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Americans getting new credit cards with chips

...would often pay out of pocket to cover any fraud that happened on their customers' payment cards. The American Bankers Association estimated that bank account fraud cost the industry $1.74 billion in 2012, the most year the data is available...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2015-06-12/americans-ge
Why homebuyers face a tough spring

...mortgages, which accounted for 16 percent of all home purchase loans so far this year, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Popular before the housing bust, ARMs have interest rates that are initially lower than a traditional 30-year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-11/why-homebuyers-face-tough-
Biz Bits

...JAMES GAYAward/honor: Named one of the Top 10 producing loan officers in Georgia for 2015 by the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia. PATTI CORNETTEAward/honor: Named resale and listing agent of the month for February from Prudential...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-20/biz-bits
US home sales plunge 4.9 percent in January

...would-be buyers to wait until they have more choices. Weekly mortgage applications fell 13.2 percent, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported last Wednesday.Affordability has become a problem as prices have climbed at a faster clip than incomes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-23/us-home-sales-plunge-49-pe
New US home sales jump 11.6 percent in December

...rates to refinance their mortgages. Purchases are up 3 percent over the past 12 months, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.At the same time, the growth in prices for existing homes has been steadily slowing, putting more properties...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-27/new-us-home-sales-jump-116
Top US banks pass Federal Reserve's 'stress tests'

...week the banks' plans to raise dividends or repurchase shares.Frank Keating, president and CEO of the American Bankers Association, said in a statement that the results should allow banks "to pay dividends that help attract investors to fund...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-05/top-us-banks-pass-federal-
Home sales driving Augusta's mortgage market

...which is the largest weekly gain since November 2008, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Mortgage Bankers Association.During that time, the volume of refinance applications jumped 66 percent, while purchase applications rose by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-01-16/home-sales-
John Armstrong Pope

...Club of Georgia Railroad Bank & Trust Company as well as acting in various capacities with the National Mortgage Bankers Association, Chamber of Commerce of Greater Augusta, Junior Achievement, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173933337
35 percent in US facing debt collectors, study says

...people's income, credit card debt has reached its lowest level in more than a decade, according to the American Bankers Association. People increasingly pay off balances each month. Just 2.44 percent of card accounts are overdue by 30 days...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-29/35-percent-us-facing-debt-
Biz Bits

...and Sports Medicine Specialists. PAT BLANCHARDAward/honor: elected to the Board of Directors of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia as honorary member.Details: He is Vice Chairman of the Board of First Bank of Georgia.RACHEL KUMARAward...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-25/biz-bits