Mortgage rates move up for Wednesday

wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.com Several key mortgage rates increased today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both moved higher. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, meanwhile, also floated higher. RATE SEARCH: Compare mortgage rates in your area now. 30-year fixed mortgages The average rate for the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage is 4.05 percent,…

Poll: 9 out of 10 millennials admit to impulse buys

Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com A new survey from CreditCards.com shows that 5 in 6 Americans admit to impulse buying — and millennials lead the way in succumbing to instant gratification. In the scientific telephone survey of U.S. adults, 9 out of 10 millennials confess to impulsive spending. The numbers are even higher among the youngest millennials,…

3 DC monuments vandalized over the weekend

Feb 21st 2017 3:32PM Over the weekend, and most likely on Saturday, three popular monuments in Washington, D.C. were vandalized, reports WRC. Using a black marker, someone wrote on the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial. The Washington Post notes that “some of the words in the messages were hard…

Refinance rates tick higher for Tuesday

bbernard/Shutterstock Multiple key refinance rates floated higher today. The nationwide average for a 30-year fixed-rate refinance advanced, but the average rate on a 15-year fixed tapered off. Meanwhile, the average rate on 10-year fixed refis climbed. RATE SEARCH: Compare refinancing rates in your area now. 30-year fixed refinance The average 30-year fixed-refinance rate is 4.05…

Chatbots will help you with your cards, banking

Sam Edwards/Getty Images Not too long ago, online banking and live chat with a bank or credit card representative felt cutting-edge. Now, financial institutions are upping the ante by launching chatbots to interact with customers. Powered by artificial intelligence, these chatbots can quickly answer questions about balances, recent transactions or other queries. In addition to…