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Rebekah Coleman Phone: 909-784-2465

Rebekah Coleman has been a writer for several years. She was the features editor for The Duquesne Duke, a student-written publication for Pittsburgh-based Duquesne University. There she covered topics ranging from political change to weekend entertainment. While writing weekly for the publication, she also received a Bachelor’s degree in Print Journalism and Public Relations.

After graduation, she was hired to maintain the marketing department at a custom manufacturing facility.

She now hopes to show that learning about lending can be resourceful and engaging for every age group.

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car title regulation united states
Auto title loans are often grouped with payday loans, a highly-contested type of short-term consumer loan. Some states ban auto title loans whereas others offer the loans widely, but the information about each state’s rules is usually hidden or confusing. Loans.org wanted to change that. We conducted research into the state auto title lending laws across the United States. The following infographic reveals this information in a creative and user-friendly manner. Interested borrowers can...
Speedometer and years
Car payments are a requirement for the vast majority of drivers, but the way borrowers repay their loans has evolved from a relatively short duration to a lengthy repayment period. Earlier this year Experian Automotive found that the average auto loan term for a new vehicle reached a high of 65 months, or 5.5 years. This number has steadily increased from one financial quarter to the next, but showing how much progress has occurred in a decade illuminates a strengthening consumer trend. A...
Real estate agent showing home
Home loan interest rates dropped lower this week and increased competition for buyers according to rate reports and interviews provided by loans.org. Interest rates have drastically declined for the past two weeks since the Fed announced that they would not start to reduce their bond purchase program. Last week the initial shock from this inaction sent the home loan interest rates down. This week, the rates continued their decline. For the week ending Sept. 26, 2013, the 30-year fixed-rate...
social media chart and man
Consumers are told frequently to monitor their social media usage to improve future jobs and relationships, but very few know that their posted content can impact their borrowing capabilities. Several alternative lenders have recently announced that they focus on social media usage of both their applicants and their applicant’s social circle, creating a different scale for determining a borrower’s eligibility on funding such as personal loans and business loans. Two major companies that...
camera press conference
The Federal Reserve’s decision to continue making bond purchases and not begin their proposed tapering plan impacted mortgage interest rates heavily this week. Rate reports provided by loans.org show that all three interest rates decreased at least 20 basis points for the week ending Sept. 19, 2013. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.24 percent, a significant drop from 4.47 percent reported last week. The 15-year FRM averaged 3.26 percent. This mortgage interest rate is down from 3.45...
elderly couple reviewing financial documents
Mortgage loan refinances are available for borrowers as a way to capture a lower interest rate, but they only assist those that can gain approval. Over seven million American homeowners are underwater on their mortgage loan. Although a recent CoreLogic report found that 2.5 million homeowners have risen out of this status in the second quarter of 2013, there are millions left that have been rejected. Loans.org spoke with some of these homeowners about the failed refinance process and...

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