k business loans

CMA calls for APRs for sub-£25k business loans By Ryan Weeks on 18th May 2016 The APR4SMEs campaign scores a major victory as the CMA moves to make cost of funding clearer for small businesses. APR4SMEs isnt going away. The campaign that seeks to cement the APR as a standard method of price comparison across […]

Marquette Business Credit Funds Credit Facility for Load Delivered Logistics

Marquette Business Credit recently funded a credit facility to Load Delivered Logistics, LLC.  Based in Chicago, IL, Load Delivered Logistics is a third party logistics provider with unmatched service, next level technology and a national reaching carrier network.    This new secured facility offered by Marquette will provide Load Delivered Logistics with the working capital needed […]

The future of house prices – the £0.5m home?

The future of house prices – the £0.5m home? Category: Mortgages Updated: 17/05/2016 First Published: 17/05/2016 House prices are showing no signs of slowing down, as evidenced by the latest ONS House Price Index which shows that UK house prices rose by 9.0% in the year to March 2016, up from the annual growth rate […]

Home improvement loans available through HRDC

Homeowners in the following counties can apply for Fix Up loans year round through HRDC: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, Todd and Wadena. Income limits go up to $99,500 for regular secured and unsecured loans, and there is no income limit for energy efficiency […]

6 Scams to Watch Out for This Summer

Summer will be here before you know it, and with it come new and old scams. As you consider possible escapes — travel to exotic places; trips to the beach, the mountains or the golf course; a staycation to get much needed work done around your house — bear in mind that these diversions provide […]

Links Inc. hosts financial workshop

Students of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Upward Bound recently participated in a Financial Literacy for Youth workshop with their parents. This was a two-part workshop, co-sponsored by The Links Inc. Arkansas Chapter. The first part of the workshop addressed basic money management. Carla Martin, UAPB’s interim vice chancellor for finance and administration, […]

Are We Heading for Another Housing Crisis?

Ten years ago, a storm was brewing in the housing market. Lenders were handing out mortgages seemingly to anyone who applied, and in many cases, borrowers werent asked for documentation to prove income. Some institutions rolled out adjustable-rate mortgages that featured teaser rates and were marketed to consumers as loans that could be easily refinanced […]

`Painless’ finance seen as key to growth

In the face of aggressive competition, Dunedin-headquartered Motor Trade Finance has posted slight declines in sales and market share but maintains a positive growth outlook for the remainder of the year. For its half-year trading to March, vehicle finance lender MTFs total assets grew from $566.4million a year ago to $570million, but sales decreased 5%, […]

Debunking Bad Credit Myths: Small Business Borrowers vs. Lenders

As I speak to hundreds of business owners seeking financing, many ask, is it still possible to get a loan with bad credit?  What I have come to understand is that “bad credit” is subjective. There are individuals who are used to having a 730 credit score and when it drops to 680, they assume […]

Financial counseling program key to Habitat success stories

Since 1989, Habitat for Humanity has been helping Gaston County people become homeowners. Lately, however, the local Habitat organization has needed a helping hand itself. The organization has struggled to maintain a healthy applicant pool. Too few people looking to become Habitat homeowners had too much debt and poor credit to take on the monthly […]

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