3 Polish lawmakers fired in money scandal

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polands main opposition party Law and Justice says it has fired three of its lawmakers over allegations they misused state money for private purposes. The decision Monday came just days before local government elections and is expected to affect the nationalist party negatively. Party member Marcin Mastalerek said that the main…

Bank Rakyat expects profit to hit RM2.2bil

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s largest Islamic cooperative bank, Bank Rakyat, expects its profit before tax and zakat (PBTZ) to hit RM2.2bil for financial year 2014 despite the competitive environment. Chairman Datuk Mat Noor Nawi said that up to June this year, the bank had met its half-year target of RM1.11bil, and it was now increasing its…

Blaming People Not Banks for the Mortgage Crisis

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12 ways to get the lowest mortgage refinance rates

If youre considering refinancing your mortgage, youre likely to be looking for the lowest possible mortgage refinance rate. Before you start shopping around for the lowest rates, you should establish your objectives and prepare your finances to improve your chances of qualifying for the lowest interest rate. hikesterson, Getty Images/iStockphoto Enlarge photoraquo;

Utah Works: Local Hero Gets His Mortgage Paid

Don Ward is the winner of Integrity Lending Honoring Heroes Contest, and will have his mortgage paid for one month.Heres what one person had to say about Mr. Ward: Mr. Ward is a retired history teacher. He was my US history teacher and my student government advisor in 2001-2002. He had a passion for history…