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Worth Reading – New Tack in Default Battle: Cutting Mortgage Principal

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Reducing the principal on mortgages is “a last resort,” says Paul Koches, executive vice president at Ocwen Financial Corp., a West Palm Beach, Fla., loan servicer that has shrunk the amount owed on 10,884 delinquent mortgages as of Sept. 30. That is 23% of all the loans modified by Ocwen so far this year. Ocwen estimates the company’s foreclosures result ... Read More »

    Bush Administration Rolls Out Wimpy Mortgage Assistance Plan

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    The Bush administration today rolled out a plan to help homeowners in trouble with their mortgages. While proclaiming big help the plan does not go anywhere near far enough to help those in the most trouble. Homeowners 90 or more days late in their mortgage payments, owe at least 90% of their home’s current value, live in the home on ... Read More »

      Groups seek credit card debt forgiveness

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      Groups seek credit card debt forgiveness BusinessWeek - 34 minutes ago issue around 80 percent of all US credit cards. Americans now are weighed down by around $900 billion in credit card debt , according to Federal Reserve figures. Read More »

        Consumers Feel the Next Crisis: It’s Credit Cards

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        Indeed it is. If you're not in top shape for the credit card shakeout that's already taking place, there isn't much you'll be able to do about it. It's probably already too late. After years of flooding the market with credit cards (and generous limits), banks are finally starting to take it back. Eric Dash, a New York Times reporter, does an excellent job of distilling the situation. From Read More »

          Easy Come, Easy Go: Hits Regulatory Hurdle

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          OK. Remember earlier this week when I posted a story about alternative lending? You remember. It was the upbeat story about peer-to-peer (p2p) lending -- and how this credit crisis is good for business (link here). That story was written by Economix, a blog at the New York Times. The blog pointed out that more traditional-looking borrowers were turning to p2p for funding needs during the credit Read More »

            Despite What They Say This Is Not The End Of Subprime Loans

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            Over and over again through print or on the airwaves it is being said that bankers have learned their lesson from the current economic crisis and credit will no longer be extended to people in the subprime market. While we hope that banks have learned their lesson that bad things happen when you lend to people most likely to default, ... Read More »

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