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November 13, 2018

Lenders See Higher Cost of Fraud in 2018

The cost of fraud has increased in 2018 as the rise of digital lending brings unique fraud prevention challenges, according to the “True Cost of Fraud” […]
November 8, 2018

Credit Scores Can Take a Year to Recover After House Purchase

LendingTree, an online loan marketplace, released its study on how buying a house affects credit scores. The analysis looked at more than 5,000 consumers who took […]
November 7, 2018

Home Equity Lending is Poised to Soar

Home equity levels continue to rise, and all signs point to a market ripe for home equity lending, according to a recent report from consumer credit […]
November 5, 2018

Mortgage Delinquencies See Largest Monthly Spike in 10 Years

Mortgage delinquencies surged in September, bringing the largest single-month delinquency spike in a decade, according to the latest First Look data report from Black Knight.  Mortgage […]
October 31, 2018

By the Numbers: Halloween 2018

Once again, Americans are looking forward to splurging on their favorite candy, costumes and decorations during the Halloween season. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual […]
October 29, 2018

American Homeowners are Staying Put

Housing-market headwinds are keeping American homeowners in their properties for the longest stretches on record.  This is a sharp contrast to the mobility Americans have for […]
October 26, 2018

Student Debt Crushes Homeownership Dreams

Student loan debt has racked up a collective $1.5 trillion bill for 44 million Americans, and its crushing people’s homeownership dreams.  According to a recent survey […]
October 24, 2018

Who is Most Likely to Default on Student Loan Debt?

The Urban Institute released a report on the trends seen with borrowers who are more likely to default on their student loan debt. The report found […]
October 22, 2018

Low Unemployment Rates Push Mortgage Defaults Lower

The mortgage delinquency rate fell to a 12-year low, with declines expected to continue as the unemployment rate stays down, according to CoreLogic. About 4.1% of […]