Banking

July 13, 2017

Average Credit Score Hits All-Time High

Americans are seeing higher credit scores than ever as the average national FICO score reached an all-time high, hitting 700 for the first time ever.  FICO […]
July 12, 2017

Mortgage Risk Hits Highest Level in 2 Years

The frequency of defects, fraudulence and misrepresentation in the information submitted in mortgage loan applications increased in May to levels not seen since 2015, according to First […]
July 11, 2017

Home Affordability Hits Lowest Level in a Decade

Affordability dropped in the second quarter, sinking to its lowest level since 2008, according to the Q2 2017 U.S. Home Affordability Index by ATTOM Data Solutions.  The […]
July 10, 2017

CMBS Delinquency Rate Jumps to 5-Year High

Trepp, a leading provider of information, analytics, and technology to the structured finance, commercial real estate, and banking markets, released its June 2017 U.S. CMBS Delinquency […]
July 7, 2017

Digital Banks Take the Lead in Customer Satisfaction

Conventional wisdom once would have said consumers prefer a traditional bank with branches and humans while digital “direct” banks (those without branches) were only for rate […]
July 6, 2017

Consumer Delinquencies on the Rise

Delinquencies in both open- and closed-end loans rose in the first quarter of 2017, according to the ABA Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin released today.  The rise in […]
June 27, 2017

Banks: Are There Too Many Cybersecurity Alerts?

Security alert overload, a source of frustration for bank security departments for some time, appears to have careened out of control.  A survey of bank security […]
June 26, 2017

Delinquencies Down in May; Some States Fare Better Than Others

Delinquencies and foreclosure rates dropped in May, partially reversing the sudden increase in April, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ First Look report.  After rising 13% in April, […]
June 23, 2017

All U.S. Banks Pass Stress Tests

For the second year in a row, all of the nation’s largest financial institutions passed their stress tests, meaning each company has enough capital on hand to […]