Banking

August 31, 2016

The Richest Generation Keeps Getting Richer

Baby boomers started turning 65 in 2011, marking the unofficial beginning of their retirement years. The timing could not have been better for older boomers, who […]
August 30, 2016

The Evolving Threat of EMV Card Fraud

Chip-and-PIN cards are here to stay in the U.S. – despite some pushback from banks and retailers alike. While the switch means better protection for consumers […]
August 26, 2016

Why are Cities and States Reluctant to Borrow?

Wall Street is urging governments to invest in big-ticket infrastructure projects. Voters and public officials have a different message: not so fast.  Plunging global interest rates […]
August 25, 2016

Delinquency Rates at Lowest Level in 10 Years

The delinquency rate for mortgages on residential properties during the second quarter dropped to the lowest level since the second quarter of 2006, the Mortgage Bankers […]
August 22, 2016

What is ‘Negative Wealth?’

Most people have some debt – payments to make, loans to pay back. But for some Americans, debt has gotten to an extreme and dire level: […]
August 19, 2016

Skimming Scams: Learn to Protect Yourself

Criminals have made off with as much as $3 billion dollars worldwide using devices that skim information from your cards.  The use of skimmers at ATMs […]
August 18, 2016

Banks Team Up to Fight (Cyber) Crime

Big banks are revving up efforts to combat cybercriminals targeting the financial-services industry.  Eight of the largest U.S. banks are forming a group that seeks to […]
August 17, 2016

Home Purchase Sentiment Index at All-Time High

Fannie Mae recently reported  that the Home Purchase Sentiment Index rose 3.3 points in July to 86.5, an all-time survey high. An increase in the survey […]