Business

April 30, 2019

Credit Card Charge-Offs Rise

Red flags are flying in the credit-card industry after a key gauge of bad debt jumped to the highest level in almost seven years. The charge-off […]
April 17, 2019

Credit Card and Auto Loan Delinquencies Spike

Consumer credit delinquencies were mixed in the fourth quarter, with delinquencies falling in six of the 11 categories tracked by ABA. However, the American Bankers Association’s […]
April 16, 2019

2108 Set New Record for Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Lending

Commercial and multifamily lenders had another banner year in 2018, when closed-loan originations rose 8% to a high of $574 billion. “Borrowing and lending backed by […]
April 12, 2019

74% of Millennials Make Financial Sacrifices for Housing

Despite slowing home price growth, 74% of millennials make financial concessions to afford housing.  By comparison, only 40% of older generations make these sacrifices, according to CoreLogic. Overvalue […]
April 10, 2019

Low Interest Rates Boosts Mortgage Demand

In the weeks following the largest one-week decline in a decade, mortgage interest rates remained virtually stagnant, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market […]
April 9, 2019

Tappable Equity Declines

The collective amount of equity available for homeowners to tap reached a record high last year, climbing above $6 trillion as home prices continued to appreciate […]
April 2, 2019

Income Application Fraud Risk on the Rise

As the housing market becomes more competitive, homebuyers are increasingly pressured to seek out larger loans – leading some to misrepresent their income on loan applications. […]
March 29, 2019

Americans Have Golden Outlook on Retirement

According to the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), running out of retirement savings is a top concern among retirees. Healthcare costs and maintaining lifestyle are the […]
March 28, 2019

Foreclosure Filings Continue to Decline

There was a moderate drop in foreclosures in February, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ latest Foreclosure Market Report.  According to the Foreclosure Market Report, there was […]