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April 10, 2017

Auto Loan Defaults Not Likely to Cause Next Bubble

An increase in the delinquency of risky auto loans probably won’t send the U.S. economy into the doldrums the way the mortgage loan crisis did in […]
April 7, 2017

What to Buy in April

It’s officially spring, and retailers are preparing for warm weather and hotter sales. In April consumers will find deals on everything from travel to jewelry, as […]
April 6, 2017

Bank Card and Mortgage Defaults Tick Upward

Data from the recent S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices report shows the composite rate up two basis points from last month at 0.94% in February. The […]
April 5, 2017

Tappable Equity Hits 10-Year High

An annual home price appreciation of 5.5% during 2016 helped to increase the number of mortgage holders with tappable equity to 39.5 million, according to new […]
March 30, 2017

Auto Finance Fraud Could Hit $6 Billion

PointPredictive, a provider of fraud solutions to banks and finance companies, details a new analysis confirming that auto financing fraud risk has been rising for several […]
March 29, 2017

Student Loan Defaults on the Rise

A new analysis of government data by the Consumer Federation of America found that the number of Americans in default on their student loans jumped by […]
March 28, 2017

Continued Good News For Housing

After several years of job gains combined with the hope that the best is yet to come in 2017, consumer confidence surged, according to the new consumer […]
March 24, 2017

Foreclosure Activity Hits 11-Year Low

Foreclosure activity dropped in February to an 11-year low, according to new data from ATTOM Data Solutions.  This decrease marks the lowest point since November 2005, and […]
March 23, 2017

Justice Department Declares CFPB ‘Unconstitutional’

The case of of PHH Corporation vs. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau just took a turn that is simultaneously shocking and completely expected at the same time.  In a major reversal, the Justice […]