Banking

February 19, 2019

Mortgage Delinquencies Plummet to 18-Year Low

Mortgage delinquencies in the fourth quarter were at their lowest level in nearly 19 years, helped by wage growth, low household debt and low unemployment. According […]
February 5, 2019

Mortgage Defect Risk Rises to 4-Year Peak

In December, defect risk continued to rise across the country, according to the latest First American Loan Application Defect Index. According to the report, the frequency […]
January 24, 2019

Government Shutdown Increases Mortgage Lender Risk

As the partial government shutdown drags on and 800,000 federal workers remain unpaid, experts at Moody’s Investors Service issued a note of caution to mortgage lenders […]
January 23, 2019

Government Shutdown Could be ‘Fodder for Recession’

American consumers could lose faith in the economy if federal workers don’t go back to work soon, warned Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi. “If this […]
January 9, 2019

Consumer Delinquencies Spike in Third Quarter

Installment loan and bank card delinquencies rose in six of the 11 categories in the third quarter of 2018, according to the American Bankers Association’s Consumer […]
January 8, 2019

U.S. Housing Market Worth $33.3 trillion in 2018

In 2018, the total value of the U.S. housing market increased $1.9 trillion, propelling its value to a whopping $33.3 trillion, according to new data from […]
January 4, 2019

HELOC Volume Down 11% from 2017

After soaring to a near 10-year high, HELOC originations took an unexpected tumble in the third quarter, falling 14% from the previous quarter and 11% from […]
January 3, 2019

Recession Indicator Stumbles Lower in New Year

Traders return to their desks in the new year with a familiar warning signal flashing even more strongly than before — the Treasury yield curve got […]
December 19, 2018

Commercial, Multifamily Mortgage Debt at All-Time High

According to newly released data from the Mortgage Bankers Association, outstanding commercial and multifamily mortgage debt climbed to a record high of $3.32 trillion in the […]