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February 24, 2020

Auto Origination Volume Jumped in 3Q2019

Auto loan origination volume continues to increase despite affordability concerns overshadowing the industry, according to TransUnion’s Q4 2019 Industry Insights Report.  In fact, auto originations grew […]
February 20, 2020

Prime Consumers Shift Toward Used Vehicles

As average vehicle loan amounts and monthly payments continue to climb, consumer preferences are shifting to used vehicles as they look to maintain their financial health.  […]
February 18, 2020

New Business Volume Up 5% for 2019

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) showed their overall new business volume for December was $12.9 billion, up 2% […]
February 17, 2020

Credit Card Debt Rises to $930 Billion

Credit-card debt rose to a record in the final quarter of 2019 as Americans spent aggressively amid a strong economy and job market, and the proportion […]
February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day Spending Sets New Record

It seems like the love for Valentine’s Day is growing every year.  National Retail Federations’ Annual 2020 Valentine’s Day Spending Survey, conducted by Proper Insights & […]
February 5, 2020

Homeownership Reaches Highest Rate Since 2013

The U.S. homeownership rate rose to a six-year high in the fourth quarter, led by gains among young people and low-income Americans. The nationwide rate was […]
January 15, 2020

Mortgage Debt Hits a Record $15.8 Trillion

Outstanding U.S. mortgage debt rose to $15.8 trillion in the third quarter of 2019, according to the Federal Reserve.  Combined home, farm, multifamily and commercial mortgage […]
January 14, 2020

Auto Loan Delinquencies at 8-Year High

The percentage of U.S. consumers who are late on their car loan payments has risen to its highest level in nearly eight years, according to new […]
January 10, 2020

Mortgage Rates Show Stability in 2020

If the first weekly Freddie Mac report of the year is any indication, there could be far less volatility for fixed mortgage rates in 2020 than […]