Banking & Finance

60% of Consumers Check Their Credit Reports

WASHINGTON -- Eighty-five percent of Americans are aware they can check their credit report once a year at no charge and 60% have done so in the last 12 months, the American Bankers Association reported Wednesday.

Zoldan Sues His Business Partner in Ice Zone

PNC, Owed $1.8M, Files Foreclosure on Ice Zone

$500 Less on Average to Insure Homes, Cars

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The average insurance premiums Ohioans pay are among the lowest in the country, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor reported Tuesday. The annual homeowner and auto insurance premiums, when combined, are nearly $500 below national averages.

Home Sales Last Year Show Modest Gain from 2013

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Real estate agents in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties sold 5,016 single-family houses in 2014, up from the 4,927 sold the previous year, the latest reports from the regional organization that collects the data show.

First National Bank Launches International Products

PITTSBURGH -- First National Bank of Pennsylvania has begun offering improved foreign-exchange services and offers a comprehensive suite of products related to global trade finance.

Mortgages 'Underwater' Decline Locally in 3Q

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The number of residential properties with a mortgage determined to be in negative equity – or “underwater” – is declining in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman region, reports CoreLogic.

December New-Car Sales Up 19.8% in Mahoning Valley

Consumers Do Better at Paying Bills On Time

WASHINGTON -- Consumers are managing their finances more responsibly as evidenced by paying more of their bills on time, the American Bankers Association said Thursday.

Talmer Bank Set to Complete First of Huron Acquisition

TROY, Mich. -- Having obtained all regulatory approvals, Talmer Bancorp Inc.’s acquisition of First of Huron Corp., will close Feb. 6, the companies announced today.

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