September 30, 2016

Halting Online Fraud with Selfies?

MasterCard plans to launch new biometric technology for verifying customer identities during online shopping transactions in the coming weeks with merchants and banks. The company has been testing […]
September 29, 2016

Labor Day Week Sees Uptick in Mortgage Applications

Homebuyers jumped back into the market after Labor Day, filing applications for mortgages at a far faster pace than in previous weeks.  Total mortgage application volume […]
September 28, 2016

Seniors Prefer Non-Digital Communication from Banks

According to the Pew Research Center, 4 in 10 U.S. adults over the age of 65 don’t use the internet at all.  Some older customers may simply […]
September 27, 2016

Housing Debt is a Growing Concern for Retirees

Americans are carrying higher levels of debt as they head into retirement, raising the specter of financial headaches in their old age, according to a new […]
September 26, 2016

What to Buy in September

Put big-ticket items on your list of things to buy in September. With the first cool winds of fall come sales on major consumer products. Retailers […]
September 22, 2016

Digital Banking Ushers in New Loyalty Rewards Programs

Credit card rewards programs were born in the heyday of plastic and paper. As payments go digital, banks will have to make sure their loyalty programs […]
September 21, 2016

Some Cities Still Drowning in Underwater Mortgages

More than 1 in 10 U.S. homeowners remain underwater on their mortgages.  This number is much less than a year ago and far lower than when the […]
September 20, 2016

Mortgage Origination Demand Hits Pre-Crisis High

Home purchase lending hit a post-2007 high in the second quarter as low interest rates and growing consumer confidence continue to support the housing market.  “You […]