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Credit Unions Thriving in the Chaotic Economynew

At a time when banks look more like wards of the state than the venerated institutions they once were, it's difficult to imagine that anyone is still happy to lend money. But stodgy, dependable, nonprofit credit unions are still chugging along, approving loans to members at reasonable rates.
Shepherd Express  |  Ken Reibel  |  10-17-2008  |  Economy

Bond Market Collapse Worries Student-Loan Agencynew

The latest crisis on Wall Street has Vermont's largest student lender scrambling to secure $190 million to meet the demand for loans it expects to make this fall.
Seven Days  |  Brian Wallstin  |  03-14-2008  |  Economy

Sallie Mae Buyout is Another Blow to Student Borrowersnew

If Sallie Mae changes its status from a publicly traded company to a private one, it will no longer be as susceptible to scrutiny.
Port Folio Weekly  |  Jennifer C. O'Donnell  |  09-20-2007  |  Education

Tax Refund Loans Target the Poornew

Refund Anticipation Loans are the latest wrinkle in predatory lending -- you get your tax refund when you file, and you only pay interest of 100-700 percent.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  02-22-2007  |  Economy

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