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Average US 30-year loan rate falls to 3.80 percent

...the country between Monday and Wednesday each week. The average doesn't include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. One point equals 1 percent of the loan amount.The average fee for a 30-year mortgage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-18/average-us-30-year-loan-ra
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac unveil lending rules to let more Americans buy homes with 3 percent down

...FHFA declined Monday to say how many borrowers might benefit from having a 3 percent...early as March 2015.It requires that borrowers earn less than an area's median income...companies don't directly make loans to borrowers. They buy mortgages from lenders, package...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-08/fannie-mae-and-freddie-mac
3 tips for using credit wisely during the holidays

...year, credit issuers and retailers roll out cards with special discounts and interest rate grace periods in a bid to woo borrowers. If you can't resist applying, be sure to read the fine print that spells out the limits on these perks, as well as circumstances...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-30/3-tips-using-credit-wisely
Countrywide borrowers get $108 million

...years ago, collected outsized fees from borrowers facing foreclosure.It's the latest...seeks to refund money to about 200,000 borrowers, was announced Monday by the Federal...litigating the case."Countrywide hit borrowers who were behind on their mortgages with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-06-08/countrywide-borrowers-get-
'The Borrowers' return laughs

The Borrowers is a charming, whimsical family adventure...disappears from the freezer? Borrowing and Borrowers are the inventions of British author...but the charm comes in the way The Borrowers makes its world look like a timeless...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/13/ent_222386.shtml
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Regulator bars Fannie, Freddie from reducing principal on mortgages for at-risk borrowers

...Freddie Mac from reducing principal for borrowers at risk of foreclosure, resisting pressure...The risks include as many as 19,000 borrowers strategically defaulting on their loans...reductions of principal for troubled borrowers would provide much-needed help to a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-07-31/regulator-bars-fannie-fred
SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities

...will have to give investors details on borrowers' credit records and income under action...securities to provide information on borrowers' credit and income, the aim is to enable...by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers. The Fed also said that loans to borrowers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-27/sec-adopts-rules-loan-back
Financial market turmoil creates a tempting opportunity for mortgage refinancers

...do go up."Before this week, many bankers, lenders and borrowers had assumed that home loan rates would soon start rising closer...said.Refinancing from a 5.5 percent rate ? which some borrowers still have ? to 4 percent would save $180 a month on a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-19/financial-market-turmoil-c
Pentagon wants tighter soldier loan protections

...fees associated with a loan, and creditors would have to disclose more information about the loan and its terms to military borrowers.In responses to an advance notice of the Pentagon's proposal last year, financial industry representatives warned that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-26/pentagon-wants-tighter-sol
Stocks plumment but claw back in turbulent day

...decliners, sliding 2.1 percent. Financial stocks typically do poorly when investors expect a recession, because more borrowers are likely to default on their loans. Bank of America fell 76 cents, or 4.6 percent, to $15.76. JPMorgan Chase fell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-15/stocks-plumment-claw-back-