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November 19, 2019

Consumer Spending Slows, Economy Losing Momentum

U.S. consumers are doing fine, but they don’t look like the force they were earlier in the year.  Retail sales rose 0.3% in October from a […]
September 25, 2019

Auto Loan Balances Reach Another Record High

Auto loan amounts increasd in the second quarter with the average new vehicle loan hit $32,119 (up $1,161 YOY).  Average used vehicle loan amounts reached $20,156 […]
September 24, 2019

Most Americans Anxious AboutTheir Debt

Adults in the U.S. over the age of 18 say they have an average of $29,800 in personal debt (not including mortgages), and 15% of Americans […]
August 6, 2019

How Do Data Breaches Affect Auto Finance?

In the wake of Capital One Financial’s data breach, auto lenders should evaluate ways to tighten up cybersecurity and identify points of vulnerability. The breach compromised […]
June 11, 2019

Auto Loans Continue to Climb

The auto loan has flourished among American consumers over the last two decades, with its prevalence among the U.S. population rising each of the last seven […]
June 6, 2019

Household Debt Hits $13.67 Trillion

Total U.S. household debt rose 0.9% from the prior quarter to $13.67 trillion in the first three months of 2019, about in line with the pace […]
April 17, 2019

Credit Card and Auto Loan Delinquencies Spike

Consumer credit delinquencies were mixed in the fourth quarter, with delinquencies falling in six of the 11 categories tracked by ABA. However, the American Bankers Association’s […]
April 15, 2019

Consumer Credit Delinquencies on the Rise

Sound underwriting coupled with family-income and home-price growth have helped push mortgage delinquency rates down.  According to CoreLogic’s TrueStandings data, at the end of 2018 the […]
March 20, 2019

Home Affordability Greatly Impacts Cost of Living Expenses

Amid worsening affordability in the U.S., people in the Washington, D.C., metro area have the most money left over after they pay their mortgage, according to […]