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(Farah Jimenez of the People's Emergency Center accepts a $200,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Two Philadelphia Service Organizations Get $200,000 Grants

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation gave two of its “Neighborhood Builders” awards, each accompanied by a $200,000 check, to Tech Impact and the People’s Emergency Center.

12/05/2013

Blog: Big Banks, Big Complaints

By Jim Donovan:  Do you have a complaint about your bank?  Well you’re not alone.  Thousands of Americans are using the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s public Consumer Complaints Database to settle disputes with their banks, according […]

09/18/2013

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Blog: Save Your Home Mortgage Workshops Announced

By Jim Donovan:   Homeowners who have missed mortgage payments, face foreclosure, or have questions about their mortgage will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with some of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders next week. FREE […]

09/09/2013

Naz'hae Singleton (left), with Bartram High School graduate Chinazaekpere Odu are attending a leadership summit in DC. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia HS Students Learning Leadership Skills In DC

Five Philadelphia high school students have been chosen for a leadership summit this week in Washington, DC.

07/09/2013

(Saint_Gaudens' sculpture of Diana, the Huntress, at the top of the art museum's main staircase.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Art Museum Readies Diana For A New Coat — Of Gold

The 13-foot tall work by Augustus Saint-Gaudens that commands the museum’s Great Stair Hall has been holding watch there since 1932.

06/20/2013

Credit Cards

Officials: NJ Woman Used Deceased Aunt’s Identity To Fraudulently Access Bank Accounts

A New Jersey woman plead guilty Thursday to using her deceased aunt’s identity to obtain access to credit card and deposit accounts, causing three backs to lose more than $30,000, according to authorities.

11/15/2012

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New Evidence In Bank Cyber Attacks

Major banks are still trying to figure out what hit them in late September when their websites were knocked offline by cyberattacks. There is new evidence that points to a sophisticated strike.

10/11/2012

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Concern Among Lawmakers As Banks Are Targeted By Cyber Attacks

Cyberattackers have been playing havoc with bank websites. And while lawmakers are concerned, they haven’t been able to agree on what to do about it.

10/02/2012

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Foreclosure Victims In PA May Be Eligible For Compensation

The attorney general’s office says more than 28,000 Pennsylvania residents who lost homes to foreclosure will soon be notified that they may be in line for a share of a settlement with the nation’s largest mortgage companies.

09/25/2012

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‘Discover’ Agrees to $200M Repayment To Settle Sales Tactics Complaint

“Debt protection” is an insurance offered by some credit card companies. If, for example, you lose your job or have a health problem and can’t make your minimum payment, they’ll cover it — for a fee.

09/24/2012

Bruce Marks, founder of the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Underwater Homeowners Meet With Lenders At Convention Center

An event at Philadelphia’s Convention Center, this weekend, is designed to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. The event brings together the nation’s largest lenders and their borrowers, to renegotiate mortgages.

07/20/2012

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Philadelphia Police Searching For North Philadelphia Bank Robber

Investigators say they believe he is the same man seen in bank surveillance photos who robbed the United Bank of Philadelphia at N 15th and Broad, a block away, last Friday.

06/12/2012

Bank Fees

3 On Your Side: Government Investigating Costly Bank Fees

The government’s new consumer watchdog agency is launching an investigation into costly overdraft fees charged by big banks, and the investigation could result in new rules or even lawsuits if banks are accused of violating consumer laws.

02/22/2012

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3-On Your Side: $25 Billion Mortgage Settlement Helps Some Homeowners

A landmark $25 billion settlement with the nation’s top mortgage lenders was hailed by government officials Thursday as long-overdue relief for victims of foreclosure abuses. But consumer advocates countered that far too few people will benefit.

02/09/2012

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Protest Against Large Banks Draws Dozens To a Philadelphia Street Corner

It was part of a “National Day of Action” against big banks, organized by the online group MoveOn.org.

01/19/2012

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