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Recent study says most Massachusetts residents are surprised, confused by medical costs

Despite a nationwide focus on cutting health care costs and increasing billing transparency, the majority of surveyed Bay State residents say they are surprised and confused by their medical bills.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Hispanic Business

Landlords Can Now Report Rent Payments To Credit Bureaus

This is good news for applicants! Credit scores, which are a determining factor for a low cost mortgage approval, can now include data regarding rent payments when they are ordered from the two bureaus.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Mydigitalfc.com

HP to provide IT infra services to CIBIL

Tech giant Hewlett-Packard has said CIBIL has selected it for enhancing the credit information provider's IT operations to meet the needs of expanding customer base.

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Related Topix: Hewlett Packard

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Iol.co.za

New car prices surge by 7%

New vehicle prices surged by 7.01 percent year on year in the second quarter, the highest quarterly rate of increase since the first quarter in 2010, while June was the seventh consecutive month that new vehicle inflation came in higher than the annual increase in the consumer price index .

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

Inman Real Estate News

Rental history may soon influence credit scores

Landlords aren't required to report to the three most popular credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, so years of on-time rental payments don't necessarily influence first-time homebuyers' all-important credit scores when they apply for a mortgage, syndicated columnist Ken Harney wrote for The Columbus Dispatch.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Mortgage

Mon Jun 30, 2014

The Real Deal

Scoring boost coming for rentersa credit

But if you've been renting for years and have a stellar record of monthly payments to your landlord, you typically run into a sobering reality when you shop for a mortgage: All your on-time payments show up nowhere in your credit bureau files and do not contribute to your scores.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Housing Wire

Switching from renting to homeownership could get easier

Good news for renters: Mortgage lenders might start considering rent payment history in credit scores.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Scoring boost coming for renters' credit

But if you've been renting for years and have a stellar record of monthly payments to your landlord, you typically run into a sobering reality when you shop for a mortgage: All your on-time payments show up nowhere in your credit bureau files and do not contribute to your scores.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Ansonia, CT

Fox News

6 Ways You're Unknowingly Compromising Your Identity

We all know not to carry around our Social Security card or use public Wi-Fi to do personal banking, but there are other not-as-obvious ways we are compromising our personal information.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Business News

Thu Jun 26, 2014

Beckers ASC Review

7 Things for ASC Leaders to Know for Thursday

Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for June 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: Suffolk County, NY

BayStreet.ca

Cobalt Credit Services Taking on Credit Bureaus One Client at a Time

Seattle based credit restoration firm Cobalt Credit Services is taking on a large adversary with a strong arm: the Big 3 Credit Bureaus.

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Wed Jun 25, 2014

MSN Money

Suze Orman's prepaid card is discontinued

Just 21 2 years after it was introduced, celebrity personal finance adviser Suze Orman's prepaid debit card is being retired.

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Tue Jun 24, 2014

Business Journal

Half of Houstonians are confused about their medical bills

The study - put together by TransUnion Healthcare - showed that 52 percent of Houstonians "were always or sometimes confused by their medical bills."

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health

Mon Jun 23, 2014

Business Journal

Half of Houstonians are confused about their medical bills

The study - put together by TransUnion Healthcare - showed that 52 percent of Houstonians "were always or sometimes confused by their medical bills."

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Related Topix: South Houston, TX, Health Insurance, Health

Sys-Con Media

TransUnion Survey: Providers Fall Short of Meeting Growing Patient...

This could be due to the fact that, according the survey, only 25% of patients are being offered pre-treatment cost estimates from their providers, despite evidence that demand for such information is growing.

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Fri Jun 20, 2014

National Mortgage News

Study Quantifies Credit Score Boost from Rent Payment Reporting

Learn about this year's finalists and see who won the 2013 MT Award. Stratmor Group has hired Thomas J. Finnegan III, an industry veteran with over 30 years of mortgage banking experience, as senior associate.

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home

Thu Jun 19, 2014

Sys-Con Media

TransUnion Analysis Finds Reporting of Rental Payments Could Benefit Renters in Just One Month

The subprime segment of the population, those consumers who may be viewed as higher credit risks, could experience positive effects with only one month of on-time rental payment information.

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home

Wed Jun 18, 2014

Sys-Con Media

TransUnion Launches First-Ever Instant Alerts Feature

That's the second highest number of victims since Javelin began conducting its annual study in 2004.

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Tue Jun 17, 2014

TMCnet

Smooth Operator: Phybridge Enables Businesses to Confidently Migrate to IP

That's important given infrastructure upgrade costs are a significant and frequently overlooked cost of IP telephony and unified communications deployments, as noted by Nemertes Research.

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