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Lawmakers are working to head off a wave of pandemic-related personal credit downgrades. But there are bigger problems with how credit risk is assessed that are harder to solve.
May 20
Tilman Ehrbeck, managing partner at Flourish Ventures, a mission-driven venture capital firm that spun out of the Omidyar Network last year, explains how startups like Summer, Propel, Steady and Cushion are helping people cope with debt and cash flow problems.
May 19
The agency has freed companies from reporting requirements and provided flexibility on exams to help them deal with COVID-19 fallout. It has also finished other regulatory relief efforts that were in the pipeline before the pandemic hit.
May 18
Complaints to the CFPB hit an all-time high, with mortgage servicers getting much of the fire; Frank Bisignano details his priorities as Fiserv’s new CEO; lenders worry they could be stuck with billions in Paycheck Protection Program loans; and more from this week’s most-read stories.
May 15
Democrats’ latest proposal to back debt collectors, enable loans for nonprofits and provide other relief could help steer negotiations with the Senate on more stimulus.
May 15
Fraudsters are attempting to intercept stimulus checks, set up bogus charities and defraud applicants for unemployment benefits. Mike Litt, consumer campaign director of U.S. Public Interest Research Group, discusses what can be done to stop them.
May 12
Mortgage lenders impose steep pricing adjustments for cash-out refinancing; bankers fear massive borrower fraud in the Paycheck Protection Program; some worry the coronavirus is giving banks an excuse to spy on employees; and more from this week's most-read stories.
May 8
The pandemic is taking a toll on tax receipts, leading the central bank to establish a municipal debt facility. Without a turnaround, the consequences for the financial system could be dire.
May 6
The central bank’s programs announced since mid-April in response to the coronavirus outbreak match if not exceed the actions it took during the 2007-9 financial crisis.
May 4
Kyum Kim, co-founder of the online professional network Blind, describes the impact of the coronavirus pandemic's enforced quarantine on people who work in financial services.
May 4
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