Banking

June 21, 2018

Final Exams: Big Banks Expected to Pass Stress Tests

Later this month, the Federal Reserve will announce the results of the annual stress tests for banks, but one firm is already predicting banks will pass.  […]
June 20, 2018

Economy ‘Going Off a Cliff” in 2020?

Former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke confirmed what many experts are already predicting: The next recession is less than two years away.  In a recent Bloomberg […]
June 19, 2018

Leasing Business Volume Down 13%

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), showed their overall new business volume for April was $7.9 billion, unchanged year-over-year […]
June 18, 2018

Credit Card Issuers Prepare for Darker Days

A slump in U.S. consumer credit is inevitable, and the key question is when it will arrive.  The answer has big ramifications for the $1 trillion […]
June 14, 2018

Home Values Increase in All 50 states

Home prices showed yet another surge in April as year over year values increased for all 50 states, according to the latest Home Price Index report […]
June 13, 2018

Commercial Lending on the Decline

Commercial loan demand — a big driver of profits — is in the dumps. It has been for two years, and there’s no clear sign it […]
June 12, 2018

Mortgage Delinquencies on the Mend

Historically, mortgage delinquencies in the month of April have risen 85% of the time, but April 2018 bucked that trend as they fell, according to Black […]
June 11, 2018

Hurricane Season Could Wreak Havoc on Mortgage Industry

There are almost 7 million coastal homes facing more than $1.6 trillion in potential storm-surge reconstruction expenses this year, representing a 6.6% cost increase from last […]
June 8, 2018

What to Buy in June

Warm weather, wedding season, and hurricane season all bring discounts in June. Consumers will also find continuing sales on some items that were good deals in […]