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Credit history - Wikipedia

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Credit history usage[ edit ]

There has been much discussion over the accuracy of the data in consumer reports. In general, industry participants maintain that the data in credit reports is very accurate. [3] [4] The credit bureaus point to their own study of 52 million credit reports to highlight that the data in reports is very accurate. The Consumer Data Industry Association...

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Date: 2018-03-20 11:47:54

Credit history - Wikipedia

10 Further reading

Credit history usage[ edit ]

There has been much discussion over the accuracy of the data in consumer reports. In general, industry participants maintain that the data in credit reports is very accurate. [3] [4] The credit bureaus point to their own study of 52 million credit reports to highlight that the data in reports is very accurate. The Consumer Data Industry Association...

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Date: 2018-03-20 11:47:53

Credit score - Wikipedia

Australia[ edit ]

In Australia, credit scoring is widely accepted as the primary method of assessing creditworthiness. Credit scoring is used not only to determine whether credit should be approved to an applicant, but for credit scoring in the setting of credit limits on credit or store cards, in behavioral modelling such as collections scoring, and also in the pre-approval of additional credit...

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Date: 2018-03-22 12:51:36

Credit score in the United States - Wikipedia

Credit score in the United States

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A credit score in the United States is a number representing the creditworthiness of a person, the likelihood that person will pay his or her debts.

Lenders, such as banks and credit card companies, use credit scores to evaluate the potential risk posed by lending money to consumers. Widespread...

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Date: 2018-03-20 05:35:30

Credit score in the United States - Wikipedia

A credit score in the United States is a number representing the creditworthiness of a person, the likelihood that person will pay his or her debts.

Lenders, such as banks and credit card companies, use credit scores to evaluate the potential risk posed by lending money to consumers. Widespread use of credit scores has made credit more widely available and less expensive for many consumers. [1]...

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Date: 2018-03-20 05:35:30

Credit score in the United States - Wikipedia

A credit score in the United States is a number representing the creditworthiness of a person, the likelihood that person will pay his or her debts.

Lenders, such as banks and credit card companies, use credit scores to evaluate the potential risk posed by lending money to consumers. Widespread use of credit scores has made credit more widely available and less expensive for many consumers. [1]...

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Date: 2018-03-20 05:35:30

Credit score - Wikipedia

Credit Scoring in the United Kingdom is very different to that of the United States and other nations. There is no such thing as a universal credit score or credit rating in the UK. Each lender will assess potential borrowers on their own criteria, and these algorithms are effectively trade secrets. "Credit scores" which are available for individuals to see and provided from Credit Reference...

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Date: 2018-03-22 12:51:35

Credit bureau - Wikipedia

Description[ edit ]

A Consumer Reporting Agency is an organization providing information on individuals' borrowing and bill-paying habits. [2] Credit information such as a person's previous loan performance is a powerful tool to predict his or her future behavior. Such credit information institutions reduce the effect of asymmetric information between borrowers and lenders, and alleviate problems...

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Date: 2018-03-30 19:34:15

Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act - Wikipedia

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (abbreviated FACT Act or FACTA, Pub.L. 108-159 ) is a United States federal law , passed by the United States Congress on November 22, 2003, [1] and signed by President George W. Bush on December 4, 2003, [2] as an amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act . The act allows consumers to request and obtain a free credit report once every twelve...

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Date: 2018-03-16 13:41:43

Experian - Wikipedia

History[ edit ]

The company was established in the United States as TRW Information Systems and Services Inc., a subsidiary of TRW Inc. , when it acquired Credit Data in 1968. [11] In November 1996, TRW sold the unit, as Experian, to two Boston private equity firms: Bain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners . Just one month later, the two firms sold Experian to The Great Universal Stores Limited, a...

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Date: 2018-03-30 19:32:28

Debt settlement - Wikipedia

History[ edit ]

As a concept, lenders have been practicing debt settlement for thousands of years. [3] However, the business of debt settlement became prominent in America during the late 1980s and early 1990s when bank deregulation , which loosened consumer lending practices, followed by an economic recession placed consumers in financial hardships. [4]

With charge-offs (debts written-off by...

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Date: 2018-03-20 22:40:56

Overdraft - Wikipedia

History[ edit ]

The first overdraft facility was set up in 1728 by the Royal Bank of Scotland . The merchant William Hog was having problems in balancing his books and was able to come to an agreement with the newly established bank that allowed him to withdraw money from his empty account to pay his debts before he received his payments. He was thus the first recipient of cash credit from a bank...

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Date: 2018-03-16 14:16:04

Credit Karma - Wikipedia

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Products and services[ edit ]

Credit Karma provides free credit scores and credit reports from national credit bureaus TransUnion and Equifax , alongside daily credit monitoring from TransUnion . [10] Users can see updates to their credit scores and credit reports on Credit Karma once a week. [11]

Credit Karma also provides credit tools, such as a Credit Score Simulator, which...

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Date: 2018-03-27 00:32:56

AnnualCreditReport.com - Wikipedia

AnnualCreditReport.com requires users to register with the site and provide their basic identification information, such as name, address, and Social Security number . The user is then sent to the website of the individual credit reporting agency they select, where they are asked additional security questions to confirm their identity before getting their report. [2] A consumer can request...

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Date: 2018-03-16 13:46:29

Credit counseling - Wikipedia

In the United States, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling was established in 1951. The modern practice known as ''credit counseling'' was initiated by creditor banks and credit card companies during the mid-1960s to address the growing volume of personal bankruptcies. [2]

Although there is variation from country to country and even in regions within country, consumer debt is primarily...

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Date: 2018-03-17 01:30:54

Capital One - Wikipedia

Divisions[ edit ]

Capital One operates 3 divisions as follows: [1]

Credit Cards - Capital One issues credit cards in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom and is the 3rd largest credit card issuer, after JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup . As of December 31, 2018, Capital One had $107.350 billion in credit card loans outstanding in the United States and $9.011 billion of credit card loans...

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Date: 2019-03-22 13:13:20

Credit freeze - Wikipedia

A credit freeze, also known as a credit report freeze, a credit report lock down, a credit lock down, a credit lock or a security freeze, allows an individual to control how a U.S. consumer reporting agency (also known as credit bureau : Equifax , Experian , TransUnion , Innovis ) is able to sell his or her data. The credit freeze locks the data at the consumer reporting agency until an...

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Date: 2018-03-15 16:17:00

Credit CARD Act of 2009 - Wikipedia

The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009 is a federal statute passed by the United States Congress and signed by U.S. President Barack Obama on May 22, 2009. It is comprehensive credit card reform legislation that aims "...to establish fair and transparent practices relating to the extension of credit under an open end consumer credit plan, and for other...

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Date: 2018-03-14 20:14:33

AllClear ID - Wikipedia

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Data breach response services[ edit ]

The breach response services from AllClear ID include notification, call center & customer support, and identity protection products. Notification provides access to identity protection services. The call center provides a team experienced in managing the anxiety of breach victims to answer questions about the incident, reassure individuals, and...

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Date: 2019-03-24 16:38:04

Fair Credit Reporting Act - Wikipedia

Users of consumer reports; and,

Furnishers of consumer information.

If a consumer's rights under the FCRA are violated, they can recover:

Actual or statutory damages;

Attorney's fees;

Court costs; and,

Punitive damages if the violation was willful. [7] "The threat of punitive damages under 1681n of the FCRA is the primary factor deterring erroneous reporting by the reporting industry." [8]

The...

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Date: 2018-03-16 14:47:20

Credit card interest - Wikipedia

This statute covers several aspects of credit card contracts, including the following: [1]

Limits over-the-limit fees to cases where the consumer has given permission.

Limits interest rate increases on past balances to cases in which the account has been over 60 days late.

Limits general interest rate increases to 45 days after a written notice is given, allowing the consumer to opt out.

Requires...

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Date: 2018-03-15 12:38:03

Credit unions in the United States - Wikipedia

Credit unions in the United States

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RTP Federal Credit Union in Research Triangle Park , North Carolina.

Credit unions in the United States serve 100 million members, comprising 43.7% of the economically active population. [1] [2] U.S. credit unions are not-for-profit, cooperative , tax-exempt organizations. [3] As of March 2016, the largest American credit...

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Date: 2018-03-15 17:50:00

Comparison of free credit monitoring services - Wikipedia

The following chart compares websites that provide United States credit reports or credit scores for free. Services limited to cardholders or only offering trial plans are excluded. The chart...

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Date: 2019-03-10 00:05:09

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Rent-to-own - Wikipedia

History[ edit ]

The concept of rent-to-own transactions first emerged in the United Kingdom and continental European countries under the hire purchase model. One of the first rent-to-own retail stores established in the U.K. was Lotus Radio, which began operating as a radio rental business in 1933. [4] Within the United States , the practice of retail-based rent-to-own businesses began to develop...

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Date: 2018-03-14 22:28:30

Comparison of free credit report websites - Wikipedia

The following chart compares websites that provide U.S. credit reports and/or credit scores for free. Services limited to cardholders or only offering trial plans are excluded. The chart...

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Date: 2018-03-15 17:08:39

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Credit reference - Wikipedia

A credit reference is information, the name of an individual, or the name of an organization that can provide details about an individual's past track record with credit . Credit rating agencies provide credit references for companies while credit bureaus provide credit references for individuals .

Other letters of credit reference might be written by banks , which would provide basic information about how long the applicant has held an account , what type of account it was, and whether there were any overdrafts or late payments...

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Date: 2019-03-10 12:22:46

ICICI Bank - Wikipedia

Acquisitions[ edit ]

1996: SCICI Ltd. A diversified financial institution with headquarters in Mumbai [14]

1997: ITC Classic Finance. incorporated in 1986, ITC Classic was a non-bank financial firm that engaged in hire, purchase, and leasing operations. At the time of being acquired, ITC Classic had eight offices, 26 outlets, and 700 brokers. [15]

1998: Anagram(ENAGRAM) Finance. Anagram had built...

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Date: 2018-03-30 11:54:38

ICICI Bank - Wikipedia

Acquisitions[ edit ]

1996: SCICI Ltd. A diversified financial institution with headquarters in Mumbai [14]

1997: ITC Classic Finance. incorporated in 1986, ITC Classic was a non-bank financial firm that engaged in hire, purchase, and leasing operations. At the time of being acquired, ITC Classic had eight offices, 26 outlets, and 700 brokers. [15]

1998: Anagram(ENAGRAM) Finance. Anagram had built...

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Date: 2018-03-30 11:54:40

FreeCreditScore.com - Wikipedia

Small town / cell phone shop

Country bar in Reno

Most feature references to the original "Pirate" commercial; either lyrically, or by including it as part of the background. Most also feature an elderly woman, who in the later commercials is disapproving of the group.

Violette was born June 12, 1981 in Montreal and attended the National Theatre School of Canada in 2002. The commercials prepared...

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Date: 2019-03-17 21:28:14

cahoot - Wikipedia

History[ edit ]

Cahoot offered interest free overdrafts and credit cards at launch to its first 25,000 customers, but was beset by technical issues that affected the website.

There have been several instances of security or operational failures with the website. The initial launch of the bank in 2000 resulted in the website crashing. [2] One case in November 2004 was a security scare in which it...

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Date: 2019-03-20 20:23:15

Interchange fee - Wikipedia

Image from a GAO report explaining how the interchange fee works.

Interchange fees are set by the payment networks such as Visa and MasterCard.

In the US, card issuers now make over $30 billion annually from interchange fees. Interchange fees collected by Visa [7] and MasterCard [8] totaled $26 billion in 2004. In 2005 the number was $30.7 billion, and the increase totals 85 percent compared to...

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Date: 2018-03-15 09:11:33

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Check verification service - Wikipedia

Verification methods[ edit ]

Check verification services can use a number of different methods or may combine a number to verify the validity of a check.

Negative check database[ edit ]

A Negative Check Database contains a comprehensive list of people who either wrote a bad check at a retail location, paid a bill with a check that was returned, [2] also called " bouncing a check ."

Historical...

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Date: 2018-03-15 13:00:29

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Subprime lending - Wikipedia

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Defining subprime risk[ edit ]

The term subprime refers to the credit quality of particular borrowers, who have weakened credit histories and a greater risk of loan default than prime borrowers. [6] As people become economically active, records are created relating to their borrowing, earning and lending history. This is called a credit rating ; although covered by privacy laws ,...

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Date: 2018-03-18 05:18:30

Crédit Agricole - Wikipedia

History[ edit ]

Source for most of the "History" section. [3]

In the second half of the 19th Century, French farmers struggled to obtain long-term, flexible, reasonably-priced credit. There were several attempts to set up farming banks, including Crédit Foncier de France in 1861, but none was successful.

Birth of Crédit Agricole and creation of the local and regional banks 1894 - 1900[ edit...

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Date: 2018-03-30 10:57:27

PNC Financial Services - Wikipedia

PNC Financial Services traces its history to the Pittsburgh Trust and Savings Company which was founded in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania on April 10, 1845. [11] [12] Due to the long recovery from the Great Fire of Pittsburgh , PNC was not fully operational until January 28, 1852, [13] when it opened offices at Liberty Avenue and 12th street. The bank was renamed The Pittsburgh Trust Company in 1853....

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Date: 2018-03-29 22:04:04

Fair Credit Billing Act - Wikipedia

Examples of billing errors[ edit ]

The following are examples of billing errors under the FCBA: [2]

Charges not actually made by the consumer

Charges in the wrong amount.

Charges for goods or services not received by the consumer

Charges for goods not delivered as agreed

Charges for goods that were damaged on delivery

Failures to properly reflect payments or credits to an account

Calculation...

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Date: 2018-03-15 02:56:49

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Consumer Credit Act 1974 - Wikipedia

The Consumer Credit Act devoted an entire part of the Act to security, mostly between debtor and creditor, with third-party rights and regulations mostly governed by common law . The Act provides the form of securities, requires certain information and documents to be supplied, controls the enforcement of securities and provides certain circumstances in which securities can be considered void....

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Date: 2019-03-19 21:14:00

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IRS tax forms - Wikipedia

Main article: Form 1040

Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, is one of three forms (1040 [the "Long Form"], 1040A [the "Short Form"] and 1040EZ - see below for explanations of each) used for personal (individual) federal income tax returns filed with the IRS. The first Form 1040 was published for use for the tax years 1913, 1914, and 1915. For 1916, Form 1040 was converted to an annual...

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Date: 2018-03-27 15:41:53

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Charge card - Wikipedia

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A charge card is a card that provides a direct debit payment method enabling the cardholder to make purchases which are paid for by the card issuer, to whom the cardholder becomes indebted. The cardholder is obligated to repay the debt to the card issuer in full by the due date, usually on a monthly basis, or be subject to late fees and...

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Date: 2019-03-24 16:35:53

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Credit counseling - Wikipedia

Overview[ edit ]

In the United States, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling was established in 1951. The modern practice known as ''credit counseling'' was initiated by creditor banks and credit card companies during the mid-1960s to address the growing volume of personal bankruptcies. [2]

Although there is variation from country to country and even in regions within country, consumer...

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Date: 2019-03-21 19:03:53

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Chapter 13, Title 11, United States Code - Wikipedia

Title 11 of the United States Code sets forth the statutes governing the various types of relief for bankruptcy in the United States . Chapter 13 of the United States Bankruptcy Code provides an individual the opportunity to propose a plan of reorganization to reorganize their financial affairs while under the bankruptcy court 's protection. The purpose of chapter 13 is to enable an individual...

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Date: 2019-03-09 03:19:10

goeasy - Wikipedia

History[ edit ]

Goeasy Ltd. was founded in 1990 as RTO Enterprises. It went public on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 1993, through a reverse takeover. [3] Its original focus was leasing furniture. [4] In 2003, it renamed itself easyhome, as an attempt to create a nation-wide brand. [5] In 2008, easyhome acquired Insta-Rent for $10 million. [6] Around this time, the company launched easyfinancial,...

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Date: 2019-03-15 14:14:41

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Universal default - Wikipedia

Background[ edit ]

Under the theory and practice of risk-based pricing , the interest rate of the loan should reflect the risk of the borrower to avoid subsidizing those who default at the expense of those who always pay on time (or alternatively, to allow loans to be given to a broader range of customers, with a broad range of credit history ).

Usually, if an interest rate is to be risk-based,...

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Date: 2019-03-21 16:37:43

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Fitch Ratings - Wikipedia

Fitch Ratings' long-term credit ratings are assigned on an alphabetic scale from 'AAA' to 'D', first introduced in 1924 and later adopted and licensed by S&P. (Moody's also uses a similar scale, but names the categories differently.) Like S&P, Fitch also uses intermediate +/? modifiers for each category between AA and CCC (e.g., AA+, AA, AA?, A+, A, A?, BBB+, BBB, BBB?, etc.).

Investment...

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Date: 2018-03-19 20:01:52

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Fitch Ratings - Wikipedia

Investment scale[ edit ]

Fitch Ratings' long-term credit ratings are assigned on an alphabetic scale from 'AAA' to 'D', first introduced in 1924 and later adopted and licensed by S&P . ( Moody's also uses a similar scale, but names the categories differently.) Like S&P, Fitch also uses intermediate +/? modifiers for each category between AA and CCC (e.g., AA+, AA, AA?, A+, A, A?, BBB+, BBB, BBB?,...

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Date: 2019-03-24 16:39:16

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FICO - Wikipedia

History[ edit ]

FICO was founded in 1956 as Fair, Isaac and Company by engineer William Fair and mathematician Earl Isaac . [5] The two met while working at the Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, California . [6] Selling its first credit scoring system two years after the company's creation, [7] FICO pitched its system to fifty American lenders . [8]

FICO went public in 1986 and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange . [5] The...

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Date: 2018-03-30 02:05:01

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Wells Fargo - Wikipedia

A Wells Fargo branch in Logan, Utah

Higher costs charged to African-American and Hispanic borrowers[ edit ]

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed suit against Wells Fargo on July 31, 2009, alleging that the bank steers African Americans and Hispanics into high-cost subprime loans. A Wells Fargo spokesman responded that "The policies, systems, and controls we have in place - including in...

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Date: 2018-03-31 03:22:48

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Credit rating - Wikipedia

Default rate from study

by Moody's investment service

Another study in Journal of Finance calculated the additional interest rate or "spread" corporate bonds pay over that of "riskless" US Treasury bonds, according to the bonds' rating. (See "Basis point spread" in table to right.) Looking at rated bonds for 1973-89, the authors found a AAA-rated bond paid 43 " basis points " (or 43/100 of a...

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Date: 2018-03-22 08:27:44

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List of countries by credit rating - Wikipedia

This is a list of countries by credit rating , showing long-term foreign currency credit ratings for sovereign bonds as reported by the three major...

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Date: 2018-03-30 19:34:32

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Economy of Canada - Wikipedia

Canada and the United States share a common trading relationship. Canada's job market continues to perform well along with the US, reaching a 30-year low in the unemployment rate in December 2006, following 14 consecutive years of employment growth. [81]

Flags of Canada and the United States

The United States is by far Canada's largest trading partner, with more than $1.7 billion CAD in trade per...

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Date: 2018-03-31 00:42:24

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