Monthly Archives: March 2014

2014
03/25

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Repairing Credit

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Vehicle Title Loans For Individuals In Las Vegas

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2014
03/25

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Auto Title Loans – How Do They Work?

o Automobile title loans are short-term loans that are protected using your automobile title, that is, by usingby utilizing your car or any other vehicle you have as collateral. Getting a car title loan does not require a credit check. The loan provider will give you the money and at the end of the auto title loan duration, you pay it back with interest. During the loan period, you can continue to use your car; nevertheless, the loan provider will keep a spare set of the tricks as well. If you default on your loan payment, the loan provider reclaims your car.

o Considering that your motor vehicle has a clear title, a loan can be got without the processing delays that afflict other typeskinds of loans.

o Automobile tile loans are short-term loans with the payment period varying from 14 days to a month of the loan being issued.

o Rollover strategies are available in case one is unable to settle the car title loans when due. Rollovers are, however, joineded by large interest payments. You could end up paying an amount numerous even more times the car title loan amount protected under such schemes. It so occurs in some cases that the annual portioninterest rate (APRs) on numerous automobile title loans are in triple digits because of duplicated rollovers.

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Auto title loans can be an extremely high monetary risk for auto owners, specifically those who borrow a lavish quantity as loan. A single miss in the payment of a car title loan might result in your auto being recovered quickly. To includecontribute to your problems, you can not prevent the loan provider from creating additional funds by offering your car above retail value.

For this really reason, auto title loans are an extremely low financial threat for lenders. Customers often safe loans for far less than the value of their autos but get involved in a vicious circle of rollovers and repayments, which costs more than they can think of.

2014
03/25

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Credit Cards

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The Best Hotel Credit Cards of 2014

If youre like me then almost all of your travels (excluding those where youre blessed to be visiting family) usually involve both paying for airfare and a hotel stay. When it comes to the best travel credit cards, those affiliated with specific hotel loyalty programs often offer the best rewards rates. These hotel cards have rewards rates that significantly surpass the value you can expect from most airline affiliated cards. If youre trying to earn travel rewards, it can make a lot of sense to earn them with a hotel card and use the rewards towards a complementary nights stay versus free airfare. Weve compiled our favorites as well as a handy guide for how we think about hotel credit cards and what you can do to evaluate cards for yourself

Most people should first consider getting a general travel rewards credit card. Our favorite is the Barclays Arrival World Mastercard which offers great rewards with great flexibility.

Our Top 3 Hotel Cards

For consumers looking to maximize rewards with a hotel chain or those seeking to optimize their travel savings these are the cards to consider:

The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card

2014
03/24

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Pay Day Loans

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Young Man’s View: Multimillion Dollar Operation That Must Be Officially …

By ADRIAN GIBSON

ajbahama@hotmail.com

RECENTLY, Governor of the Central Bank Wendy Craigg urged the Government to quickly address the issue of unregulated web shop gaming and the associated vulnerabilities presented as a result and, even more, cautioned that this sector in its current state threatened to undermine proposed plans for a Bahamian Credit Bureau.

Bodies such as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and its Caribbean equivalent, she said, would take account of the fact that the Lotteries and Gaming Act gave the Bahamas legal authority, and a regulatory framework, to prevent illegal gaming.

“Other measures, such as the refusal of commercial banks to accept what they have reasonable grounds to believe are proceeds of illegal gaming, would also be taken into account by the assessors from anti-money laundering/counter terrorism financing standard-setting agencies. However, assessors would also look at measures taken by law enforcement to address offences against the Lotteries and Gaming Act,” Mrs Craigg said.

“To say that the Bahamas is in danger of being ‘blacklisted’ on the issue of web shop gaming, alone, does not take account of measures which the jurisdiction has in place to mitigate the potential money laundering risk posed by web shop activities. However, it remains for the policymakers to address this outstanding issue in a manner that reduces the jurisdiction’s vulnerability to the continuance of unregulated economic activities in the jurisdiction,” the Central Bank governor said.

Mrs Craigg seems to me to have asserted that it is the Bahamas’ failure to enforce the laws on its books already that could attract the attention of the G-20 nations and their ‘blacklisting’ agencies, as opposed to web shop gaming itself.

In her press statement, the Governor further acknowledged the increasing concerns about fixtures in the web shop gaming industry offering mortgages and pay day loans, in contrast to, and in competition with, the commercial banks. She noted the significance of such lending practices and said that such activities could lend to the destabilisation of both the formal, legal banking sector and wider Bahamian economy. What’s more, she also said the lending activities of web shops would weaken the efforts of the banking sector in its thrust to better assess the creditworthiness of Bahamian borrowers via the planned Credit Bureau.

Since last year’s referendum, the government has taken no action to shut down gambling houses and, quite honestly, there doesn’t appear to me to be an inclination on the parts of either the government or law enforcement to do so. I think the entire industry should be regulated and that Bahamians should be allowed to participate in games of chance, using their disposable income as they see fit. The local gaming industry is a multimillion dollar operation that must be officially recognised and legalised so that it falls within the parameters and guidelines of the Central Bank. I can tell of a number of stories where I’ve heard of monies being transferred between islands on a person’s web shop account, particularly if a web shop is nearest a settlement and a bank is further away.

In my interpretation the Governor’s comments were restrained in that she made it clear the status quo posed a significant problem for banking and compliance and they were at a crossroads – a crossroads the country dare not stay at for too much longer.

Bahamians should be interested in knowing at what point the Prime Minister knew of the feelings of the Governor. If he was aware, I believe he should not have presented the referendum in the way that it was laid out for the Bahamian people, particularly as we’re finding out that the government clearly regrets the opinion poll and it seemed to some wanted to ‘orchestrate’ a particular outcome even then. One by one, Cabinet ministers are lining up and espousing a view that the industry should be regularised.

Yes, it is clear that the government is not minded to shut down the web shops! Yes, they are thriving and have begun to compete in areas of finance and banking! And yes, the Governor of the Central Bank is obliged to notify the government of her concerns. So, when did she first notify the Prime Minister? Was it prior to January 28, 2013? If we had a Freedom of Information Act, we would likely have access to emails, letters and other memorandums that would be indicative of when and if the Governor expressed her concerns to the PM and what his responses might have been, especially if these exchanges happened prior to the expensive opinion poll. Frankly, any responsible government ought to demand input from the various stakeholders and the Governor of the Central Bank is the face of the financial sector. Her advice should be taken for the substantial value that it holds.

The government should move with haste to tax and regularise the sector. Quite honestly, officials should seek to meet with the Bahamas Christian Council and respectfully remind the leaders of that body of the government’s obligations to govern within the best interest of the state and that, while their views are respected and many times adhered to, this is an issue where the government must act and strongly pursue the concept of a separation between church and state. Moreover, the government must also commit itself to a series of town hall meetings to inform the public of its decision and to explain why they would take such a policy position in the wake of the botched referendum.

ISHMAEL LIGHTBOURNE AND VAT!

The circus concerning Ishmael Lightbourne has left a bitter taste in the mouths of many Bahamians. The fact that Mr Lightbourne, the government’s lead spokesman on the implementation of VAT, was found to be owing real property taxes for a decade leaves one to think some things about mere expediency as opposed to genuine conviction.

Mr Lightbourne has been paraded around town as the face of VAT, but he himself seemingly doesn’t believe in paying taxes, even a nominal sum, considering the 500 per annum that he pays for his palatial beachfront mansion. How could one tell the public about the importance of sacrificing for the good of the country and embracing a Value Added Tax while not entirely making the same sacrifice with the taxes that are currently in place? This is demonstrative of the saying ‘do what I say, not as I do!’

As it stands, the government has no choice but to withdraw, fire or transfer Mr Lightbourne and to replace him with someone credible enough to explain their position to the Bahamian people. And, while they are at it, how many Cabinet ministers are up-to-date with the real property taxes for the homes in which they reside?

Not everyone is a spokesperson for VAT in the Bahamas. The government must recall Mr Lightbourne and put him on a tax payment plan or whatever, as he has been disqualified, in the eyes of some people, I believe, as someone who is a fit and proper person to lead the VAT discussion.

2014
03/24

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Pay Day Loans

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Famous, Rich and Hungry for Sport Relief Aims to Show the Complexity of Food …

Behind the fun, the fundraising and the baths of baked beans involved in raising money for Sport Relief and Red Nose Day, theres a serious message. And it is this. Poverty and injustice blights millions of lives across the world, including here at home in the UK. Our mission is to bring positive change through the power of entertainment and over the last 25 years we have been lucky enough to work with the BBC and an extraordinary array of celebrities, to bring the voices of those affected by poverty and injustice into the living rooms of millions of people up and down the country. We do this to raise money so we can fund organisations with the people, ideas and ability to empower and support those who are most in need. And the public has responded magnificently, contributing over £900 million since we began.

But its not all about money. Indeed some would argue that without greater understanding of the complexities of poverty, especially in the UK where the government itself defines poverty as relative, we will continue to question whether someone with a plasma TV or a dog can really be poor. I hope that Famous, Rich and Hungry for Sport Relief shines a light on food poverty in the UK by tackling these issues head on. Thankfully, Comic Relief and the BBC are not alone in raising awareness of this deepening crisis. The causes and impact of poverty, and food and fuel poverty in particular, have been recently debated extensively in the media, and many charitable organisations advocate strongly on behalf of those often without a voice. Aside from funding some of those organisations with the money raised through Sport Relief and Red Nose Day, our contribution is to widen the debate through our stock-in-trade – using a popular and accessible format to raise awareness of complex issues. Famous, Rich and Hungry for Sport Relief invites the audience to consider the impact of zero hours contracts, pay day loans, poor physical and mental health, domestic violence, housing thats hard to heat and relationship breakdown on peoples ability to put food on the table. It paints a picture of the complexity of poverty and populates it with people telling their own stories. By illustrating how the spiral of debt, redundancy and life challenges can happen to us all, it creates the space for empathy. And it does this meaningfully, accessibly and above all, respectfully.

The solution to poverty is complex. Minimum wage and benefit levels are the business of government. Of course people sometimes make choices which lead to long term problems but a great public empathy with those who are struggling will increase the will for action to address poverty in all its forms. Famous, Rich and Hungry for Sport Relief aims to raise the debate in a well -balanced and sensitive way. The programme is not an academic or policy critique of poverty – but provides a platform for people who struggle daily to put food on the table to tell their own stories, alongside some well-known faces. It aims to draw attention to an increasingly serious situation unfolding in the UK where more and more people are having to rely on food banks to feed themselves and their families. And by portraying the contributors in an honest and sympathetic way, which illustrates the complexity of their individual circumstances, we hope it will encourage people to question the enduring distinction between the deserving and undeserving poor. It is only then that we will really be able to tackle poverty in the UK.

Famous, Rich and Hungry for Sport Relief will be broadcast on BBC One at 9:00pm on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th March.

2014
03/23

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Pay Day Loans

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Rise in Brits seeking advice over pay day loans

There has been an increase in the number of consumers seeking debt advice over pay day loans, it has been revealed.

Research published by the charity StepChange revealed that the number of consumers concerned about pay day loans leapt by 82 per cent in 2013 compared to the year before.

Its figures showed that some 66,557 people struggling with high-cost, short-term loans totalling pound;110 million sought help in 2013, compared with 36,413 with a combined debt of pound;60 million in 2012.

In 2013, consumers held an average of three pay day loans but around 13,800 had five or more. The average debt was pound;1,647.

This contrasted sharply with the average client#39;s monthly income of pound;1,381.

Mike O#39;Connor, StepChange#39;s chief executive has called for a change in the way pay day loans are regulated.

He added: The widespread harm and misery caused by payday loans continue unabated. We hope the FCA#39;s proposals will address some of the areas of consumer detriment, but on issues such as affordability checking, rollover and repeat borrowing, there is an urgent need for even more radical reform.

Posted by David Shuker.

2014
03/22

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Mortgages

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Number of Bay Area homes with underwater mortgages tumbles

Negative equity — a key factor slowing the return of a healthy supply of homes for sale — is continuing to drop across the Bay Area, according to a report Thursday from online real estate service Zillow.

But its still high in the areas hardest hit by the housing crash, such as parts of Contra Costa County, Zillow said in a quarterly report on homes that are underwater — worth less than their mortgage.

That could slow sales this year, since homeowners are reluctant to sell at a loss.

The good news is that the percentage of all houses, townhomes and condos with a mortgage thats underwater has been dropping in all four counties of the East Bay, Peninsula and South Bay for more than a year, Zillow said.

2014
03/21

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Pay Day Loans

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Donation will underpin work of keeping borough youngsters financially aware

As banking issues, pay-day loans and help-to-buy mortgages become key issues, young people need to be aware of what they can and cannot afford. It is also important they understand the risks and implications of arranging credit and how they can afford to live on their budget.

Rahma, a volunteer at HAYA, said: “This project will help many people from all different backgrounds in Hillingdon. It’s important we teach the younger generations how to manage their finances, so their awareness can be passed on to others.

“Teaching the young will help them for the future as well as play its part in preventing homelessness.”

2014
03/20

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Credit Cards

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Two men indicted for using fake credit cards to buy nearly $6000 in merchandise

PORTLAND, Maine — Two men were indicted last week by a federal grand jury on charges related to their alleged use of fake credit, debit and gift cards to purchase nearly $6,000 worth of merchandise between Sept. 5 and Jan. 24.

Gyadeen Ramdihall, 27, of Rosedale, NY, and Jervis Antonio Hillaire, aka Jerome Leslie, 25, of Menifee, Calif., are expected to be arraigned this week. Both are free on $5,000 unsecured bail and living with relatives in New York but confined to those homes.

Each man is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess counterfeit access devices, two counts of possession of counterfeit access devices, two counts of use of counterfeit access devices and one count of wire fraud.

The duo first came to the attention of Maine law enforcement on Sept. 5, 2013, when a clerk at a Kittery convenience store clerk reported Hillaire and a woman, who has not been charged, “were using multiple gift cards to purchase different gift cards, each for several hundred dollars,” according to the complaint. “If a card was declined [the woman] and Hillaire would reduce the amount of the requested gift card and try again.”

Kittery police seized 38 counterfeit credit cards and several thousand dollars in electronics and gift cards from the rental car in which the woman, Hillaire and Ramdihall were traveling, the complaint said. The trio was not charged at the time.

Most of the cards were counterfeit because “they were printed with toner printing, contained embossing defects and because the bank identification number printed on the card did not match the number embossed on the card,” the complaint said. The cards also were used on Sept. 5 to purchase more than $1,700 in merchandise from Best Buy in Topsham and nearly $3,200 in electronics from the Apple store in South Portland.

Hillaire and Ramdihall were stopped by Ohio State Police on Oct. 10, 2013, according to the complaint. During a search of their rental car 17 fake credit cards were found in the trunk under the spare tire. As of Sunday, the men were not facing federal charges in that state.

The duo returned to Maine and were arrested in late January after using four differents cards at a Biddeford Walmart to buy a $300 gift card, a different credit card to buy more than $95 in baby formula and sundries, and three different cards to purchase two iPod Touch devices for more than $300 each, according to court documents.

If convicted, the men face up to 20 years in federal prison on the most serious charge, wire fraud. They also could be ordered to pay up to $250,000 in fines and restitution.

2014
03/19

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Mortgages

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‘Underwater’ Mortgages Continue To Fall Throughout South Florida

A reliable increase in house values offers helped rebuild lost value and reduce the amount of underwater mortgage loans across South Florida.

As of the fourth quarter of 2013, 24. two percent regarding Palm Beach County homeowners with a mortgage owed more than properties have been worth — down from 37. 1% a year earlier, according to Zillow. com, a real estate website.

Inside Broward State, the apparent negative collateral rate dropped to twenty-five. 3 per cent from 39. 1 percent. The national price is 20. 4 percent.