Monthly Archives December 2014


Can You Be Denied an Apartment Because of Bad Credit?

The most well-known consequence of having bad credit is trouble getting loans or credit cards, but a low credit score can also make it difficult to find a place to live. Landlords, especially large property-management companies, will likely check your credit report before approving your lease, and there are plenty of negative items that landlords […]

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Mike’s Story: Just in Time

I work as a service representative in the call center at Auto Credit Express. Last year on December 19th, I received a frantic call from a gentleman named Mike who went on to explain that he was running out of time, and that he needed a car NOW. The Situation I told Mike that I […]

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6 Surprising Ways Having Bad Credit Hurts

By Jonathan Roisman, NextAdvisor.com Its been said many times that having a low credit score can hurt your finances. From being denied a credit card to receiving a high-interest rate on an auto loan, poor credit will hurt you. In addition to the recognizable consequences, there are a few lesser known, but still hazardous, effects […]

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Suze Orman: Long-term car loan ‘one dumb move’

People, have we learned nothing from the financial crisis? Edmunds.com announced that in October the average length of a car loan was 67 months. And thats just the average. Nearly one in four new loans earlier this year was financed with a loan that lasted between 73 and 84 months, according to Experian Automotive. I […]

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Suncoast auto loan growth outpaces credit union average

Auto loans at Suncoast Credit Union totaled nearly $1.1 billion at Sept. 30, making Tampa-based Suncoast the 18th largest auto lender among credit unions nationwide. Suncoast — the largest credit union in Tampa Bay, with $5.8 billion in assets — grew its auto portfolio by 6.18 percent quarter-over-quarter and 19.69 percent year-over-year, according to research […]

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