Banking

March 13, 2019

Community Banks Brace for Challenging Year

For community bankers, 2018 was a downward march, culminating in a new low for the Bank Experience Index.  The index, which gauges access to capital, loan […]
March 12, 2019

Negative Equity Spikes in 4Q 2018

U.S. homeowners with mortgages increased their equity by an average $9,700 between the fourth quarter of 2017 and one year later.  Data from CoreLogic reveals that […]
March 6, 2019

Mortgage Delinquencies on the Rise

Loan delinquencies for household debt have remained consistent over the past year, but Moody’s Investors Service predicts this is about the change.  A new Federal Reserve […]
March 5, 2019

Mortgage Fraud Risk Jumps 4.6%

In January, declining mortgage rates mixed with higher loan applications led to more risk of fraud and other errors in the home loan applications, according to […]
February 28, 2019

American Household Debt at Record High

Americans faced record levels of debt at the end of 2018, with the amount owed by households rising for an eighteenth consecutive quarter. According to the […]
February 27, 2019

The Housing Market: 2009 vs. 2019

The housing market significantly weakened in the wake of the Great Recession, an economic downturn so dramatic that home values were slashed, origination volumes slowed and […]
February 26, 2019

FinTechs Lead Banks in Personal Lending

FinTechs, not traditional banks, appear to be preferred method of taking out unsecured personal loans in the U.S., with the market hitting an all-time high last […]
February 25, 2019

Foreclosures and Delinquencies at Low Level in 10 Years

Mortgage delinquency rates and foreclosures have dropped to their lowest rates in 10 years, according to a recent CoreLogic Loan Performance Insights report. The report found […]
February 22, 2019

Only Half of Homes are Affordable for Average Buyers

Housing affordability continues to hover near a 10-year low, and the National Association of Home Builders is urging policymakers to do something about it. Of the […]