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The numbers for October 2, 2014

Oct 2, 2014
Loan fraud, prison banks and domain name speculation: Here's what we're reading.
Posted In: turkey, syria, prison, subprime, auto loans

Are long-term auto loans a bad deal?

Apr 12, 2013
Marketplace Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell explains why long-term auto loans, which are boosting car sales, could be a bad deal for borrowers.
Posted In: auto loans, car sales, Auto

Americans are getting back together...with their debt

Mar 12, 2013
Americans are reigniting their love affair with debt. Sure, it spurred a financial crisis. But it's also good for the economy.
Posted In: auto loans, student loans, debt

Low interest rates boost auto refinancing

Jan 17, 2013
Like homeowners, car owners are taking advantage of low interest rates to refinance high-cost auto loans.
Posted In: refinancing, auto loans

Longer loans boost car sales

Sep 12, 2012
Cheap credit is boosting car sales. But more buyers are taking loans of up to seven years. Monthly payments are lower; the total cost is higher.
Posted In: car loan, interest payments, auto loans, Money Matters

Car loans becoming easier to get

Jul 31, 2012
The lending market for vehicle loans has softened, helping to drive car sales. Some lenders are even courting subprime borrowers.
Posted In: auto loans, Auto

Household investment is up

Mar 7, 2012
Consumer borrowing is on the rise. Here's the thing: Credit card borrowing is down. Student loans and auto loans -- investment debt -- is up.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, consumer credit, student loans, auto loans, Credit Cards

Where lending rose and dropped

Dec 7, 2010
And this final note. For all the pronouncements that we'd become better, smarter savers out of the financial crisis, looks like the wallets are out...
Posted In: auto loans, Credit Cards, lending, loans, student loans