consumer finance

7:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Local Bank Branches: Some Disappear, Most Adapt

Local bank branches are responding to changes in technology.
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  It's Friday, and for many people, that means it's payday!


That used to mean long lines at the bank or drive-through to deposit or cash the check – but now people are just as likely to use direct deposit or an ATM to accomplish the same thing. Justin Catanoso, contributing writer with the Business Journal, and director of Wake Forest University's journalism program, discusses how technology is changing local bank branches with WFDD's Audrey Fannin.


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Personal Finance
7:26 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

How Important is Your Credit Score?

Your credit score may be more important than you think.
Credit The Comedian via flickr

Over the past few years, a number of new laws governing consumer credit have gone into effect. A study released this week looked at what consumers know about their credit score and its importance.  The study's findings show that most Americans have at least a fair understanding of what credit scores are, and how to improve their scores by paying credit card and other installment debt on time each month.

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