You Oughta Know

Learn who to avoid for a loan

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The record: A list of companies not allowed to practice consumer lending or mortgage businesses such as lending, brokering, servicing or loan origination in Kansas.

Why you'd want it: To make sure you don't do business with an unlicensed company.

Where you get the record: From the Office of the State Bank Commissioner's Web site, The report is linked on the home page.

How much it will cost: The information is free.