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Your Weekly Recommendations Monday, February 19, 2018
 
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Don’t Like Your Mortgage Servicer? Good Luck Trying to Switch
The New York Times • Ron Lieber
Banks Urged to Take On Payday Lenders With Small, Lower-Cost Loans
The New York Times • Ann Carrns
Black and Latino mortgage borrowers still face subtle discrimination at the bank
Christian Science Monitor • Aaron Glantz, Emmanuel Martinez
LIC clocks 11.5% growth in premium income in 9MFY18
The Economic Times of India • Pti
Why Trump Is Backing Off Equifax Hack Probe
Forbes • Contributor, John Wasik
David Rockefeller Jr: ‘Does happiness come from material wealth?’
Financial Times
Why Being A Millionaire Isn't Such A Big Deal Now
Forbes • Contributor, Larry Light
Credit Agricole Said to Start $7.5 Billion Italy Loan Sale
Bloomberg • Sonia Sirletti
Pricey personal loans would be outlawed by bill that would reshape state lending industry
Los Angeles Times • James Rufus Koren
Maui Senator Tries Again To Reform High-Interest Payday Loans
Honolulu Civil Beat • Anita Hofschneider
 
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Finance, Mortgages
Don’t Like Your Mortgage Servicer? Good Luck Trying to Switch
The New York TimesRon Lieber
Any one of the sins that Wells Fargo committed against consumers would have been bad enough. There was the unnecessary auto insurance it forced auto loan borrowers to buy. And the data breach where scores of the bank’s wealthiest clients woke up...
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Credit Cards, Credit Services
Banks Urged to Take On Payday Lenders With Small, Lower-Cost Loans
The New York TimesAnn Carrns
Those who find themselves pinched for cash often turn to high-cost payday lenders. But traditional banks and credit unions could serve that role for borrowers and do it at much lower rates, according to a new proposal from the Pew Charitable Trusts....
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Barack Obama, Credit Cards
Black and Latino mortgage borrowers still face subtle discrimination at the bank
Christian Science MonitorAaron Glantz, Emmanuel Martinez
February 16, 2018 Philadelphia—Jonathan Jacobs had almost no savings, a modest income, and a credit report marred by a disputed cellphone bill. But he easily bought a newly renovated row house in Point Breeze, a South Philadelphia neighborhood that's historically African-American. "It...
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Accounting, Finance
LIC clocks 11.5% growth in premium income in 9MFY18
The Economic Times of IndiaPti
Life insurance giant LIC today reported an over Rs 2,23,854 crore in premium income for the nine months through December 2017, up 11.47 per cent from Rs 2,00,818 crore a year ago. New business performance grew 19.47 per cent to Rs 99,783.33...
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Credit Cards, Credit Services
Why Trump Is Backing Off Equifax Hack Probe
ForbesContributor, John Wasik
If you're a rabid regulation-phobe, all government supervision is bad. You see the world in black and white. Such is the case with the Trump Administration, which is actively snuffing any rules and agencies linked to environmental, consumer, labor and investor protection....
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Personal Finance
David Rockefeller Jr: ‘Does happiness come from material wealth?’
Financial Times
Keep abreast of significant corporate, financial and political developments around the world. Stay informed and spot emerging risks and opportunities
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Economic Policy, Finance
Why Being A Millionaire Isn't Such A Big Deal Now
ForbesContributor, Larry Light
Time was, a million bucks put you on easy street. But things have changed. Lewis Walker, a financial planning and investment strategist at Capital Insight Group in Peachtree Corners, Ga., explores the new meaning of being a millionaire: The nation is minting...
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Banking, Investment Banking
Credit Agricole Said to Start $7.5 Billion Italy Loan Sale
BloombergSonia Sirletti
Bank is selling NPLs bought from other institutions years ago Non-binding offers are due by end of March, closing by June Credit Agricole SA is seeking to sell about 6 billion euros ($7.5 billion) of Italian non-performing loans bought from other institutions...
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Economic Policy, Mortgages
Pricey personal loans would be outlawed by bill that would reshape state lending industry
Los Angeles TimesJames Rufus Koren
California lawmakers are once again trying to cap the interest rate that lenders can charge on large personal loans, renewing an effort to eliminate the state's flourishing market for super-expensive debt. A bill introduced Thursday by Assemblyman Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) could...
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Credit Cards, Credit Services
Maui Senator Tries Again To Reform High-Interest Payday Loans
Honolulu Civil BeatAnita Hofschneider
There are more payday lenders than 7-Eleven stores in Hawaii, according to a local financial services nonprofit. Their loans are in high demand in the Aloha State, where the cost of living is sky-high and residents have the second-highest consumer debt in...
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