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If you need money to pay bills or make home improvements, and think the answer is in refinancing, a second mortgage, or a home equity loan, consider your options carefully. If you can't make the required payments, you could lose your home as well as the equity you've built up. This article More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Checklist Tools Website
Date: 3/31/2017
Is a home equity loan or line of credit right for you? Read about abusive lending practices, how to avoid them, and how to save your home. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
Homebuyers have protections under The Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act. Find out what loans are covered, what disclosures are required, and what’s not allowed. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
Ever wonder how a lender decides whether to grant you credit? This article explains the system lenders use when determine whether to grant you a loan. It provides details on credit scores, credit reports. It also gives hints for steps you can take to improve your credit score. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
Learn how mortgage servicers operate and what your rights are. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Tools Website
Date: 3/31/2017
If you’re having trouble paying your mortgage, all is not lost. There is legitimate help to help you save your home. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
Scammers often promise to get your mortgage terms changed, but don’t deliver. Learn how to recognize the signs of a mortgage relief scam. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
When you apply for a mortgage, the law protects you from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or whether you get public assistance. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
This brochure explains about dealing with mortgage lenders. It tells you where to look, what to look for, and what takes place when you apply for a mortgage. Knowing what to expect, especially if you are a first-time homebuyer, may make it easier for you to get through the process. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Brochure Website
Date: 5/5/2016
This edition of FDIC Consumer News focuses on small businsses. Are you one of the millions of small business owners in the United States? Or are you considering starting your own company? Just as with consumers, it's important for small business owners to make sound financial decisions so they can More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Tags: owning a business, business
Date: 5/22/2013