Deceitful Debt Relief And Mortgage Operation Shut Down

A United State district court has shut down two related operations who apparently failed to provide promised debt relief services and jeopardized clients’ privacy by at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s request. Apparently one firm charged consumers a $1,495 up front fee for a mortgage relief assistance program that was never given as well as … Read more

Government Loan Modification Money Not Being Used by Banks

by Paul Kiel, ProPublica When the Obama administration launched its flagship foreclosure prevention program in early 2009, it pledged to spend up to $50 billion helping struggling homeowners. But the government has so far only spent a tiny fraction of that. A recent Treasury Department report summarizing TARP spending put the total at $600 million … Read more

Government Mortgage Modification Programs Still Not Working

by Paul Kiel ProPublica, Today, 11:33 a.m. Each month, the Treasury Department releases new information about how homeowners in its mortgage modification program are faring. And each month, the numbers get bleaker. Take a look at our graphical rundown of the numbers, broken down by each bank or mortgage servicer participating in the program. Have … Read more

Citibank is Holding Me Over a Barrel With Change in Terms. – Steve

“Dear Steve, I have had a Citibank card for 20 years. I carry just under $15,000 in debt. Recently I received notice from them that the terms of my account are changing. Included is an increase in the variable to 18.99% from 14.240%. They have given me the right to opt out and pay down … Read more