Jennifer Bjorhus

Business reporter | Banking and consumer finance
Phone: 612-673-4683
Jennifer Bjorhus is an enterprise reporter in the Star Tribune’s business section covering banking and consumer finance. Tips always welcome and appreciated at 612-673-4683 or

Recent content from Jennifer Bjorhus

Faith groups urge stricter rules on payday loans

Repeat borrowing, regulatory weakness and loopholes are helping fuel an exploding number of payday loans in Minnesota, report says.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 09:06 PM

Fight against illegal payday loans turns to banks

A New Jersey woman is suing U.S. Bank, alleging that the bank let an illegal payday lender onto its electronic payments network.

Updated: November 09, 2013, - 04:53 PM

Wells Fargo settles dispute over toxic mortgage bonds for $335M

The settlement is the latest to address the tsunami of toxic mortgages at the heart of the housing crisis that led to the 2008 economic crisis.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 09:09 PM

Obituary: Margaret Vaillancourt, community activist

A friend recalled Margaret Vaillancourt this way: Many activists burn with Old Testament outrage over injustice. Margaret Vaillancourt was one...

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 07:34 PM

U.S. Bank rolls out small biz credit card, minus the personal guarantee

Garage entrepreneurs need not apply : This credit card targets companies with annual sales of $1 million to $10 million.

Updated: November 04, 2013, - 12:15 PM

Oct. 30, 2013: Minnesota AG sues Florida debt buyer

The company faked affidavits of bank overdrafts and fees to collect money from individuals and businesses, the attorney general said.

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 10:23 PM

Operating profits jump 36% at Ameriprise

Expect more of the investment company’s Tommy Lee Jones ads.

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 08:54 PM

TCF Financial Corp. meets analyst expectations in third quarter

TCF's third-quarter results met analyst estimates, driven by strong sales in leasing and equipment finance and helped by lower credit costs.

Updated: October 25, 2013, - 09:10 PM

Jury finds Twin Cities lawyer liable in real estate swindle

A Minneapolis-based real estate investment fund bilked investors out of millions.

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 09:16 PM

Banker, ex-employees resolve legal disputes

The head of Minnetonka’s Equity Bank contested accusations by five former colleagues.

Updated: October 12, 2013, - 02:00 PM

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