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SMEs Finance Leapfrogs through Fintech Innovations

Gloria Grandolini | Posted 11.25.2016 | Impact
Gloria Grandolini

The World Bank Group, together with the SME Finance Forum and the G20, drafted the SME Action Plan on Financial Infrastructure on lowering barriers to SME financing. The proposed reforms aim to bring countries closer to international best practices by supporting modern and efficient lending.

4 Things You Didn't Know (But Should) About Your Credit Report

Michael Lazar | Posted 10.02.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

What you don't know about your credit report could be hurting you. And we are not talking about identity theft or fraud. We are talking about what's on there. Most people, in fact, are not well informed of how the credit rating system even works.

Hunter Stuart

Your Credit Rating Might Predict How Likely It Is You'll Have A Heart Attack | Hunter Stuart | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business

A new study has found that your credit rating may be able to predict how likely you are to have a heart attack or stroke.

How Often Does Your Credit Score Change? | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business

A reader writes in looking for a clear answer on how often his credit score changes and how often he should check this all important three-digit number. John Ulzheimer, credit expert for Credit Sesame, answers.

How Does Being an Authorized User Affect My Credit Score? | Posted 12.08.2014 | Money

A reader writes in looking for advice on whether or not becoming an authorized user on his parents' credit card will help his credit scores. John Ulzheimer, credit expert for Credit Sesame, answers.

What Are the Rules for Employers Checking Your Credit?

Miranda Marquit | Posted 12.06.2014 | Money
Miranda Marquit

It seems that no matter what you want to do these days, someone wants a peek at your credit history. Not only do lenders and insurers want to see what you are up to, but even some employers look at your credit report as part of a background check.

Proposed Bill Would Make Drastic Changes to Credit Reports and Credit Scores | Posted 11.10.2014 | Money

If passed, the Act would result in the most aggressive overhaul of the Fair Credit Reporting Act since 2003 and change the landscape of over 650,000,000 consumer credit reports and credit scores almost overnight.

The Price Tag for Credit Report Errors

Ellen Schloemer | Posted 04.21.2013 | Business
Ellen Schloemer

Extrapolating that 5 percent to the 200 million Americans with a credit history means that 10 million Americans are paying more for loans than they should. How much are these folks overpaying?

Catherine New

Debt Collection Rules Fall Short For Consumers | Catherine New | Posted 10.24.2012 | Money

For the first time, a single federal government agency will oversee the debt collection industry starting next year, marking a monumental victory for ...

Credit Scores Are Confusing Enough. Now This

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.11.2012 | Money

Trying to explain how a credit score is actually calculated is like explaining why the sky is blue to a 4-year-old. Impossible. And the credit in...

Prepaid Amex, Now With Training Wheels

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.26.2012 | Money

It's the prepaid card with training wheels. In a move that differentiates American Express from other prepaid debit cards on the market, the compa...

Catherine New

More Facebook Friends Could Lead to Better Bank Rates | Catherine New | Posted 03.01.2012 | Money

The only thing stopping banks from putting your Facebook page into your credit file is the law. But even that line is growing blurrier. One new ba...

Rents Fell Last Year, But In Many Cities Still 'Too Damn High'

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

Rents fell across the United States last year, but landlords got choosier. Overall average rent in the U.S. dropped to $820 in the fourth quarter ...

Zach Carter

Honey, I Shrunk The Credit Score | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Steven Marks knew he was wasting thousands of dollars every month paying the mortgage on a home he bought during the housing bubble that will never be...