Kenneth R. Harney
Kenneth R. Harney
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Banks fuel surge in home equity lines of credit

Loans are often used to pay for home renovations, college tuition and other recurring big-ticket expenses.

New FICO model may not help home buyers anytime soon

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are not planning to use the new score in evaluating loan applicants.

Suit claims realty firm conspired with title agency

Undisclosed financial ties are drawing scrutiny from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Credit scores remain a high hurdle for mortgage applicants

Lenders are fearful of taking risks that might not be acceptable to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.